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Important Note: The page locking bug introduced in the 1.8 update has been mostly fixed, however, there are still some recurrences we are working on debugging.

You can get around a spurious page lock by going to https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wysiwyg_source_editor.php?groupname=Namespace&title=Title. If the page is still locked, it's likely checked out by another troper.


This thread is for requesting edits or unlocks to Locked Pages or for requesting locks. It can also be used for technical requests to moderators such as creating new pages in the Main/ and other restricted namespaces without going through YKTTW.

Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  1. Check Locked Pages and Permanent Red Link Club first. They can provide guidance on what are good and bad requests.
  2. Include working links in your request to the page(s) in question.
  3. Pages cut a while ago were automatically locked. Before asking for an unlock, make sure that the article you want to create is in the proper Namespace, has gone through YKTTW if it's a trope, and otherwise fulfills our guidelines for Creating New Pages.
  4. If asking for edits, state your changes exactly as they should appear on the page, including proper Example Indentation, namespacing, and pothole and quote formatting. And make sure that what you want to add is actually a valid example.
  5. We do not edit archived articles, even to correct links.
  6. Main redirects are no longer being created for namespaced work pages. Don't ask for one.
  7. Some locked pages have ongoing cleanup threads, like Complete Monster (Thread), Five-Man Band (Thread), and Magnificent Bastard (Thread). Other than purely technical requests, edits to these pages ought to be discussed in these threads first.
  8. Work pages made in the wrong namespace, pages banned under The Content Policy and the 5P Circuit and subpages that are disallowed (like Headscratchers pages for tropes) are valid reasons for requesting page locks.

NOTE: Edited with OP's permission.

Edited by nombretomado on Jul 21st 2018 at 11:06:45 AM

Jan 8th 2019 at 11:14:57 AM

Is it possible for the Robin Thicke page to be unlocked? The furor about everything seems to have died down, and I unknowingly made an informative page for him in the Creator namespace without knowing it.

ACW Complete Monster Editor from Arlington, VA (outside of DC) Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
SomePerson Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Jan 8th 2019 at 11:56:05 AM

On UsefulNotes.The Great Comics Crash Of 1996, paragraph 10, the phrase, "demanded they be 'adult' and taken death seriously" should use take instead of taken.

ACW Complete Monster Editor from Arlington, VA (outside of DC) Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Jan 9th 2019 at 8:23:24 AM

A few minor rewrites when you can edit locked pages again.

Film K to R:

  • The Rock: Captain Frye and his henchman Captain Darrow attempt to extort money by threatening San Francisco with VX nerve gas. While their superior, Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, wants to distribute the money to families of soldiers whose deaths went unrecognized and without compensation, they only want it for themselves and deliberately provoke a massacre of a Navy SEAL team just because they like killing. When it becomes apparent Hummel is bluffing, they act swiftly to remove Hummel from command and eventually kill him while proceeding with the attack. Even when it becomes apparent they've lost, Frye and Darrow try to send a rocket at the city armed with poison gas to kill every civilian they possibly can and provoke the army into killing the 81 tourists they have locked in Alcatraz to ensure a lack of witnesses.

Video Games A to K (EXA_PICO tree):

  • Ciel nosurge: Revelt, head of Tenmon, one of the two leading groups of Ra Ciela, in actuality is one of their biggest problems. Building himself as a man for the people due to his technology, Revelt has always wanted to be in the top and would use any means necessary to get there. Separating his own daughter Nay's body and soul to place Ion, a girl with more potential, in her body, endangering Ra Ciela as a side effect. He would then train her to become the perfect candidate for the next empress of Ra Ciela, through years of physical and emotional torture. He then forced his other daughter Renall to befriend Ion and betray her if she ever tries to disobey. Once Ion is ready to be made Empress, Revelt started making deals with other antagonists in order for Ion to gain support and make herself look better to the people. Once Ion began to resist Revelt's hold on her after realizing his true actions, he decides to drop all formalities and starts using force. When Ion and her friends fight back, Revelt ultimately decides to screw over his people by trying to use song magic to teleport himself and his followers away from Ra Ciela to a new planet while leaving it to be destroyed, and then guaranteeing its end when he shot down Dr. Clacket, the only person who knows how to save Ra Ciela, and forced him to perform a Heroic Sacrifice to end Revelt. A selfish, ambitious man, Revelt destroyed his own home just because society didn't follow him.

Edited by ACW on Jan 9th 2019 at 11:23:37 AM

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Levitator Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
Jan 9th 2019 at 12:49:08 PM

Can you unlock Captain Marvel YMMV here? There was some drama, but not enough to justify a cut.https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/CaptainMarvel2019

Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Jan 9th 2019 at 3:46:05 PM

No. We are establishing a policy of hard-locking all YMMV articles for upcoming major works. The misuse is just too great.

Please join the namespace configuration project!
ACW Complete Monster Editor from Arlington, VA (outside of DC) Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Jan 9th 2019 at 4:13:37 PM

[up] Is that new? I don't recall that before.

Anyway, at Fan Works, at Crossovers, for Gravemoss, please change "Hrothbert of Bainbridge, aka Bob" to "Bob the Skull"

Complete Monster Drafts Pending CM Writeups
Lymantria "Mordor!" from Toronto Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
nombretomado the formatting mod Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
the formatting mod
Jan 9th 2019 at 5:05:03 PM

We have not made this a posted formal policy. However, a repeated, demonstrative need for it has been making for so regular a practice it has become hardly distinguishable from such.

