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09:27:17 AM May 31st 2014
Removed this item, because aside of violating natter rules, it's completely impertinent.
  • Ironically TV Tropes would end up doing exactly this, eliminating the best page on the site and an Internet treasure.
10:55:09 AM Nov 13th 2013
I’d like to add to the ‘We’re All Living in America’ section the fact that the Hebrew Wikipedia almost always has special sections in articles about countries/cities about the local Jewish population (like any other Hebrew-language encyclopædia, actually).
12:08:48 PM Nov 13th 2013
Edit requests for locked pages go in this forum thread; the mods may not see discussion pages.
11:01:45 AM Jul 25th 2013
Suggestion for insertion of new trope. I am following TOW praxis so don't get mad please :). Here it is: [[GIFT]]: Discussed and downplayed. One of the rules of Wikipedia is to remain polite, and this rule appears to be enforced since the vast majority of Wikipedians do act politely. However, quite a few of them are way more intransigent than people you meet in real life.
01:21:34 AM Jul 26th 2013
Thanks for the suggestion! Edit requests for locked pages go in this forum thread; the mods may not see discussion pages. (Oh, and single-word tropes use {{braces}} to link them — {{GIFT}} gives GIFT.)
09:29:54 AM Aug 18th 2012
Could someone add [ this] link to the Edit War trope?
09:31:14 AM Aug 18th 2012
Sorry, I meant [[ this]].
09:31:43 AM Aug 18th 2012
Gah! You know what I mean :(
09:43:07 AM Aug 18th 2012
There is a forum thread; I'll ask there.
09:45:30 AM Aug 18th 2012
For reference, Septimus is headed here in FAQ, and non-Wiki Word links need the http:// bit. Also: I love reading that page!
08:19:47 AM Jun 15th 2012
Entry under Common Knowledge is incorrect. Wikipedia does have a pretty robust blocking measures. The most common are wholesale blocking of certain I Ps or IP ranges (ironically these I Ps are usually from schools) from editing the Wikipedia while not registered. It prevents the usual sort of drive-by vandalism as registering (though free) take some time, and the vandalizing activities of registered users are easier to track and block.

There are also pages upon pages of policies detailing actions to be taken for vandalism. From warnings to blocking notices. Not to mention Wikipedia's main policies do discourage vandalism in that it encourages users to challenge and remove information not supported by an accompanying reference.

All of these, however, are still done by volunteers as there are no true "moderators" on Wikipedia.
12:03:07 PM Jun 15th 2012
^The page says "the popcultural version of wikipedia doesn't seem to have vandalism policies, while the actual one has"
09:31:53 PM May 14th 2012
"The pop-culture version of Wikipedia is overflowing with ridiculously phony and inaccurate information ("George W. Bush is a time-traveler from the year 3000 sent back in time to fight the Martians from the planet Venus!") Quite unlike the real-life version, it appears to have no blocking or vandalism policies whatsoever."

This seems to be a baseless attack on Wikipedia rather than an attempt to convey any useful/humorous information. Can it be removed please?
09:32:14 PM Aug 21st 2012
I think you didn't understood what that example meant... Read it again. It's not an attack, is a defense of wikipedia.
10:11:43 AM Dec 17th 2011
09:19:33 PM Dec 17th 2011
The Omniscient Council of Vagueness looks like a drama import risk.

Wikipedia Will Ruin Your Life should stay off the page. Tv Tropes Will Ruin Your Life is specific to us and we've already got the page quote to cover what that entry is trying to say.
01:46:46 AM Dec 18th 2011
In other words, only Sock Puppet needs expansion. The others can stay off the page.
01:58:14 PM Oct 22nd 2011
The page now has a namespaced version here. Since this is locked and thus I can't redirect this page, can some moderator perhaps do it?
02:55:23 PM Oct 4th 2011
edited by Zoriax91
WARNING TO ALL TROPERS The Italian version of Wikipedia is currently down. This is a form of protest against the paragraph 29 in the Wiretrapping Bill. In layman terms: anyone who is offended by a web article - ANY web article, including wikis and blogs, as long as it says something against specifically that person - may order a rectification. Said rectification must be posted within a few days, without extra comments, basically refuting the previous article; if the owners of the site don't comply, they must pay an high fee. The problem is the motivation. There is no one verifying if the article was offensive or not, no judge to verify an eventual defamation, which is legally perseguible; I just need to send a mail to any site where my name is mentioned, and order those articles to be taken down. Strangely enough, in these days there are a lot of scandals regarding our current political class. If this codicil were to be made effective, any Italian web news source could be subjected to control and censorship. Therefore, until new order, is currently out of order; any page automatically redirects to an official notice of the italian community. Thanks for your attention.
07:19:00 PM Oct 11th 2011
Time to put in a new trope (given the page's status a moderator will be the one to add it if and when it does get added):

  • Banned In Italy: Thankfully not yet (it's merely hidden in protest), but if the country's anti-defamation law gets passed...
04:18:46 PM Mar 3rd 2011
I wanted to add the following entry:

Schmuck Bait: The article on Denno Shenshi Porygon includes a link to a clip of one of the seizure-inducing bits of the episode.
11:01:26 PM Feb 16th 2011
Would it be cool to say Wikipedia is basically the Real Life page that has been Entry Pimped Beyond the Impossible?
10:28:23 AM Dec 1st 2010
Can somebody start a wikipeida thread?
06:11:51 PM Nov 29th 2010
It should be noted that despite many of the pages being Not Safe for Work, that many parental control/web blocking software automatically allows every one of its pages.
07:15:55 PM Nov 23rd 2010
Did you know that Wikipedia has a sense of humor? Neither did I up until just now. Check it out [1]

I feel we can squeeze many more tropes out this alone.
03:35:46 PM Nov 23rd 2010
The "Citation Needed" thing at Memetic Mutation looks a little... Off. Does anyone else see it? Or is it just me? >_<;
11:51:12 AM Feb 11th 2011
I do. I also know how to fix it.[citation needed]
02:48:11 PM Oct 25th 2010
Well, the page is locked now.

I was planning on uploading the new version of the new logo (the image on the page is out of date), and if I get around to it can someone add it in?
05:16:13 PM Nov 3rd 2010
Similarly, isn't the entry for Xenofiction actually an example of Humans Through Alien Eyes? I'd like to fix that.
07:54:16 PM Jun 19th 2010
I was going through the Internet Archive, and I found a paragraph that used to be on this page, and I think should have its information worked back in

Given Wikipedia's ... role as a central information source, you can probably gain more info on the "what" of (for example) Star Trek from it than you can from actually watching the show. And, that's nice. Here?

Here, you can get a glimmering of why the show is like that.
05:04:15 PM May 14th 2010
Is there a story behind that Oscar Wilde "quote?" Because right now I find it confusing and want to remove it.
06:14:43 PM May 12th 2010
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Am I the only one who's noticed a new, stealth meme in Wikipedia? Go to a celebrity/known person (Obama, for example, being the first one I noticed it on) and look at the alt-text/rollover text for their portrait. Basically, if gives a complete, literal description of the picture. Spotted it in a few pages now.

Just thought it was odd.
05:25:41 PM Oct 13th 2010
It's actually policy, for the benefit of people with image-free browsers.
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