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Crossover-Enthusiast F E A R from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
F E A R
Aug 22nd 2019 at 2:16:05 PM

Characters.Faith. A small selection of tropes for each character (albeit most with a lot of context), a few ZCEs, no splitter between the character descriptions and tropes, and a lot of spoiler tagging, including the folder name for the last character on the page. There are also no images.

I don't know what this thing is, and that terrifies me!
SapphireBlue from California Relationship Status: In another castle
Aug 23rd 2019 at 10:23:39 PM

Characters.Baten Kaitos has been a mess for ages. Mostly the descriptions, which are way too long and about two-thirds spoiler tags. Character pages are supposed to have brief summaries of the characters, not detailed descriptions of their role in the plot that span the entire work! The main page description has a similar problem with length and coherency, but that's not what this thread is for.

It'd be best to have someone who knows the games do it, but they're not especially well-known, so I don't think we can afford to be picky. It's probably not too high a priority for the same reason, though. I just wanted to mention it because I've been meaning to clean it up for a while and haven't gotten around to it. Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by SapphireBlue on Aug 23rd 2019 at 10:29:08 AM

GoldenCityBird Alcott Grimsley, detective of the deceased from the UK
Alcott Grimsley, detective of the deceased
WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Aug 27th 2019 at 2:31:25 PM

Once my computer is back, I'll take a deep dive into some of these pages, going in order.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Aug 31st 2019 at 2:11:07 PM

-cracks knuckles-

Let's do this. Time to finish Characters.Brutal Series.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Aug 31st 2019 at 3:25:47 PM

So far, Characters.Brutal Series Horrible is living up to it's name...ugh.

Edited by WarJay77 on Aug 31st 2019 at 6:26:53 AM

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Sep 1st 2019 at 9:23:09 AM

Characters.Tail Star is an utter mess. It's full of Zero Context Examples, poor alphabetization, and even non-functioning hyperlinks.

Edited by ImperialMajestyXO on Sep 1st 2019 at 9:24:39 AM

Complete Monster quotes cleanup
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:03:02 PM

Characters.Gears Of War is a big project. For some of the most important characters' subpages, about half of the page is composed of Zero Context Examples (some with no text at all, others with "well of course it's trope X") or spoilered trope names. Added it to Needs Wiki Magic Love for now.

Edited by Darkaros on Sep 4th 2019 at 1:04:09 PM

WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:09:06 PM

So have any of these mentioned pages actually been cleaned yet, or are people just listing things?

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Sep 13th 2019 at 12:13:33 PM

I don't know honestly. I've been doing my best to correct mistakes on character pages for the fanfics that I read, but I'm not sure on the others. I'm planning on re-following the Friendly Foreign Exchange Student Spider-Man character page again and work on correcting it, but I'd also like to alert the tropers who work on the pages to this thread so that extra assistance either for this or other character pages can be gained.

ShinyCottonCandy Actually sour cream from The Galar Region Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Actually sour cream
Sep 24th 2019 at 5:15:11 AM

The Untitled Goose Game character pages exists, but with the exception of the titular goose, there’s no more than one entry for each “character”. I say “character” in quotes, because, with the exception of the goose, it’s a reach to call them characters as they all only serve the role of “obstacle to the player” rather than having individual identities.

I need to think of a better signature.
rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Sep 27th 2019 at 9:49:35 AM

I brought this up before in Ask the Tropers, but there's no good reason for Characters.The Hunger Games to be split into book and film characters.

Steel be with you.
Sep 27th 2019 at 10:16:27 AM

[up][up]Yeah, the game is so sparse and largely plotless that I can't really see the need for that much of a character sheet. I'd suggest condensing it down to two: the goose, and all the villagers as a collective entry.

WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Sep 27th 2019 at 11:27:23 AM

[up][up] I guess I'd agree with you. I suppose you can argue that the characters aren't exactly the same between adaptations, but most tropes would overlap. (Haymitch is always The Alcoholic, Peeta is always a Sweet Baker, Katniss is always an Action Girl, etc)

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Sep 30th 2019 at 11:27:01 AM

I would like some advice please.

I am currently engaged in a very, very slow cleanup of the various Games Workshop pages on the wiki and recently came across the Warhammer Adventures Character Page that includes a bunch of character descriptions and a grand total of 1 trope. I haven't read the series myself yet so I cannot expand it and was wondering what to do about it? (As of writing this it was last edited 5 weeks ago)

Edited by SebastianGray on Sep 30th 2019 at 7:27:23 PM

Knowledge is Power, Guard it Well
WarJay77 Simba is tired from Upstate New York Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Simba is tired
Sep 30th 2019 at 11:32:20 AM

[up] I would personally cut the page entirely and move the lone trope elsewhere, maybe putting it on a discussion thread or something. A characters page without character tropes is absolutely pointless.

Female troper who likes Pokemon, ARGs, Writing, and more. / Links: Sandbox.Zero Context Example Thread - Sandbox.Roleplay Cleanup Thread
Sep 30th 2019 at 1:09:17 PM

[up]Thanks. I'll put the trope on the work page, cutlist it and then note it on the Work's discussion page.

Knowledge is Power, Guard it Well
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