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So, you've discovered a trope that has the worst name on the wiki. Or maybe it's a pale copy of another trope and needs to be merged. Or it could be two tropes cleverly masquerading as one, and it needs to be split in twain. Or the description and examples have developed all the symptoms of schizophrenia over the long years of hundreds of editors leaving their fingerprints on it.
Whatever the case, you've come to the right place to do it. Now here's what you need to do to get started:
Discussion pages can be moved or merged by a moderator. Before cutlisting the old page, flag it to have its discussion moved. After the discussion is attached to the new page, cutlist the old page like normal.
In cases of mergers and splits, discussion pages cannot be redirected or moved directly; copy and paste them to the new name. Make sure you get the "archived discussion" and the YKTTW link if they exist.
General Tips And Rules
Please feel free to suggest changes to this, this is based both on existing "policy" and things I think will make things easier. So there's probably room for improvement.
Single Proposition Crowner: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/SingleProposition/[Insert Title Here]
Alternative Titles Crowner: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/AlternativeTitles/[Insert Title Here]
Page Action Crowner https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/PageAction/[Insert Title Here]
Image Pickin Crowner https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/ImagePickin/[Insert Title Here]
Renaming a Trope
edited 9th Dec '16 11:39:10 AM by SeptimusHeap
Guidelines updated: moderators can now move (though not copy or merge) discussion pages. New text is bolded in the section on moving subpages.
Can I make a suggestion here? I hope so.
If you're proposing new names or redirects, please Wiki Word them. It's much easier to build a crowner when all the suggestions are Red Link than having to go through and read each entry.
Just for the sake of clarification:
What are those little clock icons that sometimes appear on Repair Shop threads with a date attached?
What is their presence supposed to mean?
It means that the thread stalled and it will be locked with no further action if the time on the clock passes without the thread showing some sort of progress.
You may want to point "Renaming a trope" at How To Move A Page, or the thread version.
You could consider including a couple of basic definitions for newbies? For example, I don't know what a crowner is. From context I'm guessing it's another word for poll, but I don't know if it has some special properties that require a different name. I also don't know how I would go about "cleaning up or correcting the wiks".
(I appreciate these things may be answered elsewhere and I just haven't stumbled across them yet, and you may not wish to go into those side issues on here; just a thought that it might be helpful to fellow newbies who don't want to accidentally make a mess!)
edited 19th Oct '11 3:24:06 AM by Atalan
It's called a crowner for legacy reasons. Essentially, Eddie has better things to do than go in and change the name, so we're likely to have "crowner" as the name for our polls for quite a while.
Suggest linking How To Move A Page somewhere if we've got a newbie who wants to help.
Should this be moved back to TRS?
EDIT: Nevermind. Forgot it was more general.
edited 15th Feb '12 2:24:28 PM by DragonQuestZ
What if you find a page that has been mysteriously "cleared"? I went to the page for Fanfic Agony in Pink and it was totally blank? Is my comp messing up or did the page get deleted?
It was deleted under the new policy change.
Is it possible to list reasons to make a TRS thread? Or would that need its own one?
No, I am not just talking about renames, so When To Rename A Trope doesn't fit
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How well does it match the trope?