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6th Jul '16 6:52:04 AM 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, create a YKTTW, 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, create a YKTTW, 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.



The software does not permit one to create a {{trope}} page without either violating the namespace rules or forcing you to go to YouKnowThatThingWhere. If you have a good trope idea, go to YKTTW and pitch it to the community.

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The software does not permit one All new tropes must go through TropeLaunchPad before being added to the wiki. To support this, the wiki will reject any attempt to create a {{trope}} page without either violating new article in the namespace rules or forcing you Main Administrivia/{{namespace}} that is not launched through TLP. '''Do not''' attempt to go to YouKnowThatThingWhere. If you have a good circumvent this by creating your trope idea, go to YKTTW and pitch it to the community.
in a different namespace; this will get your editing privileges revoked.



* The check marks indicate new posts. A double check mark indicates a new YKTTW.

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* The check marks indicate new posts. A double check mark indicates a new YKTTW.TropeLaunchPad draft.



* It is no longer possible to create redirects in the Main namespace without moderator permission. Ask in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 this forum topic]] for help if you wish to do this.
** We do not permit redirects to creator or media articles in the Main namespace.



* You '''should''' delete an example that is: (a) factually inaccurate; (b) [[SquarePegRoundTrope using a trope incorrectly]]; (c) a duplicate; (d) in violation of a rule. (Assuming it can't be fixed, of course.)

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* You '''should''' delete an example that is: (a) factually inaccurate; (b) [[SquarePegRoundTrope using a trope incorrectly]]; (c) a duplicate; (d) in violation of a any other rule. (Assuming Try to fix it can't be fixed, of course.)first, if possible.



* Repeatedly deleting an example that someone wants to add (or vice versa) is called an Administrivia/EditWar and is grounds for an editing suspension. If you can't work it out with the troper in question, report the issue in AskTheTropers or via the "moderator assistance" box in the Tools sidebar menu.

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* Repeatedly deleting an example that someone wants to add (or vice versa) is called an Administrivia/EditWar and is grounds for an editing suspension. If you can't work it out with the troper in question, report the issue in AskTheTropers or via the "moderator assistance" box "Report Page" control in the Tools sidebar menu.
sidebar.



* Remember: Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. We don't cut a media article because of obscurity, lack of popularity, or even nonexistence; see UnpublishedWorks. Articles that don't have enough trope examples or that violate the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]] may be cut.

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* Remember: Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. We don't cut a media article because of obscurity, lack of popularity, or even nonexistence; see UnpublishedWorks. Articles that are poorly written, don't have enough trope examples examples, are created solely to advertise a work, or that violate the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]] may be cut.



* You '''should''' cutlist a subpage if the last example on a subpage if that example is invalid. Please don't just blank it.

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* You '''should''' cutlist a subpage if the last example all remaining examples on a subpage if that example is page are invalid. Please don't just blank it.



The sidebar does only appear in desktop mode, in mobile mode the sidebar is collapsed into a listing together with the header and footer. This listing can be accessed through the button in the top left corner.

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The sidebar does only appear appears in desktop mode, mode; in mobile mode the sidebar is collapsed into a listing together with the header and footer. This listing can be accessed through the button in the top left corner.



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/launches.php Launches]]" shows articles recently launched from YKTTW.

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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/launches.php Launches]]" shows articles recently launched from YKTTW.TropeLaunchPad.



* AskTheTropers is where you ask everyone about the site, as well as reporting problems. Again, this is ''not'' where you propose new tropes; that's YKTTW.

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* AskTheTropers is where you ask everyone about the site, as well as reporting problems. Again, this is ''not'' where you propose new tropes; that's YKTTW.TropeLaunchPad.
6th Jul '16 6:36:05 AM Fighteer
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* [[GossipyHens Gossip]] -- We don't care about anyone's current or past legal troubles, their personal habits, their sex lives, their political affiliation, etc.
6th Jul '16 6:30:27 AM Fighteer
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* You don't own anything you contribute to us. See the "Your Rights (Legal Stuff)" section to learn more about our contribution policy.

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* You don't own anything you contribute Your contributions are irrevocably licensed to us.TVTropes. See the "Your Rights (Legal Stuff)" section to learn more about our contribution policy.
17th Jun '16 1:51:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The redirect markup is [=[[redirect:Namespace/Article]]=]. Don't use spaces anywhere in the code.

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* The redirect markup is [=[[redirect:Namespace/Article]]=].[=[[=]redirect:Namespace/Article]]. Don't use spaces anywhere in the code.
24th Feb '16 1:59:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* You must be [[GettingKnown logged in]] to edit articles.

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* You must be [[GettingKnown [[Administrivia/GetKnown logged in]] to edit articles.



The software does not permit one to create a {{trope}} page without either violating the namespace rules or forcing you to go to YouKnowThatThingWhere. If you have a good trope idea, go to YKTTW... and pitch it to the community.

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The software does not permit one to create a {{trope}} page without either violating the namespace rules or forcing you to go to YouKnowThatThingWhere. If you have a good trope idea, go to YKTTW... YKTTW and pitch it to the community.



[[folder:Tools]]
* "Report page": To alert the forum that a work might violate Administrivia/{{the Content Policy|AndThe5PCircuit}}.
* "Page Type": All pages have a type, set via this button. See Administrivia/WhatPageTypesMean for more info.
* "Find recent edits by troper": Exactly what it says; search for recent edits by troper handle.
* "Send report": Send a request for moderator assistance with the page. This can be anything from flagging it as containing "adult" material to Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring to [[WikiVandal vandalism]]. These reports can also be made on AskTheTropers.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/title_search_form.php Title Search]]" uses the internal wiki search engine rather than the Google Custom Search, for page titles only.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/customize_wikiword_request.php Customize Title]]" lets you request a custom title for any wiki page. See Administrivia/ThePtitleReplacementSystem for more information on this.
* "CutList" is where pages are proposed to be deleted. Posting a page here does not automatically delete it and you can make a case for keeping a page there.

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[[folder:Tools]]
* "Report page": To alert
[[folder:Sidebar]]

The sidebar does only appear in desktop mode, in mobile mode
the forum that sidebar is collapsed into a work might violate Administrivia/{{the Content Policy|AndThe5PCircuit}}.
* "Page Type": All pages have a type, set via this button. See Administrivia/WhatPageTypesMean for more info.
* "Find recent edits by troper": Exactly what it says; search for recent edits by troper handle.
* "Send report": Send a request for moderator assistance
listing together with the page. header and footer. This listing can be anything from flagging it as containing "adult" material to Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring to [[WikiVandal vandalism]]. These reports can also be made on AskTheTropers.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/title_search_form.php Title Search]]" uses
accessed through the internal wiki search engine rather than button in the Google Custom Search, for page titles only.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/customize_wikiword_request.php Customize Title]]" lets you request a custom title for any wiki page. See Administrivia/ThePtitleReplacementSystem for more information on this.
* "CutList" is where pages are proposed to be deleted. Posting a page here does not automatically delete it and you can make a case for keeping a page there.
top left corner.

!!Follow TV Tropes


!!Bulletins

!!Resources



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php Your Profile]]": Same as on the toolbar.
* "[[IndexIndex Indexes]]" is an index of our indexes, which list tropes by category.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/inboundlinks.php Inbound Links]]" is a list of other websites that have linked to the wiki recently.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/img_list.php Images List]]" is a listing of all the images on the server. No duh.
* "Referral Count for This Page" counts how many other sites have linked to the page you're on.

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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php Your Profile]]": Same as on the toolbar.
* "[[IndexIndex Indexes]]"
"CutList" is an index of our indexes, which list tropes by category.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/inboundlinks.php Inbound Links]]" is a list of other websites that have linked
where pages are proposed to the wiki recently.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/img_list.php Images List]]" is
be deleted. Posting a listing of all the images on the server. No duh.
* "Referral Count for This Page" counts how many other sites have linked to the
page you're on.here does not automatically delete it and you can make a case for keeping a page there.
* "Find recent edits by troper": Exactly what it says; search for recent edits by troper handle.



* "Folderize" converts the markup of a page that does not use folders into one that does. You would then copy the resulting markup into the Edit Page form, and add a closing [/folder] tag. Use with care.
* "List Page Editors" gives you the handles of everyone who's ever edited the page you're looking at. Good for attribution purposes, since edit history only goes back so far.



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/content_violation_reports.php Content Violation Reports]]" is a tally of how the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit P5]] has voted on pages which have been reported for possible violations of the wiki's content policy.
* The remaining items are helpful links for learning about page formatting and other wiki standards.

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!!Crucial browsing

!!Page Info
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/content_violation_reports.php "Page created": The date at which the page was created. It doesn't account for renames and doesn't go farther back than Jun. 14th, 2007.
* "Last modified": Last edit time.
* "Page Type": All pages have a type, set via this button. See Administrivia/WhatPageTypesMean for more info.
* "Report page": Send a request for moderator assistance with the page. This can be anything from flagging it as containing "adult" material to Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring to [[WikiVandal vandalism]]. These reports can also be made on AskTheTropers. Check the "The page may violate the
Content Violation Reports]]" is a tally of how Policy" checkbox to alert the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit P5]] has voted on pages which have been reported for possible violations of the wiki's content policy.
* The remaining items are helpful links for learning about page formatting and other wiki standards.
forum that a work might violate Administrivia/{{the Content Policy|AndThe5PCircuit}}.

!!Community Showcase
23rd Feb '16 11:43:56 PM SeptimusHeap
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* If you come back later to find that an edit you made is changed or gone, it may be that another {{troper}} disagreed. Check the Edit History for the page to see if a reason was left. Do not simply add your example back; doing so is called {{Edit War}}ring and is very impolite. If you can't work it out in the article's Discussion page, you can send a PM, inquire in AskTheTropers, or post in the forums.

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* If you come back later to find that an edit you made is changed or gone, it may be that another {{troper}} disagreed. Check the Edit History for the page to see if a reason was left. Do not simply add your example back; doing so is called {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring and is very impolite. If you can't work it out in the article's Discussion page, you can send a PM, inquire in AskTheTropers, or post in the forums.



