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Hey tropers, we are working hard on making consistent progress with the wiki and being better about updating everyone with what we are doing. We released an update today with the following changes listed under each staff member that worked on them. Expect to see updates on this thread every 1-3 weeks with things we are updating. Please comment below if something is broken or not fixed properly. We will also work on creating a separate changelog page to make it easier to reference in case this thread gets too long.

    Release: Apr 10, 2019 
  • Improvements to new user registrations and the user experience when suspended or banned. See this post for details.

    Release: Mar 21, 2019 
  • The adblocker bug (popup message) will now appear for logged-in users after a certain threshold of page views has occurred while blocking ads.
    • You may snooze the bug for up to 7 days at a time if you have contributed to the wiki (by editing articles) recently.
  • There is now a subscription option to use TV Tropes ad-free for certain periods (monthly, yearly).
    • You can use this link to access the subscription system.
    • Subscriptions use a third-party payment facilitator called Stripe. TV Tropes does not collect or store any of your payment information. You will be rebilled at the indicated interval unless you cancel.
    • Subscriptions are linked to your account. If you change accounts, or are banned, you will lose your subscription.
    • Additional subscription options are being considered or are in development.
    • The badge advertised as a reward for subscribing appears not to be working currently.
    • To unsubscribe, send a message to "The Staff" via our contact form. Additional cancellation options are forthcoming.
  • Users who received one year of ad-free usage as a perk for contributing to the Kickstarter campaign at the 25 USD tier or higher will no longer have that perk. (The 95+ USD lifetime perk is not affected.)

    Release: Jan 25, 2019 

  1. Fix Podcast query so newest episode appear on home page
  2. Add save option for users to select which search users want (ours or google’s)
  3. Remove backslashes from crowner descriptions
  4. Change account confirmation process so users get verification email right away then can wait for mod approval if needed
  5. Fix bomb message bug
  6. Speed up javascript even more (cuts size of code in half, adds http/2 headers to load asynchronously)
  7. If a guest hits login-protected page redirect to login form instead of giving an error
  8. Further improve new search results for articles and forum posts

    Release: Jan 10, 2019 
  • Forum crowner styles and layouts should be back to normal, mostly.
  • Crowner voting doesn't change the icon to a weird swirly-eyed face when you click on the arrows.
  • Moderators can edit locked articles again.
  • The edit lock icon now appears and performs correctly on all views of an article, not just the primary one.
  • namespace_index.php pagination now works as expected.
  • [Moderation] Moderators can now view substantially more accounts queued for approval, so we shouldn't lose them any more.

    Release: Jan 8, 2019 
  1. Added pagination to all namespaces.
  2. Bug fixes and messaging around editing locked pages.
  3. Title link edit bug fix in TRS/IP threads fixed.
  4. Crowner bug fixes (partial fixes deployed, additional fixes in progress)
  5. GDPR Integration.
  6. Image Pickin' typos
  7. Links at bottom of mobile page for "back" and "top"

    Release: Sep 20th, 2018 5:10pm EST 

== KLINT ==
1. Fixed article image max-widths for good this time, hopefully (350px max width)
2. Passwords are no longer displayed in plain text, after successfully being changed from profile page
3. Fixed username links on Cut Requests page
4. Users can now delete liveblog comments
5. Starting a new forum thread will now apply forum markup correctly
6. Fixed word-wrapping for long text links (no longer break to a new line)
7. Fixed edit functionality for posts in discussion threads
8. Fixed double posting issue on query pages for certain tropers (shoutout to instanityprelude)
9. Fixed “save draft” functionality in forums (now saves the whole post, instead of up to the first line-break) (also will now delete the saved post after successfully posting)
10. Fixed spacing around featured trope images on homepage
11. Tuned up WMG Headings style
== END: KLINT ==

