As your friendly neighborhood Admin Team, the gang here at TVTropes HQ is always working to improve the site.
Many of those improvements begin with suggestions posted right here, on the Community Wishlist. Is there a feature you really want on TVTropes? Post it.
Is there something we could be doing better? We want to know. Do you think we look fat in these pants? We were totally afraid of that. See a bug? Report it.
Important things to know:
- We're all about that content-creation life! The top contenders for our attention are ideas that'll boost current or new page creation, like more namespaces & page types, or like the video clip uploading feature we added. On the flip side, design or layout tweaks won't be our top priority.
- Help us dig through the goldmine of old wishlist items! If you have an old request gathering dust or spot one you're totally on board with, give it a bump and a like. There's a treasure trove of 6+ years' worth of ideas just waiting to be rediscovered. Items without enough love may not make the cut and will be closed.
- Was your wishlist item locked up without an explanation? It was most likely disapproved or just too big of a task versus the benefit it would ultimately have. Time is precious, and we want to focus on updates with the biggest bang for the buck. Don't be discouraged though! We appreciate every idea and we're always listening.
Make a Wish:
openGive mods the ability to reset passwords and email accounts
We can no longer reset emails and passwords. It's been like this since I became a mod two years ago.
When people lose access to their email address or don't have email address attached to their account , they have no choice but to message the contact form to ask us if they can start a new account. This is rather inconvenient for the users so it will be much easier if we could reset their passwords and change their emails for them.Edited by MacronNotes
workingStatus Field for TLP
A short, free-form text field on each TLP draft showing what's needed. Examples include "Up for Grabs", "Launching XX/XX", and "Description Needs Help". Would be cleaner than using the title/laconic and encourage users to state what they need help on and attract users who are good at that.
openFolders to Remain Open on Page Refresh (Perhaps Optionally?)
I wish Folders I've opened on a page would remain open when a page refreshes. Perhaps it could be an option to opt-into like "Folders Open", except only for folders the user has manually opened.
I often browse on mobile and (re-)read the pages for works I like. Some of those works have very long example lists that get put into folders (if not split into multiple pages which each have folders). However, if I read partway through a folder then leave the browser (even if I keep the page open in the browser), it often refreshes the page when I return to it, closing the folder and making me unsure of where I left off.
I'd prefer not to default to "Folders Open" because, again, many of these pages are very long and having all folders open by default is not an ideal solution. But perhaps that same functionality could be used to easily make this an option as well? Just a thought. Thanks!
opensearch through tropes
I wish there was a way to look for works that include multiple tropes at once. For example, a dark fantasy work that has elements of both a Religion Of Evil and Organic Technology
workingSticky for ask the tropers
we need the equivalent of a stickied post for Ask The Tropers with links to the Directory (Ongoing threads you might be looking for) topic
openThe ability to watch "Related" pages.
I wish that we could have a way to follow the Related page for articles, getting updated on when it gets linked on other pages.
openAdd unread badges to Followed Pages.
Please do the same as in Followed Threads and add checkmarks to unread pages, with this color scheme it's impossible to tell.
Alternatively use a more contrasting color scheme.
openEdit War detector
Since page history tracks who edited what, in theory it should easily notice if a user deletes or adds something they've deleted/added previously and notify a moderator.
working"Engineer" role for certain users
As discussed in the Hiring mods (now locked) and Appeal to the moderation threads in the forums, it would be a great relief to our hard-working moderators if certain users were entrusted with limited versions of the mod team's tools.
This would spread out the grunt work among a larger portion of the site's users, lightening the mods' hefty workload.
The following powers come to mind when it comes to things engineers could do:
- Editing locked pages
- Hooking crowners to forum threads
- Locking and unlocking forum threads and ATT queries.
- Clocking/unclocking forum threads.
- Moving pages to a different name while preserving their editing history.
