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Topazan (talk) 06:23, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

For example: https://allthetropes.orain.org/wiki/TV_Tropes_the_Webcomic_%28Webcomic%29

Tvtropes has a lot of these. I've never really understood the appeal. I know we don't want to become delete-happy like tvtropes, but maybe we can move them into a special namespace or something?

I was going to say, "I don't really understand the appeal either," but then I remembered that I'm responsible for this page. And uh, this.
I don't like to make up arbitrary policies, so lets look at the few we have. The closest applicable policy here is unpublished works go in the User namespace. Which sort of brings us to a question -- is this "unpublished"? In some sense, metafiction can be a form of fiction, and it's published on TVT. The thing that just bugs me is, well, it's just 10 pages of in-jokes strung together by blue links. Does anyone think the recap subpage counts as a story (i.e. a work)? It's not a really a cut-and-dried case here.
Peversely, I want to suggest that we cut the page, and then recreate it as a page that covers the tropes used in TVT The Webcomic on TVT. (Sdrawkcab Name, Trope Overdosed...)Vorticity (talk) 08:56, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, yeah, I guess this inevitably comes down to "what is art?". Your idea might be a solution. Topazan (talk) 11:36, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
I favor Vorticity's solution on this topic myself. We have cut TVT pages that we can't repurpose for use on ATT in any form or would not apply here in any circumstance, but if it can be saved in a form that useful, we can go with that if possible. GethN7 (talk) 13:13, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
How about if we cut the "metafiction" pages and make one trope page covering all tvtropes "metafiction"? Topazan (talk) 14:42, 7 February 2014 (UTC)