History Administrivia / HowToAlphabetizeThings

14th Jan '16 9:29:28 AM StFan
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# '''Ignore ''articles'' at the beginnings of titles.''' That is, the words "a", "an", and "the". They're incredibly common and removing them doesn't usually change the meaning of the trope, so it's better just to pretend they're not there at all. For example, TheMagicGoesAway should be alphabetized under M; AGodAmI goes under G.\\
Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.\\

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# '''Ignore ''articles'' at the beginnings of titles.''' That is, the words "a", "an", and "the". They're incredibly common and removing them doesn't usually change the meaning of the trope, so it's better just to pretend they're not there at all. For example, TheMagicGoesAway should be alphabetized under M; AGodAmI goes under G.\\
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Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.\\\\\



# '''Alphabetize by custom titling rather than the database name of the trope.''' For example, HundredPercentCompletion should come before AlphaBitch, since numbers are alphabetized before letters.\\

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# '''Alphabetize by custom titling rather than the database name of the trope.''' For example, HundredPercentCompletion should come before AlphaBitch, since numbers are alphabetized before letters.\\\\\
14th Jan '16 9:28:48 AM StFan
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# '''Ignore ''articles'' at the beginnings of titles.''' That is, the words "a", "an", and "the". They're incredibly common and removing them doesn't usually change the meaning of the trope, so it's better just to pretend they're not there at all. For example, TheMagicGoesAway should be alphabetized under M; AGodAmI goes under G.\\\
Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.\\\

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# '''Ignore ''articles'' at the beginnings of titles.''' That is, the words "a", "an", and "the". They're incredibly common and removing them doesn't usually change the meaning of the trope, so it's better just to pretend they're not there at all. For example, TheMagicGoesAway should be alphabetized under M; AGodAmI goes under G.\\\
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Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.\\\\\



# '''Alphabetize by custom titling rather than the database name of the trope.''' For example, HundredPercentCompletion should come before AlphaBitch, since numbers are alphabetized before letters.\\\

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# '''Alphabetize by custom titling rather than the database name of the trope.''' For example, HundredPercentCompletion should come before AlphaBitch, since numbers are alphabetized before letters.\\\\\
6th Nov '15 8:34:29 AM StFan
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# '''Ignore ''articles'' at the beginnings of titles.''' That is, the words "a", "an", and "the". They're incredibly common and removing them doesn't usually change the meaning of the trope, so it's better just to pretend they're not there at all. For example, TheMagicGoesAway should be alphabetized under M; AGodAmI goes under G.
** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.
** Be careful, especially with "a", that it's being used as an article in the trope name. For example, ATeamFiring is about ''Series/TheATeam'', not just about "a team", so it should be alphabetized under A.

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# '''Ignore ''articles'' at the beginnings of titles.''' That is, the words "a", "an", and "the". They're incredibly common and removing them doesn't usually change the meaning of the trope, so it's better just to pretend they're not there at all. For example, TheMagicGoesAway should be alphabetized under M; AGodAmI goes under G.
**
G.\\\
Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.
**
R.\\\
Be careful, especially with "a", that it's being used as an article in the trope name. For example, ATeamFiring is about ''Series/TheATeam'', not just about "a team", so it should be alphabetized under A.



# '''Alphabetize by custom titling rather than the database name of the trope.''' For example, HundredPercentCompletion should come before AlphaBitch, since numbers are alphabetized before letters.
** For that matter, note that titles starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' goes before ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (because 2 goes before 3).

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# '''Alphabetize by custom titling rather than the database name of the trope.''' For example, HundredPercentCompletion should come before AlphaBitch, since numbers are alphabetized before letters.
**
letters.\\\
For that matter, note that titles starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' goes before ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (because 2 goes before 3).
27th Oct '15 3:24:53 AM StFan
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** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language names are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French names, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish names. For example, LaResistance goes under R.

to:

** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language names titles are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French names, titles, or "el", "la", "los", and "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish names.titles. For example, LaResistance goes under R.



** For that matter, note that names starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' goes before ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (because 2 goes before 3).

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** For that matter, note that names titles starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' goes before ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (because 2 goes before 3).
23rd Sep '15 4:27:53 PM Josef5678
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** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language names are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French names, or "el", "la" and "los" at the beginning of articles with Spanish names. For example, LaResistance goes under R.

to:

** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language names are in either Japanese, French or Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French names, or "el", "la" "la", "los", and "los" "las" at the beginning of articles with Spanish names. For example, LaResistance goes under R.
13th Sep '15 3:04:59 AM StFan
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** For that matter, note that names starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'' goes before ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (because 1 goes before 2).

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** For that matter, note that names starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'' goes before ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (because 1 goes before 2).''Film/ThreeHundred'' (because 2 goes before 3).
13th Sep '15 3:02:46 AM StFan
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** For that matter, note that names starting with numbers are alphabetized digit by digit, not by their value. For example ''Film/OneMillionYearsBC'' goes before ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (because 1 goes before 2).
20th Apr '15 4:52:55 AM StFan
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** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes with foreign-language names are in either Japanese or French. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French names. For example, LaResistance goes under R.

to:

** Do this even for foreign-language articles. The vast majority of all tropes and articles with foreign-language names are in either Japanese Japanese, French or French. Spanish. Japanese doesn't have any articles, so mostly this just means ignoring "le", "la", "les", and "l'" at the beginning of articles with French names, or "el", "la" and "los" at the beginning of articles with Spanish names. For example, LaResistance goes under R.
31st Mar '15 11:03:35 AM N1KF
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# '''Ignore spaces and punctuation.''' There are different English-language standards about what to do with spaces; this is the one that best corresponds with the way the TVTropes internal database works.

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# '''Ignore spaces and punctuation.''' There are different English-language standards about what to do with spaces; this is the one that best corresponds with the way the TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes internal database works.
18th Jul '13 4:01:03 AM StFan
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# '''Treat special characters as though they were the corresponding ordinary character.''' Mostly this is so accented and non-accented versions of the same name get alphabetized in the same way. For example, ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' should be alphabetized as though it were spelled "Pokemon".

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# '''Treat special characters as though they were the corresponding ordinary character.character(s).''' Mostly this is so accented and non-accented versions of the same name get alphabetized in the same way. For example, ''[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' should be alphabetized as though it were spelled "Pokemon"."Aeon Flux".
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