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While I was setting up wicks for the Revolution page, I took the time to take a number of trope pages, set up subpages by medium, and put the examples in them.
I did this because I thought it would be easier to sort out examples in a subpage as opposed to one big page. Still, some people would say that it's pointless to split into subpages.
I guess what I'd like to know is when is it a good time to split into subpages? Aren't there are a number of trope pages out there that could be broken down into subpages?
edited 10th May '13 12:56:58 PM by TiggersAreGreat
Pages should be split when they reach 400,000 characters in length. After 500K they may break stuff. I personally don't like breaking them before that, because I find it harder to navigate and it makes creating new categories more time-consuming.
Is there a way we can split the Troper Works page into subpages? There are already folders, yes, but lately, the navigation is getting out of hand. Literature has quite a few entries, not to mention other categories. The problem is that I don't know how to divide it up.
"Don't know" as in the mechanics of it, or deciding what gets split off?
This page for the mechanics thing, but if you mean the decision aspect, without checking it using a Sandbox namespace page I'd say making the Fan Works folder as its own page, leaving the rest where they are, should do it. None of the other sections really justify their own page (though the Literature one comes close), IMO.
In my opinion, a more important problem is the proliferation of subpages using variant medium labels. For instance, there are some tropes that put live-action film examples on subpages named FilmLiveAction, some that use subpages named FilmsLiveAction, some that use subpages named LiveActionFilm, and some that use subpages named LiveActionFilms. Others have subpages simply named Film.
We could just try to find a standard subpage? Like, to name it Film in general.
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How well does it match the trope?