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This is one of those old pages created before the creation of namespaces. It is essentially a project page that focuses on getting articles out of the "stub" category (along with a few other areas of improvement). This is not a trope, it belongs in Administrivia (note the index), as well as Works Needing Tropes, Pages Needing Wicks, Pages Needing Example Sorting, and Wiki Magic.
Except for "Magic", these are all pages that list work/trope articles that need improvement. Sometimes the improvements are cosmetic, sometimes they are quality concerns that affect if we keep the article at all. An associated problem is that many tropers include the wick in the description as a request for additional editors, with over 2000 wicks around the site, only 20 are in Main or Administrivia.
The moderation team has decided to allow this thread, so opened for discussion.
I second moving to Administrivia.
Thirding moving to Administrivia.
Yes, move to Administrivia.
Is there anything else that we should do with it?
Move to Administrivia.
Move it to Administrivia.
++ on moving to Administrivia.
Move! That! Page!
Unanimous, has been here most of the week, hollering for mod conclusion.
Make it so!
Moved to Administrivia.Needs Wiki Magic Love. I updated the indexing for the Dutch Administrivia page, but I'll need to post a locked page request for the English one.
Okay, time to take down some wicks. 2034 wicks to deal with.
Main/ has been handled, along with a few one-offs. Some cases had to be completely reworded to remove NWML.
How are we going to do the wick on DarthWiki.Crappy Trope Definitions?
It's basically a joke page, like How Not to Write a TLP Draft.
Yeah, that can just be moved to the administrivia folder as-is.
There is no Administrivia folder. Those are currently in a folder called Other, but on the discussion page I've suggested splitting Just For Fun, Useful Notes, and Administrivia into their own folders while reserving Other for things that still don't fit anywhere else.
Edited by GastonRabbit on Nov 22nd 2020 at 4:26:13 AM
Sorry for the double post, but I ended up going several days without mentioning that I previously added the page to the Wick Namespace Migration page in hopes of speeding up the process.
So are we supposed to move the work-page wicks, or just remove them? I was under the impression that it was the latter...
I'm just removing, adding them to the appropriate NWML index if needed, and checking the page to update the templating (like the hardline at the end of the article).
A lot of the NWML wicks I encountered do not indicate why, so I simply removed them. Indexing them accordingly is viable.
I'm pretty sure the "why" is just a request for more editors, but it (1) looks bad since the wiki's target audience is not editors and (2) doesn't actually increase the number of editors/content for a given page. It's been a good tool for finding stub pages (about 25% of the time? maybe 10%? Still higher than picking an index and clicking through) that need adding to one of the project's indexes.
Should the Wick Namespace Migration entry have a note saying to remove wicks on work pages?
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How well does it match the trope?