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So, this index is already listed on Tropes Needing TRS because of the following: In 2021 (link to thread), Fora's tropes were merged into Forum Speak due to a lack of examples for those tropes. Wiki Tropes has roughly the same problem, especially because a lot of those pages (such as Red Link and Blue Link, which are also used on other wikis, such as Wikipedia and its sister sites) don't cover wikis other than TV Tropes despite the page's description saying it usually covers wikis in general; some of the tropes in question actually are specific to TV Tropes. Since this category's scope is mostly restricted to TV Tropes, a lot of them could easily be moved to Administrivia, especially since some (such as Square Peg, Round Trope and Edit War) already have been.

Given that the Fora TRS is now closed and it did discuss that its scope of merging many of these mini-tropes into Forum Speak should probably continue on Wiki Tropes, it makes sense to continue here.

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Edited by SeptimusHeap on Jul 2nd 2021 at 10:23:56 AM

themayorofsimpleton Adjusting back from Walt Disney World
Adjusting back
Sep 4th 2021 at 1:40:13 PM

[up] Literally all of Wall of Text does not apply to TV Tropes. It needs a full rewrite.

The Works That Require Cleanup of Complaining sandbox, for reference for all who need it.
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 4th 2021 at 4:14:56 PM

[up]Fair enough. Well, we can always just scrap what's already on the sandbox and add completely new text to it.

Now that you mention it, I guess that page is the opposite of the pages that inspired me to add the Wiki Tropes category to Tropes Needing TRS — instead of being a page that calls itself a trope despite focusing solely on TV Tropes, it's a run-of-the-mill trope page that doesn't focus on TV Tropes.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 4th 2021 at 6:18:27 AM

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Piterpicher Dislikes soulless stuff from Poland, for real Relationship Status: Awaiting my mail-order bride
Dislikes soulless stuff
Sep 5th 2021 at 12:40:42 AM

I might have misunderstood that post. But I do have a rewrite at least:

"We understand people like write a lot about their favorite series while being an Entry Pimp. Despite the temptation, please don't write examples or descriptions that can be considered a wall of text here.

Avoid putting details that don't directly pertain to the example. Cutting Word Cruft may also help save a little space.

Chances are you're going too far when you write eight or more lines in one paragraph (on 1920x1080 with Wide Load enabled). You can use backlashes to separate long examples into paragraphs, but don't overdo it for examples as too many paragraphs in one can also annoy readers."

Edited by Piterpicher on Sep 5th 2021 at 10:25:34 AM

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 5th 2021 at 5:58:29 AM

I added this paragarph to the beginning of the sandbox:

If a paragraph gets too long, it results in a Wall of Text, which ends up being a pain to read. If you're writing an example or a page description, try to keep it Clear, Concise, Witty.

Edit: Modified to add a part about descriptions instead of just examples.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 5th 2021 at 8:01:57 AM

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 11th 2021 at 12:24:21 PM

I have a couple of questions:

1. Is there anything left to do on Sandbox.Wall Of Text before moving it to Administrivia.Wall Of Text?
2. Do the wicks for the pages that were merged with and turned into redirects to the Glossary need to be cleaned up?

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 17th 2021 at 3:06:41 AM

Any input on my previous post?

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 17th 2021 at 5:07:05 AM

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SeptimusHeap Christmas worms from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Sep 17th 2021 at 3:22:36 AM

  1. I think it's ready.
  2. Yes, albeit in many cases replacing them with potholes that link to the glossary but display the old title would be warranted.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 17th 2021 at 4:21:49 PM

Sorry for the double post, but Administrivia.Wall Of Text being split off is done aside from indexing it on the Administrivia page (which I submitted a request for), so here are the remaining pages that were merged with the TV Tropes Glossary and need to have their wicks removed and/or changed to link to the Glossary's main page:

I'm not going to handle any of them at the moment since I've been working on getting The Con's thread out of the way, but I'll add them to the TRS Thread Tracker sandbox for now.

Edit: Main.Wiki Magic's wicks were all on either archived pages or locked pages, so taking care of it is a matter of the Locked Pages request being processed.

Edit: Main.Troper had Main.Vigilante Taxonomist as a redirect. I changed it to redirect to the Glossary and dewicked it.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 18th 2021 at 2:35:42 PM

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 18th 2021 at 1:54:21 AM

I added the entries on Sandbox.Wiki Tropes that weren't taken care of with the crowner to Tropes Needing TRS. Feel free to remove the "Failed to reach consensus in the Wiki Tropes TRS thread" text I added if it's unnecessary; I added it to indicate that there was already a thread for them (sort of), but no action was taken for them.

Edit: The Locked Pages request for Main.Wiki Magic was processed, so that one's done.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 18th 2021 at 4:04:20 AM

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 18th 2021 at 2:55:24 AM

Troper Critical Mass is done. Only Main.Troper and Administrivia.Wiki Magic are left.

Edit: Administrivia.Wiki Magic is done. Only Main.Troper is left, and it has quite a few wicks.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 18th 2021 at 7:05:43 AM

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Berrenta Winter is coming... from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Winter is coming...
Sep 21st 2021 at 6:47:24 AM

Removed the banner on Righting Great Wrongs due to failed consensus here. I'll see if I can help with dewicking Troper.

Edited by Berrenta on Sep 21st 2021 at 8:47:29 AM

TRS needs your help!
GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Sep 29th 2021 at 3:27:28 PM

I finished the dewicking for pages that were merged with Forum Speak, and removed the TRS banners for pages that we're not changing or cutting.

I posted a Locked Pages request for pages whose wicks I can't change.

Edited by GastonRabbit on Sep 29th 2021 at 5:27:50 AM

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Berrenta Winter is coming... from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Winter is coming...
Oct 13th 2021 at 8:56:50 PM

Looks like I got sidetracked by other TRS efforts. My apologies.

Nudging so we can get this dealt with.

TRS needs your help!
Oct 16th 2021 at 10:44:29 AM

I just re-typed Acronym Trope Names as an Index. Is it? Or was it right as a Trope?

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Berrenta Winter is coming... from Texas Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Winter is coming...
Nov 25th 2021 at 2:29:37 PM

Troper is down 785 now.

Edited by MacronNotes on Nov 28th 2021 at 6:41:09 AM

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