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Apr 14th 2018 at 5:49:11 PM

[up] - Given that there's a Film.The Girl Next Door disambig, with 2,349 inbounds, do we cut that, leave it, or make it redirect to Main?

edited 14th Apr '18 5:49:58 PM by Malady

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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Apr 14th 2018 at 6:50:28 PM

[up]redirect to main. No point having multiple disambigs for the same phrase

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Apr 15th 2018 at 11:13:00 AM

[up][up] Most of those inbounds are probably supposed to be one of the specific film pages with that name.

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Apr 15th 2018 at 11:20:22 AM

[up] - Well, I could undo / revert the conversion... Go ahead and ask the mods for it, if you want.

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Apr 26th 2018 at 1:01:17 AM

I've moved The Damned to The Damned (1969), since there is more than one film by that title. Since there is also at least one book and a band by the same name with pages, Main.The Damned (which is currently empty) seems like a logical disambiguation page to redirect Film.The Damned to.

edited 26th Apr '18 1:04:56 AM by Morgenthaler

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Apr 26th 2018 at 4:01:17 AM

[up] - IIRC, it'd still be better handled by auto-disambig, unless we have a trope for Damned souls, or things that are just called Main.Damned?

And we do, so perhaps Main.Damned is the better disambiguation, especially since that's empty too.

edited 26th Apr '18 11:07:20 AM by Malady

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Apr 26th 2018 at 4:24:34 AM

We have Infernal Tropes, which includes damned souls/people/places/etc. Please include that in the disambiguation.

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May 30th 2018 at 9:15:07 AM

Bumped this to say I found Trolls, and while some redirects like these are cut due to being plural, I think it could be a good disambig. What do you think?


Trolls may refer to: If an internal wick brought you here, please change it so it points to the correct page.

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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
May 30th 2018 at 1:56:00 PM

Isn't there also Trollz and Trollkins

edited 30th May '18 1:56:48 PM by lakingsif

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Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
May 31st 2018 at 1:59:23 AM

Alright, then I'll disambiguate Trolls.

It's the final year of school (assuming I don't go to another one) and exams are looking on the horizon, so I may not be as active.
Jun 8th 2018 at 3:30:07 AM

Plot-Induced Stupidity redirects to Forgot About His Powers, but is much broader in scope. I think it should be made into a disambiguation between that and Idiot Ball.

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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Jun 8th 2018 at 4:49:02 AM OH MY GOD; MY PARENTS ARE GARDENIIIIINNNNGGGGG!!!!!
Jun 8th 2018 at 12:31:43 PM

[up][up] + [up] - Sounds more like an index or supertrope then?

210 wicks, and 4k+ inbounds, wow.

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Jun 11th 2018 at 12:33:38 AM

It used to be an old trope, the new name of which is Forgot About His Powers, precisely because of the misleading name.

We do seem to have an index for Contrived Stupidity Tropes. Perhaps redirect it there instead?

I'm a little dysfunctional, don't you know? If you push me it might be bad. Get a little emotional, don't you know?
Jun 11th 2018 at 4:08:59 AM

[up] - But is it always contrived? ... I guess it usually is enough, to count?

And also vague enough?

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
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Jun 11th 2018 at 6:31:38 AM

I agree with changing the Plot-Induced Stupidity redirect to direct users to Contrived Stupidity Tropes because "plot-induced" is another way to say "contrived" (contrasting plot based and character based descision-making).

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lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Jun 11th 2018 at 7:12:35 AM

Also think it should redirect to Contrived Stupidity Tropes.

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Jul 1st 2018 at 5:49:12 PM

[up] - Nothing's been done yet, and:

I found Literature.Berserker, where Main.Berserker is currently just a redirect to Main.The Berserker.


I assume there's no reason for edit loss if we get an update, or a design reversal or anything... Having that happen would mean there's some connection between design and page history that I'd find strange...

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Aug 21st 2018 at 8:16:47 AM

I suggest making Djinn into a disambiguation. It currently redirects to Genie in a Bottle, but there are a whole bunch of tropes relating to genies aside from that one. In addition, there are at least two work pages by that title: Film.Djinn and ComicBook.Djinn.

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Aug 21st 2018 at 9:35:00 AM

[up] - Makes sense. Wonder what VideoGame.Golden Sun's use of the term, would be under.

Gotta clean out those 14 wicks...

Edited by Malady on Aug 21st 2018 at 10:25:37 AM

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Aug 27th 2018 at 12:45:19 PM

Checking in for opinions here; I'm preparing to make Main.Nightfall a disambiguation (and turn Literature.Nightfall into a redirect to the Main page).

I haven't given much thought to the tropes that might need to be disambiguated there, and wanted to know if I should limit the work list to One-Word Title examples, or include other times the word Nightfall is used in the title (such as Corruption At Nightfall). What do the rest of you think?

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Aug 27th 2018 at 1:47:05 PM

"Corruption At Nightfall" feels too different to go into the disambig...

And the auto-disambig would serve, for works... IIRC, policy is not to make Main disambigs unless there's tropes to be disambiguated to.

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Aug 27th 2018 at 2:29:40 PM

Multiple films and multiple literature entries. I figure creating a single disambiguation made more sense than a disambiguation for each medium.

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