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We've just pushed a large overhaul public. Please report complaints, comments and concerns here. When reporting bugs, please make sure you include which browser(s) and platform(s) you have encountered the issue with.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why did we do this? This update has been in development for over a year. It replaces a vast amount of messy code on the back-end, gives us a new modernized design, updates us to https, and creates a platform that we can more easily build on for future updates.
  • Can we go back to the old design? This isn't happening. We'll make the new one work.
  • Why are there so many bugs? As with any major overhaul, some problems will occur. The developers are working full-time on fixing stuff.

Frequently Reported Issues

This isn't everything, just the most common problems.

Status Values 

    General Site Issues 
  • Being logged in as someone else, sort of. [FIXED]
  • Where'd the "Folders Open" toggle go? Not a bug, it's in your profile.
  • Multiple issues with the new site search feature. [Logged]
    • No sorting options.
    • Forum poster search is gone. [FIXED]
    • Can't search specifically by thread title, making results unhelpful.
    • Pagination doesn't work correctly — the last page displays as if there were no search results.
  • Line breaks don't work in some areas. (Ask The Tropers, Trope Launch Pad, forum previews) [Patched]
    • ATT, TLP, forum previews fixed. Some more line breaking issues were identified and are being worked on.
  • The Cut List does not work.
    • Cannot approve or deny requests. [FIXED]
    • Line breaks don't work. [FIXED]
    • Cut request reasons don't appear. [FIXED]
    • Additional cutlist issues noted here.
  • Note, subscript, and superscript formatting are broken in various places. [FIXED]
  • Night vision has significant readability problems. [Patched]
  • Namespace index is broken. [Logged]

    Wiki Issues 
  • Articles may become locked when edited, or when backing out of editing without clicking Cancel. Moderators can remove the locks but can't fix the underlying problem. [Patched]
    • Remaining issue: the lock system still doesn't distinguish between an article that's locked and one that's checked out for editing.
  • Edits won't save when "<" or ">" characters are present in the markup. [Patched]
    • HTML detection was disabled for the time being. We're working on a more robust system.
  • Edits won't save when the [norreallife] tag is present in the markup. [FIXED]
  • Redirects are broken. [Patched]
    • This is at least partially fixed. We need to know if there are any remaining problems.
  • Indexing is broken. [In Progress]
  • Images on wiki articles are rendered smaller than in the previous design. [Patched]
    • Resizing images with [quoteright] tags is still broken.
  • The "Following" list (formerly called the Watchlist) doesn't distinguish visually between viewed and unviewed articles. [In Progress]
  • Custom titles are no longer appearing in all places where they should. [FIXED]
  • In-line icons for Flame Bait, Trivia, and YMMV wicks are intended, but sometimes overlap preceding text. [Patched]
    • Trivia icons should not appear in-line. (Design issue, logged)
    • In second-level bullets, icons overlap preceding text. [Logged]
  • The [invoked] tag no longer suppresses the aforementioned icons. [Logged]

    Forum Issues 
  • [quoteblock] markup causes everything inside to appear italic and squashed together. [FIXED]
  • Line breaking for external links doesn't work correctly. [FIXED]
  • Post numbering is no longer visible, although you can retrieve it from the hard-link. [Logged]
  • "Delete all posts by user" mod feature now causes posts to be completely hidden instead of replaced with "Troll Post". [Logged]
  • "Mark all as read" forum feature doesn't work. [Logged]
  • "Save Draft" feature doesn't work as expected. [Logged]
  • Forum post preview doesn't show all markup. [FIXED]
  • Unread indicators on individual forums (topics.php) seem to have nothing to do with whether you actually have any unread posts. [Logged]

    Miscellaneous 
  • Avatar upload is broken. [In Progress]
  • Avatar galleries aren't formatted properly. [Logged]
  • Crowners are broken. [Logged]
  • Namespace configurator (mod tool) is missing some auto page type options, and the namespace locking feature doesn't work. [Logged]

Previously compiled lists of problems: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Edited by Fighteer on Jul 13th 2018 at 3:56:59 PM

SeptimusHeap MOD from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:44:00 PM

We've just pushed a large overhaul public. Please report complaints, comments and concerns here. When reporting bugs, please make sure you include which browser(s) and platform(s) you have encountered the issue with.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why did we do this? This update has been in development for over a year. It replaces a vast amount of messy code on the back-end, gives us a new modernized design, updates us to https, and creates a platform that we can more easily build on for future updates.
  • Can we go back to the old design? This isn't happening. We'll make the new one work.
  • Why are there so many bugs? As with any major overhaul, some problems will occur. The developers are working full-time on fixing stuff.

