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Apr 3rd 2014 at 12:35:53 PM

Since the creation of this tool (once again, I can't thank the administration enough for its creation), I've been taking a stab at correcting page types, and just completed the transition of several character pages from "sub-page" to "examples". As of now, there's more than a thousand Recap/ pages in "subpage" where they should be either in "examples" or "index".

I now go by Graf von Tirol.
crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Apr 3rd 2014 at 9:35:35 PM

I've been working at the same project, and so has Septimus Heap. Sometimes, however, I think we've been working at counter-purposes.

Here's the system as I have been able to figure the pages:

  • redirect subtypes can show up on any namespace. If the redirect is old and has 10 or fewer inbounds, it can be cut.
  • Work pages show up in the medium namespaces.
  • Example sub-pages to the main work page are in the following namespaces:
    • Characters
    • Recap
    • namespaces named for the work page
  • Sub-pages are pages in a namespace named for a trope, for example:
    • Crowning moment of Heartwarming
    • Ambiguously Gay
    • Ax Crazy
  • Sub pages are also for things not directly related to objective tropes:
    • YMMV
    • Trivia
    • Quotes
    • Analysis
  • Indexes: this is where you and I have undone each other's work: I've been approaching it as "only mediums and genre pages are indexes, everything else is type +index". I understand that "index+index" is the wrong way to program the pages, too. Something about the system misreading the instruction.

  • Ghost Wicks: I think I've been undoing some of Sept's work here: I'm given to understand that they've been putting ghost wick pages into the contributor type. I stopped sending them to the cutlist when I learned that. Rather confused on what to do with them now.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Apr 3rd 2014 at 9:55:39 PM

In my mind "just for fun" is a problem page type, mainly because of its unclear scope - I do not agree with putting Drinking Game and stuff like Inspector Spacetime there, the latter mostly for tech reasons though.

As for "contributor" + Main/, that's the page type I use for all Main/ pages that are for ghost wicks; so as to make it easy to list and cutlist them. There are a lot of them and thus I haven't done them all in one batch.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Apr 4th 2014 at 4:57:00 PM

I figure "Just For Fun" pages are little games that editors play, but neither should be crosswicked anywhere. Indexed or Wicked (referencing the page itself), but never used in trope example lists.

Does that mean I can go back to batch cutlisting the blank pages?

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Apr 4th 2014 at 5:07:08 PM

I really do feel that the Drinking Games fit because they don't really list tropes. It's more of a game really, even if they're subpages for works...

The Drinking Game trope can stay that way (since it's treated as a trope anyhow). Anything listed under JustForFun.Drinking Game, I say all are "fun".

edited 4th Apr '14 5:09:04 PM by EarlOfSandvich

I now go by Graf von Tirol.
WaterBlap Blapper of Water Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Blapper of Water
May 12th 2017 at 10:47:16 AM

Originally brought this up in this ATT thread

Concerning subpages in Main/, I think most of those aren’t actually subpages.

There have been a few pages under the List/ namespace that seems pretty deprecated (I’ve cleared out a lot of those pages, including pages with their own namespace (and there was also the relatively recent Weapons.Destiny page), especially since much of that sort of information could probably be better kept on Wikipedia or that particular work’s Wikia site. A majority of these pages are pure lists.

Six of these pages could use more appropriate page typing, two of them are archives, and one of them is a “ghost wick” from the Ptitle system.

Note that nearly all of the pages that include the word “list” were created by Dragon Quest Z (who hasn't been active in over a year).

There’s also a list of Console RPG Cliches that go from 1 to 192. IMO, I think these could be moved to a Console RPG Cliches/ namespace and be made subpages of The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Clichés.

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Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
May 13th 2017 at 2:27:53 AM

[up] Oh wow, that's a mess!

We don't muck with archives, but otherwise, yeah, I'd be in favor of cutting most of those, and doing something appropriate with the rest.

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WaterBlap Blapper of Water Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Blapper of Water
May 13th 2017 at 7:49:40 AM

Alright. I add the lists to the cutlist, since that seems to be the most clear cut thing to do.

EDIT: There is also That Guy With The Glasses Index, which is typed correctly (as an index), but relates directly to these pages.

edited 13th May '17 8:02:02 AM by WaterBlap

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
May 13th 2017 at 8:35:13 AM

[up][up] Notable Fanfiction Archives, and the two sublists from there, are not protected by that rule. I'm not really sure why they're even here. We don't "index" pages that aren't on this wiki.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
May 13th 2017 at 11:28:41 AM

[up] Fair enough. I'm not sure how we define "official" archives, but it makes sense that just putting "Archive" in the name of a page shouldn't be enough to magically protect it from future modification or deletion. Especially since the word appears in some work names...

So...how do I determine if a page is an official TVT archive which shouldn't be mucked with?

Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
WaterBlap Blapper of Water Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Blapper of Water
May 13th 2017 at 11:32:25 AM

I think all official archives are locked when they're created, and I think they'll only have one edit in their history.

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Mar 11th 2021 at 8:37:12 AM

Bumping, because... hoo boy.

More than 3400 Creator/ pages that are page typed as "work" when it should be "creator or person". And that was after I changed some of these to their proper place. Is the automated system defaulting them to "work" or something?

Edited by GrafVonTirol on Mar 11th 2021 at 9:15:34 AM

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