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How do I copy or convert pages from the old Tv Tropes format to AllTheTropes?

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Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Basically I've got a work I want to move over here.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

@Labster This is more up your alley on the technical side.


That said, if you wish to port anything, we will need to be sure your are porting only your own edits and nothing else if the pages was created after July 2012. This is for legal reasons due to the fact we and TV Tropes use different Creative Commons licenses.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

That won't be an issue. Even the edits I didn't make I can get permissions from the creator who did make them.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Glad to hear. If you can snag a copy of the source of the page and provide it to us somehow (like as a Pastebin document), we may be able to convert the markup to MW format with a batch conversion script. Otherwise, you'll have to do so yourself manually.


Since you claim this is your own work and you can secure the permission of others to move it, please mention where the original was found and your TV Tropes name so we can affirm as much in your edit reasons when we import it, or otherwise link somewhere where those permissions were given by you and others. We ask this just to cover our legal backsides, yours included.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Will a screenshot of a Discord conversation suffice?

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Question though. I saw on the Wikia mirror that you're legally allowed to copy from Wikipedia, but that's discouraged, since it looks tacky and doesn't fit this site's style.

Is that the same for this fork?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Yes. If you need to use some basic information from Wikipedia, you may, but wholesale copying is definitely discouraged since we have a manual of style that is far different and much more informal. At most, gleaning some basic details about a work or an actor from there as a base and then writing the rest on your own is what most of us do. For attribution reasons, we cite where the took content from Wikipedia in the edit reasons.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Okay. I'll still get you the screenshots. But looking at the licenses. Legally, even if we copy things over wholesale without that. I really doubt that Fast Eddie can legally ENFORCE his complaints.

Yes, he can kick up a fuss. He can say: "I own everything! See! See, I said it right here!" But the fact that he is ultimately using a wiki under Creative Commons means I doubt that will ever hold up in court and it's just his way of trying to maintain his slipping control.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Fast Eddie quit running things several years back, they have new owners, and so long as we observe Creative Commons licensing policy, we avoid legal hassle we both wish to avoid. We are currently cordial with our TV Tropes counterparts, and observing the above is our intent to remain that way.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Right. But Creative Commons does not recquire permission.

For example, I don't legally have the right to say you can't copy what I write under Creative Commons. The very first thing it says is:

"You are free to: Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format."

So they can't use Creative Commons, and then withdraw that permission just because they feel like it. Legally, they have no leg to stand on.

EDIT: Found it "Must be under the same license".

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

And it looks like that comment got a "Thanks". Is that this wiki's version of a like?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

More or less.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

If proof is provided all the original authors consented to allow it be reposted here, yes, in regards to the Discord screenshot.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Okay. Now how DO I upload the screenshot?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Upload the image via Upload file (note it was uploaded by the author in the licensing drop down when you do), then post the link here.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

I uploaded it:

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Seems legit. If possible, you may wish to extract all edits from the page edit history from you and the other authors who consented to port it over here manually, compile into a text document, then stick it somewhere like pastebin or an upload service (OneDrive, Mega.nz, etc), then link it here.


Once that's done, we can then use the same converter we used for our initial page dump to convert it to MediaWiki format (@Labster is the one who created it) here, then you are free to edit that as much as you deem fit,


We apologize if this seems utterly byzantine and complicated, but we want to make sure they cannot complain we took a single word that others did not consent to being resharable elsewhere, because we are sticklers for respecting the copyright of others, and we don't want it said we were callous about respecting said copyright.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Would a Google Doc work?

Also. Is it possible to learn how to use a converter myself so I don't have to keep coming here whenever I want to port over one of my edits?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Well, the converter is a customized Perl script that isn't exactly user friendly and requires a bit of manual tweaking if I remember right, and yes, a Google Document is just fine.

Once we have the source code text, just link it here, we'll handle the rest.