Lymantria "Mordor!" from Toronto Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
"Mordor!"
Jan 9th 2019 at 5:18:39 PM

What incidents resulted in its creation?

Join the Five-Man Band cleanup project!
nombretomado the formatting mod Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
the formatting mod
Jan 9th 2019 at 5:39:28 PM

Captain Marvel, Infinity War, Super Smash Bros Ultimate are the most recent cases I can think of.

Klavice Woobie Cleaner Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Woobie Cleaner
Jan 9th 2019 at 6:53:24 PM

Can a mod lock all the Woobie pages for this thread so we can tell what examples have been approved and which have not?

The thread in question: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=15391212720A38366900&page=1

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naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Jan 9th 2019 at 6:58:46 PM

I posted this in the Woobie thread but never got a response- how was the decision made to give The Woobie the Complete Monster treatment? Is the misuse that extensive that edit locks are necessary?

nombretomado the formatting mod Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
the formatting mod
Jan 9th 2019 at 6:58:57 PM

Just to be clear - you're asking for all The Woobie subpages to be locked on a...temporary basis, while you do the initial clean-up? Or permanently, as in Magnificent Bastard and Complete Monster?

Klavice Woobie Cleaner Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Woobie Cleaner
Jan 9th 2019 at 7:15:27 PM

Tropers are adding Complete Monster characters to Jerkass Woobie. So yes I would say the misuse is pretty prevalent. And yes, the lock would be temporary.

Edited by Klavice on Jan 9th 2019 at 7:17:19 AM

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Lightysnake And if I don't have a heart then what is broken?
And if I don't have a heart then what is broken?
Jan 9th 2019 at 9:49:06 PM

Just an edit for Fallen Creator with an entry that needed some factual corrections:

  • An earlier example for Star Wars is Kevin J. Anderson. At the time of publication, his Jedi Academy Trilogy was well received, (plus creating a huge part of the EU), he was riding high on his Tales of the Jedi comics for Dark Horse, he was heavily involved in reference books such as The Illustrated Star Wars Universe and the original Essential Guide series and he edited the still-popular Tales From anthology collections. Following this, Anderson wrote the critically panned Darksaber, widely considered one of the worst Star Wars novels. Anderson soon became involved with the Dune'' novels, penning multiple novels with Brian Herbert that were loathed and panned by critics and fans alike. Nowadays, he is far more well known for his later failures than early successes.

Edited by Lightysnake on Jan 9th 2019 at 9:50:03 AM

miraculous The Indaba Killer from south africa
The Indaba Killer
Jan 10th 2019 at 12:47:46 AM

So this is an interesting question. Was permission ever granted to actually do said cleanup on the Woobie pages as I don't think it was ever asked for and the cleanup just.....began without the question of whether its actually needed at all. I don't think a page lock like that can happen due to the sheer number of pages as well as the fact (Dozens. Possibly a hundred) that this cleanup thread wasn't actually agreed upon beforehand first on whethe it's actually even needed at all.

Edited by miraculous on Jan 10th 2019 at 2:39:21 AM

"Reasons..? None, really. I could do it, that's all. And it was fun... I guess that's my reason?"
Klavice Woobie Cleaner Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Woobie Cleaner
Jan 10th 2019 at 9:43:29 AM

I didn't realize you needed permission. I apologize. But at the same time, the fact characters like Lotso are being listed under Jerkass Woobie when they were never meant to be sympathetic is an easy reason for why the cleanup was needed. If the pages aren't locked, that is fine, but I feel this cleanup was necessary, if only so we don't have every single character ever as a woobie regardless of their backstory. I am simply trying to do my part.

Edited by Klavice on Jan 10th 2019 at 1:33:29 AM

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nombretomado the formatting mod Relationship Status: P.S. I love you
the formatting mod
Jan 10th 2019 at 11:17:03 AM

Locked pages glitch should now be fixed. We will catch up shortly.

ACW Complete Monster Editor from Arlington, VA (outside of DC) Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Jan 10th 2019 at 11:34:46 AM

Just make sure that the italics around Dune are closed.

Edited by ACW on Jan 10th 2019 at 2:34:52 PM

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crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Jan 10th 2019 at 1:01:57 PM

Please move the contents of Literature.Liar to Main.Liar.

ACW Complete Monster Editor from Arlington, VA (outside of DC) Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
StarSword You are of Bajor. from somewhere in deep space Relationship Status: In denial
Jan 10th 2019 at 4:07:26 PM

Headscratchers.The Flash 2014 got locked for being too big and needing a split. I made a sandbox splitting the folders between season, and Septimus told me to bring it up here. The idea is to put each season on its own page, and have the main page just be the links.

Edited by Discar on Jan 10th 2019 at 4:09:04 AM

wingedcatgirl The wings are... retractable, probably. from Catgirl Heaven, presumably Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
The wings are... retractable, probably.
Jan 10th 2019 at 4:24:01 PM I Have Many Names. You can call me Sylvi, or Tempest, or Katelyn, or 🐱. My pronouns are she/her or they/them. Also, I'm a kittycat!

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