Frequently Reported Issues

This isn't everything, just the most common problems.

Status Values 

    General Site Issues 
  • Being logged in as someone else, sort of. [FIXED]
  • Where'd the "Folders Open" toggle go? Not a bug, it's in your profile.
  • Multiple issues with the new site search feature. [Logged]
    • No sorting options.
    • Forum poster search is gone. [FIXED]
    • Can't search specifically by thread title, making results unhelpful.
    • Pagination doesn't work correctly — the last page displays as if there were no search results.
  • Line breaks don't work in some areas. (Ask The Tropers, Trope Launch Pad, forum previews) [Patched]
    • ATT, TLP, forum previews fixed. Some more line breaking issues were identified and are being worked on.
  • The Cut List does not work.
    • Cannot approve or deny requests. [FIXED]
    • Line breaks don't work. [FIXED]
    • Cut request reasons don't appear. [FIXED]
    • Additional cutlist issues noted here.
  • Note, subscript, and superscript formatting are broken in various places. [FIXED]
  • Night vision has significant readability problems. [Patched]
  • Namespace index is broken. [Logged]

    Wiki Issues 
  • Articles may become locked when edited, or when backing out of editing without clicking Cancel. Moderators can remove the locks but can't fix the underlying problem. [Patched]
    • Remaining issue: the lock system still doesn't distinguish between an article that's locked and one that's checked out for editing.
  • Edits won't save when "<" or ">" characters are present in the markup. [Patched]
    • HTML detection was disabled for the time being. We're working on a more robust system.
  • Edits won't save when the [norreallife] tag is present in the markup. [FIXED]
  • Redirects are broken. [Patched]
    • This is at least partially fixed. We need to know if there are any remaining problems.
  • Indexing is broken. [In Progress]
  • Images on wiki articles are rendered smaller than in the previous design. [Patched]
    • Resizing images with [quoteright] tags is still broken.
  • The "Following" list (formerly called the Watchlist) doesn't distinguish visually between viewed and unviewed articles. [In Progress]
  • Custom titles are no longer appearing in all places where they should. [FIXED]
  • In-line icons for Flame Bait, Trivia, and YMMV wicks are intended, but sometimes overlap preceding text. [Patched]
    • Trivia icons should not appear in-line. (Design issue, logged)
    • In second-level bullets, icons overlap preceding text. [Logged]
  • The [invoked] tag no longer suppresses the aforementioned icons. [Logged]

    Forum Issues 
  • [quoteblock] markup causes everything inside to appear italic and squashed together. [FIXED]
  • Line breaking for external links doesn't work correctly. [FIXED]
  • Post numbering is no longer visible, although you can retrieve it from the hard-link. [Logged]
  • "Delete all posts by user" mod feature now causes posts to be completely hidden instead of replaced with "Troll Post". [Logged]
  • "Mark all as read" forum feature doesn't work. [Logged]
  • "Save Draft" feature doesn't work as expected. [Logged]
  • Forum post preview doesn't show all markup. [FIXED]
  • Unread indicators on individual forums (topics.php) seem to have nothing to do with whether you actually have any unread posts. [Logged]

    Miscellaneous 
  • Avatar upload is broken. [In Progress]
  • Avatar galleries aren't formatted properly. [Logged]
  • Crowners are broken. [Logged]
  • Namespace configurator (mod tool) is missing some auto page type options, and the namespace locking feature doesn't work. [Logged]

Previously compiled lists of problems: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Edited by Fighteer on Jul 13th 2018 at 3:56:59 PM

Hayati The lord of Jelly world! from Jelly world, Neopia
The lord of Jelly world!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:45:26 PM

I ended up as Ekul Teabag for a couple of minutes, alonmg with a few other users I can't remember the name of.

I logged out, logged back in, issue did not come back.

-wobbles-
EkulTeabag Lord Teabag from Sandy, Bedfordshire Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Lord Teabag
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:46:12 PM

I logged in with my username and password twice and got two different accounts. Third time ended up with mine. Might wanna look into that?

Jun 26th 2018 at 12:46:20 PM

On Safari, it either won't let me log in at all, or I'll be logged in as a completely different user.

Also, my watchlist is all messed up. Everything automatically becomes unread when I leave the page, which didn't happen previously.

Karxrida Summer Sun from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:46:31 PM

Edits don't seem to be saving.

The    evil    formatting no longer seems to work in your forum title, which is lame. I presume text coloring and strike are also affected.

We still don't have a quote button.

