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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]

    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

ZeroDozer Incinerate! ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! from Santo André, SP, Brazil Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Incinerate! ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:25:42 AM

So. The login has the option to remember me. Except it doesn't remember my login under any circumstances. Can someone give me a hand here?

Yeah, it's the "close browser, get logged out problem". This time, With Opera/Win 10.

Oh. It was already reported.

Edited by ZeroDozer on Jun 27th 2018 at 4:31:13 PM

Growing up, it's like a civil war, don't turn away, it's something you can't ignore...
rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:28:08 AM

Forum-wise while adding new threads to follow works, the button doesn't change to show that it's being followed like it does on the wiki.

@Last page: I suspect edit timestamps are now keyed to your particular timezone rather than just the default UTC-8.

Edited by rmctagg09 on Jun 27th 2018 at 3:29:15 PM

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:28:42 AM

I see that editing pages still does not work, the edit page just reloads.

Jun 27th 2018 at 12:31:55 AM

I was able to do a single entry's worth of editing on a trivia page with no issue. The Preview button is still not working at all, and the scroll bars plus the editing box are still borqued.

PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:34:15 AM

Another complaint: I can't switch from Desktop to Mobile modes manually. This doesn't sound that bad, but I usually use my 3DS for this site, and because of how different a 3DS is from a standard phone, Mobile view completely borks the site and Desktop works fine, albeit a bit laggy.

Now because of the overhaul, it's stuck on Mobile and I can't switch back to Desktop, whereas before there was a convenient button at the bottom of the screen for just that.

My Dragon Ball FighterZ moveset ideas.
thatsnumberwang Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:41:58 AM

Went to bed last night hoping for a fix, woke up today and still cannot edit. Palm meet face.

thatsnumberwang Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:44:55 AM

Goldenseals - I will refer you to Jim Sterling's Its just Cosmetic! video on the idea that looks are not important.

Edited by thatsnumberwang on Jun 27th 2018 at 8:46:18 PM

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:45:18 AM

Some queries from Query Bugs, porting them here for completeness:

  • The title of today's featured trope isn't showing for me (doomquokka) on the newly-redesigned homepage. The title for the newest trope page is working just fine.
  • In TLP or forums, paragraph breaks (i.e pressing Enter twice) no longer appears when the post is submitted (Tropers/4tell0life4)
  • Almost Every page that starts with commented out text (like Obvious Beta and Deconstruction Fic) is missing ALL the text.
  • The media uploader isn't on the menu at the top of the page for me (rjd1992)
  • Paragraph breaks do not work in Private Messages.
  • When I just tried to login, I got the message, "Thanks for verifying your email, you're new TV Tropes account is all set up. Please click the login button in the top right and login to your new account." Seriously, a comma splice and a misuse of your/you're in the same sentence in a site message that all new users see?

Chabal2 Fear me from Plains of Tolosa
Fear me
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:45:56 AM

Trope Finder text doesn't recognize line breaks (as in, three separate paragraphs become a single one) and using \\ at the end turns them into \.

No back button at the bottom of a thread page.

The link in the bulletin post is broken (it leads to a file not found page):

https://tvtropes.org/'https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=15300421760A59211300%27

Edited by Chabal2 on Jun 27th 2018 at 9:47:38 PM

Jun 27th 2018 at 12:47:52 AM

So, some posts show up on a white background while in Night Vision mode. It makes it almost impossible to see the text.

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 27th 2018 at 12:53:28 AM

Nuked threads appear to break the page formatting.

Jun 27th 2018 at 1:02:53 AM

Also, it looks like the system logs me out even though I have the "remember me" function turns on.

Jun 27th 2018 at 1:03:35 AM

Wait a second. I think the "white background" appears on the last post in a thread. ...

Edit: Yep, it does. This disappears when I edit said post.

Edited by jameygamer on Jun 27th 2018 at 1:04:14 AM

Jun 27th 2018 at 1:12:44 AM

While custom titles aren't working, they are working for page titles. That is, when you write Palme d'Or as I did above, it's all dorked up. But when you go to the page it says "Palme d'Or" like it's supposed to.

ReikoKazama Badger Pride! from Tasmania, Australia Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Badger Pride!
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:16:18 AM

For some reason I am unable to upload a new avatar... also signatures apparently don't recognise line breaks.

Edited by ReikoKazama on Jun 27th 2018 at 6:23:18 PM

You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal/Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil
OmegaMetroid from Hare Bay, NL
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:16:40 AM

For anyone looking for it, the "Cancel edit" button is now in the bar at the top of the "Edit Post" page. It's a bit hard to notice, though, since it blends in so well.

[1]

Didn't screenshot it, but there's one in the bar at the bottom, as well. ...This one is significantly less useful at the moment, since we can't scroll the page separately from the edit box.

Edited by OmegaMetroid on Jun 27th 2018 at 5:50:47 AM

Thus speaks the Omega Metroid! ...Or something like that.
rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:17:05 AM

It's showing up as unlocked to me.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
OmegaMetroid from Hare Bay, NL
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:20:11 AM

Additionally, it seems I can't upload screencaps via Puu.sh, going by my last post. Turned it into a link as a workaround.

