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This is a thread to discuss those Administrivia pages in need of a little updating- you know the ones. The ones that still cite rules we've long since changed, or the ones that don't properly cite our current standards. Some of them are even scattered in Main/!

So, this is the place to take those pages and fix them up with the help of the community.

For a list of current projects, see Outdated Pages.

Edited by WarJay77 on Nov 21st 2020 at 8:29:04 AM

WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 15th 2020 at 11:00:43 AM

I'm gonna take a crack at writing that Popcorn Posting page in Sandbox.Popcorn Posting 2, because the original was very 5T-centric.

Edit: Alright, tell me what you think. Feel free to make edits.

Edited by WarJay77 on Nov 15th 2020 at 2:14:03 PM

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Crossover-Enthusiast PANIK from quarantine (send Red Lobster biscuits) Relationship Status: Chocolate!
PANIK
Nov 15th 2020 at 12:51:42 PM

Looks great so far [tup]

wingedcatgirl Watch that pink smoke swooce right in from The Murder-Free Hotel
Watch that pink smoke swooce right in
Nov 15th 2020 at 12:54:22 PM

This seems better than the previous attempt, yeah.

Sylvi& | it/they/she | plural trans catgirl | Trouble Cube | avatar by Madame Butterfly Knife
WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 15th 2020 at 1:02:36 PM

Like I said, feel free to make changes. I'm not 100% thrilled with some of the wording and it could use a polish; I just wanted to get the basics down.

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Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Nov 15th 2020 at 1:02:47 PM

Agreed, it does seem like it's in good shape. Maybe the concept of Ochlocracy "the belief that literally any action is okay if it's done by the majority in any scenario" could be mentioned, as we did think the mob mentality came into play in the worst scenarios like the Damned TLP.

Edited by Piterpicher on Nov 15th 2020 at 10:04:47 AM

It's the final year of school (then I plan to take a gap year) and exams are looking on the horizon, so I may not be as active.
WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 15th 2020 at 1:22:56 PM

Maybe; I hinted at it when I mentioned that it's not okay "even if everyone else is doing it".

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Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Nov 15th 2020 at 1:54:26 PM

Alright, made some changes.

Edited by Piterpicher on Nov 15th 2020 at 10:54:39 AM

It's the final year of school (then I plan to take a gap year) and exams are looking on the horizon, so I may not be as active.
ShinyCottonCandy Yo-yoshi! LEGO-shi! from LEGO Yoshi's Island Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Yo-yoshi! LEGO-shi!
Nov 15th 2020 at 3:16:01 PM

TV Tropes as a Gateway Drug should either be Sugar Wiki or Just For Fun. Not sure which.

Edited by ShinyCottonCandy on Nov 15th 2020 at 6:16:50 AM

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LaundryPizza03 Maintenance? from Texas
Maintenance?
Nov 15th 2020 at 8:13:13 PM

Example as a Thesis should be Administrivia. So should Works Needing Tropes, Pages Needing Wicks, and Pages Needing Example Sorting. Wiki Magic and Needs Wiki Magic Love are better handled through TRS, due to the large number of wicks.

EDIT: Forgot to mention Pothole and Pothole Magnet.

Edited by LaundryPizza03 on Nov 15th 2020 at 10:37:05 AM

NRLEP candidates * ColorTropesCleanup
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Nov 15th 2020 at 8:42:34 PM

[up][up]That would probably be a job for TRS, since I'm pretty sure the only namespace moves this thread can do is to the Administrivia/ namespace. Also, Sugar Wiki and Just For Fun are not mutually exclusive; some Sugar Wiki and Darth Wiki pages have Just For Fun status despite not being in the JustForFun/ namespace.

"I'll be waiting on the road! It's a 10 million fine if you're late!" —Barry, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
wingedcatgirl Watch that pink smoke swooce right in from The Murder-Free Hotel
Watch that pink smoke swooce right in
Nov 16th 2020 at 11:01:31 AM

I might have brought this up here already but I can't remember whether I actually did or just thought about it real hard


It always kinda throws me how The Custom Title System redirects to a largely historical article about how custom titles replaced ptitles, rather than an article just describing the custom title system. Should that be changed?

