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Raso Cure Candy
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Mar 4th 2012 at 4:40:59 AM

I would chop that page and just add an entry and redirect on the Shining Force page. (with bullets for each game made and Wiki Worded to those that have pages if they exist.)

No Export for You pretty much kills the game getting many tropes.

edited 4th Mar '12 4:42:31 AM by Raso

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Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Mar 22nd 2012 at 2:38:46 PM

Hey, is it just, or does Project M's work description needs some serious trimming down?

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Mar 22nd 2012 at 2:48:12 PM

Whew. It's faaaaaaaaar too long.

Mar 23rd 2012 at 5:00:47 AM

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edited 23rd Jul '17 2:20:11 PM by Jicragg

Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Mar 25th 2012 at 10:34:56 AM

Sorry to bug you guys, but is the description for this page alright? Also, do anyone else think the Project M page's description need a trimming?

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Mar 27th 2012 at 7:49:57 AM

Sorry for the double-post, but the description for Bruno needs a lot of help.

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
Mar 27th 2012 at 2:07:27 PM

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edited 23rd Jul '17 2:12:19 PM by Jicragg

Laukku from Finland Relationship Status: Married to the job
Apr 3rd 2012 at 2:21:04 AM

Ancient Domains Of Mystery I think doesn't have a very good description. It feels too much like a review, duplicates a lot of points from the roguelike page, and even contradicts itself ("well-written" vs. "drawn from the Big Book of Fantasy Clichés"). The only reason I haven't touched it is because it's entertainingly written.

Apr 4th 2012 at 7:12:27 PM


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Apr 5th 2012 at 11:51:41 AM

[up][up]I removed the review crap. Entertainingly written or not, reviews belong in the reviews section, not the main trope page.

lebrel Tsundere pet. from Basement, Ivory Tower
Tsundere pet.
Apr 5th 2012 at 12:00:16 PM

Looking through the pages that link to Needs A Better Description turns up a lot of stuff that could use a looking at that isn't listed on the page. Like The Ugly American, which is kind of cutlist-fodder in its current state.

Calling someone a pedant is an automatic Insult Backfire. Real pedants will be flattered.
Apr 5th 2012 at 12:17:50 PM

[up]Speaking of pages that link to Needs A Better Description... trope and work pages should not be linking to Needs A Better Description.

lebrel Tsundere pet. from Basement, Ivory Tower
Tsundere pet.
Apr 5th 2012 at 12:22:19 PM

[up] For some reason it's being used as a holding pen for pages that need a better description; if that's valid, then links back are perfectly fine. Personally I think the page should just be the Predefined Message and all the stuff on it be moved off onto a sandbox or something, but that's not how it's currently being used..

Calling someone a pedant is an automatic Insult Backfire. Real pedants will be flattered.
Apr 5th 2012 at 12:44:37 PM

[up]They're not fine. "Needs A Better X" messages meant for discussions. It's considered bad form to have them in actual trope or work articles.

lebrel Tsundere pet. from Basement, Ivory Tower
Tsundere pet.
Apr 5th 2012 at 12:47:59 PM

[up] Have you looked at the Needs A Better Description page recently? It's not set up as just a predefined message, it's a "stuff that needs fixing" page like Pages Needing Wicks. As I said, I don't think that's the best use for it, but that's what it currently is.

Calling someone a pedant is an automatic Insult Backfire. Real pedants will be flattered.
Oreochan from Pennsylvania
Apr 7th 2012 at 6:53:12 PM

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha has a giant wall of text as the first paragraph.

"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Apr 14th 2012 at 3:24:45 PM

Havenwood needs a lot of help. It doesn't even have a work description; it's literally just a list of tropes.

edited 14th Apr '12 3:25:05 PM by Komodin

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
Apr 14th 2012 at 8:42:36 PM

(Coming back here after a while...)

How To Create A Works Page does mention "good things," but it doesn't say how necessary each of them is. Probably the most troublesome thing to write is "a brief and spoiler-free overview of the plot." It seems we don't like to have that be too brief, but we also hate overly involved descriptions.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
May 9th 2012 at 2:32:12 PM

Septimus Heap is basically only about the first book, Magyk. Now, while I know the series well, I have no idea how to expand the description.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
May 26th 2012 at 2:35:49 AM

Bumping to get some help on [up] and also to strip off all the "reception" nonsense off Attack of the Clones and replace it with a true description.

SeptimusHeap from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 13th 2012 at 1:54:15 AM

Dimmu Borgir needs an actual description

Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Jul 14th 2012 at 9:31:48 AM

Miracle Girls is a stub article with only a handful of tropes (most of which are Zero Context) and a one-sentence description.

LargoQuagmire I've come home and I'm so cold... Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
I've come home and I'm so cold...
Jul 14th 2012 at 11:44:07 AM

Almost every Disney Animated Canon film has a paragraph, sometimes more (*cough* Pocahontas *cough*) on its reception. I know that we're not aiming to see if something's popular, but I'm wondering if this is a Disney Canon-only exception, in order to better track their Renaissance or something.

edited 14th Jul '12 11:44:24 AM by LargoQuagmire


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