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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.

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    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]

  • 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

Idungoofed19 Grapefruit Hater from The Bone Zone Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Grapefruit Hater
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:54:24 PM

I agree with Mr Media Guy 2, I'd very much like a way to stay in the old layout.

(preferably I'd like to go back to like, 2 layouts ago but I figure that's kinda impossible)

Does your God know insects grow in my pome?
N8han11 Hardcore Ezekiel Fan
Hardcore Ezekiel Fan
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:54:28 PM

I've had to log out of several other user accounts before I could get into my own, and half my user profile options are cut off by the top of the page. I miss the old layout already.

Edited by N8han11 on Jun 26th 2018 at 8:56:31 PM

"I think I see a bird."
Piterpicher 📀VeteranEditor from TV Tropes Ultimate Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:54:56 PM

The floatbox right markup doesn't seem to work anymore, see Media.

Video Source has enough subpages to be unable to fit into my short signature.
kouta Everything's gonna happy! from the details Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
Everything's gonna happy!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:55:44 PM

I can't get the desktop site to display on mobile even when I specifically request it.

I am a proper young lady who does not bite her father at the dinner table. My relaxing music playlist.
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:55:50 PM

I'd like a way to go back to the old design. This is ugly and a lot of the features are broken.

Zanreo Nanashi - literal Paper-Thin Disguise Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Nanashi - literal Paper-Thin Disguise
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:55:54 PM

I notice links to outside sites now have small text. Also folders are closed by default which is nice

also what's this about text colors not working

TenEight born in a graveyard, raised in a garage from Ohio Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
born in a graveyard, raised in a garage
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:56:08 PM

For the sake of Image Pickin' threads (though I'm sure there are other uses for this) can we bring back the sequential numbers above each post?

I agree about the color scheme. Might work better with a lighter shade of blue? And I'm also having the issue where some threads (namely this one) are "private" when I try to reply. (I got un-known earlier but it's fixed now)

(EDIT: Ninja'd, but I too would like a way to go back.)

Edited by TenEight on Jun 26th 2018 at 3:57:14 PM

strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:56:12 PM

I don't really anticipate a way to use the old style. It's never happened after any previous major redesigns have been implemented.

Edited by strawberryflavored on Jun 26th 2018 at 3:57:50 PM

"We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment." - Pod 153
TPPR10 I stare through your soul from Suomus Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I stare through your soul
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:56:26 PM

Internet Explorer here, quite a few problems from my part. Like when you click on the avatar, the dropbox is thrown up in a way that it only shows messages and log out. Also it doesn't seem to remember what display settings you have put even though it shows them being on.

inb4 >Using Internet Explorer

Also not a fan of the new folder style. Doesn't pop as much as it used to.

Edited by TPPR10 on Jun 26th 2018 at 10:59:04 PM

The Witch of Deep Staring
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:56:44 PM

Also I'm receiving messages not intended for me on my own account, and I when I change to someone elses I get full access to their profile, which isn't good.

Jun 26th 2018 at 12:57:20 PM

Found a glitch: On the forums, clicking "mark all as read" glitches when you're doing it for an entire section, instead of an individual subforum. So it works on Wiki Talk, but glitches on Wiki and Forums.

Mickoonsley19 I love 'Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf'! from Green Green Grassland Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:57:25 PM

"Replies to Active YKTTW's:" shows up as blank for me and I can't find the old YKKTWs I was following (like ASMR, Open Source, etc.)

Oh, and just in case my account doesn't show up correctly, I'm Mickoonsley19.

Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:58:07 PM

Is it normal for Today's featured Trope to not actually tell you what the name of today's featured trope?

Also earlier was logged in as someone else.

EDIT: Trying to add another post, but it keeps telling me this thread is private.

Edited by Ghilz on Jun 26th 2018 at 1:09:07 AM

Jun 26th 2018 at 12:58:08 PM

Not a fan of this new forum format where everything looks like a speech bubble.

Also why is the text style when I type a post now different? It's not exactly a deal breaker but it is highly distracting and looks ugly to me. Personal hangup but I'm probably not the only one.

I did a DMC fanfic thing
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:58:28 PM

I’ve been getting “this conversation is private” errors when posting on ordinary threads.

Korodzik Ignore the screams a-comin' from the car
Ignore the screams a-comin' from the car
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:58:42 PM

The "Related Pages" list is out of alphabetical order. For example, here's the first few entries at

  • Revealing Reflection
  • Anti Vehicle
  • Establishing Character Moment
  • Masochists Meal
  • Wolf Man
  • Kill Streak

Karxrida Summer Sun from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:59:00 PM

YouTube embeds seem to be so broken that they're now invisible.

User badges don't show up on mobile based on Discar's post.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
Mickoonsley19 I love 'Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf'! from Green Green Grassland Relationship Status: It's complicated
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:59:20 PM

Edit: Sorry, double-post.

Edited by Mickoonsley19 on Jun 26th 2018 at 1:07:42 AM

Piterpicher 📀VeteranEditor from TV Tropes Ultimate Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:59:36 PM

The avatar galleries show avatars for tropers on only one column, even if you have a rather wide desktop computer and Wide Load on, see this.

Also, those page switch buttons at the bottom look poor.

Edited by Piterpicher on Jun 26th 2018 at 10:05:38 AM

Video Source has enough subpages to be unable to fit into my short signature.
Idungoofed19 Grapefruit Hater from The Bone Zone Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Grapefruit Hater
Jun 26th 2018 at 12:59:57 PM

I feel like the sidebar could be made thinner by... a lot.

Didn't a bunch of people complain about that last update aswell?

Does your God know insects grow in my pome?
Jun 26th 2018 at 1:02:25 PM

Bah! What in Sam Higgins is going on? Too many glitches...

jdeo1997 Rogue Collier from Orion–Cygnus Arm Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Rogue Collier
Jun 26th 2018 at 1:02:59 PM

Not a fan of the new Night Vision colors, the removal of Show Spoilers from the Display, or the change to folders; the Heartwarming/Awesome/Funny/Awesome Music pages for works (alongside Nightmare Fuel) doesn't exactly look appealing, and the overall condensed look (don't know if it's apart of the change naturally or something to do with Firefox) is annoying.

EDIT: Not really a fan of how (on at least the Super Smash Bros Meme page) the text for the explanation info-thing (don't know the term off the top of my head) is the same size as the actual text itself, but once you click it to read the explanation, it's smaller then the actual text.

Edited by jdeo1997 on Jun 26th 2018 at 4:08:38 AM

Silence is golden, noise is platinum. Keelah se'lai
SatoshiBakura    Remember freedom?    from    The Shadow Realm    Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
   Remember freedom?   
Jun 26th 2018 at 1:04:15 PM

Aka how TV Tropes got its color back.

I was somehow logged onto another person's account and had to log out. I am using an incognito tab by the way.

   Don't want to be an American idiot...   
Jun 26th 2018 at 1:04:37 PM

I am really, really not liking this new layout. It showed me as logged in to someone else's account, its completely fucking hideous, and apparently its riddled with glitches.

Sign on for this After The End Fantasy RP.

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