History Administrivia / HowToAlphabetizeThings

5th Oct '17 3:09:25 PM StFan
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Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. Two fanfic examples: ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P; ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.

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Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. Two fanfic examples: ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P; ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.For example, DaChief and DaEditor don't go under D, but under C and E, respectively.
5th Oct '17 1:33:54 AM StFan
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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 Wiki/TVTropes internal database works. For example, IWasNeverHere would go after ItemCrafting, not before. Note that hyphens count as punctuation.

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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 Wiki/TVTropes internal database works. For example, IWasNeverHere would go after ItemCrafting, not before. Note that hyphens count are treated as punctuation.
5th Oct '17 1:31:54 AM StFan
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Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. Two examples: ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P; ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.

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Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. Two fanfic examples: ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P; ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.
5th Oct '17 1:29:29 AM StFan
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Note that the below rule on short entries before longer ones still applies if the sole difference between them is a beginning article otherwise ignored. Hence, ''Literature/{{Pyrates}}'' goes before ''Literature/ThePyrates''.\\\



# '''Shorter entries alphabetize before longer entries containing them.''' BigBad comes before BigBadEnsemble.

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# '''Shorter entries alphabetize before longer entries containing them.''' BigBad comes before BigBadEnsemble.\\\
Note that the rule still applies if the sole difference between them is a beginning article otherwise ignored. Hence, ''Literature/{{Pyrates}}'' goes before ''Literature/ThePyrates''.
5th Oct '17 1:27:02 AM StFan
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Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P. ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.

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Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. Two examples: ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P. P; ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.
29th Sep '17 9:39:03 AM StFan
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Note that the below rule on short entries before longer ones still applies if the sole difference between them is a beginning article otherwise ignored. Hence, ''Literature/{{Pyrates}}'' goes before ''Literature/ThePyrates''.

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Note that the below rule on short entries before longer ones still applies if the sole difference between them is a beginning article otherwise ignored. Hence, ''Literature/{{Pyrates}}'' goes before ''Literature/ThePyrates''.\\\
Also note that an article using a colloquial spelling, or purposefully misspelled, ''is still an article''. ''Fanfic/DaPrincessInDaGleClub'' goes in P. ''Fanfic/TehScreamingOfTheLambs'' goes in S.
22nd Apr '17 5:30:02 AM StFan
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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 Wiki/TVTropes internal database works. For example, IWasNeverHere would go after ItemCrafting, not before.

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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 Wiki/TVTropes internal database works. For example, IWasNeverHere would go after ItemCrafting, not before. Note that hyphens count as punctuation.
22nd Apr '17 5:23:21 AM StFan
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All works pages and most indexes are supposed to contain lists of tropes in alphabetical order. Standards for alphabetizing may vary; to make things easier to find, we want to keep ours consistent, so please use the rules below even if you're used to alphabetizing things differently somewhere else.

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All works pages and most indexes are supposed to contain lists of tropes or work titles in alphabetical order. Standards for alphabetizing may vary; to make things easier to find, we want to keep ours consistent, so please use the rules below even if you're used to alphabetizing things differently somewhere else.
1st Apr '17 3:19:24 PM Golondrina
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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 Wiki/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 Wiki/TVTropes internal database works. For example, IWasNeverHere would go after ItemCrafting, not before.
25th Dec '16 10:38:10 AM StFan
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# '''Shorter entries alphabetize before longer entries containing them.''' {{Badass}} comes before BadassBystander.

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# '''Shorter entries alphabetize before longer entries containing them.''' {{Badass}} BigBad comes before BadassBystander.BigBadEnsemble.
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