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20th Oct '13 4:21:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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20th Oct '13 4:21:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held to be bad formatting]].

There are a number of reasons for this:
* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humorous way.
* It can be confusing, as a reader may assume that it references another page rather than the same page.
* It wastes time as the page reloads.
* If it is a media page and there are other works with the same name it may be confused with a link to one of them.
* It may lead to unnecessary confusion and work if the name is changed or the page moved.
* Worst case scenario, it may lead to a RealityBreakingParadox and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. AndThatsTerrible.

This also applies to examples. What work has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again, like so:

'''Right:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the Big Bad of season 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the Big Bad in season 5 when he tries to destroy the world.

'''Wrong:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the BigBad of season 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the BigBad in season 5 when he tries to destroy the world.

The reason for this is that a huge number of circular links often get created when the wrongly formatted example is duplicated to the trope page. On any given trope page plagued with circular links, the majority can often be found in the examples instead of the description. Vice versa for duplication to work pages.

Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. Even from a rhetorical standpoint, it's not clever, since it's essentially an observation that that thing we're talking about is -- astoundingly -- an example of the reason we brought it up in the first place.

Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing Administrivia/{{Internal Subtrope}}s.

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Occasionally, a {{troper}} may be tempted when editing an article to change mentions of the name so that they form the WikiWord for the article, be it a trope or a work or something else. This is called '''LinkingToAnArticleWithinTheArticle''', [[HypocriticalHumor and it's generally held to be bad formatting]].

There are a number of reasons for this:
* It invokes the DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, and not in a humorous way.
* It can be confusing, as a reader may assume that it references another page rather than the same page.
* It wastes time as the page reloads.
* If it is a media page and there are other works with the same name it may be confused with a link to one of them.
* It may lead to unnecessary confusion and work if the name is changed or the page moved.
* Worst case scenario, it may lead to a RealityBreakingParadox and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. AndThatsTerrible.

This also applies to examples. What work has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again, like so:

'''Right:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the Big Bad of season 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the Big Bad in season 5 when he tries to destroy the world.

'''Wrong:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the BigBad of season 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the BigBad in season 5 when he tries to destroy the world.

The reason for this is that a huge number of circular links often get created when the wrongly formatted example is duplicated to the trope page. On any given trope page plagued with circular links, the majority can often be found in the examples instead of the description. Vice versa for duplication to work pages.

Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. Even from a rhetorical standpoint, it's not clever, since it's essentially an observation that that thing we're talking about is -- astoundingly -- an example of the reason we brought it up in the first place.

Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing Administrivia/{{Internal Subtrope}}s.

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10th Oct '13 9:32:40 AM Matchstick
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Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. Even from a rhetorical standpoint, it's not clever, since it's essentially an observation that that thing we're talking about is - astoundingly - an example of the reason we brought it up in the first place.

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Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. Even from a rhetorical standpoint, it's not clever, since it's essentially an observation that that thing we're talking about is - -- astoundingly - -- an example of the reason we brought it up in the first place.
10th Aug '13 2:32:05 AM Morgenthaler
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This also applies to examples. What media has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again, like so:

to:

This also applies to examples. What media work has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again, like so:


Added DiffLines:

The reason for this is that a huge number of circular links often get created when the wrongly formatted example is duplicated to the trope page. On any given trope page plagued with circular links, the majority can often be found in the examples instead of the description. Vice versa for duplication to work pages.
7th Jul '13 7:08:27 AM StFan
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Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing Administrivia/InternalSubtrope{{s}}.

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Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing Administrivia/InternalSubtrope{{s}}.
Administrivia/{{Internal Subtrope}}s.
7th Jul '13 7:07:41 AM StFan
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Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing {{Internal Subtrope}}s.

to:

Worst of all is where there's a link to a '''redirect''' of the article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing {{Internal Subtrope}}s.
Administrivia/InternalSubtrope{{s}}.
29th Jun '13 8:06:27 AM TheMorrison
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Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it.

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Circular links are ''especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it.
it. Even from a rhetorical standpoint, it's not clever, since it's essentially an observation that that thing we're talking about is - astoundingly - an example of the reason we brought it up in the first place.
10th Jun '13 6:01:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Worst case scenario, it may lead to a DivideByZero and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. AndThatsTerrible.

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* Worst case scenario, it may lead to a DivideByZero RealityBreakingParadox and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. AndThatsTerrible.
23rd May '13 8:51:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the Big Bad of season 3, and returns as the Big Bad in season 5.

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* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the Big Bad of season 3, 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the Big Bad in season 5.
5 when he tries to destroy the world.



* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the BigBad of season 3, and returns as the BigBad in season 5.

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* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the BigBad of season 3, 3 when he tries to TakeOverTheWorld, and returns as the BigBad in season 5.
5 when he tries to destroy the world.
23rd May '13 8:38:30 AM Morgenthaler
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This also applies to examples. What media has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again.

''Especially'' bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. Worst of all is where there's a link to a redirect of the article, guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing {{Internal Subtrope}}s.

to:

This also applies to examples. What media has the example, or the name of the trope the example has, should only be {{Wiki Word}}ed [[HypocriticalHumor the first time]] even if said again.

''Especially''
again, like so:

'''Right:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the Big Bad of season 3, and returns as the Big Bad in season 5.

'''Wrong:'''

* BigBad: Emperor Evulz is the BigBad of season 3, and returns as the BigBad in season 5.

Circular links are ''especially''
bad when the link is a PotHole, since people have to hover over the link to figure out that they have no reason to click it. it.

Worst of all is where there's a link to a redirect '''redirect''' of the article, article (these are really hard to spot), guaranteeing that pretty much ''everyone'' will click it before realizing that they just got nowhere. This happens a lot when listing {{Internal Subtrope}}s.Subtrope}}s.
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