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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: 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.
  • 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 may cancel at any time.
    • 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.
  • 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 Mar 22nd 2019 at 7:32:06 AM

Nov 2nd 2018 at 9:08:53 PM

I do not have I Pv 6 and for some reason all the Super Smash Bros Ultimate pages are edit locked for me, even though the history shows that edits have been made recently.

nombretomado the formatting mod Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
the formatting mod
Nov 2nd 2018 at 9:09:27 PM

See Locked Pages. They are locked by the moderation.

Nov 4th 2018 at 8:50:45 AM

Okay so I haven't been given a proper solution and the images are still messed up. I have IPV 4. Do I need to wait for a fix?

Bufuman Oh, Crap!! from a dream within a dream Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Nov 7th 2018 at 2:58:33 AM

I've been having an issue lately where clicking on the Preview button simply saves the page instead, has anyone else been experiencing this problem?

No, you may NOT sleep in the princess's bed! Have you no manners?
Karxrida Colorful Knight from Darkness within Darkness
Colorful Knight
Nov 7th 2018 at 3:28:58 AM

It was reported a little while ago.

Edited by Karxrida on Nov 7th 2018 at 3:29:11 AM

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
PantaroP Reality and Fantasy combine from A world under construction Relationship Status: I've been dreaming of True Love's Kiss
Reality and Fantasy combine
Nov 8th 2018 at 8:12:22 AM

I noticed that all the little pictures next to "Awesome" "Laconic" "Quotes" "Nightmare Fuel" etc. at the top of the page are gone. Is this an I Pv 6 thing, a bug, or streamlining? If the former, it's a major inconvenience. If the latter, it's taking away this site's personality. If the inbetween, I hope it gets fixed soon. I checked this on Chrome and Firefox.

HeraldAlberich from Ohio Relationship Status: Gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
Nov 8th 2018 at 12:16:03 PM

[up] I see them fine on Chrome. May be a problem with images loading for you.

IncognitoNinja IT JUST WORKS. Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
IT JUST WORKS.
Nov 14th 2018 at 10:07:36 PM

I wonder if this IPv6 upgrade thing is why I get the "Sorry, no discussion with that id exists." error when I log in while at the forums?

Using Waterfox, but still on IPv4, apparently. (*sighs*)

Edited by IncognitoNinja on Nov 15th 2018 at 2:09:14 AM

"Learn as if you will live forever, live as if you will die tomorrow."
AgProv Ag Prov from Northern England Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Dec 9th 2018 at 1:38:39 PM

trope Launch pad - then go to "History". "Active YKTTW's you have started" is there and lists everything I've put out for discussion. But the list of personal edits ("Replies to active YKTTW's") that should be underneath is blank. Is this the same for everybody or is it just me?

Edited by AgProv on Dec 9th 2018 at 9:40:09 AM

Male, early fifties, functionally literate. Writer, artist, commentator, general tinkerer, and meddler. Incoherent in several languages.
AgProv Ag Prov from Northern England Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Dec 9th 2018 at 1:43:55 PM

Oh, and this thing about adverts suddenly appearing on the search page. not the usual ones at top and bottom and down the sides - but before you get to the search proper, you get two or three entries of irrelevant text, advertising links to external sites which seem to be triggered by the terms I want to actually search for on tvt. Couldn't be in the least bit interested in any of this stuff and it's bloody intrusive. Are you just experimenting with that or is it here to stay?

Edited by AgProv on Dec 9th 2018 at 9:54:58 AM

Male, early fifties, functionally literate. Writer, artist, commentator, general tinkerer, and meddler. Incoherent in several languages.
alnair20aug93 🏃🚗❄✒ from Furryppines #120Years Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
🏃🚗❄✒
Dec 13th 2018 at 11:03:25 AM

[up][up]That's the same issue that I have been asking to fix. The same thing happens with the YKTTW Salvage List. My thoughts are that it still uses the old YKTTW name instead of the current TLP name.

That's all there is. There isn't anymore. "YOWZA!!!"
SeptimusHeap MOD from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Dec 19th 2018 at 11:54:28 AM

Bunch of updates:

  • Bugs should ideally be reported on Query Bugs as - time permitting - I do send a list of bugs to the admins. Reporting them elsewhere only results in stuff getting lost.
  • The admins have been dealing with ad and traffic issues lately, that's why there hasn't been much progress on bugs. The traffic issue is especially a problem since the revenue depends on it thus it received priority (if memory serves it was also part of the Kickstarter).
  • We are probably going to see a faster rate of bug fixing now that some of this work has been done, and there have been some bug fixes today.