Please include a link to the original TV Tropes page so we can properly source it in the page creation edit reason when we convert it.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

No such project has ever been proposed, let alone enacted. We simply don't have the time; we don't have enough staff to take on another major task.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I've been troping what I've troped thus far to that end, actually (couple of samples right there). Gives me a change to flex my creative muscles and see how well I can communicate the same basic info in a different way, then expound from there.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

I'm a brand new user, so I don't have permission to upload file

Labster (talkcontribs)

I've marked you as a confirmed user; you should be able to upload. I think.

I do have a converter but I'm not sure I want to dust off that code -- honestly I'm okay with just fixing it up manually. Just, with your edit message on creating the page, say something like "copied from TVT with permission of all authors" so none of the other admins spot a bogey.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

So, what exactly happened with converting that page?

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Seems we got collectively sidetracked. I'll ping the admins in and then see if I can't lend a hand to th' process myself.

@Labster @GethN7 @Looney Toons @Robkelk

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

Thank you.

The 'Analysis' Pages

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Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

So I heard mention a couple of times that the Analysis pages are one of the things that makes AllTheTropes stand out from Tv Tropes. I'm curious: What is it about ATT's Analysis pages that make them different from Tv Tropes?

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

I'm curious as to where you saw those mentions myself.

Anyhow, I'm not the most knowledgable so I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I think one way to further differentiate it from TVT - beyond ATT's generally more informal tone - would be to have a more rigorous means of sorting them.

I say rigorous, but ultimately it'd be little more than a simple matter of having the ability to sort by author, date, subject matter, etc.

Lunacorva (talkcontribs)

In Long-Term Projects, there was this:

SelfCloak (talkcontribs) This has been discussed in the old forums back in 2014 (they are more suggestions than actual plans): What can ATT do to distinguish itself from TVT? Reply Thank3 years ago

Jade Shauni (talkcontribs) Hmmm, it looks like we're kinda doing those suggestions, like the analysis (This will be tricky to not fall into the "let's list all da tropes"), useful notes, and a few aspects that does need tweaking. Would having something like the badges that wikia help? I don't know if that'll be a good idea, 'cause I already like the userboxes and whatever is already implemented. Seeing that awards was suggested. Reply Thank3 years ago

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Ah, I see - it was just a discussion of how to differentiate ATT in general from TVT, the Analysis page was just listed as an example.

To that end, I think curation of Analysis subpages as "proper" essay repositories that aren't just YMMV/Fridge/Headscratchers 2 like I alluded to previously is the way to go for that.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

To answer the original question, the analysis pages are intended for in-depth examinations of their topics -- not just "what this is" but "how it works/why it works/how it should be employed in your own creations" for tropes and some useful notes, extensive history or context for other useful notes, or in the case of works something akin to a term paper exploring underlying themes and mechanics and how it all goes together.

A couple good examples might be Willing Suspension of Disbelief/Analysis and Satan/Analysis; you might also look at Wizards of Waverly Place/Analysis, where we use the page to explore the Incest Subtext that developed in the show.

I made a new logo!

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QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

MAJOR EDIT: Third version logos and all their variations are here!

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

It needs to fit inside a 135 x 135px box, but otherwise, me like.

Well, unless you want it to replace the image currently on the front pag, not the actual logo.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Actually, I did want to replace the image on the front page.

Still, here's a 135px version.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Awesome. If you can make a version of the first image without the subtitling, I'll be happy to replace the current version.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Isn't there some sort of tagline you want for the website, though? Something which says to people, "Hey, we've got a site mission, we're more focused than TV Tropes, and we have much more promise for quality content!" ?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Well, our default is "the wiki with all the tropes", because we basically aren't throwing anything out for censorship reasons, since TV Tropes had to get rid of several long established tropes simply for offending Google Ads.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Alright, how about this?

If you don't like that, here's one without the tagline. (Although you totally could have just taken the image, gone into Paint, cropped it, and reuploaded it yourself. :P)

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I love the one with new tagline, will be using it.

Also, thanks for the alt version as well.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

:D

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Here's some more graphics for the front page.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Thanks, have added those as well.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Actually, those need to be in full size. I purposely made them the exact same dimensions as the original red, green, and blue headers they replace. If they're not at full size, then it doesn't look good.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

The problem is that they don't scale well at all to the section dividers, hence my resizing.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Hm. In that case, can you revert the change? I don't think it looks very good.

