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Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Jan 12th 2017 at 7:39:53 PM

Can we just resolve what we have on the crowner already? It's friggin' huge at the moment O_O

Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Jan 17th 2017 at 1:25:01 PM

Whoops, double post.

edited 17th Jan '17 11:28:43 PM by Theatre_Maven_3695

Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Jan 17th 2017 at 1:26:01 PM

Bumping and hollering.

edited 17th Jan '17 1:26:42 PM by Theatre_Maven_3695

Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Feb 3rd 2017 at 1:30:15 PM

Came across Website.Scorehero in the course of cleaning up a TRS decision, which is apparently a forum for fans of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and other such games.

Going solely by what's on the page, it doesn't seem like something that's really worthy of a page here, given how sparse it is.

All your safe space are belong to Trump
Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Feb 8th 2017 at 2:24:36 PM

Is Not Always Right and its sister pages even worth it? NAR a mess of Weblinks Are Not Examples ZCE's and RL troping/gossip besides (and the others are likely more of the same). Opinions?

edited 8th Feb '17 2:34:54 PM by Theatre_Maven_3695

AnotherDuck No, the other one. from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Feb 8th 2017 at 3:13:10 PM

The presentation is as funny stories that happen to be real. Considering what it is, especially with the anonymity, I suspect a lot of it is made up, or altered.

Check out my fanfiction!
Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Feb 8th 2017 at 3:35:15 PM

Without official confirmation of that, it's best to err on the side of caution IMO.

Merseyuser1 from Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 9th 2017 at 7:01:12 AM

Should the sites I added, Dating Reality And Things and John The Mancunian Man, be removed or does There Is No Such Thing As Notability apply? I wasn't trying to Entry Pimp these, just added them due to their partial obscurity.

I was nearly about to add Stockport TED, a hodgepodge of various sites by one author, but due to its obscurity, should it be left, or added, because there's a lot of tropes discussed by its author?

Merseyuser1 from Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 9th 2017 at 10:50:15 AM

I would move You Tube and Tumblr to being their own Web Original articles, due to cultural reasons, and perhaps give the Tumblr article a full-scale Continuity Reboot, if we were prepared to do it as a "stick-to-the-facts, this is a historian writing it" type angle, and then have the tropes listed, but split into:

    Technology 

    Others 

Would this work?

edited 10th Feb '17 11:03:29 AM by Merseyuser1

Spinosegnosaurus77 Troy & Abed in the morning! from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Troy & Abed in the morning!
Feb 9th 2017 at 11:11:41 AM

[up] Maybe use Tumblr as an index for works hosted on the site?

Cool. Coolcoolcool.
Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Feb 9th 2017 at 12:47:17 PM

[up] I agree. And [up][up] even if this scheme gets implemented, the Userbase folder will be removed from it. We never trope users here. A) it's blatantly off-mission, and B) it's tantamount to saying "Welcome trolls and flame warriors! Please feel free to turn our site into the next 4chan!" No thank you.

Merseyuser1 from Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Feb 10th 2017 at 11:03:18 AM

OK, good point. I've edited that bit out.

Xtifr World's Toughest Milkman Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Feb 10th 2017 at 12:05:15 PM

As a publisher, Tumblr would go under Creator/. So there's no real reason to keep the existing page. If someone wants to make a Creator.Tumblr page, that would be fine. (Nice, even.)

Ditto for some similar cases.

Speaking words of fandom: let it squee, let it squee.
Theatre_Maven_3695 from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Feb 24th 2017 at 8:05:50 PM

'K, so apparently Not Always X has come up in ATT as a salted nuke candidate for the same reasons I gave earlier (flies in the face of the RL troping ban/ROCEJ with the ZCE problem just a sideshow). Thoughts? Keep in mind that even the mods (well, Fighteer at any rate) are looking to kill it now.

Candi Sorcerer in training from Closer to rimward than hubward Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Sorcerer in training
Feb 24th 2017 at 8:13:43 PM

As a longtime NAR/X reader, some of the stories are definitely fake, especially those in unfiltered.

BUT

Some are 100% definitely real.

There are FB pages dedicated to each of the sites. Plus, when the sites came under new ownership, they opted to allow FB commenting on the stories themselves.

Both on the FB pages and in the comments, people have stepped forward and said, "That's my story." They've also often provided more details, sequels and conclusions to the fiascos involved. (And had appropriate fits when important stuff was changed.)

So yes, some volume of the stories are troping Real Life people.

