Category:Trope Workshop

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You know, that trope where......

This is a common question asked by anyone who has seen something they know to be a trope, but they don't quite have a name or description for it, and they would like to remedy that.

Which is where the Trope Workshop comes in.

On this page, you can create a draft trope page you'd like to create, work on, and refine until you think it's ready, then transfer it to the main namespace, where, hopefully, it will be blessed by Wiki Magic and prosper.

The Trope Workshop also lists tropes that we inherited from TV Tropes and have subsequently been marked as trope stubs.

For guidelines on how to use this namespace see Trope Workshop Guidelines

Rules of the Trope Workshop:

Over the years, the Workshop has evolved a few rules specific to it, debated and voted on by the Wiki community. These are:

  1. Don't flood the Workshop. Per this discussion, nobody is allowed to have made the edit that created more than three candidates in the Trope Workshop at any given time. (Trope candidates that existed as of February 26, 2021 are allowed to stay in the Trope Workshop until accepted, merged with existing tropes, or deleted.) There can be more than three Tropes in the Workshop at once - it's just that each Troper is only allowed to have at most three at a time (three from Alice, three from Bob, and so on).
  2. Tropes that don't get worked on will be deleted. Per this discussion, trope candidates must be actively worked on, or they run the risk of deletion. "Actively worked on" means tropers are editing the candidate to improve it and render it suitable for launch. Comments made in the talk page about how to improve (or save) the page are not working on the candidate; they are chatter that does not affect its state. Only actual edits to the candidate itself count as working on it.
If a candidate sits untouched for six months or more, it is considered to be abandoned. "Untouched" means no editing activity. (At their discretion, ATT staff may choose to ignore trivial changes made in that time -- "trivial" in this context being, for example, edits along the line of adding a single link or fixing the grammar of a single sentence or paragraph. This is to discount "token" edits whose only purpose is to forestall "abandoned" status.)
Abandoned candidates will be marked with the {{delete}} template announcing a one-week warning and giving a specific date and time for their deletion. A notice will also be placed on the candidate's talk page repeating this warning and CC'ing all admins and active editors. If no effort is made to reignite development of the candidate, it will be deleted at the end of the one-week grace period.
The only thing that counts as rescuing a trope from abandoned status is further genuine development of the trope. Again, "token" edits which do not substantially improve the candidate and move it toward launch do not count and may be ignored by the admins. Protests and suggestions in the candidate's talk page also do not count. If you want to save a candidate, don't talk about it -- work on it.
Tropes returned to the Workshop for revision or improvement and tropes which appear in it because they have the {{tropestub}} template on them are not subject to this rule.

Sometimes, trope candidates have a "cleanup" notice on them. If you want to help launch these candidates, please do the work that has been identified as being needed. Here's the latest list:

Page Needed Work
Answering Echo This trope has been moved back to the Trope Workshop because it needs a better description. A single line (plus a quote) is not a sufficient description.
Chaos Control It needs an edit pass for grammar, usage and style.
Fantastic Tribulation Needs an edit pass for grammar, usage and style.
Power Systems Needs an edit pass for grammar, usage and style.
Realm Exclusive Effect Needs an edit pass for grammar, usage and style.
Spell My Name with a "The" This page is just a mess of contextless and not-quite-fitting examples. The examples that fit need context - the others need to be moved to more appropriate tropes (if they exist).
The Full Name Adventures This trope has been moved back to the Trope Workshop because it has been tagged as needing a better description since May 2020.


Go here to see the recent changes in the Trope Workshop


Below is a list of the ten most-recently-edited articles in this namespace, sorted by last one to be edited. (click the expand link to see the full list)