Labster (talkcontribs)

Ew, no. The graphic design is good, but I spend way too much time making fun of people who think "tropes == story legos".

This is on the front page already? I think... I'm gonna leave the wiki for a while.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Well I wish other people would give me suggestions for what graphics to use, rather than simply complain and leave. Because I can design something else.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Okay, I've got a better idea then. Replace the lego block with an infinity symbol.

Represents our goal (no limits on what we can talk about), and avoids the Unfortunate Implications brought up by Vorticity.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

I'll get it done when I have time. Promise.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Oh, and when you get a chance, please replace the sections of code where you inserted my graphics with the following.

About This Wiki
Differences From the Competition
Other Sites We Recommend

It roughly matches the color scheme of my header graphics.

Labster (talkcontribs)

Sorry if it made it look like that was targeted at you, QS. It was targeted at Geth who should have known better. LEGOs are a trigger warning for me with regards to tropes, since so much of the criticism about troping wikis in general is that the storytelling coming out of our wikizens tends to be formulaic and disjointed. And that simply assembling tropes together does not make for good storytelling. The Mechanics of Writing section is supposed to address a lot of that, once it gets going.

Anyway, yeah, our current logo is not amazing, if for no other reason than both of our early contributors made draft logos, and then never found the time/interest to revive them.

@Geth: For some reason, I think we should have an infinity symbol in a black star. That is to say, different Unfortunate Implications, because it totally seems like a villain thing to do. Maybe we are the villains -- Fighteer seems to think so.

I think the only ideas we had in the the old thread centered around skeuomorphism around media types -- books, film reels, projectors, boob tubes, comic paperbacks, anime magical girl wands, tabletop gaming swords, etc. The only other idea is to choose something more abstract, like the bike circle logo of Davis Wiki, or the multiple crescent moons of JQuery. Sorry, but I'm not much help on those ideas.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

"Maybe we are the villains -- Fighteer seems to think so."

To that end, I've been designing all my graphics with a orange-and-blue color scheme. TV Tropes has something like that here and there, but it hardly stands out. On the other hand, I think giving the wiki this color scheme throughout...

Like this

...would not only give it some personality, but also be more soothing to the eyes, like parchment.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

One, I apologize. I had a total derp moment and totally forgot about the lego thing. It's my Berserk Button too.

In that case, I went full retard and have no excuse for it. My apologies to everyone for that.

As for the color scheme, interesting idea. It's a soft color that won't clash with too much and looks really nice. QS, I also added those dividers to the front page.

As for us being villains, Fighteer has no idea how many LOLs I've gotten over his belief we're evil incarnate, so yeah, it might be lulzy to have the most evil looking logo ever.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Hey, remember when I said I was going to make a second new logo, and then I never got around to doing it?

Well I finally did it.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

That is totes cool.

However, I'll wait for other people to chip in their two cent, lest I go full retard again. ~.~

Labster (talkcontribs)

Okay I like that more than I thought I would. It's too Art Deco to look like it's from Supervillain Heavy Industries. And I like Art Deco.

Will that fit in the right spot (@Geth) -- and can we have a 2x resolution (therefore 4x size) image for highres displays (@QS)?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Yeah, it'll fit the main page, too large for the upper left site logo.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

I'll have to make the logo from scratch if you want 4x size. Which will probably take a whole 'nother month, knowing my work ethic. :/

But I can make an upper left logo easily.

Labster (talkcontribs)

Really, 2x. I just meant the file's size would be 4x, due to the number of pixels. And just 2x of the upper left logo's size.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Check the top post of this thread for all logo variations.

Labster (talkcontribs)

Cool. But at 1x the H and E in THE run together a bit too close. Could you try kerning the last letter to the right, enough to get a sliver of white between them?

Maybe just a problem to my eye, use your own judgement.

John (talkcontribs)

Overwriting the file should update the logo automatically so overwrite it; do what you want and be nice by avoiding extra work for me :)

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

I can see the spacing between the H and the E easily. If anything, the T and H seem too close.