* "Send report": Send a request for moderator assistance with the page. This can be anything from flagging it as containing "adult" material to {{Edit War}}ring to [[WikiVandal vandalism]]. These reports can also be made on AskTheTropers.

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* "Send report": Send a request for moderator assistance with the page. This can be anything from flagging it as containing "adult" material to {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring to [[WikiVandal vandalism]]. These reports can also be made on AskTheTropers.
13th Feb '16 6:20:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[folder:Spoiler Covering, Night Mode, Folder Preference, and Link Highlighting]]

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[[folder:Spoiler Covering, Night Mode, Folder Preference, and Link Highlighting]]
[[folder:Preferences]]



To choose whether you want to browse the wiki with folders open or closed by default, and with links normal or highlighted, go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile page]] in the top right corner. This is accessible only if you're [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php a known troper]]. The profile also controls your preferences for our fora.

Likewise, you need to be logged in to move the sidebar to the left or to see the display where the articles are centered between two blue sidebars.

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To choose whether you want to browse the wiki with folders open or closed by default, and with links normal or highlighted, go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile page]] in the top right corner. This is accessible only if you're [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php [[GetKnown a known troper]]. The profile also controls your preferences for our fora.

fora and noticeboards.

Likewise, you need to be logged in to move the sidebar to the left left, to have the header bar stick at the top of the page as you scroll down or to see the display where the articles are centered between two blue sidebars.



The standard TVTropes layout has blue bars at the top and bottom of each page, a grey toolbar above the pagetitle and an expanding menu on the left side.

The toolbar to the left expands when you click on it, and contains the index and links to tools and ongoing discussions.
* "Troperville" is for discussions and other areas where {{troper}}s hang out.
* "Tools" is the toolbox. Here you can request assistance with articles, manage your account, look at the master indexes, and upload media.
* "Toys" has some nifty scripts that generate pitches or story ideas.

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The standard TVTropes layout has blue bars at the top and bottom of each page, a grey toolbar above the pagetitle pagetitle, a black bar at the bottom of the page and an expanding menu menus on the left right side.

The toolbar to the left right expands when you click on it, and contains the index and links to tools and ongoing discussions.
* "Troperville" "Follow TVTropes" is for discussions and other areas where {{troper}}s hang out.
out. It also has links to other websites and some settings.
* "Tools" ''Bulletins'' is for site-wide announcements which can be made by [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff moderators]].
* "Resources"
is the toolbox. Here you can request assistance with articles, manage your account, look at the page workshops, tools and other help material.
* ''Crucial Browsing'' is a list of
master indexes, indexes where you can go look for pages.
* "Page Info" contains information for page properties,
and upload media.
* "Toys" has some nifty scripts that generate pitches or story ideas.
you can flag pages for moderator attention.



* "Random" takes you to a completely random article. It'll help you find pages you might never have looked at otherwise and [[JustOneMoreLevel is a good way to fill time]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php "Get known"/"Logged in"]] takes you to the Knower Form to create a handle, log into an existing handle, or log out. You need cookies enabled in your browser to stay logged in. You must have a handle to do anything other than read the site.
* If you are logged in, your avatar (which you can set by way of your profile) and your handle name will display in the left corner.

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* "Random" takes "Random Trope" and ''Random Work'' take you to a completely random article.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]].
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php "Get known"/"Logged in"]] The avatar figure in the upper right corner takes you to the Knower Form Account Login/Registration form to create a handle, log into an existing handle, or log out. You need cookies enabled in your browser to stay logged in. You must have a handle to do anything other than read the site.
* If you are logged in, your avatar (which you can set by way of your profile) and your handle name will display in the left right corner.



* "Edit page" lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this.

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* "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.



** If you get a "checked out" notice for an article that says that you're the user who has it locked, you may be logged in with a different case than your handle is stored in the database. This is a known issue; visit the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=000000000000000000000000 Tech Wishlist and Bug Reports]] forum for more information.
* "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.

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** If you get a "checked out" notice for an article that says that you're the user who has it locked, you may be logged in with a different case than your handle is stored in the database. This is a known issue; visit the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=000000000000000000000000 Tech Wishlist and Bug Reports]] forum QueryBugs noticeboard for more information.
* "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.
information.



* ''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.



[[folder:Buttons below the article title]]
* "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.
* The Subpages list lets you see all articles that share a base URL (everything except the Administrivia/{{namespace}}) with the one you're looking at.

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[[folder:Buttons beside and below the article title]]
* "Add watch" ''Share'' lets you add share 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 content of an 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.
on Twitter, Facebook and other websites.
* The Subpages list lets you see all articles that share a base URL (everything except the Administrivia/{{namespace}}) with the one you're looking at.



[[folder:Getting Known]]
This site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, create a YKTTW, post in Discussions, post in the forums, or perform any other activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/new_knower.php Getting Known]]'''. 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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[[folder:Getting Known]]
[[folder:Registration (formerly Getting Known)]]
This site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, create a YKTTW, post in Discussions, post in the forums, or perform any other activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/new_knower.php Getting Known]]'''.'''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 cannot create a Tropers page for yourself.

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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 cannot create may have problems with creating a Tropers Troper page for yourself.yourself. Also, you'll annoy tropers who need to contact you over something.



* If you forget your password, and you do not have an associated email address, we may not be able to recover your account. You may make a new handle and post [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=5ld7gdqsyx49ikjep2qpdqem here]], [[note]]Please note that new accounts must wait 24 hours to post on the forums.[[/note]] but there is no guarantee that we can help. If possible, post from the same connection that you used with your old account.

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* If you forget your password, and you do not have an associated email address, we may not be able to recover your account. You may make a new handle and post [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=5ld7gdqsyx49ikjep2qpdqem here]], [[note]]Please note that new accounts must wait 24 hours to post on the forums.[[/note]] but there is no guarantee that we can help. If possible, post from the same connection that you used with your old account.



* You must be [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php logged in]] to edit articles.
* After making an edit, it's highly recommended to leave an edit reason in the box provided, as it's helpful for other people looking at the page history. Please see Administrivia/EditReasonsAndWhyYouShouldUseThem for more information. '''Always leave an edit reason for deletions.'''

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* You must be [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php [[GettingKnown logged in]] to edit articles.
* After making an edit, it's highly recommended to leave an edit reason in the box provided, as it's helpful for other people looking at the page history. Please see Administrivia/EditReasonsAndWhyYouShouldUseThem for more information. '''Always leave an edit reason for deletions.'''''' Do ''not'' be rude in the edit reason or you may be banned.



* Don't use HotLinked images. Use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php Media Uploader]] to upload images to the wiki.

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* Don't use HotLinked images. Use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php Media Uploader]] MediaUploader to upload images to the wiki.



* 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/posts.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]] may be valuable.
* If you want help with writing good examples, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.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, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]] may be valuable.
* If you want help with writing good examples, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=13543987200A54420100 this forum thread]] may be of use.



* All new work, creator, actor, useful notes, etc. articles must go in a Administrivia/{{namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule may get your article cut, or at least moved.

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* All new work, creator, actor, useful notes, etc. articles must go in a Administrivia/{{namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure The software does try to follow this rule may get your article cut, or at least moved.stop people from making pages in Main/.



Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have a significant impact in media. They could then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. Keep it original and to the point. If you are not sure if we need an article ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13397757860A07420100 here]]. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.

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Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have a significant impact in media. They could then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. Keep it original and to the point. If you are not sure if we need an article ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=13397757860A07420100 here]]. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.



Please don't just write a {{trope}} page. If you have a good trope idea, go to YouKnowThatThingWhere... and pitch it to the community.

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Please don't just write The software does not permit one to create a {{trope}} page. page without either violating the namespace rules or forcing you to go to YouKnowThatThingWhere. If you have a good trope idea, go to YouKnowThatThingWhere...YKTTW... and pitch it to the community.



* Once the page is made, use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/customize_wikiword_request.php Custom Wikiword Request]] form to submit your proposed actual title. Please note that you must enter the article's name exactly as it appears in the wiki, or your request may fail.

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* Once the page is made, use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/customize_wikiword_request.php Custom Wikiword Request]] form Wiki Word button in the grey bar above the page title to submit your proposed actual title. Please note that you must enter the article's name exactly as it appears in the wiki, or your request may fail.



* '''Do not create new Main redirects for work articles.''' We have an automatic disambiguation system for these.



* Exception: A trope launched without using YKTTW or any article that is obviously a stub with little effort put into it may be brought up in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13544789560A75740100 this thread]], where its fate will be determined.

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* Exception: A trope launched without using YKTTW or any article that is obviously a stub with little effort put into it may be brought up in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13544789560A75740100 this thread]], where its fate will be determined.



* Remember: ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. We don't cut a media article because of obscurity, lack of popularity, or even nonexistence; see UnpublishedWorks. We may cut it because of lewd content; see below.

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* Remember: ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability.Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. We don't cut a media article because of obscurity, lack of popularity, or even nonexistence; see UnpublishedWorks. We Articles that don't have enough trope examples or that violate the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]] may cut it because of lewd content; see below.be cut.



* You '''may''' delete the last example on a subpage if that example is invalid, even if the page is left blank as a result.
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* You '''should''' cutlist a subpage if it's not appropriate for the main article type -- for example, YMMV subpages for tropes. If you do this, post in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12947560080A64540100 this forum thread]] so that the subpage will also be locked.

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* You '''may''' delete the last example on a subpage if that example is invalid, even if the page is left blank as a result.
* You '''should''' cutlist a subpage if the deletion of examples leaves it blank.
last example on a subpage if that example is invalid. Please don't just blank it.
* You '''should''' cutlist a subpage if it's not appropriate for the main article type -- for example, YMMV subpages for tropes. If you do this, post in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12947560080A64540100 org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=gsjp7dldjh2dwdelcha2hu17 this forum thread]] so that the subpage will also be locked.



* To report an article for review, use the "Request a content violation evaluation" feature on the Tools sidebar menu.

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* "Request a content violation evaluation": To alert the forum that a work might violate Administrivia/{{the Content Policy|AndThe5PCircuit}}.

