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5th Nov '17 2:28:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* '''Wiki Word''' takes you to the form to request a CustomTitle - a function for staff to change the display of a page title to include punctuation, spaces and hyphens.

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* '''Wiki Word''' takes you to the form to request a CustomTitle Administrivia/CustomTitle - a function for staff to change the display of a page title to include punctuation, spaces and hyphens.
5th Oct '17 12:55:47 PM Fighteer
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This site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, contribute to the TropeLaunchPad, post in Discussions, post in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]], or perform any activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''Registering'''. Your login information will be stored in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie cookie]] on your computer. If you don't have cookies enabled, then some site features may not work for you.

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This site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, contribute to the TropeLaunchPad, post in Discussions, post in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]], or perform any activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''Registering'''.'''[[Administrivia/GetKnown Registering]]'''. Your login information will be stored in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie cookie]] on your computer. If you don't have cookies enabled, then some site features may not work for you.
5th Oct '17 12:10:11 PM Fighteer
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To edit articles, you must be [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php logged in]] -- see Getting Known, below, for details. See Administrivia/TipsForEditing for help with editing. To chat with tropers, visit our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]].

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To edit articles, you must be [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php logged in]] in -- see Getting Known, below, for details. See Administrivia/TipsForEditing for help with editing. To chat with tropers, visit our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]].



* To log in, click on the blank profile icon on the right side of the main header bar.

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* To log in, click on the blank profile icon on the right side of the main header bar.bar, or go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/login.php here]].
5th Oct '17 12:08:16 PM Fighteer
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[[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]] You can change whether to view spoilers on or off by default using the '''Spoilers'' slider in the sidebar. To reveal spoilers while they are hidden, click or tap on them, or drag with your mouse cursor to highlight the text.

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[[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]] You can change whether to view spoilers on or off by default using the '''Spoilers'' '''Spoilers''' slider in the sidebar. To reveal spoilers while they are hidden, click or tap on them, or drag with your mouse cursor to highlight the text.
5th Oct '17 12:08:07 PM Fighteer
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[[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]] You can change whether to view spoilers on or off by default using the "Spoilers" slider in the sidebar. To reveal spoilers while they are hidden, click or tap on them, or drag with your mouse cursor to highlight the text.

There is a "Night Mode" that toggles the colour of the site to a more bright-on-dark scheme. The toggle for it is "Night Mode" in the sidebar.

To view the wiki in a wider format suitable for 16x9 displays, toggle the "Wide Load" option in the sidebar.

To control whether the header bar (including the site logo, search box, and profile icon) remains at the top of your screen while you scroll down, toggle the "Sticky Header" option in the sidebar.

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[[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]] You can change whether to view spoilers on or off by default using the "Spoilers" '''Spoilers'' slider in the sidebar. To reveal spoilers while they are hidden, click or tap on them, or drag with your mouse cursor to highlight the text.

There is a "Night Mode" that toggles the colour of the site to a more bright-on-dark scheme. The toggle for it is "Night Mode" '''Night Mode''' in the sidebar.

To view the wiki in a wider format suitable for 16x9 displays, toggle the "Wide Load" '''Wide Load''' option in the sidebar.

To control whether the header bar (including the site logo, search box, and profile icon) remains at the top of your screen while you scroll down, toggle the "Sticky Header" '''Sticky Header''' option in the sidebar.



* Google Custom Search. You can search for anything in the wiki by using this feature.
* "Random Trope" and ''Random Work'' take you to a completely random trope or work. It'll help you find pages you might never have looked at otherwise and [[JustOneMoreLevel is a good way to fill time]].

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* Google '''Google Custom Search. Search'''. You can search for anything in the wiki by using this feature.
feature. Advanced options, such as the inurl parameter, can be used to refine your search. (Example: Including "inurl:pmwiki.php" will restrict results to the wiki.) [[note]]This feature may fail if you have blocked scripting in your browser.[[/note]]
* "Random Trope" '''Random Trope''' and ''Random Work'' '''Random Work''' take you to a completely random trope or work. It'll help you find pages you might never have looked at otherwise and [[JustOneMoreLevel is a good way to fill time]].



** "Profile" takes you to your wiki/forum profile page. Clicking on your avatar has the same effect.
** "Message" is the page where Private Messages display and can be sent. If you have a new PM, you'll see a big green notification bar on several pages you visit and a red icon over the avatar. To see your [=PMs=], go to your [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pm.php mailbox]]. Also, please remember that private messages are ''private'' for a reason. Disseminating the contents of a PM without permission from the other party is grounds for loss of PM privileges.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/awl.php "Watchlist"]] takes you to the aforementioned list of articles you're watching. It's very handy for tracking the articles you have a particular interest in rather than sifting through Recent Changes all day.