Thus speaks the Omega Metroid! ...Or something like that.
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:23:47 AM

I can't log in using Firefox 28.x. I've tried IE (sic!) and can't log in too. The only browser that seems to work is Chrome. My default is Firefox 28.x and I consider Chrome an auxiliary, so this is a really big issue for me. I'm not going to change my browser solely to use TV Tropes.

Also, the new interface doesn't properly fill the pages and instead adds a roll bar at the bottom to scroll width, despite being narrow enough as a whole to fit the desktop. I'm using panoramic LCD screen, so it's "a bit" weird to have to scroll a page that could fit twice on my display.

Edited by Janko_Walski on Jun 27th 2018 at 1:26:48 AM

TV Tropes - They Changed It, Now It Sucks!
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:30:00 AM

Well, I've lived through the previous updates, I'll live through this one. Not happy about so far being unable to convince my browser to not use HTTPS, but it doesn't seem to be breaking anything, just personally annoying.

SeptimusHeap MOD from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:34:25 AM

Buglist #7, there may be duplicates with #5 and #6:

  • If someone closes an addpost box (or other input box) with unsaved changes, there should be some kind of warning.
  • Is there supposed to be a Cancel Edit button on the edit pages on this update?
  • forum post timestamps appear to overlap the post border.
  • Quote indents in particular all display the same no matter what their actual indentation is, which in many cases makes quoted lines weirdly off to the left instead of properly indented under their example.
  • Whenever I try to save a post as a draft not only do I get the "Sorry, no discussion with that id exists." message, but it also seems to delete the whole post except for the first line. Chrome, Android 7.0
  • you go into the Avatar Gallery there's no back button to return to the Profile page.
  • the joke in the Star Scraper page is ruined since the examples can't start running until after the picture is done.
  • Pages that have "One", "Two", "Three" character lists types at the top tends to start showing the default font size before going up at least two font sizes when the page finishes loading.
  • Hitting "Back" on a browser shouldn't temporarily lock a user out from editing the page.
  • Threads only go two pages forward and backwards before the useless "go one page forward or backward" options and "go to the first or last page" options.
  • night vision does not stay on, if you attempt to go to ANY page.
  • redlinks have turned blue.
  • Even though it's HTTPS, there's no padlock on either Firefox or Chrome.
  • The "Open/close all folders" is tiny and barely noticeable compared to the previous layout where it looked like an actual button and more visible.
  • getting mobile ads that stretch the page, forcing me to scroll to x out of them. (War Jay 77)
  • Recent Changes shows only one page of edits, there is no page for any older ones
  • Can't seem to upload new avatars, it just gives me an empty box instead of prompting me to select an image or letting me drag one in
  • some posts have "edited" times wildly different and often earlier than the post times
  • editing pages still does not work, the edit page just reloads.
  • while adding new threads to follow works, the button doesn't change to show that it's being followed like it does on the wiki.
  • I can't switch from Desktop to Mobile modes manually.
  • The title of today's featured trope isn't showing for me (doomquokka) on the newly-redesigned homepage. The title for the newest trope page is working just fine.
  • In TLP or forums, paragraph breaks (i.e pressing Enter twice) no longer appears when the post is submitted (Tropers/4tell0life4)
  • Almost Every page that starts with commented out text (like Obvious Beta and Deconstruction Fic) is missing ALL the text.
  • The media uploader isn't on the menu at the top of the page for me (rjd1992)
  • Paragraph breaks do not work in Private Messages.
  • When I just tried to login, I got the message, "Thanks for verifying your email, you're new TV Tropes account is all set up. Please click the login button in the top right and login to your new account." Seriously, a comma splice and a misuse of your/you're in the same sentence in a site message that all new users see?
  • Nuked threads appear to break the page formatting.
  • No back button at the bottom of a thread page.
  • Trope Finder text doesn't recognize line breaks (as in, three separate paragraphs become a single one) and using \\ at the end turns them into \.
  • some posts show up on a white background while in Night Vision mode. It makes it almost impossible to see the text.
  • I can't log in using Firefox 28.x. I've tried IE (sic!) and can't log in too. The only browser that seems to work is Chrome. My default is Firefox 28.x (@Janko Walski)
  • , the new interface doesn't properly fill the pages and instead adds a roll bar at the bottom to scroll width, despite being narrow enough as a whole to fit the desktop. I'm using panoramic LCD screen, so it's "a bit" weird to have to scroll a page that could fit twice on my display.

OmegaMetroid from Hare Bay, NL
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:47:24 AM

[[note]] markup is a bit wonky, as demonstrated on Disgaea:

Thus speaks the Omega Metroid! ...Or something like that.
HaplessHuman Sadly, not Time Lord from Right here Relationship Status: Noddin' my head like yeah
Sadly, not Time Lord
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:51:30 AM

I'm just wondering where the 'show spoilers' thing has gone. Why is this, and where has it gone?

Um, 2017, seriously? You're giving me a break? "Thank you"
Jun 27th 2018 at 1:54:01 AM

Quote: "I'm just wondering where the 'show spoilers' thing has gone. Why is this, and where has it gone?"

It's on your individual preferences page.

Until next time...

Anon e Mouse Jr.

Edited by AnoneMouseJr on Jun 27th 2018 at 4:55:36 AM


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