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* "Request a content violation evaluation": "Report page": To alert the forum that a work might violate Administrivia/{{the Content Policy|AndThe5PCircuit}}.



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php Get Known]]": Same as on the toolbar.



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php Image Uploader]]" lets you upload images or other media to the wiki for use in articles. You must be logged in to do this. Use it responsibly.



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* LostAndFound is where you go to find that trope whose name you can't remember, or ask about what trope an example might fit into.

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* WikiTechWishList QueryBugs is a place to suggest upgrades to or report the noticeboard for dealing with problems with the site or markup. If you have solutions for technical problems, suggest them here.
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* QueryWishlist is a place to suggest upgrades.
* AskTheTropers is where you ask everyone about the site, or media in general.as well as reporting problems. Again, this is ''not'' where you propose new tropes; that's YKTTW.
* LostAndFound TropeFinder is where you go to find that trope whose name you can't remember, or ask about what trope an example might fit into.



* Speaking of English, we expect good grammar, punctuation, and spelling. If everything you write requires other tropers to follow behind you and fix it, it's not worth our time. A good place to go for help is [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]]; just post your proposed edit and someone will work with you to proofread it.

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* Speaking of English, we expect good grammar, punctuation, and spelling. If everything you write requires other tropers to follow behind you and fix it, it's not worth our time. A good place to go for help is [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]]; just post your proposed edit and someone will work with you to proofread it.



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* If you get a message when you try to edit a page that "Editing has been turned off for this handle or IP address", it doesn't mean the end of the world. Go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje here]] and add a post. A wiki moderator will get back to you with information about what happened and what you can do to correct it. It might even be a mistake on our part. Don't panic. See Administrivia/WhatToDoIfYouAreSuspended for more information.



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* Repeatedly deleting an example that someone wants to add (or vice versa) is called an EditWar Administrivia/EditWar and is grounds for an editing suspension. If you can't work it out with the troper in question, report the issue in AskTheTropers or via the "moderator assistance" box in the Tools sidebar menu.
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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/no_types.php Untyped Pages]]" gives you a list of articles that don't have a page type set. See WhatPageTypesMean.

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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/no_types.php Untyped Pages]]" gives you a list of articles that don't have a page type set. See WhatPageTypesMean.Administrivia/WhatPageTypesMean.



Edit your troper page and save; have fun! To index it on TheContributors, set the [[WhatPageTypesMean page type]] (under the "tools" menu) to "a contributor" and it'll happen automatically.

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Edit your troper page and save; have fun! To index it on TheContributors, set the [[WhatPageTypesMean [[Administrivia/WhatPageTypesMean page type]] (under the "tools" menu) to "a contributor" and it'll happen automatically.
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The standard TVTropes layout has a toolbar blue bars at the top and bottom of each page page, a grey toolbar above the pagetitle and an expanding menu on the left side. The toolbar at the top is for most common wiki activities. It changes depending on what kind of page you are viewing and is split according to general and page-specific functions. It has the Google Custom Search, the log in/logout button, the Edit Page button, and the Watchlist.
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* "YKTTW" is "You Know, That Thing Where ...", where we go to discuss potential new tropes.
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[[folder:The Main Toolbar]]
Top Bar]]
* Google Custom Search is at the top. Search. You can search for anything in the wiki by using this feature.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changes.php "New edits"]] is a list of recently edited pages. The default is the last 100 edits; you can change this number at the bottom of the list. We move along at a pretty good clip, so if it's been more than about two hours since you've checked Recent Changes it's likely that the list has completely rolled over. A red dot indicates a page that has been edited since you last looked at Recent Changes.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/workshops.php "Workshops"]] takes you to the workshop subsection of our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]]. This is where a lot of the behind-the-scenes activity takes place as well as all kinds of conversations on a variety of topics. Stop by and chat!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php "Reviews"]] is where you can view or add opinions on any piece of media we have an article for. If you want to tell us if you liked or hated something, this is the place.
* "YKTTW" is "You Know, That Thing Where ...", where we go to discuss potential new tropes.
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** [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/awl.php "Watchlist"]] takes you to the aforementioned list of articles
you're currently viewing. You can see who made watching. It's very handy for tracking the edits, the reason, and communicate with them via PM if desired.articles you have a particular interest in rather than sifting through Recent Changes all day.
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* "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.



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[[folder:Buttons below the article title]]
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[[folder:Deleting Things]]
We love it when people add stuff. Deleting stuff, however, isn't always so great. We encourage tropers to [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond fix things that are incorrect]], but removing things entirely requires certain protocols. Here are the dos and don'ts.

!!Examples
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* You '''must always''' leave an edit reason when you delete an example.
* Repeatedly deleting an example that someone wants to add (or vice versa) is called an EditWar and is grounds for an editing suspension. If you can't work it out with the troper in question, report the issue in AskTheTropers or via the "moderator assistance" box in the Tools sidebar menu.

!!Articles in General
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* RightingGreatWrongs -- We're not here for you to crusade on behalf of any causes. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem We are interested in what]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem is]]'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem what is, not what you think]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem think should be]]''.be.]]
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* RightingGreatWrongs -- We're not here for you to crusade on behalf of any causes. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem We care about what ''is'', are interested in what]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem is]]'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem not what you think ''should be'']].think]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Is-ought_problem should be]]''.
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* Keep it FamilyFriendly "family friendly" as much as possible. TVTropes maintains a policy of Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness with regards to page content. In addition, the wiki is not interested in articles on pornographic or pedophile-pandering works. For more information, see Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit.
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* "Edit page" lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this. this.
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* Once the page is made, use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/custom_title_request.php Custom Title Request]] form to submit your proposed actual title. Please note that you must enter the article's name exactly as it appears in the wiki, or your request may fail.

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If the title of the work or the name of the {{trope}} you've added a page is more complicated than a simple WikiWord - that is, it contains punctuation, capitalization that is not CamelCase, odd spacing, etc., then you can't just type it in as a URL. Here's how to handle that:
* Create the page as a plain WikiWord, as closely to the actual title as possible. As an example, to make Airplane!, Film/{{Airplane}}, just use [={{Airplane}}=].
Film/[={{Airplane}}=].
* Once the page is made, use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/custom_title_request.org/pmwiki/customize_wikiword_request.php Custom Title Wikiword Request]] form to submit your proposed actual title. Please note that you must enter the article's name exactly as it appears in the wiki, or your request may fail.



* Once approved, all wicks (other than {{Pot Hole}}s) to the article will display the custom title.

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* Once approved, all wicks (other than {{Pot Hole}}s) to with the article same WikiWord link, ignoring Administrivia/{{Namespace}}s, will display the custom submitted title.



* "Request a content violation evaluation": To alert the forum that a work might violate the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]].

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* "Request a content violation evaluation": To alert the forum that a work might violate the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Administrivia/{{the Content Policy]].Policy|AndThe5PCircuit}}.



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/custom_title_request.php Customize Title]]" lets you request a custom title for any wiki page. See Administrivia/ThePtitleReplacementSystem for more information on this.
** '''Important''': If the article in question has a namespace with two words ([=WesternAnimation/, WebVideo/, WebComic/, VideoGame/,=] etc.), then be sure to type the namespace in the custom titler as one word (Westernanimation/, Webvideo/, Webcomic/, Videogame/, etc.) If you don't do this, a glitch in the wiki software will prevent the custom title from displaying on other pages.

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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/custom_title_request.org/pmwiki/customize_wikiword_request.php Customize Title]]" lets you request a custom title for any wiki page. See Administrivia/ThePtitleReplacementSystem for more information on this.
** '''Important''': If the article in question has a namespace with two words ([=WesternAnimation/, WebVideo/, WebComic/, VideoGame/,=] etc.), then be sure to type the namespace in the custom titler as one word (Westernanimation/, Webvideo/, Webcomic/, Videogame/, etc.) If you don't do this, a glitch in the wiki software will prevent the custom title from displaying on other pages.
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* Everything you contribute to the site belongs to us (unless us, unless it wasn't yours to begin with).with.
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* Where third-party content (images, quotes) are (in particular, images) is contributed that are is governed by Fair Use. The user contributing them has no license to them whatsoever.
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from in the future.

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* You don't own anything you contribute to us. See the "Your Rights (Legal Stuff)" section to learn more about our contribution policy.


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[[folder:Your Rights (Legal Stuff)]]
The super-quick, can't be bothered to read anything else version:
* Everything you contribute to the site belongs to us (unless it wasn't yours to begin with).
* You can't copy any of the site's content unless you obey [[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ the Creative Commons license]].

The slightly longer, still not lawyer-speak version:

By contributing content to this site, whether text or images, you grant TV Tropes irrevocable ownership of said content, with all rights surrendered, except:

* Where third-party content (images, quotes) are contributed that are governed by Fair Use. The user contributing them has no license to them whatsoever.
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For more details about the Creative Commons license, which controls what you may do with the content that's already on the site, see the link earlier in this section or at the bottom of every wiki article.
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Media articles are for series, books, games, actors, creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.

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Media articles are for series, books, games, actors, creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability.Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.



* '''[[{{Media}} Works]]''': The stuff that produces tropes. ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but keep in mind that if it doesn't have a story -- that is, a narrative or plot of some kind -- it's not really tropable in the sense we use. Works have various subpages that help to organize all the material related to them, such as [[QuotesWiki Quotes]], {{Trivia}}, [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]], {{Headscratchers}}, [[FridgeLogic Fridge]], [[WildMassGuessing WMG]], AwesomeMoments, CharacterSheets, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php Reviews]], etc.

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* '''[[{{Media}} Works]]''': The stuff that produces tropes. ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but keep in mind that if it doesn't have a story -- that is, a narrative or plot of some kind -- it's not really tropable in the sense we use. Works have various subpages that help to organize all the material related to them, such as [[QuotesWiki Quotes]], {{Trivia}}, [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]], {{Headscratchers}}, [[FridgeLogic Fridge]], [[WildMassGuessing WMG]], AwesomeMoments, CharacterSheets, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php Reviews]], etc.
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* Our [[TVTropesFora Forums]] are a good place to shoot the breeze. If you're told to TakeItToTheForums, Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums, try it out. There are some interesting topics there. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php Here's the link.]] Don't forget to read [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13287249110A49840100 What Goes Where On The Forums]] so that stuff doesn't end up in the wrong place.