I'm not happy about the pages being cut, BUT I think NAR/X are not part of this site's mission.

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. -Terry Pratchett
InsanityPrelude Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Feb 24th 2017 at 10:18:49 PM

I've already put some time into trying to clean up a little (at least on the Memes/ subpage, since the main and YMMV pages are locked and have been for ages), but by the "no troping userbase antics" criterion... yeah, Tumblr would have very little left. I just skimmed the main page for it and paring it down to only the website/tech would leave just a few examples.

(Specifically, these: Anti Poop-Socking, Ascended Glitch, *maybe* Design Student's Orgasm since that one's mostly about the official themes, Get Back in the Closet, and Take That!. The example for Urban Legend might be usable, but it's under the wrong trope. The rest are about things users do with/on the site.)

I hate to see a page so many people have put work into discarded, but if we have to ditch it as a tropable "work", I'd suggest we at least keep a Useful Notes page around given its prominence as a fandom hub and content host.

I suspect Reddit's gonna be in the same boat for the same reasons.

NateTheGreat Pika is the bombchu!
Pika is the bombchu!
Feb 25th 2017 at 4:43:08 AM

My two cents: I enjoy the sites. The identities of the guilty and stupid are concealed, so it's hardly mudslinging at specific people. In many cases people are willing to confess to their own stupid moments.

mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really.
Spinosegnosaurus77 Troy & Abed in the morning! from Ontario, Canada Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Troy & Abed in the morning!
Feb 25th 2017 at 6:35:18 AM

[up][up] A Useful Notes page for Tumblr could also serve as an index for works hosted on Tumblr.

Cool. Coolcoolcool.
WaterBlap Blapper of Water Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Blapper of Water
Feb 25th 2017 at 9:43:57 AM

I've also participated in the clean-up effort of Tumblr's meme page, so I'd like to chime in on that topic. A Useful Notes page for Tumblr might be better than a Creator one since Tumblr itself doesn't really create anything. It hosts other people's work (i.e. their blogs). (This is different from something like TV broadcasting networks, since they don't just host works but sometimes fund works etc.)

[witty saying]
Nohbody "In distress", my ass. from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
"In distress", my ass.
Feb 25th 2017 at 7:57:41 PM

[up][up][up] "I like it" is not sufficient reason to keep a page if it's problematic, and even if the entries are sufficiently anonymized it's still troping RL people.

All your safe space are belong to Trump
Feb 25th 2017 at 7:59:44 PM

Given how Acts of Gord is said to be basically Not Always Right, with a smaller focus, in their descriptions, I guess it's also against this site's mission?

And yeah, can the crowner be cleaned up??

edited 25th Feb '17 8:00:21 PM by Malady

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Berrenta Spacefarer from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Spacefarer
Feb 26th 2017 at 8:48:26 PM

Calling Wikia and Sargon of Akkad. I can't get to the wicks at the moment, but I will tomorrow. Unless of someone wants to handle the wicks?

InsanityPrelude Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Feb 27th 2017 at 6:26:48 PM

[up][up] Nah, I'd say the tighter focus is why Acts of Gord is worth keeping. It's one person's stories so people aren't just pimping their own entries, the contextless links as examples are totally avoided, and the writing style is a bit more storytelling-oriented. If it being based on experiences Gord (presumably) actually had is enough to make it off-mission, we'd have to cut every work that's based on a true story.

(As for Not Always Right itself, eh, I'm ambivalent. I'd want to see how it looks after some heavy-duty cleanup- scrubbing the ZC Es and editorializing- before taking the nuclear option.)

edited 27th Feb '17 6:29:10 PM by InsanityPrelude

Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Mar 21st 2017 at 4:44:24 PM

Wiki.Fantendo came across the radar due to its creator(s) placing it on the Cut List and that request being denied. I offer that it does not meet the criteria for keeping according to our general rules on such things. Regardless, it has a Main redirect that needs dewicking.

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WaterBlap Blapper of Water Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Blapper of Water
Mar 21st 2017 at 6:25:22 PM

From what I can tell, it has original content. The closest wiki that we trope that I can think of off the top of my head is SCP Foundation. While I agree with many of the Fantendo commenters that the quality of our page is pretty bad, I don't think that it doesn't meet the criteria for keeping.

[witty saying]

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28th Jul '17 2:02:10 PM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
Crowner to decide which pages about web sites are pertinent to our site.

Vote yes if you believe a page should be cut.

Vote no if you believe a page is acceptable for our site or could be salvaged or repurposed (give details in a post.)

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