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Jul 18th 2018 at 8:11:53 AM

Video Game Settings tends to attract poor indentation. People add it as a first level bullet point, and then list all settings that apply as sub-bullets. Video Game Settings is an index, so it shouldn't even be listed on work pages.

  • Instructions for cleanup:
    • Go to this page.
    • Open one of the pages in the Video Game section.
    • Find the Video Game Settings wick and delete it.
    • If there are any sub-bullets, make them single bullets and move them to the proper alphabetical position.
    • If the examples are Zero Context Examples (just the trope and/or level name), comment them out by putting "%%" before the bullet point, and post the page name in this thread.

Edited by Someoneman on Jul 18th 2018 at 8:21:56 AM

DivineFlame100 Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Jul 18th 2018 at 11:21:11 AM

Finally, something is being done about this. I'll admit that I was guilty of doing this back in my early days as a Troper until someone called me out on it, but to be honest, the rules about this were not really enforced, so users were free to list Video Game Settings on pages without repercussions.

I'll check the Tales of... pages and do proper clean-ups on those, since I was responsible for listing Video Game Settings on some of those pages.

Jul 18th 2018 at 12:01:27 PM

I'm thinking of adding the following warning to the index page:

Note for editors: This is an index, not a trope, so do not list it on work pages. Grouping all the settings used in a game together violates Example Indentation in Trope Lists.

DivineFlame100 Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Jul 18th 2018 at 12:18:04 PM

[up] Sounds good. You should discuss that to the moderators when possible.

Also, while we're at it, I would like to request the removal of Skyscraper City from Video Game Settings, since that trope is about futuristic metropolises in sci-fi works, not video game levels set in a city. We already have a trope for that called Graffiti Town, so Skyscraper City was obviously shoehorned in.

Edited by DivineFlame100 on Jul 18th 2018 at 12:31:40 PM

Jul 18th 2018 at 4:56:20 PM

Another issue is that most examples just give the level's name. So far, A Super Mario Thing, Arc Angle, and Badland Brawl.

EDIT: More ZCE issues on Bingo The Multiva

Edited by Someoneman on Jul 20th 2018 at 7:45:00 AM

DivineFlame100 Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Jul 18th 2018 at 5:07:42 PM

For now, we'll focus on the indentation issue, because the zero context issue is so wide-spread that it's going to take a long while to fix all of the examples.

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Aug 25th 2020 at 12:58:55 PM

Bubbly Clouds does need a major cleanup.

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Aug 25th 2020 at 4:17:48 PM

Oof, Skyscraper City does have some problems though...

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Aug 25th 2020 at 4:44:44 PM

That's part of the reason the Metropolis Zone TLP exists.

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Aug 26th 2020 at 4:47:10 AM

Double post, but what about a long-running franchise where certain video game settings are recurring elements?

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DivineFlame100 Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Atelier Sucrose: The Alchemist of Teyvat
Sep 1st 2020 at 11:02:45 AM

Huh... I thought this cleanup failed to get off the ground.

Whatever the case, with Metropolis Level replacing Skyscraper City as the de-facto city levels trope now, should we continue scouring the index for any more shoehorned non-video game tropes?

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