Not that it matters, since I keep trying to upload new versions, and they end up looking identical once uploaded.

Labster (talkcontribs)

oh yeah... the image cache. damn.

What's the original file format in, anyway? The edges look a bit too sharp, and we were wondering if we could play around with the export a bit.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

I made this entirely in GIMP. Unfortunately, I don't know how to vector. But the next-best thing I can provide is a super large version of both icons, which you can find a way to shrink down properly.

Alternatively, is there some way I could send you .xcf files?

Labster (talkcontribs)

Um, by sending me an .xcf file? If you can't upload it on the site, my contact info is on ATT:Contact us. Email works.

By the way, your logo has basically been inspiring my other site design. I was thinking about lightening the blue of the {{trope}}/{{work}} templates, but then I saw that what we already have matches the logo (which may be by design?). Now I'm thinking about incorporating more Orange-Blue Contrast into the site design because hey, it's a trope that works.

Also, try Inkscape, which is the vector equivalent of GIMP. I've done a bit of work in it, it doesn't seem too bad.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Yes, that's fine. I don't have any strong attachment to that logo anymore.

Lequinni (talkcontribs)

Now we need a new favicon to override the miraheze one

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

We should be able to shrink the infinity symbol down to one... I wonder if we could put a legible "ATT" above or over it.

Eddie wanna be kickstartin' somethin'

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Damian Yerrick (talkcontribs)

TIL that TV Tropes has posted a "Revitalization Project" on the Kickstarter crowdfunding service. Do we need to do anything about this? Such as "Report this project to Kickstarter" mentioning the project's copyright problems?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

No need. Brent (Vorticity), Geth and I are on top of it. Brent is in fact having a face-to-face with the new owner of TVT (yes, Fast Eddie is no longer in charge there) later this week.

TBeholder (talkcontribs)

Renaming a couple of tropes

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Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

With regards to the Magical Minority Person category, I feel like the name "Magical Minority Tropes" would be much more intuitive, since the category doesn't cover JUST Magical Minority People, but also the qualities and traits frequently associated with them. I'm also pondering if Dragon Ball Abridged shouldn't be renamed to Dragon Ball Z Abridged, as that IS the work's 'official' title and what it's referred to as in the majority of its mentions online.

I'd like to know your opinions on the matter, and I would especially appreciate learning how the admins would call these situations.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I've got no problems with it, honestly.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Noted, hoping to get some more input before going forward with it.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Sounds good to me. I like indicative trope titles, and we should be using the same names that works' creators use.

Series and Adaptions should be split into multiple pages.

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SwordfishBooks (talkcontribs)

Some series such as Star Wars have a separate page for each entry in the franchise. Others, such as Anne of Green Gables have one page for the entire series. Likewise, some series have the original and the adaption on separate pages (e.g. Sailor Moon ) whereas others have them on the same page, for example A Certain Scientific Railgun.

I believe it would be best to split work pages into multiple entries as it would allow tropers to add examples for a work without fear of seeing spoilers for other works in the same series.

Labster (talkcontribs)

Or they could just use spoiler tags.

I guess I mean I want to see more arguments here.

Usually this has just happened on a case-by-case basis. You mentioned Sailor Moon, but the anime and manga happened more or less simultaneously, and they're both on the same page. Sailor Moon Crystal has its own page though, because User:Looney Toons felt like making one.

Ultimately, it's going to be some kind of of balance between duplication of work, and desire to organize. I'm lazy, but if you feel like organizing more works, go ahead.

SwordfishBooks (talkcontribs)

Spoiler tags don't hide anything when the user is editing a page. Though, I suppose simply having separate sections for different adaptations and entries in a series would also accomplish spoiler protection and be much easier to implement.

Regarding Sailor Moon while the original anime and manga technically share a summary page . They have separate trope lists. As well as a page listing tropes used in both works. Every other version has itsown entry.

