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18th Jun '17 5:01:48 PM nombretomado
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* '''{{Pothole}}''': A WikiWord embedded in text, known as a '''piped link''' over on ThatOtherWiki. [[TheContributors We]] [[PerverseSexualLust like]] [[AllBlueEntry potholes]] [[ThisExists here]] [[ShortTitles at]] Wiki/TVTropes. See also '''Administrivia/{{Sinkhole}}'''.

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* '''{{Pothole}}''': A WikiWord embedded in text, known as a '''piped link''' over on ThatOtherWiki.Wiki/ThatOtherWiki. [[TheContributors We]] [[PerverseSexualLust like]] [[AllBlueEntry potholes]] [[ThisExists here]] [[ShortTitles at]] Wiki/TVTropes. See also '''Administrivia/{{Sinkhole}}'''.
17th Jun '17 9:35:07 PM nombretomado
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* '''[[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability Notability]]''': An odd one, in that we apply the definition used by {{Wikipedia}}, but are against it. We don't require a work to meet any standards of notability. As long as the work is published, and the page for it doesn't cover content that [[Adminstrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit crosses certain lines]], that page stays here.

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* '''[[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability Notability]]''': An odd one, in that we apply the definition used by {{Wikipedia}}, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, but are against it. We don't require a work to meet any standards of notability. As long as the work is published, and the page for it doesn't cover content that [[Adminstrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit crosses certain lines]], that page stays here.
4th Jun '17 4:48:46 PM nombretomado
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* '''{{Pothole}}''': A WikiWord embedded in text, known as a '''piped link''' over on ThatOtherWiki. [[TheContributors We]] [[PerverseSexualLust like]] [[AllBlueEntry potholes]] [[ThisExists here]] [[ShortTitles at]] TVTropes. See also '''Administrivia/{{Sinkhole}}'''.

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* '''{{Pothole}}''': A WikiWord embedded in text, known as a '''piped link''' over on ThatOtherWiki. [[TheContributors We]] [[PerverseSexualLust like]] [[AllBlueEntry potholes]] [[ThisExists here]] [[ShortTitles at]] TVTropes.Wiki/TVTropes. See also '''Administrivia/{{Sinkhole}}'''.
19th May '17 8:36:46 PM Willbyr
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* '''Curly Brackets''': ''{{ }}'' The way to make single-word titles WikiWord (for example, ''Music/{{Metallica}}''), or a way to make larger wiki words and control the spacing. Compare '''CamelCase'''. See Administrivia/TextFormattingRules for how to implement them.

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* '''Curly Brackets''': ''{{ }}'' The way to make single-word titles WikiWord (for example, ''Music/{{Metallica}}''), ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''), or a way to make larger wiki words and control the spacing. Compare '''CamelCase'''. See Administrivia/TextFormattingRules for how to implement them.



## If the page is a trope, the examples are the works where the trope shows up. These usually start with "Examples:" in a banner at the top of the list and are sorted by medium.
## If the page is a work/person, the examples are the different tropes that show up in that work. These usually start with "Provides Examples Of:" (or some variation) in a banner at the top of the list.

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## If the page is a trope, the examples are the works where the trope shows up. These usually start with "Examples:" in a banner at the top of the list and are sorted by medium.
medium. Media that acquire a large number of examples may be moved to their own subpages, whose links are provided in an indexed list separate from the other examples on the page.
## If the page is a work/person, the examples are the different tropes that show up in that work. These usually start with "Provides Examples Of:" examples of:" (or some variation) in a banner at the top of the list.
19th May '17 1:24:19 PM Josef5678
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* '''Hot Off The Press''': Describes an example or article that is breathlessly created to capture a recent bit of news/gossip or an internet controversy. As Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent, we encourage patience and prudence. Most of these things are transient and very few of them are relevant to tropes. See also the Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.

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* '''Hot Off The Press''': Describes an example or article that is breathlessly created to capture a recent bit of news/gossip or an internet controversy. As Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent, we encourage patience and prudence. Most of these things are transient and very few of them are relevant to tropes. See also the Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.



* '''RealLife''': That weird place outside the Internet where stuff that is not fictional happens. We try to avoid troping real people and things. See Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment for more information about this.

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* '''RealLife''': That weird place outside the Internet where stuff that is not fictional happens. We try to avoid troping real people and things. See Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment for more information about this.



* '''ROCEJ''': The Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, our holy grail of policies. Put simply: don't pick fights or make edits that will invite them.

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* '''ROCEJ''': The Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, our holy grail of policies. Put simply: don't pick fights or make edits that will invite them.
19th May '17 7:11:04 AM Fighteer
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* '''[[AmbiguityIndex Disambiguation]]''' (or '''disambig'''): A type of page that links a commonly used term to the various articles that share it. (ex. MurphysLaw).

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* '''[[AmbiguityIndex Disambiguation]]''' (or '''disambig'''): A type of page that links a commonly used term to the various articles that share it. (ex. MurphysLaw). Note that a disambiguation page is automatically displayed if you visit a non-existent page whose title exists in one or more other '''namespaces'''.


