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There were a couple of Eva fic reviews in the ones I put back. There's also a few in the unfixed list which seem to be Eva but I have no way to tell which fic they are about. For instance, this one.
Fast Eddie either deleted, or removed from the list, all the <name> #nnnnn reviews. I suspect that those were fanfic reviews in which case there's not much anyone but him can do about them. Also, it's not clear how many of them actually can be fixed.
edited 30th Dec '10 1:20:26 PM by arromdee
Yeah, they were filtered out. I'll add 'em back in, in a few minutes.
Edit to add: That's done.
edited 30th Dec '10 2:05:36 PM by FastEddie
I found one: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/reviews.php?target_group=Main&target_title=ThirtyHs
It is a review for the Harry Potter Fanfic "HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" (also known as Thirty H.) We use to have a page for it, but I don't know if we still do as its not showing up in the search, but Its listed on Harry Potter So Bad Its Good.
I don't know how to set it to that specific fanfic.
edited 30th Dec '10 2:13:06 PM by fawn
That's under Thirty Hs, I believe.
I don't know how to set it it to show up under reviews on Thirty Hs.
I did it. There's a button on the upper right that says "Correct subject." Then you just enter the namespace and page title.
Okay, now that they're stored, I took a look at them. They're actually very easy to fix—it's just incredibly, incredibly, time-consuming.
The key is that at this point the reviews were only moved from the main reviews page fairly recently and still show up in the history. So in order to fix them:
I would also suggest starting from the oldest reviews going up since sooner or later the information you need to fix this will scroll off the bottom.
edited 30th Dec '10 5:18:47 PM by arromdee
Are certain "reviews" even worth hanging on to? I just found this here posted as a review - "One of the funniest Fanfics I've had the fortune to stumble upon." How are we ever supposed to link that back to anything? That's not review - it's a message board or Twitter post or something. There is nothing worth saving there.
No, it isn't worth keeping. Flag it for deletion.
Chances are very good that you can in fact link that review back to its source. Because the reviews were until very recently part of the main page, you can look at the history of the main page and see when all the reviews were moved and where they were moved to.
You might not be able to link the review back if it was directly added as a review and never moved, but this is still rare.
edited 1st Jan '11 7:33:30 PM by arromdee
Something that might help in the subject correcting would be to make the namespace field a drop-down list. When I was reassigning the Eva fic reviews, I accidentally set several of them to Fan Fic instead of Fan Fic Recs, and spent nearly a half hour trying to figure out what I'd done, and then getting them reassigned...bit of a moment of panic.
I just found one that really does need to be deleted. Basically, the fic was removed from the page because 1) the "review" was from the fic's writer, and 2) the fic is really bad in an ugly way.
Problem is, there's no way to nominate a review for deletion....
[[reviews:Fight For Life, Hell Is Named Pokegirl]]
(actually, I can't even figure out how to get that to appear as a proper link...)
edited 1st Jan '11 8:08:29 PM by arromdee
There is a checkbox to flag the review. Click that. A mod will delete it.
What happened to the ability to rate reviews?
It was removed. It was not accomplishing what it was intended to. People were simply up-voting reviews they agreed with and down-voting those they didn't agree with, regardless of the quality of the review.
When can we make reviews again?
It still won't let me. It claims that any reviews are a review for "Test Title" and they're by Fast Eddie.
In fact the entire index seems to be gone. Any past reviews go to 'Test Title' a lovely gray blank page with only a sort and add option. Also seeing a server error now for the review activity page.
edited 2nd Jan '11 5:00:25 PM by Mariecat
On an unrelated note, I can't open "Troperville", "Tools", and "Toys".
@Madrugada Aw man! That was a really helpful feature! :(
It was removed. It was not accomplishing what it was intended to. People were simply up-voting reviews they agreed with and down-voting those they didn't agree with, regardless of the quality of the review. This is a common problem with that sort of rating system. I've seen it happen many times before. The only thing that I can think to do would be to make it clear that you are voting based on the quality of the writing of the review and not whether you agree or disagree. Thing is, people might still do it anyway, so probably better to leave that particular Pandora's Box closed.
edited 3rd Jan '11 7:43:27 PM by Agent0042
The only thing that I can think to do would be to make it clear that you are voting based on the quality of the writing of the review and not whether you agree or disagree.
It actually said that right there next to the rating buttons, and that message was totally ignored.
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