== KLAYTEN ==
1. The "Alternate Title(s)" section on the individual trope page no longer touches the ad on mobile.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou
2. The infinite scroll feature on the browse page is active again.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/browse.php
3. There is now a space between "On Topic Conversations." and "You".
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/createconversation.php?topic=85yve01xv34d73ppv15ghva4
4. Small typo of "Ineligable" instead of "Ineligible".
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/mods.php?a=Main.YesPrettyCure5
5. "Television" link under "Media" tab on side bar now links to "https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Television" instead of "https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Television". https://tvtropes.org/
6. Font size for "Latest Trope Edits", "Latest Forum Activity", and "Launch Pad Activity" is now larger on the home page for mobile.
https://tvtropes.org/
7. We hid the comic viewer on the main page until we finish the replacement.
https://tvtropes.org/
8. Now only Tropes will appear on the home page under "Newest Trope".
https://tvtropes.org/
9. For Google Analytics, we split the categories for guests versus members so we can track who visits our site the most.
No Link.
== END: KLAYTEN ==

== RICHARD ==
1. Fixed last modified date that was previously showing much longer times than there actually was since the last time an article was modified. Previously said, "11 years ago" as the last modified date : https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OutOfFocus
2. Got rid of bloated 3rd party adblock message and created our own to alert non-members when their adblock is on. To test, visit any two pages, while not logged in with your adblocker on.
== END: RICHARD ==

== CHRIS ==
1. Enable caching system for server - If you are NOT logged-in you'll receive a cached page from the server which can be as old as 3 minutes old. Unless you submit a form then it will bypass the caching system. This should greatly reduce the server load so it doesn't have to dynamically build the page for every pageview millions of times per day. The future versions should cache trope/forum pages for everyone and then rebuild it only when something changes.
2. Remove unused pixels (ie: comscore, retargeting, etc.)
== END: CHRIS ==

== TOM ==
1. Fixed 'Avatar sharing bug' where users were able to share avatars with other users that did not have the 'avatar sharing' feature enabled in their account.
2. Re-enabled the 'Main' namespace in https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php and paginated the results.
3. Redirect pages can now be edited without an error being displayed.
4. Protection against cross-site scripting like this: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/%22%3E%3Cbody_____onload_=___alert%28%27xss%27%29%3E
5. Setup new email account to contact Moderators and made changes to the 'Contact Us' form to support it. 6. Cutting a page no longer deletes links to it's related pages.
7. Fixed errors in the error log and slow query log.
8. removal of all anti-vandalism page-locking code.
== END TOM ==

Edited by Fighteer on Apr 10th 2019 at 4:02:58 AM

Sep 20th 2018 at 4:36:26 PM

Hey tropers, we are working hard on making consistent progress with the wiki and being better about updating everyone with what we are doing. We released an update today with the following changes listed under each staff member that worked on them. Expect to see updates on this thread every 1-3 weeks with things we are updating. Please comment below if something is broken or not fixed properly. We will also work on creating a separate changelog page to make it easier to reference in case this thread gets too long.

    Release: Apr 10, 2019 
  • Improvements to new user registrations and the user experience when suspended or banned. See this post for details.

    Release: Mar 21, 2019 
  • The adblocker bug (popup message) will now appear for logged-in users after a certain threshold of page views has occurred while blocking ads.
    • You may snooze the bug for up to 7 days at a time if you have contributed to the wiki (by editing articles) recently.
  • There is now a subscription option to use TV Tropes ad-free for certain periods (monthly, yearly).
    • You can use this link to access the subscription system.
    • Subscriptions use a third-party payment facilitator called Stripe. TV Tropes does not collect or store any of your payment information. You will be rebilled at the indicated interval unless you cancel.
    • Subscriptions are linked to your account. If you change accounts, or are banned, you will lose your subscription.
    • Additional subscription options are being considered or are in development.
    • The badge advertised as a reward for subscribing appears not to be working currently.
    • To unsubscribe, send a message to "The Staff" via our contact form. Additional cancellation options are forthcoming.
  • Users who received one year of ad-free usage as a perk for contributing to the Kickstarter campaign at the 25 USD tier or higher will no longer have that perk. (The 95+ USD lifetime perk is not affected.)

    Release: Jan 25, 2019 

  1. Fix Podcast query so newest episode appear on home page
  2. Add save option for users to select which search users want (ours or google’s)
  3. Remove backslashes from crowner descriptions
  4. Change account confirmation process so users get verification email right away then can wait for mod approval if needed
  5. Fix bomb message bug
  6. Speed up javascript even more (cuts size of code in half, adds http/2 headers to load asynchronously)
  7. If a guest hits login-protected page redirect to login form instead of giving an error
  8. Further improve new search results for articles and forum posts

    Release: Jan 10, 2019 
  • Forum crowner styles and layouts should be back to normal, mostly.
  • Crowner voting doesn't change the icon to a weird swirly-eyed face when you click on the arrows.
  • Moderators can edit locked articles again.
  • The edit lock icon now appears and performs correctly on all views of an article, not just the primary one.
  • namespace_index.php pagination now works as expected.
  • [Moderation] Moderators can now view substantially more accounts queued for approval, so we shouldn't lose them any more.

