Category talk:Trope Workshop

Jump to navigation Jump to search

About this board

Not editable

Proposal: Trope Launch Requires Approval for Grammar and Markup

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

The newly-launched page One-way Entrance is practically illiterate, with such golden sentences as:

H.H. Holmes's "Murder Castle," which not only has this trope happens, secret passages, fake walls, and hidden rooms, which are all design to kill his guests.

Many examples are incomplete sentence fragments with essentially random structure and verb tenses, along with missing words. The article as a whole is also lacking consistent punctuation, almost universally lacks proper italics around work names, has unlinked and misspelled work names, and generally looks like it was written by a drunken fifth-grader. It is an embarrassment.

I propose that no trope be allowed to leave the workshop until an Admin or a user we have vetted for this purpose has certified that it is written in proper, grammatical English, that its contents are correctly spelled throughout, and is marked up properly for links and style.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

The Create a new page button is broken.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Okay, I just went to the page, entered a name, clicked the button, and got a new page. So, necessary questions since your initial report is lacking in detail:

  1. Did you enter a page name first?
  2. What browser did you use?
  3. Does your browser have any kind of Javascript-blocking active?
Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

I was being stupid and didn't think to enter the page name first.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Okay, cool. That's far better news than the alternative. And don't feel stupid, I've done the same thing a few times myself.

There are no older topics