!!Note:

''The following is a historical document. To learn about the current system for creating punctuated titles, see ThePtitleReplacementSystem.''
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Because of a shortcoming in the TVTropes software, articles with titles that can't be expressed as a traditional WikiWord have to use an entirely different system known as "ptitles".

!To make a ptitle:
* Create a link to the title you want, but do it by enclosing the title within [=[==]~example text goes here~[==]=] instead of [={{these}}=]. (If you need a page to do this on, use the WikiSandbox.) Place the content you want for the page there, then create an article with a punctuation-less title which redirects to the punctuated page's wiki title (as found in your address bar- it's the bit that starts with "ptitle" and is followed by an arbitrary sequence of letters and numbers), as detailed in Administrivia/CreatingNewRedirects.
* When you index a ptitled page, use pothole markup instead of ptitle markup. That is, your page's entry on the index should look like this:

-->@@[=* [[{{ptitlexybbnn9c}} Your Trope!]]=]@@

::And not like this[=:=]

-->@@* [=[==]~Your Trope!~[==]=]@@

Because this is such a pain, a title without punctuation should be preferred to one with punctuation when Administrivia/NamingATrope.
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