* Articles created solely to talk about RealLife things or people. We only care about these as far as they relate to {{Media}}. If you want a reference source, go to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. That said, if something is such a big deal that it shows up in fiction a lot, it may deserve a UsefulNotes article. You may also want to TakeItToTheForums.

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* Articles created solely to talk about RealLife things or people. We only care about these as far as they relate to {{Media}}. If you want a reference source, go to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. That said, if something is such a big deal that it shows up in fiction a lot, it may deserve a UsefulNotes article. You may also want to TakeItToTheForums.Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums.
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wiki_pm.php "PM"]] lets you send a private message to another {{troper}}. The {{troper}} must be Known; you can't PM someone who hasn't created a handle. If you have a new PM, you'll see a big green notification bar on most pages you visit. 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.



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* The Subpages list lets you see all articles that share a base URL (everything except the {{namespace}}) Administrivia/{{namespace}}) with the one you're looking at.



Media articles are for series, books, games, actors, creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.

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Media articles are for series, books, games, actors, creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.



Our articles on real people should not be used to talk about them as if they are characters in a story. Nor should they be biographical; that's {{Wikipedia}}'s job. We are interested in them from four perspectives:

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Our articles on real people should not be used to talk about them as if they are characters in a story. Nor should they be biographical; that's {{Wikipedia}}'s Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s job. We are interested in them from four perspectives:



Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have a significant impact in media. They could then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wikipedia. Keep it original and to the point. If you are not sure if we need an article ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13397757860A07420100 here]]. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.

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Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have a significant impact in media. They could then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wikipedia.Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. Keep it original and to the point. If you are not sure if we need an article ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13397757860A07420100 here]]. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.



* '''UsefulNotes''': Where RealLife intersects with fiction, it is often handy to have a way to separate the Hollywood version of reality from the genuine thing. UsefulNotes serves this purpose. It is not a soapbox, nor it is is an excuse to become Wikipedia and document everything that happens.

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* '''UsefulNotes''': Where RealLife intersects with fiction, it is often handy to have a way to separate the Hollywood version of reality from the genuine thing. UsefulNotes serves this purpose. It is not a soapbox, nor it is is an excuse to become Wikipedia Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} and document everything that happens.



* Articles created solely to talk about RealLife things or people. We only care about these as far as they relate to {{Media}}. If you want a reference source, go to {{Wikipedia}}. That said, if something is such a big deal that it shows up in fiction a lot, it may deserve a UsefulNotes article. You may also want to TakeItToTheForums.

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* Articles created solely to talk about RealLife things or people. We only care about these as far as they relate to {{Media}}. If you want a reference source, go to {{Wikipedia}}.Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}. That said, if something is such a big deal that it shows up in fiction a lot, it may deserve a UsefulNotes article. You may also want to TakeItToTheForums.
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This wiki site requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, create a YKTTW, post in Discussions, or post in the forums.forums, or perform any other activity other than viewing. You create a handle by '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php Getting Known]]'''. 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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* Multiple handles (also known as {{Sock Puppet}}s) are technically allowed, but we do restrict accounts To recover a lost password, go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/lostpass.php here]]. This requires that you have an email address associated with your account, and that you have access to one per [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_address IP address]] for security reasons.
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* If you want help with English, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]] may be valuable.

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In other words, series, books, games, actors, creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.

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In other words, Media articles are for series, books, games, actors, creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.



* Click the new red link you made and edit the page. The ProgramEntryTemplate is a good place to look for formatting tips.
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* Click the new red link you made and edit the page. The ProgramEntryTemplate is a good place to look for formatting tips.
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Administrivia/{{Namespace}}. See Administrivia/HowIndexingWorks for more details.
* Set the Page Type via the Tools menu on the left side. Use "a work" for media pages, and "a creator" for authors, singers, producers, networks, etc. This is required for the subpage tabs to work.
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* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''ThePriceIsRight''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample for details. Really, take a look at it.

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* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''ThePriceIsRight''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample Administrivia/HowToWriteAnExample for details. Really, take a look at it.
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Edit your troper page and save; have fun! To index it on TheContributors, set the [[WhatPageTypesMean page type]] (under the "tools" menu) to "a contributor" and it'll work automatically. Please be aware that it is very impolite to edit another troper's page without permission. Do not make happen automatically.

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* Check out SpoilerPolicy for how to use spoilers.

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* '''{{Trope}}s''': The meat and bread of the wiki. A {{trope}} is a convention or device used in storytelling. It is not "[[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs any thing that happens]]."

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* '''{{Trope}}s''': The meat and bread of the wiki. A {{trope}} trope is a convention or device used in storytelling. It is not "[[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs any thing that happens]]."
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* '''{{Trope}}s''': The meat and bread of the wiki. A {{trope}} is a convention or device used in storytelling. It is not "[[PeopleSitOnChairs any thing that happens]]."

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* '''{{Trope}}s''': The meat and bread of the wiki. A {{trope}} is a convention or device used in storytelling. It is not "[[PeopleSitOnChairs "[[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs any thing that happens]]."
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* If you want help with English, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]] may be valuable.
* If you want help with writing good examples, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13543987200A54420100 this forum thread]] may be of use.


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* Speaking of English, we expect good grammar, punctuation, and spelling. If everything you write requires other tropers to follow behind you and fix it, it's not worth our time. A good place to go for help is [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=b9tcd2k65789p1pglrd92nvr this forum thread]]; just post your proposed edit and someone will work with you to proofread it.
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* Our [[TVTropesFora Forums]] are a good place to shoot the breeze. If you're told to TakeItToTheForums, try it out. There are some interesting topics there. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php Here's the link.]] Don't forget to read [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13287249110A49840100&page=1#1 What Goes Where On The Forums]] so that stuff doesn't end up in the wrong place.

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* Our [[TVTropesFora Forums]] are a good place to shoot the breeze. If you're told to TakeItToTheForums, try it out. There are some interesting topics there. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php Here's the link.]] Don't forget to read [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13287249110A49840100&page=1#1 php?discussion=13287249110A49840100 What Goes Where On The Forums]] so that stuff doesn't end up in the wrong place.



* LostAndFound is where you go to ask about what trope an example might fit into.
* YouKnowThatShow is where you go to find that series, book, film, or obscure comic book that you can't remember the title of.
* The WikiSandbox is your place to test the markup and practice formatting. Feel free to obliterate, modify, add, or scramble the code on the page. Just don't expect your contibution to the page to endure. You can also make new test articles in the Sandbox namespace.

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* LostAndFound is where you go to find that trope whose name you can't remember, or ask about what trope an example might fit into.
* YouKnowThatShow is where you go to find that series, book, film, or obscure comic book that work whose title you can't remember the title of.
remember.
* The WikiSandbox is your place to test the markup and practice formatting. Feel free to obliterate, modify, add, or scramble the code on the page. Just don't expect your contibution contribution to the page to endure. You can also make new test articles in the Sandbox namespace.namespace, but these get wiped periodically.



* TropesOfLegend will give you an idea of the tropes that keep popping up all over the site.

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* TropesOfLegend JustForFun/TropesOfLegend will give you an idea of the tropes that keep popping up all over the site.



To make your own contributor page, you create a new page like any other, but you do it in the Tropers namespace. There are three ways to do this:

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To make your own contributor page, you create a new page article like any other, but you do it in the Tropers namespace. There are three ways to do this:



If your troper handle contains any non-alphanumeric characters; e.g., punctuation or accented characters, you can't make a troper page this way (nor can you edit, but that's a different issue). You'll have to make a plaintext page instead, and your handle won't link to it. You can give your WikiWord troper page a custom title, however (see above).

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If your troper handle contains any non-alphanumeric characters; e.g., punctuation or characters (punctuation, accented characters, even an underscore), you can't make a troper page this way (nor can you edit, but that's a different issue). way. You'll have to make an article with a plaintext page instead, WikiWord URL, and your handle won't link to it. You can give your WikiWord troper page the article a custom title, however (see above).



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Depending on the type of article you're viewing, there may be one or more {{namespace}} icons/tabs below the toolbar. These allow you to navigate to an article's subpages, including articles with the same title but in a different medium ({{Film}}, {{Literature}}, etc.).

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* All new work, creator, actor, useful notes, etc. articles must go in a {{Namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule may get your article cut, or at least moved.

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* All new work, creator, actor, useful notes, etc. articles must go in a {{Namespace}}, Administrivia/{{namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule may get your article cut, or at least moved.



* Add the title to the relevant index(es); the full list is at {{Namespace}}.

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* Add the title to the relevant index(es); the full list is at {{Namespace}}.Administrivia/{{Namespace}}.
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Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have a significant impact in media. They could then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wikipedia. Keep it original and to the point. If you are not sure if we need an article ask [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13397757860A07420100 here]]. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.



See CreatingNewRedirects for complete instructions. Before you begin, stop and think. Most of the pages that end up being cut are unnecessary redirects. These redirect pages get cut most often:
* Misspelling redirects. "TheBeetles" redirecting to "TheBeatles" isn't needed. If one of these sticks around and someone misspells it on another page, the link won't show up as being misspelled. We're pretty casual around here but we ''do'' want the pages to look professional, so this is problematic.
* Pluralized redirects. "FruitCarts" redirecting to "FruitCart" is generally frowned upon. Using curly brackets duplicates the functionality and saves space. ([={{Fruit Cart}}s=] will give you a link to FruitCart with the "s": {{Fruit Cart}}s.) The only time a pluralized redirect is acceptable is if the noun is in the middle of the trope's name, and simply adding an "s" to the end makes it grammatically incorrect, i.e. BookOfShadows, or if the spelling changes in the pluralization, as in nouns ending in "y."
* Acronym and initialism redirects. "{{ATLA}}" redirecting to ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' would be cut. Acronyms will never be used in isolation. The full title of the work always gets used first before switching to an acronym; don't assume that everyone else draws the same meaning from an acronym as you.
* These redirects ''are'' needed:
** International English to American English and vice versa. "ColorCodedForYourConvenience" goes to "ColourCodedForYourConvenience." For the record, the wiki is completely neutral on International English versus American English - we don't have a default; it's first-come, first-serve. Leave the variations alone when you see them, but feel free to write your own additions in whichever version you use.
** Adaptation title changes. ''SuzumiyaHaruhiNoYuutsu'' goes to ''HaruhiSuzumiya''.
** Confusing trope titles. We like clever titles, but to make searching easier, we have a simpler name as a redirect.

