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I noticed that TV Tropes has made many additions to this list of villainy. I think that it should be organized better.
Mod Note: these five pages have now been renamed to Just For Fun.TV Tropes Additional Evil Overlord Vows Cellblocks E-I
Here's what I think we should do:
Does anyone else have any other suggestions for solutions?
edited 5th Sep '14 3:37:32 PM by AHI-3000
Merging the Additional Vows pages is a no go. They would go over the page size limits immediately.
Then perhaps we can rename the pages so that they all have similar titles, and split them further when necessary. What I was trying to say is that they should all be indexed under a single super-page.
I personally would have started this topic in Wiki Talk first - we haven't decided after all whether there is any problem worth fixing there. I'll ask for a move to that forum unless objections come up.
Sure, I don't mind having this moved.
My first proposal is to move the pages.
I agree, get those things out of Main. Clean-up would also be good if someone want to do it, but namespacing them correctly ought to be done either way.
I've moved the thread.
The question that needs to be answered is "are the various subdivisions sufficiently different that having different naming conventions makes sense?". Personally, I don't see much difference, certainly not enough to make them sound like they're completely different things.
The only one that we CANNOT change is the original list, since it isn't ours, and part of the terms under which we're allowed to have it is that it not be altered.
I don't know if Cellblock A and Cellblock B were also taken for a source outside the wiki in their entirety. It sounds like they may have been. If that's the case then having them divided from the additions we've made over the years (the Tv Tropes Additional Vows pages) makes sense.
But changing the name of the TV Tropes Additional Vows pages to TV Tropes Cellblock C, D and so on, taking out the word "additional" and continuing the Celblock numbering from C rather than starting it over at A would work. Like so:
edited 1st Sep '14 1:59:52 PM by Madrugada
Yes, the Cellblocks are taken from outside. Same website as the original Evil Overlord List, actually.
Yeah I think that the original Cellblocks are extensions of the original Evil Overlord List, and as such it should also remain unaltered.
So now we have more questions. Should the TV Tropes Additions start at A or C?
If the original Cellblocks are from an outside source, I think we should start the TV Tropes Cellblocks at C to avoid confusing Cellblock A with TV Tropes Cellblock A
Okay, let's start them at C. Also, with the TV Tropes lists, we should replace all the bullet points with numbers, it would also make organization easier.
If we're going to do all that work (and I think it's a very good idea) let's cull out the duplicates while we're at it.
Duplicate entries? I agree, some of those lists have become so long and unorganized that some of the same EOL rules and jokes have probably been repeated. We should also remove whatever isn't really relevant to the subject matter.
Also, how should the workload for this clean-up be divided? I can join in.
edited 2nd Sep '14 12:19:01 PM by AHI-3000
It would be useful to have a workshop thread for it if possible and making sure to link here to show at least one mod is onboard for a good reason.
If the reorganizing and general clean up effort involves changing names of the entries a "related to" check followed by wick clean up would be needed after they are renamed. Removing the duplicate entries and generic clean up would just be bog standard grunt work of checking over the various entries.
Well that was easy. They are not really linked much else but to each other and a few other spots on the site.
edited 2nd Sep '14 7:17:04 PM by TuefelHundenIV
Today I edited TV Tropes Additional Evil Overlord Vows Cellblock A. I changed all of the bullet points into numbers. There are at least 222 items on the list (not counting all the sub-items).
Besides what I've already stated, the lists need to be improved like this: There needs to be a lot more brevity. The original Evil Overlord Lists summarized all of the points quickly. But the guys writing the additions on this website seem to be writing this at the length of a novel. Anybody will be bored by long and semi-coherent rambling.
edited 3rd Sep '14 1:03:12 PM by AHI-3000
I like the numbers idea. It makes it way easier to reference stuff.
I'll take a look and see if I can simplify/shorten some of it. Shortening points would probably help with the readability at any rate. Also, is it just me or can a lot of examples be cut so that just the main thesis is left? Cause that would help a lot.
edited 3rd Sep '14 1:39:27 PM by ObsidianFire
I personally think that at least some of the content on the EOL additions should be cut out, although I think that it's something that the community as a whole should decide.
I'm seeing a lot of Example As Thesis going on on the TV Tropes Additional Evil Overlord Vows Cellblock A page. And some of the examples are so convoluted that they don't make sense. It's really a pain to read at this point.
Added numbering to TV Tropes Additional Evil Overlord Vows Cellblock B. Which thankfully has only 22 major items.
edited 3rd Sep '14 2:01:06 PM by ObsidianFire
I barely made it into the first cellblock of the expanded list before getting bored. Boring one's readers is not a recipe for success in writing.
Doing the numbering for the other cellblocks.
Also, what's up with the weird pattern where Cellbocks A and C have 200+ main entries and Cellblocks B and D have less then 40 entries?
Finished adding numbering for Additional Evil Overlord List Cellblock A and Additional Evil Overlord List Cellblock B.
In addition, these pages suffer heavily from Conversation In The Main Page. Actually they read more like an Evil Overloard Forum Thread then a list. Will do the rest later as they're even longer then these.
edited 3rd Sep '14 3:03:13 PM by ObsidianFire
It sounds like a case of run away writing that needs to be tweaked to both make sense and cut down the clutter.
Dear lord the Natter!I just looked at Additional Evil Overlord List Cellblock A and —- oh god.
These things aren't supposed to be freaking essays. The first one with 10 subpoints, detailing the whole plan? Completely misses the point of the list. The one about capes, with multiple third-level bullets? It sounds like someone with a case of Multiple Personality Disorder bad enough to render them non-functional.
Maddy: I am sorry I looked. That page needs a brush whacker. Nearly every single entry is affected with natter, word cruft, and bad bullet levels. The other pages are not any better.
So should we make this an official clean up project as it looks like the pages are in dire need of quality control and a fair bit of reading over the various entries. Some of the sub-point at a glance might be salvageable as individual points in their own right.
edited 3rd Sep '14 3:50:07 PM by TuefelHundenIV
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