More to come, I think.

theTamer Some Nerd from Somewhere in Ohio
Some Nerd
Dec 23rd 2018 at 8:30:28 PM

Speaking of bugs, I think the CSS and buttons are broken on my end in the Browser version of the site. I dunno if it's a me problem (I tried deleting a big chunk of my browser history and deleting cookies on this site) or a site problem involving uBlock (site works fine if I disable it or open one page Incognito, but it runs super slow without an adblocker) or some other thing. I'd use the bug report page, but the submit a bug button doesn't work for me. Anyways the problems are Folders, Display options, Resource drop downs, Crucial Browsing, and the Login/Sign up buttons don't work when clicked, the notes put on trope pages do nothing, and for whatever reason, the buttons on the header (such as History) don't load and are vertically arranged in a way where I have to use inspect element to find them. That issue has also resulted in a good chunk of the buttons below (such as Laconic, YMMV, Fridge, Etc) being unable to be clicked unless I use Page source to find them.

I'm bored with other people
lakingsif Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Dec 30th 2018 at 5:36:55 AM

little glitch: if you make a new wikiword to a page (that exists) it shows as red until that page is edited. And indexing these takes a series of three back and forth edits.

OH MY GOD; MY PARENTS ARE GARDENIIIIINNNNGGGGG!!!!!
Jan 1st 2019 at 6:45:17 PM

When I click on Wiki Word to make a new name for a page I get an error saying "Sorry, no Wiki Word exists for this page." The Captain Obvious point being that my reason for clicking on the button is because one does not exist and I want to make a Wiki Word!

For that matter the "Upload Image" button is gone so I cannot upload an image onto the new page.

Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Jan 1st 2019 at 7:28:15 PM

[up] What article are you trying to make a wiki word for? It has to exist first. Also, image uploading is available only from the edit screen now. This is part of the new design and not a bug.

Edited by Fighteer on Jan 1st 2019 at 10:28:40 AM

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Ultimatum ◕_ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕_ ◕ Disasturbator
Jan 2nd 2019 at 4:23:00 AM

> Also, image uploading is available only from the edit screen now. This is part of the new design and not a bug.

Could I ask why?

Edited by Ultimatum on Jan 2nd 2019 at 1:38:02 PM

My Discord channel|Nerf meta knight
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Jan 2nd 2019 at 7:08:48 AM

Because adding images to articles is an editing function.

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Ultimatum ◕_ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕_ ◕ Disasturbator
Jan 2nd 2019 at 7:19:06 AM

Indeed but having the image uploader tied to the editing screen does make it a little less convenient if you don't want to open editer just to access the image uploader

My Discord channel|Nerf meta knight
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Fighteer MOD Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Jan 7th 2019 at 12:43:16 PM

Update: We've pushed some changes and fixes live just now. The list below is from the developers.

  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"

My observations:

  • I assume that "pagination to all namespaces" refers to namespace_index.php (e.g.: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/namespace_index.php?ns=Anime); however, it appears that the pagination is bugged and goes out to infinity.
  • "GDPR Integration": This refers to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Users from affected countries will get a privacy consent popup.
  • Locked pages fixes:
    • Locked pages now display a popup when edited that contains a link to Locked Pages.
    • The lock icon only shows on the main display for any article, not other displays like history and related views. However, clicking those takes you back to the main display without doing anything. So does attempting to load the edit URL manually.
    • Moderators can no longer edit locked pages. I assume that's unintentional and we'll get it fixed ASAP.

Edited by Fighteer on Jan 7th 2019 at 3:54:57 PM

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Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Jan 7th 2019 at 1:17:46 PM

  • I tested the Image Pickin title fix and it seems to work properly. I can change both the title of the topic and the article it links to.
  • Crowner fixes are incomplete as noted above and more are forthcoming.

Edited by Fighteer on Jan 7th 2019 at 4:22:09 AM

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Jan 10th 2019 at 12:14:01 AM

"GDPR Integration": This refers to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Users from affected countries will get a privacy consent popup.

I started a separate thread on the issue, but maybe it's better addressed here... This popup keeps reappearing for me, even though every time I've clicked the "save my choices" option. It happens every day when I open TV Tropes for the first time that day. I wonder what's causing it, and can I do anything to fix it?

Edited by Tuomas on Jan 10th 2019 at 10:15:24 PM

Jan 10th 2019 at 5:20:43 AM

Seems like setting storage is done by cookies, if it's refreshing daily?

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!

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