- Managing video examples (accepting, rejecting, or deleting them)
Not every engineer would necessarily have all of these powers. And of course, such powers would only be granted to active, trustworthy, long-time users who have proven themselves to hold the wiki's best interests at heart. Abusing these privileges would lead to them being immediately revoked.Edited by Zuxtron
opencustom titles for media sources and secondary tropes on videos
On video examples, custom titles are displayed for the primary trope, but not for secondary tropes or media sources. I think it'd be nice if they did.
workingAutomate the creation of Laconic pages from the TLP
When a trope is launched through the TLP, the Laconic is created with it from the Laconic title provided during the TLP process.
closed Give moderators database access
I know it's possible to give specific users a right to alter specific tables, so I've figured mods may need it because wiki's tools just can't do it.
- We have pages like .TransformersAlterVerse and .IceHeart which are almost completely inaccessible and mods can't delete them.
- There's a known glitch with Custom Titles that makes it attached to a wrong wikiword capitalization and re-applying it doesn't fix it.
- Apparently the Mover tool can't handle some long titles even if they're not over 64 characters long.
- Mods can't fix ghost wicks from pages with special characters.
- Someone has registered as Tropers/ABE/Crudele which got broken and there's no helping it.
Would be neat if there was sort of "last resort" account that could fix page info directly.Edited by Amonimus
workingBring back the "gift" function for badges
Way back when The Badge Shop was active, mods and users used to be able to gift badges to other users (this was the icon◊) but it somehow disappeared over the years. It will be nice to bring back so that mods can fill gift award badges to users
As for where the button should go... I believe it was next to the "add description" and "add badge to profile" options on badges you own in your badge collection. reference pic◊Edited by MacronNotes
openChronological ordering of media using a trope
I'm probably not the first wishing for this...
How many trope have a comment like "Perhaps one of the earliest examples..."? How many time, as a user, did you wonder what were the first instances of some specific trope, to have a historical perspective?
That's something that should be easy to implement, by simply allowing to order the the media that contain a specific trope not by medium or alphabetical order, but by absolute chronological order...
That is, if we have the (even approximative) release date of every media in the database. If we don't, that's definitely something that should be added anyway!
Similarly to Folderizer, would like to see a script or a button that sorts examples alphabetically.
For work pages it's trivial, because tropes are always the first word in a line. ** second bullets would need to be attached to the above line.
Trope pages would be really tricky. Even if the namespace can be taken for a folder to be place at, work wicks may be practically anywhere in the example. Not sure if going by the first link in italics is reliable.
workingRemove the synopsis page type
As a fairly new troper, I noticed that the synopsis page type was not seen at all. I looked to the short page on them, which said that they were deprecated in favor of recap pages. Since no one uses them, why are they still an option? I tested this by making a synopsis page on a small article and then calling attention to it. The page got deleted within days, so I feel like the option should be removed to enforce the rule.
workingEdit reasons at the top of edits
When adding some major spoilers, I realized something.
Edit reasons are at the bottom of the thing that shows the edits. But if they were at the top of them it could give a spoiler waring for those inclined. Thoughts to that?
openMake It So That Awesome Music Subpages Have The Sugar Wiki Color Scheme
Awesome Music, much like Moment of Awesome, Funny Moments, and Heartwarming Moments, are prominent Sugar Wiki subpages on this wiki, but unlike the latter three, Awesome Music doesn't have the pink and brown color scheme. I really wish that we could change this.
workingTool for wick checking
Something that would be handy in Trope Repair Shop for checking whether tropes are being correctly used would be a tool that, when you enter a page into it, counts the total # of wicks, randomly selects a portion of those wicks, and generates a list of the selected wicks. That number would need to be fairly sizeable; the count mentioned in the TW thread that suggested this was either 50 or the square root of the total # of wicks, rounded up, whichever is better for the size of the page. One possible option could be for the tool to tell you the total # of wicks and allow you to select a number to pull, or default to the aforementioned rounded square root.Edited by Willbyr
I'm not sure how much larger than it needs to be, but 2 mb is not enough for me to upload pictures from my phone when I want to show something off in the forums.