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Prematurely launched pages, pages that weren't fully fleshed out at the point of launching, are a big problem. Since these usually share several problems at once, this thread is aimed at re-running them through YKTTW for fixing - the usual fix - or cutting them if they are too bad.

Problems this thread deals with include bad names, not enough/bad examples, unclear description, no crosswicking etc.

For the interested, here's a list of recently created pages. Launches

edited 8th Aug '17 10:10:12 AM by SeptimusHeap

Jul 30th 2019 at 11:41:22 PM

[up][up] Maybe they can benefit from How to Collect Tropes? And give 'em another week.

sgamer82 from Middleton, ID
Aug 1st 2019 at 5:14:35 PM

It's also crashing into other pages named Aurora. FanFic.Aurora, Music.Aurora, and VideoGame.Aurora and related subpages.

Ironically, that page gives us just enough context to suggest moving it to Webcomic.Aurora 2019

Edited by sgamer82 on Aug 1st 2019 at 6:20:35 AM

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 1st 2019 at 5:18:03 PM

I sent a ZCE notifier, so we'll see.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Witch
Aug 2nd 2019 at 6:17:53 AM

New stubs in the dreaded roleplay namespace: Roleplay.We Could Be and Characters.We Could Be (one character does have tropes, the rest are placeholders; spoiler policy not followed). Notifiers sent.

Edited by XFllo on Aug 2nd 2019 at 3:21:30 PM

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WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 2nd 2019 at 1:28:07 PM

[up] Brought it up at the Roleplay Cleanup thread.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 3rd 2019 at 1:45:11 AM

Tear Dryer was rogue launched by Super Scrub. Granted, the OP is Rom Watt, so it might take a bit for this to be legitimately launched, but...

Edited by WarJay77 on Aug 3rd 2019 at 4:45:27 AM

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Berrenta Heating things up from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Heating things up
Aug 3rd 2019 at 12:16:56 PM

[up] And the user was also a nonparticipant, so suspending after unlaunching.

Edit: They also rogue-launched Ludicrous Gift Request despite not participating in that one either. That one's unlaunched too.

Edited by Berrenta on Aug 3rd 2019 at 2:20:15 PM

Crossover-Enthusiast She don't know what she does to me from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
She don't know what she does to me
Aug 4th 2019 at 3:07:22 AM

Does Notorious Parent look okay? It only has two examples per folder.

I Fight Dragons is a wonderful band with wonderful music ⚔🔥🐲
miraculous I am so tired of this gothic crap from South Africa
I am so tired of this gothic crap
Aug 4th 2019 at 5:17:47 AM

Well it's an okay idea but it seems barebones.

Just once, I want to meet the villain in a cheerful, brightly lit room. Possibly one with kittens
Aug 4th 2019 at 8:04:57 AM

Healing Isn't Linear is a fanfic stub. It's recent, though, and I've messaged the creator, so there's hope it will be fleshed out.

WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 4th 2019 at 11:11:39 PM

Gladstone Gander is a new troper who has made three new pages today, back-to-back. Unfortunately, each page is an unindexed stub. I sent a notifier, but I'm mentioning it now in case action needs to be taken later.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Piterpicher ✓Veteran Editor from TV Tropes Ultimate (Poland IRL) Relationship Status: All is for my lord
✓Veteran Editor
Aug 4th 2019 at 11:58:52 PM

Two of those pages are stubs, Series.Arliga Bla Ogon is merely adequate, though all of them are unindexed.

Edited by Piterpicher on Aug 4th 2019 at 8:59:06 PM

♂ | Currently trying to make Video Games of the 2010s too long so it can be splittable, also drive-by posting and editing.
Pichu-kun ...
...
Aug 6th 2019 at 5:24:43 PM

Pickles was created two years ago but has a bare description and no examples.

Aug 6th 2019 at 9:28:34 PM

Freeze Frame Introduction Rogue Launch by Corindhero.

All ZCE Entries, no comment Integration, still has TLP related Wicks, etc.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=s650pbdykfi2k54y31lmn6r5


So, bring Works Needing Tropes to here, for cutting if they don't have a lot of edits?

Edited by Malady on Aug 6th 2019 at 9:31:31 AM

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 6th 2019 at 9:37:00 PM

~Berrenta, I'm just letting you know that corindhero needed a tap for far more things than just a rogue launch. Please check out this ATT thread that was started just before they launched a draft.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Berrenta Heating things up from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Heating things up
Aug 6th 2019 at 9:40:17 PM

Freeze Frame unlaunched; culprit suspended.

[up] Noted. Discarded and locked their drafts.

Edited by Berrenta on Aug 6th 2019 at 11:46:12 AM

Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Aug 8th 2019 at 9:16:39 AM

Speaking of bad pages, we just got a report via the site's contact form that Torn City has been the subject of malicious promotion attempts on other sites. Looking at this article, it doesn't seem like an attempt to describe the work so much as an advertisement for it.

Edited by Fighteer on Aug 8th 2019 at 12:16:53 PM

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Piterpicher ✓Veteran Editor from TV Tropes Ultimate (Poland IRL) Relationship Status: All is for my lord
✓Veteran Editor
Aug 8th 2019 at 9:21:42 AM

The examples seem passable, the problem is with the description. I'll remove the advertising bits.

Edited by Piterpicher on Aug 8th 2019 at 6:27:37 PM

♂ | Currently trying to make Video Games of the 2010s too long so it can be splittable, also drive-by posting and editing.
WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 8th 2019 at 3:04:31 PM

Can we get some opinions on Memetic Comparison? It reads like an attempt to remake Counterpart Comparison and has 12 bombs, but the people actually posting on the draft are ignoring this issue and acting like nothing is wrong.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
GastonRabbit A troper draws near! from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
A troper draws near!
Aug 8th 2019 at 3:53:01 PM

[up]Worth mentioning is that the draft was actually named Counterpart Comparison for a while, so there's no ambiguity that it's an attempt to bring Counterpart Comparison back from the dead.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Aug 8th 2019 at 5:53:25 AM

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
Pichu-kun ...
...
Aug 8th 2019 at 5:26:36 PM

[up][up] I think it has potential. Counterpart Comparison could be whatever individual tropers see, while this is more strict. It's about memetic or otherwise popular comparisons amongst fans.

WarJay77 Spooky Scary from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Spooky Scary
Aug 8th 2019 at 5:31:21 PM

[up] In definition, the concepts were identical, so there's no way to guarantee the misuse won't just come back. The TRS thread has a few examples mentioned of wide-spread fan perception, but they were eclipsed by the "character is sort of similar to other character".

Anyway, this is a discussion for the draft itself.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
GastonRabbit A troper draws near! from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
A troper draws near!
Aug 9th 2019 at 7:19:33 PM

[up][up]That's not what Counterpart Comparison was intended to mean. Counterpart Comparison itself was intended for common comparisons among multiple fans of a work, but was often misused for individuals' comparisons. As I said, Memetic Comparison is an attempt to bring Counterpart Comparison back.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Aug 9th 2019 at 9:20:47 AM

"Guess what? You got it for free. Are you proud of yourself?"
Aug 9th 2019 at 8:15:38 PM

We don't need yet another way to say "these two characters have something on common.". Counterpart Comparison was nixed for a reason and should stay nixed.

Page Action: Armor Meter Points
6th Oct '19 6:36:53 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Armor Meter Points doesn\'t match the other Meter and Points tropes like Life Meter and Hit Points.

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