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See CreatingNewRedirects Please see Administrivia/CreatingNewRedirects for complete instructions. Before you begin, stop instructions, and think. Most of the pages keep in mind that end up being cut are unnecessary redirects. These redirect pages get cut most often:
* Misspelling redirects. "TheBeetles" redirecting to "TheBeatles" isn't needed. If one of these sticks around and someone misspells it on another page, the link won't show up as being misspelled. We're pretty casual around here but
we ''do'' want the pages to look professional, so this is problematic.
* Pluralized redirects. "FruitCarts" redirecting to "FruitCart" is generally frowned upon. Using curly brackets duplicates the functionality and saves space. ([={{Fruit Cart}}s=]
will give you a link to FruitCart with the "s": {{Fruit Cart}}s.) The only time a pluralized redirect is acceptable is if the noun is in the middle of the trope's name, and simply adding an "s" to the end makes it grammatically incorrect, i.e. BookOfShadows, or if the spelling changes in the pluralization, as in nouns ending in "y."
* Acronym and initialism redirects. "{{ATLA}}" redirecting to ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' would be cut. Acronyms will never be used in isolation. The full title of the work always gets used first before switching to an acronym; don't assume that everyone else draws the same meaning from an acronym as you.
* These
cut redirects ''are'' needed:
** International English to American English and vice versa. "ColorCodedForYourConvenience" goes to "ColourCodedForYourConvenience." For the record, the wiki is completely neutral on International English versus American English - we don't have a default; it's first-come, first-serve. Leave the variations alone when you see them, but feel free to write your own additions in whichever version you use.
** Adaptation title changes. ''SuzumiyaHaruhiNoYuutsu'' goes to ''HaruhiSuzumiya''.
** Confusing trope titles. We like clever titles, but to make searching easier, we have a simpler name as a redirect.
that are forbidden there. Other than that, RedirectsAreFree.



* "Request a content violation evaluation": To alert the forum that a work might violate the [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]].



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If your troper handle contains any non-alphanumeric characters; e.g., punctuation or accented characters, you can't make a troper page this way (nor can you edit, but that's a different issue). You'll have to make a plaintext page instead, and your handle won't link to it. You can give your WikiWord troper page a custom title, however (see above). Your handle must also start with an uppercase character.
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* Before beginning, visit WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki to make sure that what you're adding is going where it belongs. Also see the Administrivia/MediaCategoriesFAQ.

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* Don't forget to review WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki, or the content you add may get deleted or moved.

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* Don't forget to review WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki, Administrivia/WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki, or the content you add may get deleted or moved.
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* The top of the edit page has a button for handy markup reminders. The full markup is explained in TextFormattingRules.

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* The top of the edit page has a button for handy markup reminders. The full markup is explained in TextFormattingRules.Administrivia/TextFormattingRules.



* Before beginning, visit WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki to make sure that what you're adding is going where it belongs. Also see the MediaCategoriesFAQ.

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* Before beginning, visit WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki to make sure that what you're adding is going where it belongs. Also see the MediaCategoriesFAQ.Administrivia/MediaCategoriesFAQ.



* Create a WikiWord link to the new article. You can do this in the WikiSandbox or on the relevant index. See TextFormattingRules for how to create links.

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* Create a WikiWord link to the new article. You can do this in the WikiSandbox or on the relevant index. See TextFormattingRules Administrivia/TextFormattingRules for how to create links.



* There are very few concrete rules here. We like to use democratic ways of solving problems. AdministrativePolicy sums the rules up.

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* There are very few concrete rules here. We like to use democratic ways of solving problems. AdministrativePolicy TheTropingCode sums the rules up.
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* The first character of your handle should be an uppercase letter (A-Z). If it's not, there could be problems linking to your contributor page. You can customize the display of your handle later.

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* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''ThePriceIsRight''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample for details on examples. Really, take a look at it.
* 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}}=]

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* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''ThePriceIsRight''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample for details on examples.details. Really, take a look at it.
* 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}}=][={{Jeopardy}}=]. If the page is in a namespace other than Main, put that first, followed by a forward slash. Examples: [=Literature/LordOfTheRings=], [=VideoGame/HalfLife=]



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* If you come back later to find that an edit you made is changed or gone, it may be that another {{troper}} disagreed. Check the Edit History for the page to see if a reason was left. Do not simply add your example back; doing so is called {{Edit War}}ring and is very impolite. If you can't work it out in the article's discussion page, take it to AskTheTropers or the forums.

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* Don't use HotLinked images. Go ahead and use Use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php Media Uploader]].
Uploader]] to upload images to the wiki.
* Clicking the Edit button "checks out" the page to you (specifically, your handle and IP address) for 20 minutes. There is a timer on the edit screen to show how long you have left. If you haven't saved an edit by then, someone else could make another one and then your work or theirs may be lost to the DataVampires. We highly recommend making major edits in chunks so you don't lose your lock. You can only have one page checked out at a time; clicking Edit Page on a new article releases any locks you have open on others.
others. [[note]]The timer on any articles you already have open doesn't change when you open a different article. It's not interactive.[[/note]]
* If you come back later to find that an edit you made is changed or gone, it may be that another {{troper}} disagreed. Check the Edit History for the page to see if a reason was left. Do not simply add your example back; doing so is called {{Edit War}}ring and is very impolite. If you can't work it out in the article's discussion Discussion page, take it to AskTheTropers you can send a PM, inquire in AskTheTropers, or post in the forums.



In other words, series, books, games, actors, producers -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.

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In other words, series, books, games, actors, producers creators -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.



* All new work articles must go in a {{Namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule will get your article cut.
* Create a WikiWord link to the new article. You can do this in the WikiSandbox. See TextFormattingRules for how to create links.

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* All new work work, creator, actor, useful notes, etc. articles must go in a {{Namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule will may get your article cut.
cut, or at least moved.
* Create a WikiWord link to the new article. You can do this in the WikiSandbox.WikiSandbox or on the relevant index. See TextFormattingRules for how to create links.



* {{Public Domain Character}}s: The use of a particular person (Dracula, Hitler) as a stock character.

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* {{Public Domain Character}}s: The use of a particular ''fictional'' person (Dracula, Hitler) Frankenstein's Monster) as a stock character.



Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have an impact in media. They would then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wikipedia. Keep it original and to the point. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.

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Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have an a significant impact in media. They would could then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wikipedia. Keep it original and to the point. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.
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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/content_violation_reports.php Content Violation Reports]]" is a tally of how the P5 has voted on pages which have been reported for possible violating the wiki's content policy.

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* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/content_violation_reports.php Content Violation Reports]]" is a tally of how the P5 has voted on pages which have been reported for possible violating violations of the wiki's content policy.
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wiki_pm.php "PM"]] lets you send a private message to another {{troper}}. The {{troper}} must be Known; you can't PM someone who hasn't created a handle. If you have a new PM, you'll see a big green notification bar on most pages you visit. To see your [=PMs=], go to your [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pm.php mailbox]].

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wiki_pm.php "PM"]] lets you send a private message to another {{troper}}. The {{troper}} must be Known; you can't PM someone who hasn't created a handle. If you have a new PM, you'll see a big green notification bar on most pages you visit. 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.



* Keep it FamilyFriendly as much as possible.

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* Keep it FamilyFriendly as much as possible. TVTropes maintains a policy of NoLewdnessNoPrudishness with regards to page content. In addition, the wiki is not interested in pages on porn or pedophile-pandering works. For more information, see Administrivia/FiveP.
1st Jun '12 8:13:34 AM Willbyr
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* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''=]ThePriceIsRight[=''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample for details on examples. Really, take a look at it.

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* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''=]ThePriceIsRight[=''=] [=''ThePriceIsRight''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample for details on examples. Really, take a look at it.
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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. If you want, type in an "Edit Reason." It's helpful for other people looking at the page history. 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" 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. If you want, type in an "Edit Reason." It's helpful for other people looking at the page history. The "preview" button shows you what the page should look like, without saving those changes. Click save.



* After making an edit, it's highly recommended to leave an edit reason in the box provided, as it's helpful for other people looking at the page history. Please see Administrivia/EditReasonsAndWhyYouShouldUseThem for more information.



* Links to other pages are easy. If it is two or more words, use [[WikiWord WikiWords]]. If it is one word, use double curly brackets: [={{Jeopardy}}=]

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* Links to other pages are easy. If it is two or more words, use [[WikiWord WikiWords]].{{Wiki Word}}s. If it is one word, use double curly brackets: [={{Jeopardy}}=]
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php "Forum"]] takes you to [[TVTropesFora our forums]]. This is where a lot of the behind-the-scenes activity takes place as well as all kinds of conversations on a variety of topics. Stop by and chat!

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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/workshops.php "Workshops"]] takes you to the workshop subsection of our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php "Forum"]] takes you to [[TVTropesFora our forums]]. This is where a lot of the behind-the-scenes activity takes place as well as all kinds of conversations on a variety of topics. Stop by and chat!



Please don't just add a {{trope}} to the index, as these tend to be duplicates. If you have a good {{trope}} idea, go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/ykttw.php?interval=1 You Know That Thing Where...]] and pitch it to the community.

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Please don't just add write a {{trope}} to the index, as these tend to be duplicates. page. If you have a good {{trope}} trope idea, go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/ykttw.php?interval=1 You Know That Thing Where...]] YouKnowThatThingWhere... and pitch it to the community.community.



** '''Important''': If the article in question has a namespace with two words ([=WesternAnimation/, WebVideo/, WebComic/, VideoGame/,=] etc.), then be sure to type the namespace in the custom titler as one word (Westernanimation/, Webvideo/, Webcomic/, Videogame/, etc.) If you don't do this, a glitch in the wiki software will prevent the custom title from displaying on other pages.



* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/content_violation_reports.php Content Violation Reports]]" is a tally of how the P5 has voted on pages which have been reported for possible violating the wiki's content policy.



* If you want, add your details to WhereAreYouFrom, TroperDemographics [[hottip:(Note):This page was closed due to excessive size breaking the wiki parser.]] and WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames. This is purely optional, so if you're uncomfortable giving out personal information about yourself, don't sweat it.

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* If you want, add your details to WhereAreYouFrom, TroperDemographics [[hottip:(Note):This page was closed due to excessive size breaking the wiki parser.]] WhereAreYouFrom and WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames. This is purely optional, so if you're uncomfortable giving out personal information about yourself, don't sweat it.
10th Apr '12 9:21:40 AM Willbyr
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* "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}}, {{Headscratchers}}, etc., you have to watch each separately.

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* "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}}, like [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]], {{Headscratchers}}, etc., you have to watch each separately.



* '''{{YMMV}}''' and '''AudienceReactions''': We broadly categorize these under tropes, but really they're opinions about a work rather than stuff that's factually present in a work. They get their own subpages to keep the main articles about the tropes.
* '''[[{{Media}} Works]]''': The stuff that produces tropes. ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but keep in mind that if it doesn't have a story -- that is, a narrative or plot of some kind -- it's not really tropable in the sense we use. Works have various subpages that help to organize all the material related to them, such as [[QuotesWiki Quotes]], {{Trivia}}, {{YMMV}}, {{Headscratchers}}, [[FridgeLogic Fridge]], [[WildMassGuessing WMG]], AwesomeMoments, CharacterSheets, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php Reviews]], etc.

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* '''{{YMMV}}''' '''[[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]]''' and '''AudienceReactions''': We broadly categorize these under tropes, but really they're opinions about a work rather than stuff that's factually present in a work. They get their own subpages to keep the main articles about the tropes.
* '''[[{{Media}} Works]]''': The stuff that produces tropes. ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but keep in mind that if it doesn't have a story -- that is, a narrative or plot of some kind -- it's not really tropable in the sense we use. Works have various subpages that help to organize all the material related to them, such as [[QuotesWiki Quotes]], {{Trivia}}, {{YMMV}}, {{Trivia}}, [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]], {{Headscratchers}}, [[FridgeLogic Fridge]], [[WildMassGuessing WMG]], AwesomeMoments, CharacterSheets, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php Reviews]], etc.
10th Apr '12 5:52:54 AM Willbyr
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* Add the title to the relevant index(es):
## '''AnimatedSeries''' for American or European cartoons.
## '''{{Anime}}''' for {{anime}} (Japanese cartoons) .
## '''ComicBookTropes''' for comic book series, characters, or teams.
## '''{{Fanfic}}''' for {{fan fiction}} -- note, '''all''' {{fanfic}} entries go in the {{Fanfic}} {{namespace}}. If you add them to Main, they'll be cut or moved.
## '''{{Film}}''' for movies, including feature-length animated movies.
## '''{{Manga}}''' for {{manga}}.
## '''{{Series}}''' for live action television.
## '''{{Theatre}}''' for theatrical productions.
## '''VideoGames''' for {{videogames}}.
## '''{{Webcomics}}''' for {{webcomics}}.
## '''WebOriginal''' for Internet-published media that does not fall into any of the other categories.
## '''UnpublishedWorks''' for stuff you're writing that isn't published yet -- note, '''all''' unpublished works go in the DarthWiki {{namespace}}. If you add them to Main, they'll be cut or moved.
## Same for {{Authors}}, {{Actors}}, {{Producers}}, {{Mangaka}}, and {{Networks}}, and many others. You can find the full list under {{Media}} and {{Creators}}.

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* Add the title to the relevant index(es):
## '''AnimatedSeries''' for American or European cartoons.
## '''{{Anime}}''' for {{anime}} (Japanese cartoons) .
## '''ComicBookTropes''' for comic book series, characters, or teams.
## '''{{Fanfic}}''' for {{fan fiction}} -- note, '''all''' {{fanfic}} entries go in the {{Fanfic}} {{namespace}}. If you add them to Main, they'll be cut or moved.
## '''{{Film}}''' for movies, including feature-length animated movies.
## '''{{Manga}}''' for {{manga}}.
## '''{{Series}}''' for live action television.
## '''{{Theatre}}''' for theatrical productions.
## '''VideoGames''' for {{videogames}}.
## '''{{Webcomics}}''' for {{webcomics}}.
## '''WebOriginal''' for Internet-published media that does not fall into any of the other categories.
## '''UnpublishedWorks''' for stuff you're writing that isn't published yet -- note, '''all''' unpublished works go in the DarthWiki {{namespace}}. If you add them to Main, they'll be cut or moved.
## Same for {{Authors}}, {{Actors}}, {{Producers}}, {{Mangaka}}, and {{Networks}}, and many others. You can find
index(es); the full list under {{Media}} and {{Creators}}.is at {{Namespace}}.
22nd Feb '12 6:32:11 AM Fighteer
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* "Edit page" lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this. If a page displays a padlock icon, it is locked and can't be edited except by [[KnowTheStaff the wiki staff]]; clicking the icon will take you to LockedPages so you can see why.

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* "Edit page" lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this. If a page displays a padlock icon, it is locked and can't be edited except by [[KnowTheStaff [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff the wiki staff]]; clicking the icon will take you to LockedPages so you can see why.
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To choose whether you want to browse the wiki with spoilers on or off, with folders open or closed by default, and with links normal or highlighted, go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php your profile page]]. This is accessible only if you're [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php a known troper]]. The profile also controls your preferences for our fora.

To view hidden spoilers, highlight the text with your mouse cursor. [[spoiler:This is a spoiler.]]

If you're on a tablet or other mobile device, you may not be able to highlight spoilers. If this is the case, you'll need to Get Known and turn off spoiler font in your profile.

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[[folder:Basic Navigation]]
The standard TVTropes layout has a toolbar at the top of each page and an expanding menu on the left side. The toolbar at the top is for most common wiki activities. It changes depending on what kind of page you are viewing and is split according to general and page-specific functions. It has the Google Custom Search, the log in/logout button, the Edit Page button, and the Watchlist.

The toolbar to the left expands when you click on it, and contains the index and links to tools and ongoing discussions.
* "Troperville" is for discussions and other areas where {{troper}}s hang out.
* "Tools" is the toolbox. Here you can Get Known, look at the master indexes, and upload media.
* "Toys" has some nifty scripts that generate pitches or story ideas.

Depending on the type of article you're viewing, there may be one or more {{namespace}} icons/tabs below the toolbar. These allow you to navigate to an article's subpages, including articles with the same title but in a different medium ({{Film}}, {{Literature}}, etc.).

To edit articles, you must be [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php logged in]] -- see Getting Known, below, for details. See TipsForEditing for help with editing. To chat with tropers, visit our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php forums]].
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[[folder:The Main Toolbar]]
* Google Custom Search is at the top. You can search for anything in the wiki by using this feature.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changes.php "New edits"]] is a list of recently edited pages. The default is the last 100 edits; you can change this number at the bottom of the list. We move along at a pretty good clip, so if it's been more than about two hours since you've checked Recent Changes it's likely that the list has completely rolled over. A red dot indicates a page that has been edited since you last looked at Recent Changes.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php "Forum"]] takes you to [[TVTropesFora our forums]]. This is where a lot of the behind-the-scenes activity takes place as well as all kinds of conversations on a variety of topics. Stop by and chat!
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php "Reviews"]] is where you can view or add opinions on any piece of media we have an article for. If you want to tell us if you liked or hated something, this is the place.
* "YKTTW" is "You Know, That Thing Where ...", where we go to discuss potential new tropes.
* [[http://twitter.com/tvtropesnews "Tweets"]] lets you view the site's {{Twitter}} feed.
* "Random" takes you to a completely random article. It'll help you find pages you might never have looked at otherwise and [[JustOneMoreLevel is a good way to fill time]].
* "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.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/wiki_pm.php "PM"]] lets you send a private message to another {{troper}}. The {{troper}} must be Known; you can't PM someone who hasn't created a handle. If you have a new PM, you'll see a big green notification bar on most pages you visit. To see your [=PMs=], go to your [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pm.php mailbox]].
* "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}}, {{Headscratchers}}, etc., you have to watch each separately.
* "Drop watch" removes the current page from your watchlist.
* [[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/profile.php "Profile"]] takes you to your wiki/forum profile page.
* "Source" lets you see the page's wiki code. Helpful for some advanced techniques like moving pages.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php "Get known"/"Logged in"]] takes you to the Knower Form to create a handle, log into an existing handle, or log out. You need cookies enabled in your browser to stay logged in. Don't worry, we don't need your name or email address, just a handle so we can identify you on the wiki. You must have a handle to edit pages, create a YKTTW, write a review, or post in the forums.
* "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.
* "Edit page" lets you modify the current page's content. You must be logged in to do this. If a page displays a padlock icon, it is locked and can't be edited except by [[KnowTheStaff the wiki staff]]; clicking the icon will take you to LockedPages so you can see why.
* If you try to edit a page and get a notification that it is "Checked out", that's because someone else is editing it. Wait for them to save their edit -- if they haven't saved after 20 minutes or so, the lock will be released.
* "Discuss" links to this page's discussion. This is where you go if you have a question, a suggestion, or a problem with an example or the entry itself. ''Don't'' put your objections into the page itself, as that's ConversationInTheMainPage which ''will'' be axed.
* "Related to..." runs a search for this page's title. It lets you know how many other pages link to this page.
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[[folder:Getting Known]]
This wiki requires that you create a login (aka, a {{troper}} handle) to be allowed to edit articles, write a review, create a YKTTW, post in Discussions, or post in the forums. You create a handle by '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php Getting Known]]'''. 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.