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** "Profile" '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php Profile]]''' takes you to your wiki/forum profile page. Clicking on your avatar has the same effect.
** "Message" '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/awl.php Watchlist]]''' takes you to the aforementioned list of articles you're watching. It's very handy for tracking the articles you have a particular interest in rather than sifting through Recent Changes all day.
** '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pm.php Message]]'''
is the page where Private Messages display and can be sent. If you have a new PM, you'll see a big green notification bar on several pages you visit and a red icon over the avatar. To see your [=PMs=], go to your [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pm.php mailbox]]. Also, please remember that private messages are ''private'' for a reason. Disseminating the contents of a PM without permission from the other party is grounds for loss of PM privileges.
** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/awl.php "Watchlist"]] takes you to the aforementioned list of articles you're watching. It's very handy for tracking the articles you have a particular interest in rather than sifting through Recent Changes all day.
privileges.



* "Edit page" lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this. Some buttons are hidden in a dropdown on the far right.

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This toolbar contains context-sensitive controls for article editing or other functions depending on where you are in the site. Some buttons may be hidden in the '''More''' drop-down on the far right.

* "Edit page" '''Edit page''' lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this. Some buttons are hidden in a dropdown on the far right.



* "Related" runs a search for this page's title. It lets you know how many other pages link to this page.
* "Discussion" links you to the discussion page for each article. Useful if you want to ask about a change to the article, or explain an edit.
* "History" is a list of recent edits for the page you're currently viewing. You can see who made the edits, the reason, and communicate with them via PM if desired.
* ''Page source'' shows the markup text of the page, so that you can use it without having to check out a page.
* "To do" lets you add the current page to your personal [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/to_do_list.php to-do list]]. Good if you don't have time to make the change you wanted but don't want to forget, either.
* ''Wiki Word'' takes you to the form to request a CustomTitle - a function for staff to change the display of a page title to include punctuation, spaces and hyphens.
* ''Upload Image'' is the uploader for images and media.
* "Add watch" lets you add the current page to your [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/awl.php watchlist]]. Any edits to those pages or their discussion pages will appear on your watchlist. Note: If the article you're viewing has multiple subpages, like [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]], {{Headscratchers}}, etc., you have to watch each separately. If the article is already watched, you can click "drop watch" to remove it.

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* "Related" '''Related''' runs a search for this page's title. It lets you know how many other pages link to this page.
* "Discussion" '''Discussion''' links you to the discussion page for each article. Useful if you want to ask about a change to the article, or explain an edit.
* "History" '''History''' is a list of recent edits for the page you're currently viewing. You can see who made the edits, the reason, and communicate with them via PM if desired.
* ''Page source'' '''Page source''' shows the markup text of the page, so that you can use examine or copy it without having to check it out a page.
for editing.
* "To do" '''To do''' lets you add the current page to your personal [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/to_do_list.php to-do list]]. Good if you don't have time to make the change you wanted but don't want to forget, either.
* ''Wiki Word'' '''Wiki Word''' takes you to the form to request a CustomTitle - a function for staff to change the display of a page title to include punctuation, spaces and hyphens.
* ''Upload Image'' '''Upload Image''' is the uploader for images and media.
* "Add watch" '''Watch''' lets you add the current page article to your [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/awl.php watchlist]]. Any edits to those pages the article or their its discussion pages page will appear on your watchlist.watchlist. Watching a media article will also cause you to be notified of any new [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php reviews]] for it. Note: If the article you're viewing has multiple subpages, like [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]], {{Headscratchers}}, etc., you have to watch each separately. If the article is already watched, you can click "drop watch" '''Watch''' again to remove it.



* ''Share'' lets you share the content of an article on Twitter, Facebook and other websites.
* The Subpages list lets you see all articles that share a base URL with the one you're looking at.
* "Create New" allows you to create subpages for an already existing article.

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* ''Share'' '''Share''' lets you share the content of an article on Twitter, Facebook and other websites.
* The Subpages '''Subpages''' list lets you see all articles that share a base URL with the one you're looking at.
* "Create New" '''Create New''' allows you to create subpages for an already existing article.article, from a predefined list. (You can always create subpages manually as long as they're in a valid namespace.)



This site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, contribute to the TropeLaunchPad, post in Discussions, post in the forums, or perform any other activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''Registering'''. Your login information will be stored in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie cookie]] on your computer. If you don't have cookies enabled, then some site features may not work for you.

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This site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, contribute to the TropeLaunchPad, post in Discussions, post in the forums, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]], or perform any other activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''Registering'''. Your login information will be stored in a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie cookie]] on your computer. If you don't have cookies enabled, then some site features may not work for you.



* Your handle should only contain alphanumerics: the letters a-z, A-Z, and the digits 0-9, and it must start with a letter. If you don't follow this rule, you may be able to edit and post, but you may have problems with creating a Troper page for yourself. Also, you'll annoy tropers who need to contact you over something.
* To log out, click on your handle in the upper right corner and select "Logout" from the menu. This will delete your cookie, so remember your password!
* To log in, click on the "Log In" button in the upper left corner.

