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This is a semi-serious complaint rather than a real complaint. The TV Tropes website is clickbait of the first order, encouraging you to follow link after link in an almost pavlovian way, burning up any free hours that you may have. There's even a page on TV Tropes (Warning - TV Tropes link) that warns that TV Tropes can ruin your life: Now we warn you ...


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Finally had a bit to get this taken care of. I poked around and noticed that there were 1920 outdated URLs that were redirecting (for most people) from memory-alpha.wikia.com to memory-alpha.fandom.com. While dummy checking this change, I noticed that 390 of these were actually en.memory-alpha.wikia.com but the new fandom URLs don't indicate English, it's ...


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I have done a mass update to posts, post-history and comments for the following chakoteya urls: doctorwho → DoctorWho startrek → StarTrek nextgen → NextGen ds9 → DS9 voyager → Voyager enterprise → Enterprise If any others are affected, let me know by a comment here; I'll keep the script handy... (I haven't run the script on "...


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The possible spoilers are not the problem. The danger of TV Tropes is that it can be a huge time sink, especially to the easily distracted. Everything seems interesting, and each article has at least a dozen equally interesting looking links to other tropes. Other examples of such sites are Cracked, Buzzfeed, (insert examples here).


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I've talked with the community team about this. Since the redirect seems to be working for almost everyone, they're putting it in the backlog and will get to it sooner or later. If the redirect breaks before the mass update, I'm sure it will get bumped up to a higher priority.


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For me it boils down to two key factors; MA is sometimes wrong Whilst Memory Alpha is a great source of information, like all wiki-based sites it's prone to mistakes and inaccuracies. When you have a site that anyone can edit, there's nothing to stop someone from putting in their own opinions as fact. By comparison, the original scripts listed at ST-...


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Thanks for raising this problem. After seeing Jon Clements's comment, I've just sent an email to the Chakoteya site administrator to ask them whether they could possibly fix the URLs so that e.g. http://www.chakoteya.net/doctorwho/30-15.htm redirects to http://www.chakoteya.net/DoctorWho/30-15.htm. That would be by far the simplest fix from our point of ...


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The link from that question isn't to a specific chat room, and still goes exactly where it is supposed to go (for me, at least). Read the description again. The link points to the custom "chat room not found" page, because that is the page that has the image the OP is asking about. In general, the best way to handle dead links is to find an appropriate ...


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When I post answers about a specific episode, I typically link to Memory Alpha so that readers can get a quick overview/reminder of which episode that was. It's rare that I link to a script, because when I quote dialogue, I almost always bring up the episode itself and type it out then and there. Pauses in dialogue added by the actors, as well as visual ...


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I don't answer Star Trek questions, so I can't speak for those users specifically, but I frequently answer Star Wars questions and will link to either the scripts or Wookieepedia entries as necessary. So, why would I link to an un-annotated script over Wookieepedia, or any other wiki source in some cases? Because the un-annotated script isn't subject to ...


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The official-looking links in the footer were never intended to point off-site; that worked briefly for a short time on the main site because it was still pointing to the old Blog Overflow site, which was redirecting to the off-site blog... The redirect still exists, but the footer no longer links to it, on the main site or on meta. As a general rule, we'...


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