Follow TV Tropes

Discussion Administrivia / Sinkhole

Go To

Oct 8th 2017 at 1:53:09 AM •••

Should we have something like Gratuitous Linking? Sometime people put a link to completely irrelevant work just because an entry mentioned a character with Name's the Same. Here's one I just removed.

I've seen the worse. When someone use the words "mortal combat", often someone else will add "(no, not that one)" despite it write differently.

Aug 30th 2015 at 8:43:59 AM •••

I think this fall under this policy.

Arivne has habit of pothole to example list of trope instead of the trope itself. For latest examples, in SCP Foundation SC Ps 1000 And Beyond he make pothole Body Horror and Eye Scream.

I haven't notify him beyond edit reason because it doesn't writen here (and nobody answer my ATT query on this subject).

Hide/Show Replies
Aug 30th 2015 at 2:49:56 PM •••

Reporting tropers is done on Ask The Tropers, not discussion pages. Mods pay far more attention there than here.

Aug 30th 2015 at 9:14:37 PM •••

No, I don't report him. I just need some info so I can properly notify him why it shouldn't be done.

Jun 7th 2015 at 3:57:44 AM •••

There seems to be a bit of a grammar error in the explanation of chained sinkholes. It says "That way we'll get mess that turns nearly the entire sentence blue like this:", but I think you're missing something!

Hide/Show Replies
May 26th 2014 at 1:40:29 AM •••

I have some questions about "TV Tropes Editor's Use of a Trope". Does it apply to hypothetical scenarios on Playing With pages and similar? I mean if a trope is used in the hypothetical scenarios themselves. How about hypothetical scenarios on main pages? Here's a hypothetical example to illustrate another thing that's unclear: A show is named Bob and Charles. Someone writes this on its page: "Karma Houdini: As Alice put it: 'Bob got away with killing Charles, destroying our village, and tickling a baby'." Is this allowed (a) if Alice is a character from Bob and Charles? (b) if Alice is a critic from a Video Review Show (or similar)? (Note: Some of the questions originally asked here were answered on Ask the Tropers, and have been removed from here.)

Edited by
Dec 6th 2013 at 12:31:15 AM •••

I think this should be move to Administrivia namespace.

Hide/Show Replies
Dec 10th 2012 at 7:19:40 PM •••

Can we just nuke stuff like that on site?

Jan 5th 2012 at 11:08:30 AM •••

An All-Blue Entry is a terrible type of Sink Hole. All Blue Entries should only be ATTEMPTED in a pages 'Laconic' section, and only if (You) can do so in the Laconic spirit.

Edited by EeveeLord
May 9th 2011 at 3:07:38 PM •••

Does a page that links to itself by redirect count as a sink hole? A link that makes you think you're going to a new page, but ends up just reloading the page is just as annoying as a link that is unrelated. They're definitely just as deceptive, I think they are similar enough, no?

Hide/Show Replies
Aug 7th 2011 at 8:00:21 PM •••

We have a different name for those—they're called "circular" links. They're bad too, although they don't have their own page defining them the way Sinkholes do.

Dec 10th 2012 at 7:16:32 PM •••

Should we add circular links as an example on this page?

Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.

Example of: