October 20, 2008
The TVTropes site scares me; it seems to be a bottomless hole that can consume time of readers, and of contributors. Every once in a while I find a reference in my refers where someone has linked there to something of mine (usually my TMW about Bottle Fairies) and a new one of those popped up today:
Set aside a couple of hours before following that link.
UPDATE: These days I'm afraid of making contributions there. But I'm a bit surprised that in the part of that page about Harry Potter that no one pointed out that every single adult male role model Harry has in the series ends up dying violently. Surely that must mean something, wouldn't you think?
Don't ask me what, though.
UPDATE: The Brickmuppet got trapped.
UPDATE: XKCD legendarily demonstrated "the Problem with Wikipedia". The TVTropes site is even worse, and the particular article there I linked to is heavily leavened with links you'll feel obligated to follow. I wasn't kidding about the "two hour" warning.
I nucleated the Lego Genetics page. That's about all I've done, though; the ground is fairly well-plowed now. The hardest part of making a new page now is coming to grips with the fact that it's almost certainly already there, under a different (... and probably better...) name. I still see the traces of my original post.
Contributing to that Wiki seems to be a much lower stress affair than contributing to Wikipedia, by a lot.
Posted by: Jeremy Bowers at October 20, 2008 02:53 PM (7LWnd)
After all, what do you think I was doing last month, while waiting on the new animé season to start? Pah!
Posted by: ubu at October 20, 2008 03:51 PM (9kaaf)
Following links isn't half as fun as watching a page you create expand and grow, though, as I learned with http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu.
Posted by: metaphysician at October 20, 2008 04:21 PM (h4nEy)
Posted by: Tman at October 20, 2008 09:40 PM (D/jtC)
Posted by: EvilOtto at October 21, 2008 05:09 PM (tYvh+)
I just realized...T2 came out the year this year's graduating seniors were born. NO wonder they don't understand CMA on that page...
Posted by: ubu at October 21, 2008 08:23 PM (fcO+a)
Posted by: J Greely at October 22, 2008 06:29 AM (2XtN5)
Posted by: TheBigN at October 22, 2008 10:57 AM (9A02J)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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