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25th May '16 2:11:07 AM war877
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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add the page you want to index as a bullet in the bulleted list on the index. The page you want to index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index.

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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add the page you want to index as a bullet in the bulleted list on the index. The page you want to index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index. Please do not add subtropes as subbullets. Indexes should be [[Administrivia/HowToAlphabetizeThings sorted alphabetically]].
13th Apr '16 5:05:46 AM system
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13th Apr '16 4:35:30 AM Smiths003
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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add the page you want to index as a bullet in the bulleted list on the index. The page you want to index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index.
* '''How do I find a suitable index?''': The IndexIndex is a whole list of indexes. See also Administrivia/NeedsAnIndex if that doesn't help. You can ask in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400 this forum thread]] if you're stuck.
* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which you can see on the sidebar under "Page Info". Just check the "does indexing" checkbox, hit the save button, and you're done.

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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add the page you want to index as a bullet in the bulleted list on the index. The page you want to index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index.
* '''How do I find a suitable index?''': The IndexIndex is a whole list of indexes. See also Administrivia/NeedsAnIndex if that doesn't help. You can ask in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400 this forum thread]] if you're stuck.
* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which you can see on the sidebar under "Page Info". Just check the "does indexing" checkbox, hit the save button, and you're done.
20th Feb '16 11:49:20 AM billybobfred
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* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which you can see on the sidebar under "Page Info".

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* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which you can see on the sidebar under "Page Info". Just check the "does indexing" checkbox, hit the save button, and you're done.
20th Feb '16 11:48:35 AM billybobfred
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* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which for technical reasons is currently only available to moderators. Because of this, you may want to ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 in the forums]].

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* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which for technical reasons is currently only available to moderators. Because of this, you may want to ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 in can see on the forums]].sidebar under "Page Info".
28th Nov '15 1:37:20 AM system
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27th Nov '15 9:12:31 PM TheWillIsHall
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Here on Wiki/TVTropes, we make a life out of categorizing tropes and stuff. For this purpose, we have a whole lot of indexes where we can add pages on so that they are categorized. Putting something on an index is also known as "Indexing".

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Here on Wiki/TVTropes, we make a life out of categorizing tropes tope and stuff. For this purpose, we have a whole lot of indexes where we can add pages on so that they are categorized. Putting something on an index is also known as "Indexing".
18th Nov '15 2:52:43 PM Josef5678
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Car Donation Guide Overview Donating Here on Wiki/TVTropes, we make a car to life out of categorizing tropes and stuff. For this purpose, we have a charity whole lot of indexes where we can be both add pages on so that they are categorized. Putting something on an exercise in philanthropy and in fiscal responsibility. Many charitable organizations accept car donations, but index is also known as "Indexing".

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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add
the burden of determining whether page you want to donate ultimately falls index as a bullet in the bulleted list on the donor. How index. The page you want to Begin Researching charities index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index.
* '''How do I find a suitable index?''': The IndexIndex is a whole list of indexes. See also Administrivia/NeedsAnIndex if
that accept auto donations doesn't help. You can ask in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400 this forum thread]] if you're stuck.
* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This
is an easy place to begin done with the process. Charities often have.


http://cardonationsguide.org/
page-type tool, which for technical reasons is currently only available to moderators. Because of this, you may want to ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 in the forums]].
* '''I added something to an index/turned a page into an index, but it's not working''': First, always make a blank edit on the problematic index page. If that doesn't work, check that the link(s) you added are working links and that you've set the page type of the index correctly.
* '''How do I make it so that only certain parts of a bulleted list in an indexing page are part of the index?''': Put the [=[[=]index]] markup before the first bullet in a list that should act as an index and [=[[=]/index]] after the last bullet that should act as an index. You can do that several times on the same index page.
* '''The index is indexing pages that shouldn't be indexed''': Most commonly, it happens when a bullet in the index contains a paragraph break (the first bluelink after the paragraph break is registered as a new bullet) or if there are redlinks after.
* '''How do I move an index?''': Like any other page, but you need to change the page type to no longer index before.
* '''A redirect is creating an index bar''': The consequence of not changing the page type before redirecting; break the redirect and change the page type to something like "subpage", then restore the redirect.
* '''Out of curiosity, how does the indexing mechanism work, technically?''': When an index page is saved, the system looks though the page and extracts all the line items (all the lines that start with an asterisk). It goes through those lines and extracts the first link to a wiki page on that line. After this process goes through all the line items, we have a list of page titles in the order given on the index page. This is the index. We save it with the title of the index page and build that blue nav-bar from it and display it when the page is viewed.
* '''What are the markup bits that look like <<|Administrivia|>> at the bottom of a page?''': These are artifacts from the old indexing system. Feel free to remove them.

