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TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Apr 13th 2016 at 6:04:05 PM

Doesn't mean it isn't the right thing to do. If reading the full work description requires me to scroll down on a PC, that's a very good sign it's too long.

(Next time you want to make a site policy-based joke like that, you might want to make sure that the "joke" isn't actually a legitimate concern.)

edited 13th Apr '16 6:06:02 PM by TotemicHero

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Andrewjpet12 from The Adirondacks Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Apr 14th 2016 at 5:26:39 PM

Hey, you want to get cursed by Fast Eddie's ghost, knock yourself out.

TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Apr 21st 2016 at 1:48:10 PM

As crass as it may be bringing this up the day of his death (which is what prompted me to look at his page), the description for Music.Prince makes Buffy's page look positively concise.

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TheOneWhoTropes FUROR APOCALYPTUS! MAGUS CALAMITOSIS! from Newton-Le-Willows, England (Quaint Town) Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
FUROR APOCALYPTUS! MAGUS CALAMITOSIS!
Apr 24th 2016 at 11:17:22 AM

Westernanimation.Sendokai Champions needs the description altering, but I don't know about the show.

Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy.
TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Aug 1st 2016 at 11:18:02 AM

The description of GeGeGe no Kitarō rips off Wikipedia (and admits it, to boot). Anyone mind if I rework it to remove the plagiarism?

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
SeptimusHeap MOD Token Good Teammate from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 1st 2016 at 11:24:46 AM

It is also copyright infringement (Wikipedia text comes with several conditions we can't meet) so do it, yes.

TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Aug 1st 2016 at 4:07:58 PM

Taken care of. (If someone more familiar with that manga/anime objects to what I replaced the copied text with, they can tweak it as they see fit.)

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Oct 11th 2016 at 9:38:44 PM

You're going to see me bringing quite a few things like this to people's attention over the next few days.

I removed most of the description of Discworld.The Shepherds Crown, on account of it being a copy-paste from the Amazon blurb. Anyone want to take a jab at filling it back in with an original description, go for it.

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Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Dec 20th 2016 at 12:21:13 AM

The Smurfs has major wall-of-text issues. The first paragraph is a lengthy analysis of the state of children's programming at the time. The next two paragraphs are a little better, since they begin to talk about the actual subject, but it isn't until the fourth paragraph that the show itself appears!

Personally, I'd cut the first paragraph, and maybe boil the next two down to a couple of sentences. And I suspect there's more fat that could be trimmed if someone really wanted to make an effort. But first, I thought I'd see what others think.

Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Dec 27th 2016 at 2:40:47 AM

The first paragraph and the development history may be more suited for Analysis.

TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
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Jan 9th 2017 at 5:00:17 PM

I'm thinking we may want to find a way to trim the description of Superfriends (or, alternately, split the page between the different sub-series). Thoughts on how to go about this?

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
Feb 24th 2017 at 12:11:27 PM

I think the work page description for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier needs some editing, it's got 2 page quotes, a lot of potholes in the description, and talks too much about the film's production history and reception amongst the fanbase.

Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Feb 25th 2017 at 7:51:20 PM

Took a chainsword to the ST5 description, cutting out the reception stuff and a lot of the Take That! snarking.

Unfortunately, though, for some reason the change won't save (hangs at "waiting for server" when I click the send button), so I'm putting it in Sandbox.Star Trek V for the moment.

edited 25th Feb '17 7:52:17 PM by Nohbody

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Feb 26th 2017 at 9:01:35 AM

[up] I've transferred the description from the sandbox into the actual page.

On an unrelated note, I think the description for The Adventures of the American Rabbit needs a bit of compression as it's way too long and detailed.

Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Art by @anoderp
Mar 4th 2017 at 1:43:37 PM

A Short-Term Project related to Fire Emblem has led me to do heavy rewrites for the page description over the last couple of weeks.note  I think the writing has been improved by my efforts but may have also become bloated as a result, so some secondary opinions would be nice.

edited 4th Mar '17 1:48:53 PM by Karxrida

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Mar 4th 2017 at 4:02:35 PM

Karxrida: [awesome]

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Mar 4th 2017 at 4:13:54 PM

Thanks. smile

I'm technically not done, but it's good to know I'm not overdoing it with the length.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
Mar 19th 2017 at 9:38:52 PM

Fanfic.Tintin And Alph Art Yves Rodier gives us a case of "Holy plot summary, Batman!" That needs to be cut with prejudice or moved to Recap/, people's choice.

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Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Art by @anoderp
Apr 2nd 2017 at 4:23:18 PM

Wrong thread.

edited 2nd Apr '17 4:23:37 PM by Karxrida

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
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Apr 7th 2017 at 12:05:49 AM

Invader Zim has a bunch of borderline-YMMV stuff and some gushing in the description.

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TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
Apr 7th 2017 at 8:39:44 AM

Music.Peter Sarstedt was up for discussion in the copy-paste thread. The original page author removed the copy-pasted content from Wikipedia - and replaced it with a giant mess of broken English with irrelevant information on top of that. Anyone know enough about him to take a hack at cleaning up after the "fix"?

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
Karxrida Art by @anoderp from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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Apr 15th 2017 at 10:37:55 PM

Just rewrote the description for VideoGame.Kirby Air Ride pretty much from the ground up. Second opinions on the outcome and potential grammar critiques (I probably put a run-on sentence in there) would be appreciated.

If you don't want to dig through the edit history, here's the original description for reference.

Kirby's one and only title on the Nintendo GameCube, Kirby Air Ride (or Kirby's Airride in Japan), is a Mascot Racer that was released in 2003 (though its Troubled Production goes farther back, having originally started development on the Nintendo 64). Its three different modes, Air Ride, Top Ride, and City Trial, all involve Kirby riding and gliding on one of several different vehicles while competing against up to three others. More notably, it was the final game in the Kirby series to be directed by creator Masahiro Sakurai; after its release, he resigned from HAL Laboratory out of frustration for the pressure to keep creating sequels for his IPs, stating in an interview with Nintendo Dream that he wanted to create games without people expecting follow-ups each and every time. Sakurai would collaborate with HAL two more times after his resignation, serving as a special adviser for Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and directing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

edited 15th Apr '17 11:07:39 PM by Karxrida

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TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
May 4th 2017 at 1:14:16 PM

[up] Looks good to me.

On a similar note, I did an overhaul of the description of WebAnimation.Tales Of Alethrion. part of an ongoing attempt to bring the page up to date (because the old version didn't account for the newer shorts).

Feedback appreciated.

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Jul 1st 2017 at 1:13:37 PM

I'm not 100% sure if this is exactly the right place for this, but seemed a better fit than Ask The Tropers. If I'm wrong, just give me a point in the right direction and I'll be on my way.

I was hoping for some advice or a point in the right direction in dealing with a couple work pages that need some work done.

The first is Literature.Rai Kirah . It's a work without any description whatsoever, only a list of when the books of the trilogy were released. I PM'd the one who made the page but the only response to anything was a post in the discussion page (which, I admit, I was slow responding to) wondering about ZCE's I'd uncommented. It's been two weeks since my reply, where I mentioned the lack of description, and nothing. I'm not familiar with the work so I'm not sure I could do a description that could properly explain it without cribbing more than I maybe should off a wikipedia or store site.

The second work of Manga.The Voynich Hotel. Its description and tropes read like a brochure for the titular hotel. That's bad enough, but there's nothing like that in the series that I can see after having read to nearly the end, so they can't even use Self Demonstrating as an excuse. Is this better suited to a short term project thread to help repair or is here all right? Not sure if I alone can get that fixed in a timely manner.

Thanks in advance.

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
Aug 1st 2017 at 1:32:38 PM

I think Tom and Huck could stand to be compressed a bit as it kinda covers too much of the plot.


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