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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.
edited 9th Aug '12 7:28:05 AM by ccoa
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
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.
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.
What Do You Mean, It's Not Awesome? was renamed to Mundane Made Awesome
Some more items:
I'm working on The White Prince. Currently at 340 wicks.
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.
Do you mind if I edit the OP every now and then?
Nope, not at all.
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.
Too Good to Last, fitting examples (work was cancelled by network fiat) must be moved to Screwed by the Network or deleted, 1037 wicks
The White Prince is now down to 398 wicks.
I've noticed a few are gaining wicks every day.
Still grinding away on Hot Amazon.
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)
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
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
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:
We Could Have Avoided All This was renamed because of misuse. It doesn't need search and replace, it needs chainsawing.
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
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.
Most tropes do get renamed because of abuse.
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.
edited 14th Jul '12 1:49:37 PM by Telcontar
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