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How to Write an Example entry: (modify existing entry)
  • State the source: The name of the work the example comes from should be clearly stated, ideally near the beginning of the example. Work names require emphasis, and should also be put under the proper namespace (ex. ''VideoGame/TombRaider'' will give you Tomb Raider, ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' will give Titanic). Listing a character name, episode name, or actor's name is no substitute for the series name. (No, not even if you Pot Hole it.) Listing a well known quote and leaving it at that is also clumsy. Being clever is always fun but being clear is much more important. Author's names are also acceptable when referring collectively to multiple series by them.
    • Emphasis For Work Names: Most works are considered "Long Works", and their names should be bracketed by two apostrophes (''), which render the work in italic font. Short works like individual songs, essays or chapters use "quotes". There is no emphasis used when referring to personas, sacred texts, and works by a name other than their franchise name. When in doubt, it is better to use italics, and have it fixed later. Italics help to differentiate the work name from other blue links.
    • State the Word Of God source (unchanged)
    • Be Specific (unchanged)

How To Create A Work Page FAQ section:
  • What emphasis do I use for the title?:
    Whatever you do, it does not belong in boldface-font. Most works are in italic fonts, made by typing ''italic fonts''. Shorter works have "quote marks" around them, and a select group have no emphasis added at all. For more information, read How To Write An Example#EmphasisForWorkNames.

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  • There is a Standard English way to format examples. Titles of films, series, and albums are italicized. Use two separate apostrophes around the title: ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' for The Price Is Right. Titles of shorter works, such as episodes and songs, are in quotes: "Ride of the Valkyries". Only a few works have no emphasis, and none have boldface font. See How To Write An Example#EmphasisForWorkNames for details. Really, take a look at it.

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