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Dear Lequinni, Welcome to All The Tropes!

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Previous page history was archived for backup purposes at User talk:Lequinni/LQT Archive 1 on 2016-05-31.

Thanks for helping with the work pages needing the tropelist template.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

But while you're doing so, could you also please take a moment to take care of any other issues a page might have? Things like missing or incorrect categories, markup problems, the page name being different from the actual work name due to TVT's limitations, random blank lines in the text, stuff like that? Otherwise an admin like me has to follow along behind you and make sure stuff like that is fixed anyway.


Lequinni (talkcontribs)

I'll try to do a more thorough job when working with the "tropelist template needed" articles. I was more concerned with applying the template to clean up that backlog and fix the articles themselves later, but I see that I overworked you unnecessarily instead.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

If it helps, here are a few rules of thumb I use, extracted from various guideline pages in the project namespace:

  • The first time the work's name appears in its article, it should be bold and italicized (unless it's a shortform work that gets double quotes instead of italics).
  • If the page name is different from the way the work is named in the page text, do a quick Google lookup to see which is right. Rename the page if necessary, otherwise change the text.
  • If the description is a less than several sentences long, it gets the {{Needs More Info}} template. Replace any links to "Needs a Better Description" with the template, too.
  • If it has less than ten tropes, it gets {{Needs More Tropes}}, unless it has none at all, which gets {{Work Needs Tropes}}.
  • If it's got a "Needs" template on both sides of {{tropelist}}, add the {{workstub}} template at the top of the page next to the page type template.
  • There should be only one blank line and no rule line before {{tropelist}}, and no blank lines after it.
  • We should rarely if ever have two blank lines or more in a row.
  • Categories should always include a "top level" medium category, like "TV Series", "Literature", and so on.
  • The category for the work itself should match the page name exactly.

I hope that's helpful and not too much.

A barnstar for you!

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
The Barnstar of Diligence
For all the work you've been doing to clean up the mess left by the Uncategorized Pages bug. Thank you!

Please play nice

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I appreciate your comment in this thread and I've incorporated some of what you said into the official documentation.

The thing is, there are nicer ways to start off than "Because you seem to have a lapse of common sense". That isn't against our Terms of Service, true, but making a habit of it would make you a "huge jerk".

You haven't done anything that merits more than just a friendly (I hope) comment. No worries yet.

Lequinni (talkcontribs)

I admit that that that was off the line. I'll control myself in the future.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)


You have external link rights now

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Also, if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask, and welcome to ATT, hope you have a good time here!

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