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Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Yo, Looney, I found out last week or so that not all of the articles have their proper categories, the major one was that not all of our organically made articles are part of the "Pages Original to All The Tropes." Now I'm kinda doing a sort of extreme backtracking on my end on the pages that I made to check if they're properly there.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Yeah, we only added that category to our page templates a couple years after first using it. Be careful, though -- we recreated a number of pages deleted by TVT in the first couple years after getting up and running; just because the first entry in the history isn't a notice that it was imported from the fork data doesn't mean the page isn't from TVT.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

I stay away from the ones that said "Imported from TVT"., when adding the "POtATT."

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I'm saying that some that don't say that are still from TVT. But it should usually be noted in the history that it was a restoration and not an original page.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

So, how do I know if one's a restoration and which ones are organically made? I thought I was in the clear when checking the pages' history and seeing if it said "Created".

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Like I just said, it should be noted in the history, with something like "Recreated/restored from the Wayback Machine" in one of the first comments. It's not always from the Wayback machine, but surely you can figure it out when you read it.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

In particular, be careful of anything in the category Banned On TV Tropes. Those pages are very likely to be recreations of TVT content and not original to us. Not all of them, but a lot of them.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Ah, I was about to asked ya if the "Banned" articles count. Looks like I'll avoid that category, due to knowing that I'll have a high chance of accidents.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Oh! One more thing -- any page with an initial entry reading something like "created with items transplanted from X" probably shouldn't be tagged as original to us; it's very likely the content is from TVT, it's just been moved to a new page.

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs)

Okay. I'll try to be more careful.