- The name of a trope must be clear, so that readers can intuitively figure out the definition at a glance;
- The name of a trope should be concise, so long as concision does not conflict with clarity, defined above;
- The name of a trope should aim for witty, provided it does not conflict with either of the first two.
The same guidelines apply to trope examples.
- An example should clearly illustrate how it is an example of the trope. Simply mentioning the trope is not enough, nor is linking offsite and calling it a day. When writing an example, imagine that your audience is familiar with neither the work nor the trope.
- An example should be as concise as possible, so as not to look like a Wall of Text. A clear sign that you're violating this guideline is when an example starts justifying itself or heading off into tangents.
- An example should be witty, written in an entertaining and breezy style. This doesn't mean that it should be filled with in-jokes and irrelevant details, but the wiki is best when it's enjoyable to read.