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5th Dec '15 3:04:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "[Character] has his moments".

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* "[Character] has his moments".
moments". ("shades of this" etc.)
2nd Dec '15 11:46:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "[Character] has his moments".



See also TwoWordsObviousTrope and Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory for other faux-pas.

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See also TwoWordsObviousTrope and Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory for other faux-pas.
4th Aug '15 1:46:58 PM shimaspawn
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* "[Name] is depicted this way.
* "[Name] does this.
4th Aug '15 1:46:29 PM shimaspawn
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* "[Name] is depicted this way.
* "[Name] does this.
5th May '15 8:34:34 PM shimaspawn
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* [Name] did a lot of stuff completely unrelated to the trope but this example is going to ramble on about it with tons of WordCruft anyway and never even mention anything related to the trope.
7th Mar '14 9:57:31 PM Fighteer
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'''A good example must explain ''how'' it is an example.'''

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'''A good example must should explain ''how'' it is an example.'''
7th Mar '14 9:43:05 PM Fighteer
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When reading a trope's description or working on a work's page, sometimes one may think of an example that fits so perfectly [[FanMyopia and seems so obvious]] that it doesn't seem all too necessary to explain how it fits; the editor can just provide the name of the work/character (or trope) and quickly move on to something else. Short, sweet, and to the point, right?

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'''A good example must explain ''how'' it is an example.'''

When reading a trope's description or working on a work's page, sometimes one may think of an example that fits so perfectly [[FanMyopia and seems so obvious]] that it doesn't seem all too necessary to explain how it fits; the editor can just provide the name of the work/character (or trope) and quickly move on to something else. Short, sweet, and to the point, right?
6th Jan '14 12:40:45 PM Telcontar
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To learn more about what you ''should'' do, instead, see Administrivia/HowToWriteAnExample.

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To learn more about what you ''should'' do, instead, see Administrivia/HowToWriteAnExample. If you want to help fix them, go to Administrivia/PagesNeedingExampleContext.
21st Dec '13 4:11:17 PM Fighteer
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* "[Name] in [Episode]."

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* "[Name] in [Episode]."
21st Dec '13 3:45:16 PM Fighteer
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This is by no means limited to trope pages, however, and can also show up on work pages, with "[Name]" often replaced with "[Trope]" in this regard. This may in fact be even ''more'' common on work pages, because many that add examples there automatically assume that anyone who reads it must already know everything there is to know about the work in question and so don't bother putting in any amount of detail.

As for the examples where no explanation is given ''at all'' because it's all right there in the trope name, remember if it really is that simple then it probably won't take you long at all to type up the explanation. It is neither redundant nor a waste of time to do so.

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\n* "[Name] in [Episode]."

This is by no means limited to trope pages, however, and can also show up on work pages, with "[Name]" often replaced with "[Trope]" in this regard. This may in fact be even ''more'' more common on work pages, because many that add examples there automatically assume that anyone who reads it must already know everything there is to know about the work in question and so don't bother putting in any amount of detail.

As for the examples where no explanation is given ''at all'' because it's all right there in the trope name, remember if it really is that simple then it probably won't take you long at all to type up the explanation. It is neither redundant nor a waste of time to do so.
so.

Another variant that sometimes crops up is stating ''when'' an example occurs without explaining ''how'' it occurs. The ''how'' is what's important. A related mistake is using one of the various PlayingWithATrope tags by itself. Some examples of these are below.

* "In episode 5, [Name] does this."
* "[Name] does this. Lampshaded by [Other Name]."
* "[Name] subverts this trope."


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Frequently these examples are commented out with the [=%%=] markup so that editors visiting the page know to correct them.
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