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18th Nov '15 1:59:24 PM cardonationblog18
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Here on Wiki/TVTropes, we make a life out of categorizing tropes and stuff. For this purpose, we have a whole lot of indexes where we can add pages on so that they are categorized. Putting something on an index is also known as "Indexing".

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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add the page you want to index as a bullet in the bulleted list on the index. The page you want to index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index.
* '''How do I find a suitable index?''': The IndexIndex is a whole list of indexes. See also Administrivia/NeedsAnIndex if that doesn't help. You can ask in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400 this forum thread]] if you're stuck.
* '''How do I turn a page into an index?''': This is done with the page-type tool, which for technical reasons is currently only available to moderators. Because of this, you may want to ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 in the forums]].
* '''I added something to an index/turned a page into an index, but it's not working''': First, always make a blank edit on the problematic index page. If that doesn't work, check that the link(s) you added are working links and that you've set the page type of the index correctly.
* '''How do I make it so that only certain parts of a bulleted list in an indexing page are part of the index?''': Put the [=[[=]index]] markup before the first bullet in a list that should act as an index and [=[[=]/index]] after the last bullet that should act as an index. You can do that several times on the same index page.
* '''The index is indexing pages that shouldn't be indexed''': Most commonly, it happens when a bullet in the index contains a paragraph break (the first bluelink after the paragraph break is registered as a new bullet) or if there are redlinks after.
* '''How do I move an index?''': Like any other page, but you need to change the page type to no longer index before.
* '''A redirect is creating an index bar''': The consequence of not changing the page type before redirecting; break the redirect and change the page type to something like "subpage", then restore the redirect.
* '''Out of curiosity, how does the indexing mechanism work, technically?''': When an index page is saved, the system looks though the page and extracts all the line items (all the lines that start with an asterisk). It goes through those lines and extracts the first link to a wiki page on that line. After this process goes through all the line items, we have a list of page titles in the order given on the index page. This is the index. We save it with the title of the index page and build that blue nav-bar from it and display it when the page is viewed.
* '''What are the markup bits that look like <<|Administrivia|>> at the bottom of a page?''': These are artifacts from the old indexing system. Feel free to remove them.

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to:

Here on Wiki/TVTropes, we make Car Donation Guide Overview Donating a life out of categorizing tropes car to a charity can be both an exercise in philanthropy and stuff. For this purpose, we have a whole lot of indexes where we can add pages on so that they are categorized. Putting something on an index is also known as "Indexing".

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* '''How do I add something to an index?''': Just add
in fiscal responsibility. Many charitable organizations accept car donations, but the page you want burden of determining whether to index as a bullet in the bulleted list donate ultimately falls on the index. The page you want donor. How to index has to exist already, by the way - otherwise, you'll have to re-edit the index page for the page to display on the index.
* '''How do I find a suitable index?''': The IndexIndex is a whole list of indexes. See also Administrivia/NeedsAnIndex if
Begin Researching charities that doesn't help. You can ask in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400 this forum thread]] if you're stuck.
* '''How do I turn a page into
accept auto donations is an index?''': This is done with easy place to begin the page-type tool, which for technical reasons is currently only available to moderators. Because of this, you may want to ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 in the forums]].
* '''I added something to an index/turned a page into an index, but it's not working''': First, always make a blank edit on the problematic index page. If that doesn't work, check that the link(s) you added are working links and that you've set the page type of the index correctly.
* '''How do I make it so that only certain parts of a bulleted list in an indexing page are part of the index?''': Put the [=[[=]index]] markup before the first bullet in a list that should act as an index and [=[[=]/index]] after the last bullet that should act as an index. You can do that several times on the same index page.
* '''The index is indexing pages that shouldn't be indexed''': Most commonly, it happens when a bullet in the index contains a paragraph break (the first bluelink after the paragraph break is registered as a new bullet) or if there are redlinks after.
* '''How do I move an index?''': Like any other page, but you need to change the page type to no longer index before.
* '''A redirect is creating an index bar''': The consequence of not changing the page type before redirecting; break the redirect and change the page type to something like "subpage", then restore the redirect.
* '''Out of curiosity, how does the indexing mechanism work, technically?''': When an index page is saved, the system looks though the page and extracts all the line items (all the lines that start with an asterisk). It goes through those lines and extracts the first link to a wiki page on that line. After this process goes through all the line items, we have a list of page titles in the order given on the index page. This is the index. We save it with the title of the index page and build that blue nav-bar from it and display it when the page is viewed.
* '''What are the markup bits that look like <<|Administrivia|>> at the bottom of a page?''': These are artifacts from the old indexing system. Feel free to remove them.

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process. Charities often have.


http://cardonationsguide.org/
23rd Oct '15 6:13:08 AM inuyasharules31
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