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ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jul 6th 2012 at 8:23:14 AM

This thread is intended to be a list of TRS repairs that have completed and still have wicks to be moved. If you have the time, please lend a hand to one of these efforts.

Before cleaning a trope, make sure to read the trope page(s) so that you know what the definition is so you can recognize misuse. Thanks.

See Administrivia.TRS Wick Cleaning for an in-progress list of mandated changes.

edited 9th Aug '12 7:28:05 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Jul 6th 2012 at 8:27:55 AM

Bottle Fairy (to Hard-Drinking Party Girl) has 566 wicks left as of 7/6. I've been slowly clearing them out, but any help would be much appreciated.

@Ccoa: I think you mean 7/6, not 7/16.

edited 6th Jul '12 8:31:24 AM by DarkConfidant

SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 6th 2012 at 2:17:39 PM

Two meta-questions:

  • Is this just for renames & transplants, or also for other wick cleaning?
  • Should we have a wiki page like Pages Needing Wick Cleanup for this?

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jul 6th 2012 at 2:22:49 PM

It's for any wick cleaning from the TRS, preferably from older threads that need to be finished and closed. And... I guess? Not sure what the benefit would be.

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 6th 2012 at 2:53:04 PM

[up]One, a wiki page is also visible to editors who don't frequent the forums. Two, it prevents stuff from being lost in the thread without someone having to constantly update a post.

Also, for my own candidates: Ruined FOREVER and And The Fandom Rejoiced, which need their wicks deleted, unless they are In-Universe examples or in trope descriptions, where they should point to DarthWiki.Ruined FOREVER and SugarWiki.And The Fandom Rejoiced respectively.

Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Jul 6th 2012 at 10:18:06 PM

What Do You Mean, It's Not Awesome? was renamed to Mundane Made Awesome

  • There is moderate misuse, so please make sure the example makes sense, and remove/delink if not.
  • 2035 wicks left as of 7/6.

Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 9th 2012 at 1:38:19 AM

Some more items:

lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
Jul 10th 2012 at 2:09:30 AM

I'm working on The White Prince. Currently at 340 wicks.

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jul 10th 2012 at 10:41:59 AM

I've noticed a few have gone down by a dozen or so wicks. Thanks to whomever is doing them.

Note to volunteers: You do not have to clean hundreds or even dozens of wicks to help out. Even just doing a few helps.

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
Jul 10th 2012 at 10:48:49 AM

Do you mind if I edit the OP every now and then?

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jul 10th 2012 at 10:53:09 AM

Nope, not at all.

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Jul 10th 2012 at 3:30:10 PM

Adult Child should probably have a note that some examples should be fixed to point to Manchild instead, if they don't involve an adult who hangs out with kids.

Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 11th 2012 at 5:12:30 AM

Too Good to Last, fitting examples (work was cancelled by network fiat) must be moved to Screwed by the Network or deleted, 1037 wicks

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jul 12th 2012 at 1:53:18 PM

I've noticed a few are gaining wicks every day.

Still grinding away on Hot Amazon.

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 12th 2012 at 1:55:05 PM

[up]I'd almost suggest you to ask Fast Eddie to turn the fake redlinker to a moderator tool, if nothing else can be done (offtopic)

Jul 12th 2012 at 2:51:20 PM

What about these?

I think it's preferred that examples are all placed in their own tabs (Awesome/, AwesomeMusic/, Heartwarming/, and Funny/) - but, at the very least, they should be listed on the YMMV/ tab (and never on the main work page).

edited 12th Jul '12 2:51:37 PM by movie007

SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 14th 2012 at 7:52:57 AM

Not sure if "cleanup" falls under the purview of this thread, but The Wonka must stay "Weirdo genius who runs the show and thus doesn't get fired" - 183 wicks

FELH2 TV Tropes' very wikibot
TV Tropes' very wikibot
Jul 14th 2012 at 8:33:41 AM

You should have mentioned that examples should be sorted in the correct alphabetical order.

Also I think I could program my script to do some of these automatically. As far as I see it, these tropes can be done with blind search-and-replace:

Get rid of the walled garden
lu127 Paper Master from 空蝉丸
Jul 14th 2012 at 8:36:03 AM

We Could Have Avoided All This was renamed because of misuse. It doesn't need search and replace, it needs chainsawing.

SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 14th 2012 at 8:36:06 AM

[up][up]Many of these tropes had significant misuse concerns. You can't rename them the automatic fashion unless you are using it only as a navigational aid, while still checking every example yourself.

edited 14th Jul '12 8:36:19 AM by SeptimusHeap

FELH2 TV Tropes' very wikibot
TV Tropes' very wikibot
Jul 14th 2012 at 12:52:38 PM

OP didn't write that these tropes have been abused, so I assumed there was no problem.

But if there is, search-and-replace is out, of course.

Get rid of the walled garden
SeptimusHeap from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jul 14th 2012 at 12:54:56 PM

Most tropes do get renamed because of abuse.

Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Jul 14th 2012 at 1:42:29 PM

There's also the issue of keeping the trope lists on work pages alphabetic, which would complicate any script—especially on character pages where there are usually multiple alphabetic lists.

This is all further complicated by the fact that some people still seem to have trouble with basic alphabetizing. Especially on Fan Fic pages, I've seen some appallingly bad attempts at creating alphabetic lists. ("What, you mean that you have to look at more than just the first letter? And aren't 'M' and 'N' basically the same letter?") And that's not even counting the extremely widespread error of not ignoring a leading "A" or "The" in a trope name.

Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
Telcontar In uffish thought from England
In uffish thought
Jul 14th 2012 at 1:49:12 PM

<nevermind, misinterpreted>

edited 14th Jul '12 1:49:37 PM by Telcontar

That was the amazing part. Things just keep going.

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