Would it be alright to rename Sailor Moon/Tropes Two to "Sailor Moon (Anime)" and Sailor Moon/Tropes Three to "Sailor Moon (Manga)" and include summaries of the anime and manga in the appropriate page? I'm aware that Sailor Moon (manga) currently redirects to Sailor Moon, but that page is really about the franchise as a whole rather then just the manga.

Likewise, would it be acceptable to rename Sailor Moon/Tropes One to "Sailor Moon/Tropes" and use it for tropes common to the franchise as whole (as opposed to using it for tropes common to only the anime and manga)?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I think that breaking out the various incarnations of a franchise into separate pages is a good and proper thing to do. That is at least one reason why we have disambiguation pages, after all. I just did this very thing for Starship Troopers yesterday and The Tick (animation) a couple days ago; both were horrendous messes, with tropes for three or more (often highly-variant) versions of the story side-by-side. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy desperately needs exactly this kind of cleanup, too.

Suggesation: global typo substitution

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Arromdee (talkcontribs)

The misspelled word "villian" (should be "villain") occurs a lot on both TV Tropes and this Wiki.

Will some admin please do a global substitution for this typo?

If we still have a page about typos, the page should of course be excluded (or rather the page should be edited to break up the word with comments so it won't be found in a global search). I don't recall if TV Tropes had that page either now or as of 2012. Also, "vaudevillian" should not be substituted. The Ambush Bug character Villian the Villain is an intentional invocation of the misspelling, but I can't find a mention of him here.

Long, long, ago on TV Tropes global subttitutions were actually done. But it hasn't been done in a long time. Surely we can do it here (upon manual intervention by an admin). At least there should be a thread for typos where people can post common typos, and admins could look them over and decide which ones are common typos and can be globally substituted without messing anything up. There are a lot more than just "villian"; it's just the most obvious one.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

That can be done easily with the magic of a bot program.

I'll make sure to gin up a macro for that and get on it sometime tomorrow.

If you notice anything else that need fixed globally, let me know so I can add it to the bot macro.

In fact, draw up a list of what needs to be changed and skipped so I can set up the macro to the best of my ability to avoid screwups.

Arromdee (talkcontribs)

Trying some random words, "recieve" gets 288 hits ("villian" has 475). "sequal" has 85 hits. "beleif" only has 6, but looks safe to change. "embarass" has 24 and "embarassment" another 128. "Posess" has 71 and "posession" another 101. But there's no way I could list everything possible/

I found the page of typos. The_Big_List_of_Booboos_and_Blunders. "villian" is not on there; let me add it. Obviously this page should be excluded from all substitutions.

Don't forget not to change the text on the talk pages....

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Excellent, that gives me a good place to start.

A comprehensive as possible list of all pages to be excluded would also help so I can tell the bot to skip them if need be.

Arromdee (talkcontribs)

If you intentionally want to use a misspelled word, you should be able to hide it from a global substitution with a comment:

vill<!-- -->ian
GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Generally, the bot hits main pages by default unless I specify other namespaces like talk pages, and aside from the pages you mentioned, I plan to set up the bot to hit all those word you mentioned and I'm adding a rule to match the case of the work so nothing in uppercase is affected (i.e. - misspellings that are intentional proper nouns are left alone)

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Geth, I am wary of this -- I dislike automated spell-correction because it inevitably runs into the Cupertino effect.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

That is a real concern, and the reason I have yet to start the bot was a worry I might fall prey to the Cupertino effect, so can you think of any alternatives that would be less of a potential hazard?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Not really, at least not so far. I'm presuming the bot will work off a dictionary list of misspellings and corresponding corrections, which should avoid the worst of the Effect. (If all it would do would be to run a spellchecker on every page it opened, I would be very vocally against it.) If my presumption is correct, I would suggest we go over the list very carefully to eliminate any potentially ambiguous targets, and hand-correct those.

Beyond that, nope, nothing really to suggest.

Arromdee (talkcontribs)

I don't think the examples above have legitimate uses (except on lampshadings, such as Villian the Villian, and on pages about errors, and in "vaudevillian"). So you won't be "fixing" any legitimate uses. If someone types "villian" when they mean "vanilla", your bot would replace the error with another error, but you haven't increased the number of errors since it was an error anyway, and you would have genuinely fixed hundreds of errors in the meantime.