Sylvi& | it/they/she | plural trans catgirl | Trouble Cube | avatar by Madame Butterfly Knife
ccorb She/her or They/them from the Sol Dimension Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
She/her or They/them
Nov 16th 2020 at 11:16:11 AM

It should.

Looking forward to perhaps my first CM EP soon
WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 16th 2020 at 11:31:20 AM

I think we should move the current to a new name to preserve the site history, and rewrite the original.

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wingedcatgirl Watch that pink smoke swooce right in from The Murder-Free Hotel
Watch that pink smoke swooce right in
Nov 16th 2020 at 11:55:52 AM

Which page are you referring to there?

Sylvi& | it/they/she | plural trans catgirl | Trouble Cube | avatar by Madame Butterfly Knife
WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 16th 2020 at 12:23:09 PM

The Custom Title System. Move the current content to a new page and edit that one.

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Nov 16th 2020 at 12:26:20 PM

The Custom Title System is a redirect, not a page.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
ccorb She/her or They/them from the Sol Dimension Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
She/her or They/them
Nov 16th 2020 at 1:31:49 PM

Switched the redirect's target.

~Laundry Pizza 03 just started a thread on drafting a page on apophenia. I was guessing we could incorporate it into the People Sit on Chairs article, but the apophenia page could be the Missing Supertrope to PSOC and No New Stock Phrases.

Edited by ccorb on Nov 16th 2020 at 4:42:27 AM

Looking forward to perhaps my first CM EP soon
WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 17th 2020 at 4:27:55 PM

So I've been noticing a lot of not-quite Ghost Wicks that exist due to redirect pages. An update to the wick page on how to deal with these would be great since I still don't entirely know how.

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MacronNotes She/her from In my bed Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
She/her
Nov 17th 2020 at 4:32:40 PM

I know some people for unknown reasons leave the original page text when they turn a page into a redirect which creates a lot of seemingly hidden wicks but not sure if that’s the same thing...

Edited by MacronNotes on Nov 17th 2020 at 4:39:04 AM

English Localization Cleanup and Appearance Tropes Cleanup
WarJay77 It takes a lot to make a stew... from The Void Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
It takes a lot to make a stew...
Nov 17th 2020 at 4:37:50 PM

Yeah, I'm not sure what's what's happening here; there's an Adorkable wick attached to Characters.Assassins Creed II Other Characters, and that's a redirect to another page, but the redirect itself is just the redirect. The other page was already cleaned.

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MacronNotes She/her from In my bed Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
She/her
Nov 17th 2020 at 4:52:46 PM

I somehow managed to fix it by breaking the redirect and leaving an Adorkable wick to the page. Not sure if what needs to be done is just to break the redirect or do that and link to the ghostwicked article buut either way it’s fixable.

English Localization Cleanup and Appearance Tropes Cleanup
bwburke94 Ultimate ??? from Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Ultimate ???
Nov 18th 2020 at 11:44:29 AM

Deliberately break the redirect, then fix it? Essentially a null edit in two parts.

NOT up to date on RWBY Volume 8, and will not be until early April 2021 unless this sig changes.
Nov 18th 2020 at 7:55:42 PM

From ATT.

List of Shows That Need Summary asks people to sign their entries. Does this serve any purpose?

ccorb She/her or They/them from the Sol Dimension Relationship Status: It's not my fault I'm not popular!
She/her or They/them
Nov 19th 2020 at 3:11:14 AM

I really don't know why it serves a purpose, other than giving yourself credit for suggesting the page.

Looking forward to perhaps my first CM EP soon
Piterpicher from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Nov 19th 2020 at 3:21:16 AM

Maybe it could allow for multiple signatures? The more people sign, the more desperate for a page we are? Because I do agree that one person signing that they want it does not really have a point in encouraging creation. Still, the number of wicks to a redlinked page is probably a more useful measure anyway.

Edited by Piterpicher on Nov 19th 2020 at 12:22:17 PM

It's the final year of school (then I plan to take a gap year) and exams are looking on the horizon, so I may not be as active.

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