User talk:Tepples/trope migration

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I am aware that Tepples will re-run the report periodically, so I will use User:Eighty5cacao/misc/completed trope migrations instead of performing any more manual strikeouts. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 18:58, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

File namespace[edit]

Is there a reason that the script does not put a colon in front of the page title to "escape" the namespace (i.e., [[:File:A winrar is Tommy Himi.jpg]] produces File:A winrar is Tommy Himi.jpg)? --Eighty5cacao (talk) 18:58, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

The next update will reflect the fix. --Tepples (talk) 16:27, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Talk archives[edit]

Is this project an exception to the usual rule about not editing archives? (If not, should trope.php do something different when the referer looks like a talk archive?) --Eighty5cacao (talk) 18:58, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

I had the script put archives last because I haven't decided yet. I'll likely end up editing trope: to tvtropes:. --Tepples (talk) 16:27, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Archive Team[edit]

It might be a good idea to let Archive Team know about All the Tropes and other Orain wikis by creating archiveteam:Orain, in case Orain runs into financial trouble at some future time. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 22:52, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Mainspace done?[edit]

Why was this link in Lesbian not caught by the report? Some corruption in the links table perhaps? (Admittedly, I had not checked WhatLinksHere or any other special pages prior to making that edit, so I have no idea what kind of glitch might (have) exist(ed).) --Eighty5cacao (talk) 04:47, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

trope: links in edit summaries[edit]

Said links were not part of any database report we ran, nor could they have been migrated. Therefore, I'm questioning our decision to change trope: to point to AtT.

Would it be sufficient to modify one of the system messages used on action=history pages to add explanatory text, or do you have a better suggestion? --Eighty5cacao (talk) 00:53, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

As Eminem put it: "Get ready 'cause this shit's about to get heavy." First, we need to make explicit what purpose we want edit summaries to serve. Are edit summaries just messages from one editor to another to the review of recent changes, or are they intended as part of the permanent content of the page? Just as trope: links may break if we make the decision to use another wiki as our primary trope wiki, the text of a page to which an edit summary links may itself change. Apart from edit summaries to the effect "content imported from this other URL under license", an edit summary isn't quite as critical for CC-BY attribution as, say, the username of the editor. Whatever we decide here will affect the exact wording of the message at the top of history pages. Besides, I could make an argument based on licensing policy that ATT is the true continuation of the original pre-2012-07 TV Tropes, and the current wiki at is the fork. --Tepples (talk) 16:05, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
I have no opinion yet on most of this, and I can't promise a substantive reply any time soon — but to describe (as opposed to prescribe) my personal practices, I've used edit summaries for either purpose on a case-by-case basis.
The basic problem is that AtT does not generally create nor retain redirects from CamelCased versions of titles. Perhaps Pin Eight:Manual of Style/Links would be a better place to add any explanatory warning? --Eighty5cacao (talk) 18:01, 10 January 2015 (UTC)