History Administrivia / LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle

22nd Apr '15 6:14:25 PM DededeJeremy
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* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humourous way.

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* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humourous humorous way.
22nd Apr '15 6:13:54 PM DededeJeremy
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* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humorous way.

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* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humorous humourous way.
13th Jan '15 10:23:02 PM MyTimingIsOff
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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle to be bad formatting]]. If you see this, please immediately undo the wiki word.

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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', and it's [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle held to be bad formatting]]. If you see this, please immediately undo the wiki word.



This also applies to examples. What work has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again, like so:

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This also applies to examples. What work has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor wiki worded the first time]] time even if said again, like so:
4th Oct '14 6:18:00 PM Westrim
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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle to be bad formatting]].

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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle to be bad formatting]].
formatting]]. If you see this, please immediately undo the wiki word.
5th Sep '14 1:16:25 AM Arivne
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** This is especially the case on YKTTW where the name can change without warning.

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** This is especially the case on YKTTW where the name of a proposed new trope can change without warning.
5th Sep '14 1:15:55 AM Arivne
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** This is especially the case on YKTTW where the name can change without warning.
14th Dec '13 11:37:59 AM redgyarados
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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held to be bad formatting]].

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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held held]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle to be bad formatting]].
20th Oct '13 4:24:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held to be bad formatting]].

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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', '''Administrivia/LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held to be bad formatting]].
20th Oct '13 4:02:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held to be bad formatting]].

There are a number of reasons for this:
* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humorous way.
* It can be confusing, as a reader may assume that it references another page rather than the same page.
* It wastes time as the page reloads.
* If it is a media page and there are other works with the same name it may be confused with a link to one of them.
* It may lead to unnecessary confusion and work if the name is changed or the page moved.
* Worst case scenario, it may lead to a RealityBreakingParadox and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. AndThatsTerrible.

This also applies to examples. What work has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again, like so:

'''Right:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the Big Bad of season 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the Big Bad in season 5 when he tries to destroy the world.

'''Wrong:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the BigBad of season 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the BigBad in season 5 when he tries to destroy the world.

The reason for this is that a huge number of circular links often get created when the wrongly formatted example is duplicated to the trope page. On any given trope page plagued with circular links, the majority can often be found in the examples instead of the description. Vice versa for duplication to work pages.

Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. Even from a rhetorical standpoint, it's not clever, since it's essentially an observation that that thing we're talking about is -- astoundingly -- an example of the reason we brought it up in the first place.

Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing Administrivia/{{Internal Subtrope}}s.
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