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— The Mgmt.
Viking Age lock

Is an article being desecrated repeatedly at an alarming rate? Is it the subject of heavy debate and constant changes? In either case, if these become too much of a problem, then you've probably got a page that needs to be locked by an administrator or moderator until such unproductive tendencies are resolved (which, sadly, almost never happens). This can be a depressing sight on any wiki when a page is in need of Wiki Magic (or attention from grammaticians) — the best option is to try keeping things productive so administrators have to do this as little as possible.

Moderators (listed here) have locking authority on this wiki, and can also edit them to fix problems. To get their attention, post your request on the forum, in the sticky topic about edits to locked pages. If one wants to request a page be unlocked, you can get the moderators' attention in this sticky topic.

For empty pages that are locked, see Permanent Red Link Club (unless they were deleted recently).

Note: If you were directed here when you clicked the Edit button on an article (even though it had a lock icon instead, you crazy dedicated Troper, you), it means the article is locked. Look below for the reason. If you don't see the article in question here, or on Permanent Red Link Club for blank locked articles, don't panic — maybe we haven't gotten around to listing it yet. Post on Ask the Tropers or the TV Tropes Fora.

At the moment, the following pages are locked





These pages are meant to guide tropers on how to go about editing on the wiki. As such, the pages themselves have no need of examples or definition-tweaking. Some pages must be locked to prevent either from happening. If the pages were locked for different reasons, it will be specifically noted below.


Deliberate Red Links

The following tropes are infamous for existing both on this page and in the Permanent Red Link Club. This is because, while these pages still exist for definition purposes, their actual use on this wiki is highly discouraged.

  • Heroic Sociopath: Attracted massive Trope Decay. The disambiguation was kept to take the inbounds, but the title was redlinked to prevent any more wicking.
  • If You Know What I Mean: The old name for Lampshaded Double Entendre. Was made a deliberate redlink due to tropers potholing their own double entendres to the page.
  • No Just No: Originally created for a character's reaction to a Squicky moment, it got misused as a pothole for editors inserting their own reaction to what was in the example. In-Universe examples were moved to "No. Just... No" Reaction. While redlinked, this is still used as a redirect to the new article to keep appropriate links and remove unnecessary wicks.
  • Or Is It: Was supposed to be an Ending Tropes, but it rapidly degenerated into a troper Catch Phrase. Now known as The End - or Is It?. The page still exists as a redirect to retain inbounds, but is deliberately redlinked to discourage potholing.
  • This Troper: Attempts to make it self-demonstrating that undermine the point behind the article, as well as attempts to rewrite the definition out of a misguided belief that saying it's okay on that page will suddenly change the prevailing attitude. Its use in the first-person is not wanted outside of designated areas.
  • X Just X: Verbal Tic. Originally existed as a page to discourage examples that gave no context as to how they fit a trope, but the page's title inspired people to make potholes to the page. Now known as Zero Context Example.
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