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27th Dec '12 3:34:32 PM Fighteer
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One of the few guidelines for this informal wiki is that {{YKTTW}} is strongly recommended for tropes pages. It's to get feedback from the Wiki HiveMind on if these pages are valid (or "tropable"), and if so to get help with refining these pages. It is not a strict requirement, we don't really do many of those here, but there are several guidelines such as the Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree to help you make a decent page that won't have to be merged or renamed at a later date.

However, if you want to make a page about a work (a {{Series}}, {{Film}}, {{Literature}}, VideoGame, etc.) or about {{Creators}} involved in making works, then the fact that ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability comes into play. As long as these people and their works exist and are published ([[DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks Unpublished works have their own dark little corner]]), [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit and are not porn]], then they have a right to a page. Do make sure we don't have it already -- if it's part of a series, the entire series might be on one page.

You therefore do not need to get any approval for the page or show that it's been defined to some level. Whether or not it went onto YKTTW or the forums would not be considered and may not be optimal--we don't really have a defined system (neither optional nor mandatory) for how to make a work's page.

For a step-by-step walkthrough, see Administrivia/HowToCreateAWorksPage.

There are several paths you may take:

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* You could bring it to YKTTW like somebody did for JohnnyDepp (to get a good description of his landmark films and the right names of the tropes associated with him) but you don't have to and nobody will care. It's also a bit of a pain with entries slipping down the list due to less interest and a system more suited to short discussions. You can launch at any point; you can even leave the YKTTW entry running for longer to help flesh things out.
* You could TakeItToTheForums, and this would probably be best. You don't need the officious launch for these pages, and the media forums are probably better for drawing people who would know something about the work. It's also a better set up for collecting longer discussion either from lots of people or two people with a lot of back and forth or, for instance, if you have lots of adaptations and the way to organise them to worry about, or if it's a series of installments, or what should be seen as the proper spoiler level. Posts won't get buried as they are in YKTTW. You'd just have to accept that you'll have a longer turnaround time on responses.
* You could just launch it by yourself. There are no ThreeRulesOfThree to think about here, so it's fine to make it a one-man job. Just make sure you have enough for the page to be viable: a decent description beyond a stub, and a list of the tropes in the work. You get less WikiMagic at first, but your page will still grow somewhat.

Some people might say [[{{Pun}} There Is No Such Thing As A Free Launch]]. They are... [[PungeonMaster best ignored]].

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One of the few guidelines for this informal wiki is that {{YKTTW}} is strongly recommended for tropes pages. It's to get feedback from the Wiki HiveMind on if these pages are valid (or "tropable"), and if so to get help with refining these pages. It is not a strict requirement, we don't really do many of those here, but there are several guidelines such as the Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree to help you make a decent page that won't have to be merged or renamed at a later date.

However, if you want to make a page about a work (a {{Series}}, {{Film}}, {{Literature}}, VideoGame, etc.) or about {{Creators}} involved in making works, then the fact that ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability comes into play. As long as these people and their works exist and are published ([[DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks Unpublished works have their own dark little corner]]), [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit and are not porn]], then they have a right to a page. Do make sure we don't have it already -- if it's part of a series, the entire series might be on one page.

You therefore do not need to get any approval for the page or show that it's been defined to some level. Whether or not it went onto YKTTW or the forums would not be considered and may not be optimal--we don't really have a defined system (neither optional nor mandatory) for how to make a work's page.

For a step-by-step walkthrough, see Administrivia/HowToCreateAWorksPage.

There are several paths you may take:

!!Options:

* You could bring it to YKTTW like somebody did for JohnnyDepp (to get a good description of his landmark films and the right names of the tropes associated with him) but you don't have to and nobody will care. It's also a bit of a pain with entries slipping down the list due to less interest and a system more suited to short discussions. You can launch at any point; you can even leave the YKTTW entry running for longer to help flesh things out.
* You could TakeItToTheForums, and this would probably be best. You don't need the officious launch for these pages, and the media forums are probably better for drawing people who would know something about the work. It's also a better set up for collecting longer discussion either from lots of people or two people with a lot of back and forth or, for instance, if you have lots of adaptations and the way to organise them to worry about, or if it's a series of installments, or what should be seen as the proper spoiler level. Posts won't get buried as they are in YKTTW. You'd just have to accept that you'll have a longer turnaround time on responses.
* You could just launch it by yourself. There are no ThreeRulesOfThree to think about here, so it's fine to make it a one-man job. Just make sure you have enough for the page to be viable: a decent description beyond a stub, and a list of the tropes in the work. You get less WikiMagic at first, but your page will still grow somewhat.

Some people might say [[{{Pun}} There Is No Such Thing As A Free Launch]]. They are... [[PungeonMaster best ignored]].

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2nd Dec '12 7:50:20 PM Willbyr
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One of the few guidelines for this informal wiki is that {{YKTTW}} is strongly recommended for tropes pages. It's to get feedback from the Wiki HiveMind on if these pages are valid (or "tropable"), and if so to get help with refining these pages. It is not a strict requirement, we don't really do many of those here, but there are several guidelines such as the ThreeRulesOfThree to help you make a decent page that won't have to be merged or renamed at a later date.