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* '''[[Administrivia/CreatingNewRedirects Redirect]]''': A type of article that redirects, or sends your browser to another page. There is a special markup used to make these. ''Do not'' make redirects to '''works''' or '''creator''' articles in the '''Main namespace'''.
19th May '17 7:07:01 AM Fighteer
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* '''Hot Off The Press''': Describes an example or article that is breathlessly created to capture a recent bit of news/gossip or an internet controversy. As Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent, we encourage patience and prudence. Most of these things are transient and very few of them are relevant to tropes. See also the Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.



* '''Notifier''' or '''notification''': A predefined message that can be sent to any troper from the article history page, informing them of a common error that they are making (or just thanking them for being awesome). Notifiers ''are'' tracked, so moderators can see if someone's been making recurring errors.

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* '''Notifier''' or '''notification''': A predefined message that can be sent to any troper from the article history page, informing them of a common error that they are making (or just thanking them for being awesome). Notifiers ''are'' tracked, so moderators '''moderators''' can see if someone's been making recurring errors.



* '''Sockpuppet''', or '''sock''': An additional account made by the same person. Sockpuppets are allowed on the forums when they are part of games or roleplays. On the wiki, they are frowned up on as they often signal a ban evader. When adjudicating a ban, moderators will search for sockpuppets and apply the same action(s) to any found.

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* '''Sockpuppet''', or '''sock''': An additional account made by the same person. Sockpuppets are allowed on the forums when they are part of games or roleplays. On the wiki, they are frowned up on as they often signal a ban evader. When adjudicating a ban, moderators '''moderators''' will search for sockpuppets and apply the same action(s) to any found.



* '''Thump''': The primary disciplinary tool on the forums. Moderators may "thump" a post, hiding it from public view and generating a PM to the poster. Thumps come in various types depending on the problem.

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* '''Thump''': The primary disciplinary tool on the forums. Moderators '''Moderators''' may "thump" a post, hiding it from public view and generating a PM to the poster. Thumps come in various types depending on the problem.



* '''Troll Post''': In extreme situations, moderators may delete ''all'' posts by a user in a topic. This is the smoking debris left behind.

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* '''Troll Post''': In extreme situations, moderators '''moderators''' may delete ''all'' posts by a user in a forum topic. This is the smoking debris left behind.



* '''ROCEJ''': The Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment]], our holy grail of policies. Put simply: don't pick fights or make edits that will invite them.

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* '''ROCEJ''': The Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment]], Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, our holy grail of policies. Put simply: don't pick fights or make edits that will invite them.
19th May '17 6:54:43 AM Fighteer
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* '''JustforFun''': We get silly from time to time and write articles that are intended to entertain rather than document. We collect those under the "Just for Fun" umbrella.

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* '''JustforFun''': '''JustForFun''': We get silly from time to time and write articles that are intended to entertain rather than document. We collect those under the "Just for Fun" umbrella.
19th May '17 6:54:22 AM Fighteer
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* '''"DescribeTopicHere"''': Non-existing wiki articles used to display the text "Describe <title> here," which lead to a lot of in-jokes and memes. The wiki software no longer does this, making the meme anachronistic and increasingly stale.

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* '''"DescribeTopicHere"''': Non-existing wiki articles used to display the text "Describe <title> here," which lead led to a lot of in-jokes and memes. The wiki software no longer does this, making the meme anachronistic and increasingly stale.


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* '''JustforFun''': We get silly from time to time and write articles that are intended to entertain rather than document. We collect those under the "Just for Fun" umbrella.
19th May '17 6:52:34 AM Fighteer
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* '''Composite Trope''': A trope article that incorporates multiple variations or "types" that are explicitly described. We discourage these because they lead to a problem that we call Administrivia/TypeLabelsAreNotExamples.



* '''"DescribeTopicHere"''': Non-existing wiki articles used to display the text "Describe <title> here," which lead to a lot of in-jokes and memes. The wiki software no longer does this, making the meme anachronistic and increasingly stale.



* '''{{Self Demonstrating| Article}}''': A style of writing that attempts to demonstrate the concept illustrated, as opposed to just describing it. Because these can easily become incoherent, difficult to read, or just plain weird, we ask that you first write an ordinary version, and then put the silly bits in the [=SelfDemonstrating/=] namespace.



* '''Sliding Scale''': A type of '''composite trope''' that grades examples on a scale rather than cleanly dividing them into buckets. Discouraged for the [[Administrivia/TypeLabelsAreNotExamples same reasons as composite tropes]].



* '''Soft Split''': When an article about a series of works is visually organized by dividing it into sections for each of its parts. An article that is still too long or cluttered after doing this may be '''hard split'''.

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* '''Soft Split''': When an article about a series of works or a '''composite trope''' is visually organized by dividing it into sections for each of its parts. An article that is still too long or cluttered after doing this may be '''hard split'''.



* '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=renames Trope Repair Shop]]''': A subforum where articles that need help, for whatever reason, are discussed and the appropriate action decided, usually by vote.

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* '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=renames Trope Repair Shop]]''': A subforum where articles that need help, for whatever reason, are discussed and the appropriate action decided, usually by vote.vote (see '''crowner''').
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