Also, there's no need to ignore uppercase examples. What if the bad spelling starts a sentence? (You won't catch Villian the Villain because 1) it's on a page about errors, which you should skip anyway, and 2) I stuck a comment in the middle, so the bot shouldn't find it.)

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Mm. The "vaudevillian" example raises a point. We're going to have to be careful to search for whole words and whole words only.

Arromdee (talkcontribs)

If you do that, you'll miss examples like villians and supervillian.

I honestly can't think of any other legitimate uses, even as part of another word.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Then we spend some time thinking on the list and making sure we have as many compound forms as we think likely.

Labster (talkcontribs)

I'm going to throw out pages like Naruto Veangance Revelaitons and My Immortal where we probably wouldn't want this. Or in any quote that has sic anywhere nearby.

I'm worried about the feature creep of the requirements here, because we're starting to approach the stage where we're trying to use regex substitutions to parse natural language. I'm not real hot in general about the idea, even though it would probably fix more things than it would break.

Arromdee (talkcontribs)

You could handle that by ignoring all pages in the fanfic category.

Really, if you want to get it perfect, we have to have a bot which looks for a word and presents instances of it to the bot user, asking for manual confirmation on each one. Of course it's easy for me to say since I'm not writing or running the bot. But we needn't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I mostly use AutoWikiBrowser, which has a GUI interface, so I could approve each page edited and which edits are made one by one if need be, albeit it would be rather tedious. Vorticity mostly uses the MediaWiki Bot script provided by Perl, which does not have this feature, though it is somewhat more flexible with exception rules for fully automated editing.

Nerdanel (talkcontribs)

It feels to me that occasional minor typos are less bad than having a very small amount of atypical examples where autocorrection goes all wrong. Quotes with [sic] are a good example.

Nerdanel (talkcontribs)

By a complete happenstance, I just learned that To Aru Majutsu no Index, a work unfamiliar to me, has a character called Princess Villian, and that's apparently not a typo. I repeat and strengthen my call againt careless search-and-replace.

HotLicense gadget

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K6ka (talkcontribs)

I don't really edit on this wiki, but I noticed that you guys had a user gadget called "HotLicense" that allowed users to quickly add a license template to a file page using a dropdown menu. It's enabled by default for all users, but I'm not seeing a dropdown menu anywhere on any file page. I exported it to another Miraheze wiki hoping to use it there, but I'm not seeing a dropdown menu there either. Is the tool still being maintained? Or is something just wrong on my end?

Void (talkcontribs)

I think it would have stopped working in 2017 with the MW 1.29 update, as that's when a whole bunch of js functions got removed (sajax_init_object, importScriptURI). It would need a lot of work to get running again.

InternetArchiveBot for All The Tropes

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Cyberpower678 (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone. I’m Cyberpower678. I primarily reside on the English Wikipedia but am deploying InternetArchiveBot to other wikis I feel may benefit from the bot’s services. InternetArchiveBot is a bot that routinely checks all articles, looks for non-functional links, and then attempts to repair them by adding an Archive URL to them. Would this be something of use? IABot is deployed to almost 2 dozen Wikipedias.

Flyingcat (talkcontribs)

I don't edit here much, but this sounds fine to me.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Sounds useful to me. If you'd be kind enough to assist us with that, we'd deeply appreciate it.

Cyberpower678 (talkcontribs)

I would be happy to assist. I just need to know how to acquire the bot flag on this wiki.

Cyberpower678 (talkcontribs)

I just need to know how to go about getting the bot flag.

Cyberpower678 (talkcontribs)

I signed InternetArchiveBot into ATT.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I have granted the bot flag to your bot.

Goo Monster (talkcontribs)

If someone starts a thread in a forum, and I'm confident the issue the thread is resolved; Can I mark the thread as "resolved"? What about provide a summary?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Sure, I don't see why not. And if you mark it resolved, you're prompted to enter a summary but it's not mandatory.