    Release: Jan 8, 2019 
  1. Added pagination to all namespaces.
  2. Bug fixes and messaging around editing locked pages.
  3. Title link edit bug fix in TRS/IP threads fixed.
  4. Crowner bug fixes (partial fixes deployed, additional fixes in progress)
  5. GDPR Integration.
  6. Image Pickin' typos
  7. Links at bottom of mobile page for "back" and "top"

    Release: Sep 20th, 2018 5:10pm EST 

== KLINT ==
1. Fixed article image max-widths for good this time, hopefully (350px max width)
2. Passwords are no longer displayed in plain text, after successfully being changed from profile page
3. Fixed username links on Cut Requests page
4. Users can now delete liveblog comments
5. Starting a new forum thread will now apply forum markup correctly
6. Fixed word-wrapping for long text links (no longer break to a new line)
7. Fixed edit functionality for posts in discussion threads
8. Fixed double posting issue on query pages for certain tropers (shoutout to instanityprelude)
9. Fixed “save draft” functionality in forums (now saves the whole post, instead of up to the first line-break) (also will now delete the saved post after successfully posting)
10. Fixed spacing around featured trope images on homepage
11. Tuned up WMG Headings style
== END: KLINT ==

== KLAYTEN ==
1. The "Alternate Title(s)" section on the individual trope page no longer touches the ad on mobile.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou
2. The infinite scroll feature on the browse page is active again.
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/browse.php
3. There is now a space between "On Topic Conversations." and "You".
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/createconversation.php?topic=85yve01xv34d73ppv15ghva4
4. Small typo of "Ineligable" instead of "Ineligible".
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/mods.php?a=Main.YesPrettyCure5
5. "Television" link under "Media" tab on side bar now links to "https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Television" instead of "https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Television". https://tvtropes.org/
6. Font size for "Latest Trope Edits", "Latest Forum Activity", and "Launch Pad Activity" is now larger on the home page for mobile.
https://tvtropes.org/
7. We hid the comic viewer on the main page until we finish the replacement.
https://tvtropes.org/
8. Now only Tropes will appear on the home page under "Newest Trope".
https://tvtropes.org/
9. For Google Analytics, we split the categories for guests versus members so we can track who visits our site the most.
No Link.
== END: KLAYTEN ==

== RICHARD ==
1. Fixed last modified date that was previously showing much longer times than there actually was since the last time an article was modified. Previously said, "11 years ago" as the last modified date : https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OutOfFocus
2. Got rid of bloated 3rd party adblock message and created our own to alert non-members when their adblock is on. To test, visit any two pages, while not logged in with your adblocker on.
== END: RICHARD ==

== CHRIS ==
1. Enable caching system for server - If you are NOT logged-in you'll receive a cached page from the server which can be as old as 3 minutes old. Unless you submit a form then it will bypass the caching system. This should greatly reduce the server load so it doesn't have to dynamically build the page for every pageview millions of times per day. The future versions should cache trope/forum pages for everyone and then rebuild it only when something changes.
2. Remove unused pixels (ie: comscore, retargeting, etc.)
== END: CHRIS ==

== TOM ==
1. Fixed 'Avatar sharing bug' where users were able to share avatars with other users that did not have the 'avatar sharing' feature enabled in their account.
2. Re-enabled the 'Main' namespace in https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php and paginated the results.
3. Redirect pages can now be edited without an error being displayed.
4. Protection against cross-site scripting like this: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/%22%3E%3Cbody_____onload_=___alert%28%27xss%27%29%3E
5. Setup new email account to contact Moderators and made changes to the 'Contact Us' form to support it. 6. Cutting a page no longer deletes links to it's related pages.
7. Fixed errors in the error log and slow query log.
8. removal of all anti-vandalism page-locking code.
== END TOM ==

Edited by Fighteer on Apr 10th 2019 at 4:02:58 AM

WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Sep 20th 2018 at 7:20:41 PM

I want to report to bugs I'm experiencing;

  1. ) Two forums on my Followed Threads list have disappeared after I clicked on them, and now I'm afraid to click on anymore of the threads there on the chance that they'll disappear.

