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Jul 3rd 2012 at 6:16:43 PM •••

For some reason, all the tropes listed on this page are indexed under this page, even though there is no indexing markup on it. I have no idea why even though I've spent some time trying to figure it out.

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Telcontar MOD
Jul 3rd 2012 at 11:50:50 PM •••

Fixed. The page type was set to "trope+index", so it was indexing the list it found. Changing it to just "trope" solved that.

However, I think the indexing was meant to be for the bands. To make it index them but not the tropes, wrap tags around the band list only and set the page type to "trope+index". That should work.

Edited by Telcontar
Jan 9th 2011 at 3:35:32 PM •••

Ever since I created the page, I've tried to maintain a somewhat neutral view on this genre. This includes keeping several bands on the list that I personally don't consider to be gothic metal — Evanescence, Nightwish, HIM, Epica, After Forever, The Gathering... you get the idea. I've always been somewhat reluctant to keep them on there, but convinced myself that they should stay to keep the page neutral.

Thing is, I've started to believe that, maybe, these bands truly aren't gothic metal, and that keeping them on the page is less neutrality-enforcement and more over-inclusiveness.

I mean, some people call Slayer and Slipknot death metal. It's a more common mistake than you'd think. Obviously we wouldn't put Slayer and Slipknot on the Death Metal page just to enforce "neutrality", but I'm starting to get the feeling that Evanescence and Nightwish (for example) are as close to gothic metal as Slayer and Slipknot are to death metal. If we're not being that inclusive on the death metal page, then why are we being that inclusive here?

Anyone got any thoughts/input on this? I don't want to just remove the bands in question because it reeks of POV-pushing.

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