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Post moderation - anti-spam measure

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Hello!

You probably already notice the site message at the top of the page. As a result of the Great Miraheze Spam Flood that affected multiple wikis in December 2020, we have instituted moderation of posts. Most people's edits and image uploads will not appear immediately, the way that they would on Wikipedia... but yours will. This is a privilege (given for consistently good edits and being a Troper in good standing), not a right.

This privilege comes with a responsibility: You also have Moderation rights. Whenever somebody makes an edit that requires moderation, it will appear at Special:Moderation until somebody with Moderation rights either approves or rejects it. Please pitch in when there are posts waiting for moderation. I trust that only spam will be rejected. 😀

You need to re-upload a file

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Hi! File:Princess69.jpg has gone 404, and there aren't any URLs in the summary text for me to find a copy of the file on the web. The page history says you were the one who uploaded it in the first place. Do you still have a copy, or (better yet) know where it can be found?

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Never mind - the file isn't being used any more.

I'm trying to make the wiki less USA-centric

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

What do you want to rename Template:Presidents to? We can't use that template for the Presidents of Germany, the Presidents of Brazil, the Presidents of Mexico, the Presidents of ACME Corporation, etc., etc., etc. ...

Robkelk (talkcontribs)
QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Template:POTUS is the shortest possible unambiguous name. As far as I know, that acronym has no other definitions besides "President Of The United States".

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Sounds good to me. I'll redirect the current template to that name; we can delete the redirect once it's no longer being used.

Thanks.

Blind Idiot Translation

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Way back in March 2015, you asked that "The self-demonstrating and plain english versions of the article need to mirror one another in what they say" on Blind Idiot Translation. I finally got around to doing that - you can thank Google Translate for the odd phrase choices.

Would you happen to remember...?

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)
Robkelk (talkcontribs)

While we're at it, on 11 March 2017 you added the Cleanup template to Assimilation Plot with the reason "Examples section needs cleanup." Simply putting the template on the page tells us that much... Do you remember why the Examples section on that page needs cleanup?

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

And you added the "citation needed" template to Pokegirls/YMMV, which added "Pages Needing Cleanup" to that page automagically. it seems unreasonable to me to ask somebody else to justify an opinion on a YMMV page (which by definition is nothing but opinions), so I've removed that template.

By any chance did you confuse the "citation needed" template with the "context" template? It's completely reasonable to ask for more information (which is what "context" does), it's unreasonable to suggest on a YMMV page that somebody might be wrong (which is what the "citation needed" template does).

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Truth be told, I haven't been participating on this site much at all, let alone for administrator reasons. I don't remember the reasons for why I did any of those things, so if you feel that any of those changes are unwarranted, feel free to undo them.

Converting TVT pages to ATT

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

The process is pretty simple, if tedious. Use the source button on the Wayback Machine copy to get the raw page. Be aware that the Machine's crawler doesn't always grab the source when it grabs the page, so make sure it's giving you a source from before the cut-off; and compare your finished page with the TVT page to make sure you haven't missed any important edits.

A lot of the style markup is the same and don't need changing. Mostly what you need to update is links. First do a search and replace on "{{" and "}}" and turn them into "[[" and "]]". Then go through and fix the Camel Case links. If you do that inside the wiki's editor with the link suggestions gadget turned on, it'll save you a fair amount of time. Ptitles will need you to check the TVT page as rendered to find the text they're supposed to be. Do a preview and check for redlinks -- these will mostly be page names where we changed the capitalization or added punctuation.

Spoiler markup has to be changed, from "[[spoiler:hidden text]]" to "{{spoiler|hidden text}}".

Convert text inside a hottip to a <ref></ref> markup.

Save the image(s) on the page directly from the Wayback Machine to your machine, and upload them if necessary. Then just replace the TVT image/caption markup with ours.

Most TVT indexes are now ATT categories, so all you need to do is change the container around the index name. Oh, and always add the "Banned on TV Tropes" category when restoring a censored page.

Oh, and while you're doing all that, it wouldn't hurt to fix any spelling and grammar errors you come across.

That should cover just about everything you should encounter on a typical page. Anything not covered here, you have editing experience -- you should be able to know how to code something here to get the same look there.

You are now a sysop again

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GethN7 (talkcontribs)

It's been over a month now, you've shown yourself to be on good behavoir, so I handed you back your mod hat.

Welcome back to the club and re-add yourself to our page of sysops if you aren't there already.

QuestionableSanity (talkcontribs)

Thanks!

If you put the "cleanup" tag on a Featured Article, please give a reason

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Robkelk (talkcontribs)

Abuse Filter screwed over new users

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GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I just checked the Abuse log, our spam filter hit a lot of legit users, so I promoted them to avoid that. I suggest checking the spam filter (I changed it to be less harsh) and promoting anyone to confirmed/auto-patrolled who made legit edits, possibly with a talk page message just to be sure they know.

Afraid I've going have to countermand that Tabber page merging

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GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Sorry, but please, put the seperate examples on the appropriate subpages.

Tabber needs to be use on Index pages for sorting things that would be disgusting long lists that don't fit into the category list generated below, the main page, and for making lists in general less disgustingly long.

Another reason for this to prevent a ton of unstyled content flashing (and prevent too much page weirdness if the extension craps out one day).

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

I've taken care of restoring/reverting the pages.