  2. ) The forums themselves don't change when I put a new post in them. They won't shift to higher up on their respective Forum list, and they won't even change from grey to blue.

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
GameGuruGG Vampire Hunter from Castlevania Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Vampire Hunter
Sep 20th 2018 at 7:35:14 PM

I am having the same problems as WolfThunder above me. Clearly, something is wrong with how the forums are working at the moment.

Edited by GameGuruGG on Sep 20th 2018 at 9:35:02 AM

Wizard Needs Food Badly
HeraldAlberich from Ohio Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Sep 20th 2018 at 7:36:32 PM

Thank you for this thread. Having this will be very helpful, I'm sure. I recommend it be stickied.

Fighteer MOD Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Sep 20th 2018 at 7:38:17 PM

Thread is pinned. We've seen the issues with forum threads and will get them fixed as soon as possible.

TV Tropes Changelog -- keep track of updates to the site!
NesClassic Meh-meh!? from Flyover Country Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Meh-meh!?
Sep 20th 2018 at 7:48:49 PM

I'm sure this has been noticed by y'all but it's probably worth noting anyways- Night Mode's borked for the forum now, showing dark grey text on a darker grey background for posts (and highlighted posts aren't visible in the slightest.)

Silentedge89 Optimistic Cynic
Optimistic Cynic
Sep 20th 2018 at 10:09:23 PM

I'm having the same problem as Nes Classic is. I also wanted to take the time to screen cap it because I know the staff like having visuals to corroborate with bug reports.

https://gyazo.com/d82aed6fd6146e78a1c75075feeed610

Edited by Silentedge89 on Sep 20th 2018 at 12:11:47 PM

WarJay77 A regular Frankie-Fan from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
A regular Frankie-Fan
Sep 20th 2018 at 10:42:50 PM

^ ^^ Same problem, also on the Query pages and the Launch pad.

Just a lone troper on a quest to purge the wiki of ZCE's.
ElfenLiedFan90 The Amnesiac Childhood Friend from Jakarta,Indonesia Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
The Amnesiac Childhood Friend
Sep 20th 2018 at 11:28:29 PM

Alright. So since one of the mods ask me to use this thread to report some bugs. I want to say this:

Is it me or is the threads in Projects Long Term Prepetual kind of glitching? Case in point: I can't see Complete Monster Cleanup or Magnificent Bastard Cleanup thread in the Followed Thread Section despite being pinned by me and the number of posts stay dormant despite new posts from some users?

Edited by ElfenLiedFan90 on Sep 21st 2018 at 1:31:59 AM

The song of Reminiscence Current story that I made.
Piterpicher 📀VeteranEditor from TV Tropes Ultimate Relationship Status: All is for my lord
📀VeteranEditor
Sep 21st 2018 at 12:45:11 AM

Alright. I very much appreciate the fixing and paginating of the Main namespace index (located at https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php?ns=Main). However, there are some things I'd like to point out.

First, the Main namespace index isn't the only one that should get paginated. The YMMV namespace index, for example, also has over 40000 pages and weighs around 8 MB according to a page size checker, which is a lot. And if you looked at the article count you'd see there are at least 23 namespaces with over 5000 pages, also pretty uncomfortable. Really, all namespace indexes should have pagination now.

Second, the new Main namespace index doesn't work too well either. The amount of pages seems to be odd. The list of articles ends on page 43, then there's a bunch of empty pages. The button that goes to the last page takes you to the ridiculous page 58787 (maybe even farther, I'm not sure if more articles were created that would let you go to an even bigger number).

Finally, going to the next pages of the Main namespace index is really uncomfortable. See the links on Trivia.Wiki Sandbox. You can't really click on a link to it or next pages (or the last page button on it), otherwise it just gives you the old "The Main namespace is too big to display." message, but if you type out the URL manually it'll let you go there normally. Clicking buttons to go the next page works, but if you type out the URL manually to a next page, https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php?ns=Main&page=20 for example, you'll once again get the "The Main namespace is too big to display." message and after doing that, even manually typing the URL of https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php?ns=Main will give you the "too big" message. You need to start a new browsing session to be able to read the Main namespace index again.