Unlike most sites, we don't ask you for a real name, an email address, or anything else personally identifiable. All we store is your profile information and your IP address(es). See our [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/privacypolicy.php Privacy Policy]] for more information.

* Your handle '''and''' password may only contain alphanumerics: the letters a-z, A-Z, and the digits 0-9. If you don't follow this rule, you can still log in and post in the forums, but you won't be allowed to edit articles.
* The first character of your handle should be an uppercase letter (A-Z). If it's not, there could be problems linking to your contributor page. You can customize the display of your handle later.
* To log out, visit the Get Known page and click the link to the Unknower. This will delete your cookie, so remember your password!
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* To change your password, go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changepass.php here]].
* Multiple handles (also known as {{Sock Puppet}}s) are technically allowed, but we do restrict accounts to one per [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ip_address IP address]] for security reasons.
* If you forget your password, create a new temporary handle and post in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=5ld7gdqsyx49ikjep2qpdqem this forum thread]]. A moderator will assist you with recovering your old account.
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[[folder:Editing Articles]]
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. If you want, type in an "Edit Reason." It's helpful for other people looking at the page history. The "preview" button shows you what the page should look like, without saving those changes. Click save.
* You must be [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php logged in]] to edit articles.
* There is a standard way to format examples. Titles of films, shows, and albums are ''italicized''. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: [=''=]ThePriceIsRight[=''=] for ''ThePriceIsRight''. Titles of episodes and songs are in quotes: "Brittle Bullet." See HowToWriteAnExample for details on examples. Really, take a look at it.
* Links to other pages are easy. If it is two or more words, use [[WikiWord WikiWords]]. If it is one word, use double curly brackets: [={{Jeopardy}}=]
* The top of the edit page has a button for handy markup reminders. The full markup is explained in TextFormattingRules.
* Don't use HotLinked images. Go ahead and use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php Media Uploader]].
* Clicking the Edit button "checks out" the page to you (specifically, your handle and IP address) for 20 minutes. If you haven't saved an edit by then, someone else could make another one and then your work or theirs may be lost to the DataVampires. We highly recommend making major edits in chunks so you don't lose your lock. You can only have one page checked out at a time; clicking Edit Page on a new article releases any locks you have open on others.
* If you come back later to find that an edit you made is changed or gone, it may be that another {{troper}} disagreed. Check the Edit History for the page to see if a reason was left. Do not simply add your example back; doing so is called {{Edit War}}ring and is very impolite. If you can't work it out in the article's discussion page, take it to AskTheTropers or the forums.
* If you see text in the edit box that starts with [=%=][=%=], those are comments -- they don't show up when the article is viewed. Comments are usually instructions for how to handle certain things on the article. Failure to read and abide by comments is a Bad Thing. Also, never delete comments.
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[[folder:Adding New Media Articles]]
In other words, series, books, games, actors, producers -- anything that isn't a new index or {{trope}}. All new entries are welcome, as ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability. However, don't just paste in the {{Wikipedia}} entry. We encourage looking up verifiable sources to find more information to add to the page, but write something original.
* Before beginning, [[YouKnowThatShow search for an existing article]] to make sure you aren't duplicating someone else's effort.
* Before beginning, visit WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki to make sure that what you're adding is going where it belongs. Also see the MediaCategoriesFAQ.
* All new work articles must go in a {{Namespace}}, rather than in "Main". Failure to follow this rule will get your article cut.
* Create a WikiWord link to the new article. You can do this in the WikiSandbox. See TextFormattingRules for how to create links.
* Click the new red link you made and edit the page. The ProgramEntryTemplate is a good place to look for formatting tips.
* Add the title to the relevant index(es):
## '''AnimatedSeries''' for American or European cartoons.
## '''{{Anime}}''' for {{anime}} (Japanese cartoons) .
## '''ComicBookTropes''' for comic book series, characters, or teams.
## '''{{Fanfic}}''' for {{fan fiction}} -- note, '''all''' {{fanfic}} entries go in the {{Fanfic}} {{namespace}}. If you add them to Main, they'll be cut or moved.
## '''{{Film}}''' for movies, including feature-length animated movies.
## '''{{Manga}}''' for {{manga}}.
## '''{{Series}}''' for live action television.
## '''{{Theatre}}''' for theatrical productions.
## '''VideoGames''' for {{videogames}}.
## '''{{Webcomics}}''' for {{webcomics}}.
## '''WebOriginal''' for Internet-published media that does not fall into any of the other categories.
## '''UnpublishedWorks''' for stuff you're writing that isn't published yet -- note, '''all''' unpublished works go in the DarthWiki {{namespace}}. If you add them to Main, they'll be cut or moved.
## Same for {{Authors}}, {{Actors}}, {{Producers}}, {{Mangaka}}, and {{Networks}}, and many others. You can find the full list under {{Media}} and {{Creators}}.
* Set the Page Type via the Tools menu on the left side. Use "a work" for media pages, and "a creator" for authors, singers, producers, networks, etc.
* ''Check your work''. Proofread it for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Is it formatted like other similar pages on the wiki? Is it indexed? Does it contain accidental redlinks? The Preview function can be useful for this so you don't look like a SerialTweaker.
* A common error is to create a new article but not add examples, counting on WikiMagic to fill them in later. But if you don't add examples and cross-reference them, how will anyone find your new article? We call these stubs and they frequently get deleted.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Talking About Real People and Things]]
If we have articles about authors, actors, networks, and game companies, the next next logical step is political figures, current events, and so forth, right? Not so fast. Technically, {{tropes}} only occur in {{media}}. RealLife can ''inspire'' tropes; it can inform them; it can have things that are highly analogous to tropes, but there is no narrative or design to which tropes can, by definition, apply.

Our articles on real people should not be used to talk about them as if they are characters in a story. Nor should they be biographical; that's {{Wikipedia}}'s job. We are interested in them from four perspectives:

* UsefulNotes: Real people who frequently appear in media can get a UsefulNotes-style article where common facts about them can be collected for reference.
* {{Creators}}: People who write or produce media ''may'' have a list of tropes frequently found in their works and ''may'' have a list of wiki articles for their works.
* {{Actors}}: People who act in media ''may'' have a list of tropes common to their roles and ''may'' have a list of wiki articles for the works they appear in.
* {{Public Domain Character}}s: The use of a particular person (Dracula, Hitler) as a stock character.

For example, calling someone a ReasonableAuthorityFigure with respect to his job as President would be outside the scope of the wiki. If he frequently appears in ''published fiction'' as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, that would be something we could mention.

Similarly, current events, countries, and so forth are only subjects for this wiki when they have an impact in media. They would then get a UsefulNotes article, which should never be a copy-paste from Wikipedia. Keep it original and to the point. If you can't find something to say about them that's relevant to this wiki's mission, then follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and don't bother.

