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11th Feb '18 6:50:16 PM nombretomado
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* '''Administrivia/{{Natter}}''': Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage. This is frowned upon, as it is generally distracting and unfunny. The only wiki articles that allow conversational editing are {{Headscratchers}} and WildMassGuessing. All other conversation should take place in the article's '''Discussion''' page.

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* '''Administrivia/{{Natter}}''': Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage. This is frowned upon, as it is generally distracting and unfunny. The only wiki articles that allow conversational editing are {{Headscratchers}} {{Headscratchers/Headscratchers}} and WildMassGuessing. All other conversation should take place in the article's '''Discussion''' page.
17th Jan '18 9:33:43 AM stormfast24
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* '''{{Trope}}''': A common convention or device in media. These are not the actual literary definition of a trope, and should not be confused for it. This is just an informal definition we use for this site.

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* '''{{Trope}}''': A common convention or device in media. These are not the actual literary definition of a trope, and should not be confused for with it. This is just an informal definition we use for this site.
24th Dec '17 4:32:35 PM nombretomado
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* '''ExampleSectionectomy''': The process and result of removing all examples from a trope (or more rarely, a work) article.

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* '''ExampleSectionectomy''': '''Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy''': The process and result of removing all examples from a trope (or more rarely, a work) article.
7th Dec '17 6:50:27 AM Fighteer
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* '''Meatpuppet''': A person who edits or posts at the instigation of another person, typically to evade a '''ban''' or disguise an '''edit war'''. Meatpuppetry in these cases is grounds for '''suspension'''.
7th Dec '17 6:31:25 AM Fighteer
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* '''{{Averted|Trope}}''' or '''an aversion''': A form of PlayingWithATrope, a trope is averted when the audience expects it to happen (due to genre conventions or the like), but it doesn't.

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* '''{{Averted|Trope}}''' or '''an aversion''': A form of PlayingWithATrope, a trope is averted when the audience expects it to happen (due to genre conventions or the like), but it doesn't.
doesn't. Examples of aversions should only be listed for OmnipresentTropes.
24th Nov '17 3:29:13 PM Malady
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* '''Ghost Wick''': A wick on an article that doesn't exist. This is usually caused by a recently deleted article that still believes the wicks exist due to a database error. As of November 2012, removing ghost wicks by null editing and sending the article to the cutlist is no longer allowed as it greatly affects the website's ranking on Google.
23rd Nov '17 3:05:13 PM DragonRanger
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* '''{{Averted|Trope}}''' or '''an aversion''': A form of PlayingWithATrope, a trope is averted when the audience expects it to happen (due to genre conventions or the like), but it doesn't.


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* '''{{Deconstructed|Trope}}''' or '''a deconstruction''': A form of PlayingWithATrope, a trope is deconstructed when it is used in a way that demonstrates the problems with it and why it wouldn't work in real life.


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* '''{{Subverted|Trope}}''' or '''a subversion''': A form of PlayingWithATrope, a trope is subverted when a work indicates that it will be using that trope, but then avoids it at the last minute.
10th Nov '17 2:15:13 PM Berrenta
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* '''{{Retcon}}}''': Short for "retroactive {{continuity}}", this is when the creator(s) of a work change details of the work's {{canon}} and/or continuity, often without acknowledgment. For example, if Bob is 20 when a series starts, but in the next season everyone says he's 30, while no such time has passed for other characters, Bob's age has been "retconned".

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* '''{{Retcon}}}''': '''{{Retcon}}''': Short for "retroactive {{continuity}}", this is when the creator(s) of a work change details of the work's {{canon}} and/or continuity, often without acknowledgment. For example, if Bob is 20 when a series starts, but in the next season everyone says he's 30, while no such time has passed for other characters, Bob's age has been "retconned".
10th Nov '17 2:04:29 PM Fighteer
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* '''{{Retcon}}}''': Short for "retroactive {{continuity}}", this is when the creator(s) of a work replace details of the work's {{canon}} and/or continuity with something different, often without acknowledgment. For example, if Bob is 20 when a series starts, but in the next season everyone says he's 30 (but no such time has passed for other characters), Bob's age has been "retconned".

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* '''{{Retcon}}}''': Short for "retroactive {{continuity}}", this is when the creator(s) of a work replace change details of the work's {{canon}} and/or continuity with something different, continuity, often without acknowledgment. For example, if Bob is 20 when a series starts, but in the next season everyone says he's 30 (but 30, while no such time has passed for other characters), characters, Bob's age has been "retconned".
10th Nov '17 2:01:03 PM Fighteer
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* '''NegativeContinuity''': when there is no consistent sequence of events between parts of a story. Things that happen in one episode may not affect future episodes despite the fact that they should logically do so. (Example: In Episode 4, the city is destroyed. In Episode 5, it's back, with no sign of anything ever having been wrong, and nobody brings the issue up.)

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* '''NegativeContinuity''': when When there is no consistent sequence of events between parts of a story. Things that happen in one episode may not affect future episodes despite the fact that they should logically do so. (Example: In Episode 4, the city is destroyed. In Episode 5, it's back, with no sign of anything ever having been wrong, and nobody brings the issue up.)
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