I'm using a 2017 Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 as the operating system and Microsoft Edge as the browser, but I don't think this glitch is specific to my device. I hope that these bugs are fixed, and I thank you for all the continued work you do.

Edited by Piterpicher on Sep 21st 2018 at 10:40:58 AM

For an alphabetical, simple and up-to-date list of videos, please see Video Source and its subpages.
alnair20aug93 🏃🚗❄✒ from Furryppines #120Years Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
🏃🚗❄✒
Sep 21st 2018 at 7:36:07 AM

I'm leaving this query on whether the TLP History be fixed, specifically the "Replies to Active YKTTW's"? We couldn't find and/or remember any drafts that we participated in.

That's all there is. There isn't anymore. "YOWZA!!!"
JRads47 It's Always Pizza Time from my point of view, the Jedi are evil!
It's Always Pizza Time
Sep 21st 2018 at 10:11:27 AM

My thread post history seems to be locked, ie it stopped updating since yesterday.

I don't like to follow the rules/and that's just who I am/I hope you understand
LizardOfAus Toa of Anarchy from an Island Kingdom
Toa of Anarchy
Sep 21st 2018 at 12:41:30 PM

Posting here to second Game Guru's concern. The same thread he follows has vanished from my watchlist, and won't reappear even after unfollowing and following again.

"Let me give you a piece of advice... don't circumcise the Mad Hatter."
Sep 21st 2018 at 1:26:37 PM

A new glitch I just encountered, is the system skipping whole pages of post when I go back a page or make a post myself.

TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Sep 21st 2018 at 1:44:58 PM

W Hat happened to the Night Vision mode? The text is a dark gray on black now, almost unreadable.

abloogy woogy woo
Raidouthe21st Cool Dude from Whacking trick-or-treating punks Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Cool Dude
Sep 21st 2018 at 1:53:57 PM

Would like to confirm my posts are being eaten and trapped on nonexistent pages

Edited by Raidouthe21st on Sep 21st 2018 at 4:53:41 AM

"The skulls continue to pour in, filling the room and threatening to crush your nitpicking, over-analyzing characters. "
Demetrios The World's Cutest Detective from Wheeling, Illinois Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
The World's Cutest Detective
Sep 21st 2018 at 2:24:53 PM

So are mine. So far, the only thread that's still working right for me is the Trash Heap.

Get me the Distortion World outta here!
Sep 21st 2018 at 2:52:40 PM

Thanks for reporting the bugs. We just pushed a hotfix release live for the following:

Release: Sep 21st, 2018 5:44pm EST
== KLINT ==
1. Repaired a few night vision issues in the forums (text was illegible, visited thread links would stay blue)
2. Removed the mysterious number showing up at the end of query page replies
== END: KLINT ==

== TOM ==
1.Fix for thread bugs (thread watchlist not updating, watched threads disappearing and threads not bumping).
2.Pagination of threads fixed. (if a thread is missing the "next" button on the 2nd to the last page adding a new post will fix it now)
== END TOM == \\

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Sep 21st 2018 at 3:39:35 PM

It seems like for some threads they'll only appear on the watched thread list again if someone posts in them.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Sep 21st 2018 at 3:49:50 PM

Yeah, you probably need to post to get the watchlist to update.

TV Tropes Changelog -- keep track of updates to the site!
Beed28 Beed28 from United Kingdom
Beed28
Sep 21st 2018 at 4:37:45 PM

Spoiler text seems to be broken for me; potholes are now showing up through them regardless.

[1]

WarJay77 A regular Frankie-Fan from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
A regular Frankie-Fan
Sep 21st 2018 at 5:11:16 PM

Night vision is looking better, but TLP drafts are still in gray text.

Just a lone troper on a quest to purge the wiki of ZCE's.
rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Sep 21st 2018 at 6:41:33 PM

It seems like that's fixed now.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
TairaMai rollin' on dubs from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
rollin' on dubs
Sep 21st 2018 at 9:01:02 PM

Thank you your fixing the night vision bug.

I'm sorry but black text on a white background hurts from a monitor.

abloogy woogy woo

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