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May 10th 2013 at 12:56:39 PM

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

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Telcontar In uffish thought from England
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May 10th 2013 at 1:04:51 PM

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.

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Webidolchiu94 Whatever from Nowhere Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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Jan 31st 2015 at 1:59:43 PM

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.

I don't care anymore.
MisterNoh Troper formerly known as Nohbody from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
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Jan 31st 2015 at 3:43:35 PM

"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.

Jan 31st 2015 at 5:21:27 PM

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.

Webidolchiu94 Whatever from Nowhere Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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Jan 31st 2015 at 5:38:28 PM

We could just try to find a standard subpage? Like, to name it Film in general.

I don't care anymore.
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