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* Your handle should only contain alphanumerics: the letters a-z, A-Z, and the digits 0-9, and it must start with a letter. If you don't follow this rule, you may be able to edit and post, but you may have problems with creating a Troper Tropers page for yourself. Also, you'll annoy tropers who need to contact you over something.
* To log out, click on your handle in the upper right corner and select "Logout" '''Logout''' from the menu. This will delete your cookie, so remember your password!
* To log in, click on the "Log In" button in blank profile icon on the upper left corner.right side of the main header bar.



See a typo? Want to add an example? Click on the "edit page" button. An edit page will load. The large text box shows the page's current markup. Make your changes there. When you're done, double-check your work for spelling and grammar, markup errors, and organization. The "preview" button shows you what the page should look like, without saving those changes. Click save.

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See a typo? Want to add an example? Click on the "edit page" '''Edit Page''' button. An edit page If the article isn't locked or checked out, the editor screen will load. appear. The large text box shows the page's article's current markup. Make your changes there. When you're done, double-check your work for spelling and grammar, markup errors, and organization. The "preview" '''Preview''' button shows you what the page should look like, without saving those changes. Click save.'''Save''' to commit your changes..



* Links to other pages are easy. If it is two or more words, use {{Wiki Word}}s. If it is one word, use double curly brackets: [={{Jeopardy}}=]. If the page is in a namespace other than Main, put that first, followed by a forward slash. Examples: [=Literature/LordOfTheRings=], [=VideoGame/HalfLife=], [=Film/{{Airplane}}=]

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* Links to other pages are easy. If it is two or more words, use {{Wiki Word}}s.a WikiWord. If it is one word, use double curly brackets: [={{Jeopardy}}=]. If the page is in a namespace other than Main, put that first, followed by a forward slash. Examples: [=Literature/LordOfTheRings=], [=VideoGame/HalfLife=], [=Film/{{Airplane}}=]



* We require reasonably proficient English skills to contribute to the main wiki. Poor grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc., may be grounds for loss of editing privileges. If you want help with English, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]] may be valuable.
* If you want help with writing good examples, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=13543987200A54420100 this forum thread]] may be of use.

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* We require reasonably proficient English skills to contribute to the main wiki. Poor grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc., may be grounds for loss of editing privileges. If you want help with English, would like to request proofreading advice from other tropers, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]] may be valuable.
* If you want help with writing good examples, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13543987200A54420100 this forum thread]] may be of use.
5th Oct '17 11:53:53 AM Fighteer
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* "Follow [=TVTropes=]" is for discussions and other areas where {{troper}}s hang out. It also has links to other websites and some settings.
* ''Bulletins'' is for site-wide announcements which can be made by [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff moderators]].
* "Resources" is the toolbox. Here you can look at the page workshops, tools and other help material.
* ''Crucial Browsing'' is a list of master indexes where you can go look for pages.
* "Page Info" contains information for page properties, and you can flag pages for moderator attention.

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* "Follow [=TVTropes=]" '''Follow [=TVTropes=]''' is for discussions and other areas where {{troper}}s hang out. It also has links to other websites and some settings.
* ''Bulletins'' '''Bulletins''' is for site-wide announcements which can be made by [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff moderators]].
* "Resources" '''Resources''' is the toolbox. Here you can look at the page workshops, tools and other help material.
* ''Crucial Browsing'' '''Crucial Browsing''' is a list of master indexes where you can go look for pages.
* "Page Info" '''Page Info''' contains information for page properties, and you can flag pages for moderator attention.
5th Oct '17 11:53:26 AM Fighteer
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Added DiffLines:

To control whether the header bar (including the site logo, search box, and profile icon) remains at the top of your screen while you scroll down, toggle the "Sticky Header" option in the sidebar.
5th Oct '17 11:52:17 AM Fighteer
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Added DiffLines:

To view the wiki in a wider format suitable for 16x9 displays, toggle the "Wide Load" option in the sidebar.
5th Oct '17 11:51:21 AM Fighteer
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You can reset whether to view spoilers on or off by default by the "Spoilers" slider in the sidebar.

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[[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]] You can reset change whether to view spoilers on or off by default by using the "Spoilers" slider in the sidebar.
sidebar. To reveal spoilers while they are hidden, click or tap on them, or drag with your mouse cursor to highlight the text.



To view hidden spoilers, highlight the text with your mouse cursor or click on them. [[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]]
22nd Sep '17 7:07:48 PM nombretomado
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* Articles created specifically for {{Gushing}} or {{Complaining}} about works, people, or anything really. That said, you can indulge yourself a bit in SugarWiki and DarthWiki, or write a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php review]].

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* Articles created specifically for {{Gushing}} or {{Complaining}} Administrivia/{{Complaining|AboutShowsYouDontLike}} about works, people, or anything really. That said, you can indulge yourself a bit in SugarWiki and DarthWiki, or write a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php review]].
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