1/16/2011: I just did my first ever trope launch for Cultural Rebel, which I am a little excited and nervous about. I am certainly open to any suggestions of the trope being tweaked or fine-tuned, if necessary.
I have, however, previously created several pages for Playing With and Laconic. I have also created quite a few pages for Tear Jerker — specifically TearJerker.Music, which might soon become an index of its own (as the list is quite expanding).
I also arranged most of the entries on TearJerker.Music and its related pages in alphabetical order, and managed to cull the main TearJerker.Music down by more than 50%. It used to be more than 600,000 characters long, and was causing all sorts of trouble — but is now down to less than 300,000 characters.
BTW, I did not create TearJerker.Insane Clown Posse — which has significantly less entries than the others — so please don't blame me for that one. Since I know nothing whatsoever about the group, I decided to just leave the page alone. So that's that.
Anyway, it is true what people say about this website: it is addicting!! I'm probably not one of the most active contributors here — but, as of lately, I do seem to be the primary contributor for TearJerker.Music and its related pages. For now, anyway — but that could change.
So long, for now.
1/28/2011: I now have the "first person" stuff removed from all the artist and genre pages for TearJerker.Music — leaving me with just the TearJerker.Music and TearJerker.Music In Media pages, the latter of which I've been mostly leaving alone. The former might take a few days for me to complete, since it is quite long (but not nearly as long as it once was). Also, earlier this week, I have made Tear Jerker.Music into an index — and cleaned up the main Tear Jerker page (someone else had proposed it), so now most of the works pages for Tear Jerker are indexed in the respective media Tear Jerker page (eg. TearJerker.Alice In Chains in TearJerker.Music and TearJerker.Buffy The Vampire Slayer in TearJerker.Live Action TV).
At any rate, it feels good to be close to finishing up — since there is a move to keep "this troper" natter out of even the YMMV pages. And, speaking of YMMV, there is now a move to get those entries off the main works pages to the respective YMMV page — so I've also been helping out a little in that respect (and created a few YMMV pages, in the process).
Off to get some rest, now.
1/31/2011: This is pretty much it, now. I have all "first person" natter now removed from all the pages in TearJerker.Music. I started to alphabetize the entries of TearJerker.Music In Media in alphabetical order of the work they appear it — but I then decided to give up on that, since some of the entries are quite hard to sort. I have all the pages in that group on my Watch List, so that I can watch out for new entries. The two primary things I'm watching out for is 1) keep entries in alphabetical order (on the main TearJerker.Music and genre pages}, and 2) keep the pages free of first person natter. There are still some unsorted entries on TearJerker.Music — as I was unsure of how to sort those entries. I'm hoping that someone will help out in that area. So that's that.
One thing to look out for is that the list of musical artist pages on the Tear Jerker name space will probably increase. I don't like to start Tear Jerker pages for artists that have only a few entries — but, as they expand, then I'll (if someone else doesn't beat me to it) will be moving entries for such artists to their own pages. So far, TearJerker.The Beatles (one of the original four that I didn't start) seems to be the largest.
In other news, TearJerker.Music does now clock in at under 250,000 characters — so, while that page is still quite long, it's not anywhere near as bad as it once was.
Time for a little break, now, I guess.
October 28, 2011: Been a while, since I last updated this. Mostly, I've been working hard on Wick Namespace Migration and Wick Ptitle Migration. But, tonight, I actually did my second trope launch for Light Feminine and Dark Feminine. So I'm pretty excited about that.
Well, time to get back to troping — although I suppose I should hit the hay, soon.
March 4, 2012: Been awhile, since I last checked in. It looks like the third trope I launched, Light Masculine and Dark Masculine, got renamed Noble Male, Roguish Male. But that's okay, since the new name is a lot more descriptive.
I really went to town, last night, working more on splitting sections from TearJerker.Music and the various genre subcategories to their own artist pages - and there are now nearly a hundred of them. So that section has really expanded, within the last year. The original four were TearJerker.The Beatles, TearJerker.Regina Spektor, TearJerker.Tori Amos, and TearJerker.Radiohead - which someone else had created.
I finished moving all the ptitle pages from the Tropers/ namespace to the non-ptitle variants - and made custom title requests for them. As such, we should be very close to being able to declare ptitles a defunct feature of TV Tropes. The ptitle pages that have over ten inbounds cannot be cut, at this time - but, eventually, we'll be able to remove them all. Just gotta be patient, I guess.
I guess my next task will to continue moving work pages off the Main/ namespace to their appropriate media namespace, but I'll probably just do them in spurts. And I am keeping on top of the Musicians index, to make sure that everything on the list is off the Main/ namespace.
Off to take a little break, for now.
April 19, 2012: The last few days have been busy for me. With the combined efforts of Earl of Sandvich and myself, we managed to move all of the pages off of WebOriginal/ to the new namespaces. That was a lot of work to do - although, thankfully, we only had a few hundred to do. Fifteen of the pages still need wicks moved, though. On and off, I've been participating in the Namespace Migration project - and I think we're about halfway done, now. I hope that, a year from now, the project will be close to complete.
Also, I'm in favour of renaming HighOctaneNightmareFuel/ to something like Scary/ - to go along with Awesome/, Funny/, Heartwarming/, and TearJerker/. I just have a thing for consistency, I guess. I'm just hoping that we won't have to move the HONF pages ourselves - as we already have enough on our plate as it is, with moving works pages off of Main/.
That's that, for now.
July 21, 2012: Been awhile, since I last updated. HighOctaneNightmareFuel/ is now officially a defunct namespace, as the scary moments are all not on NightmareFuel/. Even though the namespace migration part of the project is now done, there's still a bit of clean-up to do.
From the looks of it, we are now over halfway done with the namespace migration project - which I still work on, here and there. We first started on the project in mid-April of last year, and we seem to be passed the halfway mark. So I'm predicting that we'll be finished before October of next year.
I also work on splitting up TearJerker.Music, here and there. It's not anywhere near as bad as it used to be, two years ago - but I still think it could use some clean-up. Yet, I understand that we have many other project going on.
Oh, yeah, and the ptitles. Other than the Self Demonstrating page for BRIAN BLESSED (which I hope can be resolved, somehow), all the ptitles have now been cut. There might still be some ptitle mark-up and ptitle links left on the wiki, but the vast majority of it has now been wiped away.
That's that, for now.