Edited by Karxrida on Jun 26th 2018 at 12:46:54 PM

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
CyberController World's cutest (and most psychotic) god. Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
World's cutest (and most psychotic) god.
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:46:39 PM

For some reason, when I tried posting in a forum thread, it said it was "private".

I was posting in the Trash Heap, by the way.

Gridman is nice. Wait, is that someone familiar?
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:46:55 PM

I just tried making an edit but all I got was a blank window when I pressed save. Other than that this doesn't seem to be as bad as the last change.

Knowledge is Power, Guard it Well
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:47:06 PM

The browser version of the site seems broken.

Mobile version seems to be fine, but I also had an error where I was logged in as another account (I donít know the accountís name, but it definitely wasnít mine).

RIG RIG from Peru Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
RIG
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:47:13 PM

The characters "files" that contained all respective Character tropes now don't show ALL the tropes when you open them.

DrNoPuma Thanks for showing me this, Bluethorn! from Phantomile Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Thanks for showing me this, Bluethorn!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:47:41 PM

Did the "Show Spoilers" option get removed entirely? I need my spoilers! :P

EDIT: Never mind, I see it's on the profile now.

Edited by DrNoPuma on Jun 26th 2018 at 3:51:20 PM

Rise of Skywalker spoilers: Rocket sneaks in and steals the macguffin needed to revive Palpatine.
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:48:22 PM

  • Night Vision has a problem with new posts as it displayed them as light gray on bright
  • a lack of automatic line breaks means that one long "word" can get out of the box and further and further to the right, making it necessary to scroll

WendytheCreeper bees from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
bees
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:48:26 PM

[up]Similar issue at first, I got Dwask 117 and some others before I got logged into my own account. Also had some database connection issues to random pages.

I'm starting to see some of the site graphics display correctly now, and I'm in my own account now.

gendo ikari is my fursona
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:48:40 PM

I tried making an edit to Kaguya-sama: Love Is War. Right afterwords, the page was suddenly marked as locked.

SenorCornholio Someone With a Computer from Brigham City, UT Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Someone With a Computer
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:49:06 PM

I ended up logging in as several other people, too. Not only that, but when I looked at the pages I normally visit, everything got shrunken down. Nothing pops out, anymore; it's all miniature images you'd see on your standard textbook wiki. Also, remember when the notes were just subscripts? Now they're normal text and it's incredibly distracting.

I thought this was supposed to make using the site easier. This doesn't look easier, is all I'm saying. Maybe a patch would make things work out better?

"I have done nothing. This is your destiny. Accept it with dignity!" - Melia Antiqua, Xenoblade
Karxrida Summer Sun from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:49:18 PM

The "save changes" button in the user profile setting is missing.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
Idungoofed19 Grapefruit Hater from The Bone Zone Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Grapefruit Hater
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:49:29 PM

Who needs color when you have... blue, dull blue-grey, grey, darker grey, and black.

Does your God know insects grow in my pome?
Trip nammu from the land of the lost horizon
nammu
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:50:15 PM

Can confirm the "log into other accounts" bug happened with me.

They say even a worm will turn. But... fufufu...
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:51:33 PM

I'd like a way to go back to the old design, like with Reddit.

Jun 26th 2018 at 12:52:07 PM

My account basically morphs into someone elses everytime I refresh. I was Emperor_Ing just five seconds ago.

MorningStar1337 Does this look like the face of Mercy? from 🤔
Does this look like the face of Mercy?
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:52:45 PM

Account bug happened to me.

Edited by MorningStar1337 on Jun 26th 2018 at 12:52:44 PM

"We're TV Tropes. We don't need bots to ruin people's lives.". -nightwyrm_zero
WendytheCreeper bees from Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
bees
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:52:53 PM

Is there a 1.8 overhaul summary of changes/known bugs, or will one be made soon? I think that'd be real useful right now.

gendo ikari is my fursona
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:53:09 PM

Is the Thread Watchlist gone? I canít seem to find it.

Edit: nm found it

Edited by lrrose on Jun 26th 2018 at 3:53:20 PM

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:53:38 PM

I logged in briefly as at least one other account as well, though my browser almost instantly logged me back out.

Also have the night vision issue mentioned above.

Edited by Rationalinsanity on Jun 26th 2018 at 4:53:33 PM

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:53:45 PM

Please revert some of the changes on the forum thread watchlist. For someone who has many threads on it, needing to see all of them every time I check is very obtuse and gives me no benefit.

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:54:11 PM

The Thread Watchlist is called "Following" on the main forum page. "Thread Watchlist" seems to only show up in threads.

Also, I somehow stopped changing into random users by logging out and logging back in?

Edited by strawberryflavored on Jun 26th 2018 at 3:56:16 PM

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153

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