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One of the few guidelines for this informal wiki is that {{YKTTW}} is strongly recommended for tropes pages. It's to get feedback from the Wiki HiveMind on if these pages are valid (or "tropable"), and if so to get help with refining these pages. It is not a strict requirement, we don't really do many of those here, but there are several guidelines such as the ThreeRulesOfThree Administrivia/ThreeRulesOfThree to help you make a decent page that won't have to be merged or renamed at a later date.
3rd Nov '12 1:50:10 PM Willbyr
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For a step-by-step walkthrough, see HowToCreateAWorksPage.

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For a step-by-step walkthrough, see HowToCreateAWorksPage.
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14th Sep '12 12:57:04 PM Willbyr
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However, if you want to make a page about a work (a {{Series}}, {{Film}}, {{Literature}}, VideoGame, etc.) or about {{Creators}} involved in making works, then the fact that ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability comes into play. As long as these people and their works exist and are published ([[DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks Unpublished works have their own dark little corner]]), and are not porn, then they have a right to a page. Do make sure we don't have it already -- if it's part of a series, the entire series might be on one page.

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However, if you want to make a page about a work (a {{Series}}, {{Film}}, {{Literature}}, VideoGame, etc.) or about {{Creators}} involved in making works, then the fact that ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability comes into play. As long as these people and their works exist and are published ([[DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks Unpublished works have their own dark little corner]]), [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit and are not porn, porn]], then they have a right to a page. Do make sure we don't have it already -- if it's part of a series, the entire series might be on one page.


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16th Apr '12 7:19:55 AM FastEddie
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However, if you want to make a page about a work (a {{Series}}, {{Film}}, {{Literature}}, VideoGame, etc.) or about {{Creators}} involved in making works, then the fact that ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability comes into play. As long as these people and their works exist and are published ([[DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks Unpublished works have their own dark little corner]]) then they have a right to a page. (Do make sure we don't have it already -- if it's part of a series, the entire series might be on one page.)

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However, if you want to make a page about a work (a {{Series}}, {{Film}}, {{Literature}}, VideoGame, etc.) or about {{Creators}} involved in making works, then the fact that ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability comes into play. As long as these people and their works exist and are published ([[DarthWiki/UnpublishedWorks Unpublished works have their own dark little corner]]) corner]]), and are not porn, then they have a right to a page. (Do Do make sure we don't have it already -- if it's part of a series, the entire series might be on one page.)
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But... most of the time, if a work page doesn't exist, it's because the work doesn't have a substantial fanbase on the wiki (or it is very new). That doesn't mean you shouldn't create it, but it does mean that you're probably going to have to do all the work no matter what method is used to create the page. Sometimes a page about a really interesting person or work may just not exist because nobody thought of it, so you should feel free to try to get other people's input, but don't be too discouraged if it doesn't work.
13th Nov '11 2:54:39 PM DragonQuestZ
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* You could just launch it by yourself. There are no ThreeRulesOfThree to think about here, so it's fine to make it a one-man job. Just make sure you have enough for the page to be viable: a decent description beyond a stub and a listing of the major tropes. You get less WikiMagic at first, but your page will still grow somewhat.

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* You could just launch it by yourself. There are no ThreeRulesOfThree to think about here, so it's fine to make it a one-man job. Just make sure you have enough for the page to be viable: a decent description beyond a stub stub, and a listing list of the major tropes.tropes in the work. You get less WikiMagic at first, but your page will still grow somewhat.
13th Nov '11 12:56:13 PM Quanyails
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* You could just launch it by yourself. There are no ThreeRulesOfThree to think about here so it's fine to make it a one man job. Just make sure you have enough for the page to be viable: a decent description beyond a stub and a listing of the major tropes. You get less WikiMagic at first, but your page will still grow somewhat.

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* You could just launch it by yourself. There are no ThreeRulesOfThree to think about here here, so it's fine to make it a one man one-man job. Just make sure you have enough for the page to be viable: a decent description beyond a stub and a listing of the major tropes. You get less WikiMagic at first, but your page will still grow somewhat.
22nd Oct '11 10:11:20 PM troacctid
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Considering your options, there are several paths you may take:
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Considering your options, there For a step-by-step walkthrough, see HowToCreateAWorksPage.

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6th Jul '11 9:23:31 AM CrackedOnyx
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One of the few guidelines for this informal wiki is that {{YKTTW}} is strongly recommended for tropes pages. It's to get feedback from the Wiki HiveMind on if these pages are valid (or "tropable"), and if so to get help with refining these pages. It is not a strict requirement, we don't really do many of those here, but there are several guidelines such as the ThreeRulesOfThree to help you make a decent page than won't have to be merged or renamed at a later date.

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One of the few guidelines for this informal wiki is that {{YKTTW}} is strongly recommended for tropes pages. It's to get feedback from the Wiki HiveMind on if these pages are valid (or "tropable"), and if so to get help with refining these pages. It is not a strict requirement, we don't really do many of those here, but there are several guidelines such as the ThreeRulesOfThree to help you make a decent page than that won't have to be merged or renamed at a later date.
22nd Jun '11 1:56:42 PM DragonQuestZ
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