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Robkelk (talkcontribs)
The Copyright inspector Barnstar
For tireless work at keeping copyrighted text that we cannot legally use off of the wiki. Thank you! Robkelk (talk) 19:59, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
Summary by Looney Toons

Special snowflake demands special snowflake privileges, sulks when he doesn't get them.

HDev411 (talkcontribs)

I have made further edits that do not include tropes. Please review and approve them. Thanks. ~~~~

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Seen, agreed.

HDev411, you have no special privileges here that grant you the right to demand your edits be reviewed -- and given the copyright violations you're responsible for, you're very unlikely to get any. Sit down and wait your turn like every other user. Continuing to pester admin staff to give you special treatment will result in special treatment -- just not the special treatment you want.

CC: @Labster, @Robkelk, @QuestionableSanity, @Derivative, @SelfCloak, @GethN7

HDev411 (talkcontribs)

I feel so unwelcomed.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

You are being treated exactly the same as everyone else, based on your own behaviour. If equality isn't good enough for you, what does that say about you?

I'm aware the DW forums are down.

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Summary by Looney Toons

They came back up.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

It appears my provider, NetCarrier, is completely down (like that time a couple years ago); at least, that's what I assume from the "too many calls, too busy to answer" message I got when I tried to reach their support hotline. They haven't posted anything on Twitter or Facebook yet, so it may have happened very recently.

I'll keep folks informed as I learn anything.

@Labster @Looney Toons @GethN7 @QuestionableSanity @Derivative @SelfCloak @Robkelk

Derivative (talkcontribs)

Wiki talk and wiki forum page use spike 500%

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

I'm able to login and post, so I'd say your forums are back.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

YAY!

Let's just delete the Fun Size (film) page.

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Summary by Looney Toons

Nope.

ShawnTehLogoBoi (talkcontribs)

It's not very well known due to it being the lowest grossing film by Nickelodeon, not to mention it's obscure. Also, it lacks a page on Tropedia (Fandom), and if we did make a page of it on this wiki, we would have to make copy the sentences but significantly modify them, causing them to end up being short, so making a page of it on All The Tropes would be a questionable idea.

Derivative (talkcontribs)
ShawnTehLogoBoi (talkcontribs)

Wait, what?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Exactly what it says. No work is too small or obscure to get a page here.

DarkMatterMan4500 (talkcontribs)
DarkMatterMan4500 (talkcontribs)

Never mind, Dmehus has locked the account.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
DarkMatterMan4500 (talkcontribs)

Riiiiight... Forgot about that.

TradeWikidata (talkcontribs)

A lot of the dead links on this page seems to have slipped past InternetArchiveBot. We might need to deal with this manually

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Feel free.

TradeWikidata (talkcontribs)

Would it be possibly for you to change my user status so i don't have to deal with and endless stream of captcha?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I'm sorry, due to rampant vandalism and spam we have suffered in the past, you have to prove your bonafides before we provide unfettered edit access. Autopatrolled and automoderated status comes only after you've demonstrated we can trust you with it.

CC: @Labster, @Robkelk, @QuestionableSanity, @Derivative, @SelfCloak, @GethN7

When a work stops being a stub anyway?

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HornyLikeIAmA14YearOldGirl (talkcontribs)

I suppose a plot description, information of who created the work and tropes are enough, but how many? I know works like Solanin that though of course aren't the legendary tropeless tale they lack any kind of very tropey elements thanks to being slow, realistic dramas, and short on size too.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

My personal rule of thumb is a minimum of three or four good-sized paragraphs in the main text, and at least a dozen tropes.

Regarding your edit to Outlived Its Creator

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Summary by Looney Toons

I made an error, a user noticed.

HeneryVII (talkcontribs)

I looked it up, while the comic strip Thimble Theater did first appear in 1919, Popeye was not introduced as a character until 1929. (Popeye is one of the biggest examples of an Ascended Extra in media history.)


Not sure how to phrase this though.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Ah. Misleading phrasing in an infobox on Wikipedia caught me up; that's what I get for editing in the last minutes before going to bed. How about just "nearly a century"? Then in eight years we can change it to "over a century" and we'll be set for at least a hundred years. <grin>

EDIT: And I've gone ahead and corrected my edit. You know, just because I'm a mod doesn't mean you can't correct the page when I've made an error like that.

HeneryVII (talkcontribs)

I know, but I didn't want to be accused of Edit Warring. Thanks.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

... we're not TVT. Why would you think you'd get accused of edit warring? It takes a bit more than just correcting a mod error.

HeneryVII (talkcontribs)

I know, I know, but I was kicked off TVT for similar issues and it's kinda hard to forget. Thanks for the reminder.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

How conducive do you think it would be to start a Useful Notes page on the list of banned books in America when one of us gets open space for a Trope Workshop addition?

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I think it's a good idea.


While nigh all books are not banned on a federal level, there have been federal bans on certain materials in general, such as on abortion and contraception prior to legalization of such matters. There are a few publications that have been banned due to advocacy and enabling of inherent criminal activity, such as seen here:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irwin_Schiff#Case_regarding_The_Federal_Mafia


Historical examples that have been struck down as mentioned above are noted here:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_laws

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I agree, it's a good idea. You should probably crosslink it to Banned in China, or maybe even make it a subpage, although I wouldn't insist on the latter.

Useful Notes don't really need to go into the Workshop but it's a good way to get immediate attention and solicit contributions.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Gotcha. o7

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

The funny thing is it actually doesn't take much effort - mostly find-and-replace in a suitable text editor (wish I'd figured it out before). Of course I only tend to do it on the side of other "actual" edits I make, but regardless I can stop if you want.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

No, I won't tell you to stop. I will say it pings my own OCD about how things should look in the source, but like I said it makes no difference to the rendered page, so there's no reason to tell you to stop except my own preferences, and that's no justification.

Umbire the Phantom (talkcontribs)

Ah. Me going to all that trouble in the first place is sort of a... I don't wanna say "compulsion" myself, probably more of a long-standing editing habit originally springing from a minor compulsion?

But yeah, clearly we're just gonna end up feedback looping in that regard, so for our mutual convenience: I'll only clear out whitespace with pages I create directly (if that), and I'll leave everything else alone. Sound good?

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Sure. And thanks.