Above all else, avoid the following in any article dealing with a RealLife subject (these are just the worst offenders, not the entire list):
* Political soapboxing -- Presenting any side of a political debate is asking for a FlameWar. Keep it to the facts as they are relevant to media.
* MisplacedNationalism -- This is not the place for nationalistic squabbling.
* SubjectiveTropes -- These are double-plus, super especially never to be applied to real things. It's bad enough when people argue over them with respect to media.
* PersonalAppearanceTropes -- We are not here to discuss how hot people are. Nor do we care whom they resemble. Only ''in media'' does this become relevant.
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[[folder:Adding New Tropes]]
Please don't just add a {{trope}} to the index, as these tend to be duplicates. If you have a good {{trope}} idea, go to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/ykttw.php?interval=1 You Know That Thing Where...]] and pitch it to the community.
* Before you even consider adding a {{trope}}, go to LostAndFound and inquire if it already exists or is similar to an existing {{trope}}.
* Before adding your first suggestion, take a look at '''YKTTWGuidelines'''. Follow those guidelines and the experience will go a lot smoother for everyone.
* The check marks indicate new posts. A double check mark indicates a new YKTTW.
* The pencil button on the upper left corner lets you edit your post. If you edit someone else's post, your name will overwrite theirs, so add the original poster's name into the post if you do this.
* If bizarre things start happening, don't worry. When you reload the page they ''usually'' work themselves out. Be patient and keep trying.
* If a post has more than one reply, but the replies don't show up, click the "show replies" button until they show up.
* If you put a link to a picture in your post, it might be rendered. Use small images or text links to the picture.
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[[folder:Setting Custom Titles]]
If the title of the work or the name of the {{trope}} you've added is more complicated than a simple WikiWord - that is, it contains punctuation, capitalization that is not CamelCase, odd spacing, etc., then you can't just type it in as a URL. Here's how to handle that:
* Create the page as a plain WikiWord, as closely to the actual title as possible. As an example, to make Airplane!, just use [={{Airplane}}=].
* Once the page is made, use the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/custom_title_request.php Custom Title Request]] form to submit your proposed actual title. Please note that you must enter the article's name exactly as it appears in the wiki, or your request may fail.
* A moderator will review and approve/deny the request.
* Once approved, all wicks (other than {{Pot Hole}}s) to the article will display the custom title.
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[[folder:Creating Redirects]]
See CreatingNewRedirects for complete instructions. Before you begin, stop and think. Most of the pages that end up being cut are unnecessary redirects. These redirect pages get cut most often:
* Misspelling redirects. "TheBeetles" redirecting to "TheBeatles" isn't needed. If one of these sticks around and someone misspells it on another page, the link won't show up as being misspelled. We're pretty casual around here but we ''do'' want the pages to look professional, so this is problematic.
* Pluralized redirects. "FruitCarts" redirecting to "FruitCart" is generally frowned upon. Using curly brackets duplicates the functionality and saves space. ([={{Fruit Cart}}s=] will give you a link to FruitCart with the "s": {{Fruit Cart}}s.) The only time a pluralized redirect is acceptable is if the noun is in the middle of the trope's name, and simply adding an "s" to the end makes it grammatically incorrect, i.e. BookOfShadows, or if the spelling changes in the pluralization, as in nouns ending in "y."
* Acronym and initialism redirects. "{{ATLA}}" redirecting to ''AvatarTheLastAirbender'' would be cut. Acronyms will never be used in isolation. The full title of the work always gets used first before switching to an acronym; don't assume that everyone else draws the same meaning from an acronym as you.
* These redirects ''are'' needed:
** International English to American English and vice versa. "ColorCodedForYourConvenience" goes to "ColourCodedForYourConvenience." For the record, the wiki is completely neutral on International English versus American English - we don't have a default; it's first-come, first-serve. Leave the variations alone when you see them, but feel free to write your own additions in whichever version you use.
** Adaptation title changes. ''SuzumiyaHaruhiNoYuutsu'' goes to ''HaruhiSuzumiya''.
** Confusing trope titles. We like clever titles, but to make searching easier, we have a simpler name as a redirect.
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[[folder:Tools]]
* "Page Type": All pages have a type, set via this button. See WhatPageTypesMean for more info.
* "Find recent edits by troper": Exactly what it says; search for recent edits by troper handle.
* "Send report": Send a request for moderator assistance with the page. This can be anything from flagging it as containing "adult" material to {{Edit War}}ring to [[WikiVandal vandalism]]. These reports can also be made on AskTheTropers.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/title_search_form.php Title Search]]" uses the internal wiki search engine rather than the Google Custom Search, for page titles only.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/custom_title_request.php Customize Title]]" lets you request a custom title for any wiki page. See ThePtitleReplacementSystem for more information on this.
* "CutList" is where pages are proposed to be deleted. Posting a page here does not automatically delete it and you can make a case for keeping a page there.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/conversations.php?topic=renames Trope Repair Shop]]" is the forum where we discuss major overhauls to wiki articles.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changes.php New Edits]]": Same as on the toolbar.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/recent_edit_reasons.php Edit Reasons]]" is useful for examining recent edits where reasons were left by the troper in question. It's especially good for finding controversial edits that may need to be examined.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/changes.php?todayonly=true Recently New]]" is like New Edits, but shows only the most recently added articles.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/launches.php Launches]]" shows articles recently launched from YKTTW.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/knowerForm.php Get Known]]": Same as on the toolbar.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/profile.php Your Profile]]": Same as on the toolbar.
* "[[IndexIndex Indexes]]" is an index of our indexes, which list tropes by category.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/uploadform.php Image Uploader]]" lets you upload images or other media to the wiki for use in articles. You must be logged in to do this. Use it responsibly.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/inboundlinks.php Inbound Links]]" is a list of other websites that have linked to the wiki recently.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/img_list.php Images List]]" is a listing of all the images on the server. No duh.
* "Referral Count for This Page" counts how many other sites have linked to the page you're on.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crown_activity.php Crowner Activity]]" shows action on "crowners", which are TVTropes' version of polls.
* "Folderize" converts the markup of a page that does not use folders into one that does. You would then copy the resulting markup into the Edit Page form, and add a closing [/folder] tag. Use with care.
* "List Page Editors" gives you the handles of everyone who's ever edited the page you're looking at. Good for attribution purposes, since edit history only goes back so far.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/no_types.php Untyped Pages]]" gives you a list of articles that don't have a page type set. See WhatPageTypesMean.
* "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/page_type_audit.php Recent Page Type Changes]]" is for auditing page type changes (an advanced feature).
* The remaining items are helpful links for learning about page formatting and other wiki standards.
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[[folder:The Community]]
* Our [[TVTropesFora Forums]] are a good place to shoot the breeze. If you're told to TakeItToTheForums, try it out. There are some interesting topics there. [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/topics.php Here's the link.]] Don't forget to read [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13287249110A49840100&page=1#1 What Goes Where On The Forums]] so that stuff doesn't end up in the wrong place.
* MadeOfWin is where users point out pages, edits, lines, or pictures on the wiki that they find to be totally awesome.
* WikiTechWishList is a place to suggest upgrades to or report problems with the site or markup. If you have solutions for technical problems, suggest them here.
* AskTheTropers is where you ask everyone about the site, or media in general. Again, this is ''not'' where you propose new tropes; that's YKTTW.
* LostAndFound is where you go to ask about what trope an example might fit into.
* YouKnowThatShow is where you go to find that series, book, film, or obscure comic book that you can't remember the title of.
* The WikiSandbox is your place to test the markup and practice formatting. Feel free to obliterate, modify, add, or scramble the code on the page. Just don't expect your contibution to the page to endure. You can also make new test articles in the Sandbox namespace.
* If you want, add your details to WhereAreYouFrom, TroperDemographics [[hottip:(Note):This page was closed due to excessive size breaking the wiki parser.]] and WhatAreTheContributorsRealNames. This is purely optional, so if you're uncomfortable giving out personal information about yourself, don't sweat it.
* TropesOfLegend will give you an idea of the tropes that keep popping up all over the site.
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[[folder:Contributor Pages]]
To make your own contributor page, you create a new page like any other, but you do it in the Tropers namespace. There are three ways to do this:
* Go to the WikiSandbox and make a WikiWord from your troper handle using the Tropers namespace, as follows: [=Tropers/MyHandle=] or [=Tropers/{{Handle}}=] if your handle doesn't have CamelCase letters.
* Look at your recent edits on your Watchlist - your handle is automatically a link to your troper page.
* Make a forum post. Your handle on the post is also automatically a link.

Edit your troper page and save; have fun! It indexes automatically; you don't have to do it yourself. Please be aware that it is very impolite to edit another troper's page without permission. Do not make a troper page in Main; it'll get deleted or moved.

If your troper handle contains any non-alphanumeric characters; e.g., punctuation or accented characters, you can't make a troper page this way (nor can you edit, but that's a different issue). You'll have to make a plaintext page instead, and your handle won't link to it. You can give your WikiWord troper page a custom title, however (see above). Your handle must also start with an uppercase character.
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[[folder:Rules and Policies]]
* There are very few concrete rules here. We like to use democratic ways of solving problems. AdministrativePolicy sums the rules up.
* Keep it FamilyFriendly as much as possible.
* Don't forget to review WhatGoesWhereOnTheWiki, or the content you add may get deleted or moved.
* Obey the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement. It is our Holy Grail of rules.
* Check out SpoilerPolicy for how to use spoilers.
* Causing major problems will get you suspended from editing and/or other parts of the wiki.
* If you use software that censors web pages (around here we call them "nannybots"), any page you edit will get censored and then you'll submit back the censored text to the wiki. '''Turn off any nannybots before editing or you will lose your editing privileges.''' If you can't turn it off, save us the trouble and don't try to edit.
* The readership of this wiki is international. Americans, two-thirds of the people reading what you write live in another country. If you live in a Commonwealth country, two-thirds of your audience will need at least ''some'' setup for a joke about, say, the PM of Australia. Despite the fact that an abnormally large percentage of {{troper}}s are multi-lingual, we stick to English on all pages but those specifically designated for another language. This is because English is a language that most tropers know.
* Most of the other tips are just guidelines. There are a few pages that are JustForFun or [[GrandfatherClause very old]] that violate the guidelines. [[MST3KMantra Don't worry about it.]]
* If you get a message when you try to edit a page that "Editing has been turned off for this handle or IP address", it doesn't mean the end of the world. Go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje here]] and add a post. A wiki moderator will get back to you with information about what happened and what you can do to correct it. It might even be a mistake on our part. Don't panic.
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[[folder:Advertisements]]
This wiki is [[Tropers/TheAdvertisementServer ad-supported]]. You can donate to turn off ads in the forums, but not in the main wiki. If you have issues with an ad being offensive or containing potential malware, use the Google [=AdSense=] reporting tool (click the {i} button on the ad). We don't have any direct control over the ads; they are generated randomly based on page content, your cookies, and the demographics gleaned from your browser and IP address. FYI, Flash-based ads are essential to our revenue stream. We need to keep them.

'''Unsolicited commercial advertising of third-party sites is strictly forbidden and will be grounds for an immediate and permanent ban.'''
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[[folder:Wiki Content Guidelines]]
Occasionally questions arise as to what, exactly, TV Tropes allows in terms of content. As stated on the HomePage, we're primarily about documenting the use of {{trope}}s in {{media}}. This goal causes us to classify articles into the following major groups:

* '''{{Trope}}s''': The meat and bread of the wiki. A {{trope}} is a convention or device used in storytelling. It is not "[[PeopleSitOnChairs any thing that happens]]."
* '''{{YMMV}}''' and '''AudienceReactions''': We broadly categorize these under tropes, but really they're opinions about a work rather than stuff that's factually present in a work. They get their own subpages to keep the main articles about the tropes.
* '''[[{{Media}} Works]]''': The stuff that produces tropes. ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but keep in mind that if it doesn't have a story -- that is, a narrative or plot of some kind -- it's not really tropable in the sense we use. Works have various subpages that help to organize all the material related to them, such as [[QuotesWiki Quotes]], {{Trivia}}, {{YMMV}}, {{Headscratchers}}, [[FridgeLogic Fridge]], [[WildMassGuessing WMG]], AwesomeMoments, CharacterSheets, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/review_activity.php Reviews]], etc.
* '''{{Creators}}''': Writers, actors, producers, networks, etc. Be careful that you add only tropes that are present in their work. We are not in the business of praising, analyzing, complaining about, or fetishizing real people.
* '''UsefulNotes''': Where RealLife intersects with fiction, it is often handy to have a way to separate the Hollywood version of reality from the genuine thing. UsefulNotes serves this purpose. It is not a soapbox, nor it is is an excuse to become Wikipedia and document everything that happens.
* '''Miscellaneous''': {{Administrivia}}, [[IndexIndex indexes]], [[TheContributors contributor pages]], and the other stuff that keeps the wiki running.

!!!What we don't want
* 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]].
* Articles created solely to talk about RealLife things or people. We only care about these as far as they relate to {{Media}}. If you want a reference source, go to {{Wikipedia}}. That said, if something is such a big deal that it shows up in fiction a lot, it may deserve a UsefulNotes article. You may also want to TakeItToTheForums.
* Anecdotes from your life or other people's lives (formerly known as TroperTales).
* Explicit and/or creepy sex stuff (except the minimum needed to accurately describe a work), political soapboxing, hate speech, illegal content (including warez and hacks), unsolicited advertising, and general asshattery of any kind.
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