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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

Lymantria "Mordor!" from Toronto Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
"Mordor!"
Aug 2nd 2018 at 1:23:18 PM

Does anyone have a vague estimate of when 2.0 will be released?

Also, although I have no interest in doing it, the "mark all as read" setting doesn't work. (I accidentally clicked on it).

Edited by Lymantria on Aug 2nd 2018 at 4:34:47 AM

Join the Five-Man Band cleanup project!
Aug 2nd 2018 at 7:33:29 PM

[up] I thought they said 2.0 was years away...

alnair20aug93 🏃🚗❄✒ from Furryppines #120Years Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
🏃🚗❄✒
Aug 3rd 2018 at 12:31:56 AM

Am I the only who has this?

There are like slashes in words where there are apostrophes and quote marks on some forum threads and Discussion pages.

Example: It's like here on this one.

That's all there is. There isn't anymore. "YOWZA!!!"
naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Aug 3rd 2018 at 6:40:45 AM

[up]Been reported. I have it too.

Aug 3rd 2018 at 9:45:29 AM

[up][up] I have also encountered that, not in the forums, but on the Liveblogs. Speaking of, on the main Liveblogs page https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/lbs.php the blogs are all listed from oldest to newest, and there is no way to sort them otherwise. It "says" you can sort them, but it just gives the blogs in the same order no matter what you do. Also, no search function.

Midna Cutest spider from Texas, unfortunately Relationship Status: Desperate
Cutest spider
Aug 3rd 2018 at 9:56:41 AM

For some reason, on Firefox (61.0.1) I'm getting a massive CPU usage spike whenever I try to edit a page. It jumps from like 2-5% idling to 25% when I'm editing. I suspect this has something to do with the countdown timer that's on the page since it doesn't happen when I'm writing a post.

Ahuhuhu~ Blags: Main, F Yeah Panel de Pon
TalesofUnder Another pirate gal? from On a cruise ship Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Another pirate gal?
Aug 3rd 2018 at 7:29:51 PM

One thing I would REALLY like to see come back is colored text in signatures.

What is with this continuous theme of female pirates? ....Probably just a coincidence.
Lymantria "Mordor!" from Toronto Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
"Mordor!"
Aug 3rd 2018 at 10:20:28 PM

[up] It's gone?

Before the update, large text and colours were disabled on the wiki (not on the forums). Now, last time I tested, colours work but not large text (and pre-existing large text is broken).

Join the Five-Man Band cleanup project!
Aug 4th 2018 at 4:48:32 PM

Got a new one. On the Nick Arcade page on the Obvious Beta entry there is an external link. However, the link is labeled as a Trivia entry, complete with that ugly icon in front of some of the text. I don't know why this is a thing, so I don't know how to fix it.

Edited by WillKeaton on Aug 4th 2018 at 5:49:02 AM

Aug 5th 2018 at 1:01:18 AM

[up] The next link in the paragraph goes to Fan Nickname, which is a Trivia trope. It seems to be a bug where the icon attaches to the first link in the paragraph instead of the Trivia link.

SeptimusHeap MOD from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Aug 5th 2018 at 2:03:03 AM

I've reported all these few issues to the Admins. In fact, since the vast majority of recent reports are about stuff that is already on their queue, I'll close this thread and request that people post all other wishes/bugs to Query Wishlist and Query Bugs.

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