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9th May '17 9:03:10 PM Josef5678
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-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.

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-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[ZeroContextExample [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.



* No Trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of PeopleSitOnChairs is great!

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* No Trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of PeopleSitOnChairs Administrvia/PeopleSitOnChairs is great!



** BonusPoints if [[YesWeDoHaveThisOne the trope already exists]], or if the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.

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** BonusPoints if [[YesWeDoHaveThisOne [[Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne the trope already exists]], or if the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.



* People may not be obliging enough to say HowDidWeMissThisOne when they see your trope. Therefore, be sure to write it yourself in the YKTTW.

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* People may not be obliging enough to say HowDidWeMissThisOne Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne when they see your trope. Therefore, be sure to write it yourself in the YKTTW.



* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" and "HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.
* Good [=YKTTWs=] are like volleyball, they're about 70% bumps. Never mind that you can bump the YKTTW by editing it without changing anything, what people love to see is 45 replies, 30 of which are "Bump!" or "YKTTWBump!"

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* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" and "HowDidWeMissThisOne", "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.
* Good [=YKTTWs=] are like volleyball, they're about 70% bumps. Never mind that you can bump the YKTTW by editing it without changing anything, what people love to see is 45 replies, 30 of which are "Bump!" or "YKTTWBump!""Administrvia/YKTTWBump!"



* Always add "UpForGrabs" to every YKTTW you start from the very beginning. If other people really like your proposal, they'll be happy to adopt and launch it, right?

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* Always add "UpForGrabs" "Administrivia/UpForGrabs" to every YKTTW you start from the very beginning. If other people really like your proposal, they'll be happy to adopt and launch it, right?



* Don't put any examples - your vague (or media specific) title and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be sure to punctuate with SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.
* If you must add examples, [[ZeroContextExample XJustX]] should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.

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* Don't put any examples - your vague (or media specific) title and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be sure to punctuate with SeenItAMillionTimes Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.
* If you must add examples, [[ZeroContextExample [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample XJustX]] should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.



* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)

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* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because YesWeDoHaveThisOne.Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)



* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see.

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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see.
2nd May '16 10:27:01 AM TV4Fun
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* A good idea for a YKTTW is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes-- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not Mildly Creepy or Amusing If You Like That Kind Of Thing?

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* A good idea for a YKTTW is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes-- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not Mildly Creepy HighOctaneNightmareFuel or Amusing If You Like That Kind Of Thing?AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?
23rd Mar '15 1:56:25 PM hydrix
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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see. The last reason is actually why they made the YKTTW in the first place.

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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see. The last reason is actually why they made the YKTTW in the first place.
23rd Mar '15 1:54:41 PM hydrix
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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see. The last reason is actually why they made the YKTTW in the first place.

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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see. The last reason is actually why they made the YKTTW in the first place.
23rd Mar '15 1:53:46 PM hydrix
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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this thing very well if you want to add NSFW ads onto TvTropes, since its google ad server is just too stupid to be able to display those.

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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this thing very well especially if you want to add NSFW ads onto TvTropes, your product is NSFW, since its google the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display those.NSFW ads for everyone to see. The last reason is actually why they made the YKTTW in the first place.
23rd Mar '15 1:49:53 PM hydrix
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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW.

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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this thing very well if you want to add NSFW ads onto TvTropes, since its google ad server is just too stupid to be able to display those.
23rd Mar '15 1:46:27 PM hydrix
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* Always remember that [[TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the product underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW.



* Finally, just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in YKTTW will mind!

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* Finally, just Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in YKTTW will mind!
2nd Jul '13 7:41:30 AM Knight9910
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* If someone suggests that your trope is actually covered by another trope, there's no need to even address such a ridiculous accusation. Just ignore them completely and keep adding examples.
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your YKTTW supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.

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* If someone suggests that your trope is actually covered by another trope, there's no need to even address such a ridiculous accusation. Just ignore them completely and keep adding examples.
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your YKTTW supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely, completely and keep adding examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.
20th May '13 10:45:35 AM prettycoolguy
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* Make sure you name every trope after your favorite example. Normal trope names just aren't awesome enough to properly capture that really cool moment you just saw on YourShow, so why would you go with something boring like HighlyVisibleNinja when [[Manga/{{Naruto}} TheNaruto]] is so much more awesome?

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* Make sure you name every trope after your favorite example. Normal trope names just aren't awesome enough to properly capture that really cool moment you just saw on YourShow, so why would you go with something boring like HighlyVisibleNinja when [[Manga/{{Naruto}} TheNaruto]] The Naruto]] is so much more awesome?



* While TropesAreNotBad, everyone knows that some tropes ARE bad. If a character or work you like shows up on one of those bad tropes, feel free to make a new trope that's the exact same except comes with a built-in-excuse, like FlanderizedButBetterBecauseOfIt or DidNotDoTheResearchButItsOkayBecauseItsCoolerThatWay.

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* While TropesAreNotBad, everyone knows that some tropes ARE bad. If a character or work you like shows up on one of those bad tropes, feel free to make a new trope that's the exact same except comes with a built-in-excuse, like FlanderizedButBetterBecauseOfIt or DidNotDoTheResearchButItsOkayBecauseItsCoolerThatWay.ArtisticLicenseButItsOkayBecauseItsCoolerThatWay.
18th May '13 5:42:27 AM prettycoolguy
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So you've carefully perused DarthWiki/HowNotToWriteAnExample and now feel ready to propose your very own trope? Some handy hints:

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So you've carefully perused You've read DarthWiki/HowNotToWriteAnExample and now feel ready to propose your very own trope? Some handy hints:






* No Trope is too general. Your Trope of The Plot is great!
* No Trope is too specific. Your Trope of DroppedABridgeOnHim (But It Happens On A Thursday) is great!
* No Trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of PeopleSitOnChairs is great!



* No Trope is too general. Your Trope of The Plot is great!
* No Trope is too specific. Your Trope of DroppedABridgeOnHim (But It Happens On A Thursday) is great!
* No Trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of PeopleSitOnChairs is great!



* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "SelfExplanatory".
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially true if launching video game tropes.
** If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!



* Some examples may be duplicates. That's okay, leave them in anyway.



* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "SelfExplanatory".
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially true if launching video game tropes.
** If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!

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* Everyone will understand If you feel that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving "SelfExplanatory" and "HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a trope description, just write "SelfExplanatory".
* If you can find a namespace more suitable
nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for your trope than covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This underlying idea is especially true if launching video game tropes.
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an excellent choice. If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.



* Some examples may be duplicates. That's okay, leave them in anyway.



* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" and "HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.



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