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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.
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
I've already mentioned it elsewhere, but Characters.No Ordinary Family needs a lot of help.
Once my computer is back, I'll take a deep dive into some of these pages, going in order.
Let's do this. Time to finish Characters.Brutal Series.
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
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
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
So have any of these mentioned pages actually been cleaned yet, or are people just listing things?
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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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
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.
Thanks. I'll put the trope on the work page, cutlist it and then note it on the Work's discussion page.
Characters.Amakusa 1637 is full of entries where the trope name is spoiler-tagged. I'm not familiar with the work, so I don't know how to change this to avoid spoiling things.
Gain Ground has a rather unorganized and/or lackluster character page. I've worked out a rough draft/better version of the page that uses a folder system, updates information and names, and organizes everything in a more comprehensible way using Sandbox. I know I'm not the best with TV Tropes Syntax/Formatting (or how these forums work to be honest), so I thought I'd bring it here to be safe:
Link to my sandbox, which contains the draft,
The original article for comparison.
EDIT: Change has been implemented due to a troper on a TRS project noticing my sandbox and implementing it themselves.
Edited by Arial on Dec 23rd 2019 at 2:33:56 PM
The character subpages of Codename: Kids Next Door Sector V and The Delightful Children from Down the Lane don't include the series title.
Is it possible this might be a case where if the WikiWord is too long, it becomes a redlink? I've run into that problem making recap pages (having to include the show title, season and episode number, plus the episode title itself), so maybe that's what happened here?
I don't know what the exact character limit is though.
The max is 64 characters (not counting the namespace), and Codename Kids Next Door The Delightful Children From Down The Lane is only 56. Not sure if the subpages starting with "KND" have to be moved, though.
Yes, we'll have to move literally every subpage.
They should be turned into redirects instead of outright deleted because of how long they've been there.
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How well does it match the trope?