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Inspired by this thread, I've noticed that this wiki doesn't have a dedicated cleanup thread for negativity.

As we all know, Complaining About Shows You Don't Like, Creator Bashing and other negativity isn't desired on the wiki, except in a few selected areas like reviews and several Darth Wiki pages (and even then, with limitations). And yet, it's one of the most common sins wiki contributors can make.

So, if you find a page, YKTTW or discussion whose content seems like a straight-up insult or any other bitching - including complainy soapboxing -, you might ask here for help with removing said content.

Edited by Berrenta on Dec 19th 2018 at 6:31:01 AM

whizzerd Live, survive, adapt from Scotland Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Live, survive, adapt
Apr 23rd 2012 at 12:50:59 PM

Cleaned up Showgirls, No Indoor Voice and removed some of the negativity from Novelisation.

"Forgive me, regent of queer amphibians" - Lt.BGob // goes by they/them, not he/him or she/her
Michael So that's what this does Relationship Status: Drift compatible
So that's what this does
Apr 23rd 2012 at 4:26:22 PM

Dark Messiah seems to have a lot of problems with people complaining that every play style but their own sucks. Hint: I've played it every style and they're fine. Also, poison is not fatal. Just saying. If you're smart enough to break off combat it leaves you with 1hp ish.

edited 23rd Apr '12 4:26:35 PM by Michael

whizzerd Live, survive, adapt from Scotland Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Live, survive, adapt
Apr 24th 2012 at 10:30:47 AM

Okay, cleaned up Video Brinquedo and Ratatoing, Historical Recreation, I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry, and some of Hush Hush. That's enough for me today.

"Forgive me, regent of queer amphibians" - Lt.BGob // goes by they/them, not he/him or she/her
SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Apr 24th 2012 at 2:52:43 PM

The YKTTW for Videogame Decay: "Decrease in quality or focus of a video game series."

Keep or discard?

edited 24th Apr '12 2:52:49 PM by SeptimusHeap

Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator
Apr 24th 2012 at 2:55:57 PM

Discard. I can see this... "trope" turning into a complaint-fest in a heartbeat.

Experience has taught me to investigate anything that glows.
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 2012 at 3:03:46 PM

Sequelitis, But more! Discard.

edited 24th Apr '12 3:04:13 PM by TheOneWhoTropes

Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy.
SeptimusHeap Token Good Teammate from Bern, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Apr 24th 2012 at 3:11:30 PM

[up]Don't agree with the "sequelitis" part, but I doubt that we need this one - especially video game specific, it makes no sense.

GingerSnaps Tired forever.
Tired forever.
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:34:26 AM

Could someone take a whack at Headscratchers.Axis Powers Hetalia?

What is this "sleep" you speak of?
emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:37:13 AM

Not that I don't agree with the sentiment, but does the description for Girls Behind Bars look a bit too vitriolic?

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
Michael So that's what this does Relationship Status: Drift compatible
So that's what this does
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:48:17 AM

[up]What is Girls Behind Bars? The description says it involves lesbianism but the examples I recognise do not involve anything other than women who are behind bars.

emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:51:30 AM

It's supposed to be "girls in prison played for Fetish Fuel", in contrast to male jails with Prison Rape played for giggles.

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
Michael So that's what this does Relationship Status: Drift compatible
So that's what this does
Apr 27th 2012 at 3:49:48 PM

Does that mean that non-sexual examples should be cut?

Servbot Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:28:31 PM

The description of Power Creep was edited in April 1 to add an Author Tract talking about how this trope is bad and you should feel bad if you like/use it.

Should the paragraph remain or should it be removed?

edited 27th Apr '12 9:28:55 PM by Servbot

lee4hmz 486-powered rotating Orange Crush Pop-Tart from A shipwreck in the tidal Potomac Relationship Status: Chocolate!
486-powered rotating Orange Crush Pop-Tart
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:37:05 PM

I also notice that that page has all of three bullet points, all of which apply only to collectible card games. I'm wondering if it's The Same But More Specific of something.

This space for rent
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Apr 27th 2012 at 9:40:34 PM

@ 63, no Tropes Are Not Bad is the policy you want to cite when removing that.

Fight smart, not fair.
emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
May 4th 2012 at 5:48:10 PM

Is all this really necessary?

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
May 4th 2012 at 5:53:49 PM

I personally think it's not worth keeping, but I just wanted to get a second opinion.

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
May 5th 2012 at 7:54:38 AM

I've nuked the tv tropes section because it was stupid. Whoever feels like fixing the rest, go ahead.

EDIT: Wait, it's cut. No great loss.

edited 5th May '12 8:25:04 AM by lu127

JadeEyes1 Lurker Extraordinaire from Just over your shoulder. Relationship Status: Less than three
Lurker Extraordinaire
May 8th 2012 at 12:41:21 AM

WHY exactly was it cut? Was it just because of the negativity?

lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
May 8th 2012 at 5:33:42 AM

Because it's a form of importing/exporting drama and complaining about how ridiculous x website is.

May 8th 2012 at 11:41:13 AM

The Music Video Syndrome page is too negative in tone, with many entries treating the trope like it a disease (which is another reason why "X Syndrome" is not a good trope name form). The main problem is this paragraph at the bottom of the description:

It has been proposed to kidnap modern scriptwriters and strap them in for the Clockwork Orange treatment to defeat Music Video Syndrome. It won't work; this syndrome is at least in part because of Executive Meddling, and executives are immune to the treatment. And, as noted, things could be worse.

This part needs to go.

May 10th 2012 at 3:25:43 AM

"Saddlesore Galactica" (a Simpsons episode, by the way), is full of cleaning. I feel a bit guilty since I started the whole Simpsons recap thing, but I'm a bit too busy right now to handle it myself.

Telcontar In uffish thought from England
May 18th 2012 at 11:36:36 AM

^Pretty hopeless. Let's just cut it.

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