Administrivia / Frequent Redlinks

Here is a list of some common causes of redlinks and how to fix them.

  1. Misspellings
    Example: Anti Villian instead of Anti-Villain
    How to fix: Correct the misspelling.
  2. Plural trope names
    Example: Complete Monsters
    How to fix: Put the trope within two curly braces with the plural letter(s) outside the braces.
    {{Complete Monster}}s becomes Complete Monsters
  3. Mixed case names
    Examples: Mc Leod, De Witt
    How to Fix: Put name inside [= =]
    [=McLeod=] becomes McLeod
  4. Abbreviations and mixtures of letters and numbers
    Examples: A K47s, DV Ds, UF Os
    How to fix: Put the desired text in between [= =]
    [=AK47s=] becomes AK47s
    OR
    If the full name of the abbreviation has a page, use this formatting: [[NameOfTrope Abbreviation]]
  5. Works we don't have pages for yet.
    Redlinks for work pages should not be removed. If you are familiar with the work, feel free to launch the page.
  6. Members of the Permanent Redlink Club. (See page for further details.)
    How to fix: Get rid of them. If it's a pothole, just take it out. If it's a wikiword, rewrite the sentence (or paragraph, if necessary) to not use the phrase.

The following are particularly common redlinks. If you have the time or are bored, you can help out by fixing them.note  The links will lead to a list of pages that have the redlinks. Ideally, they should be empty save for this page and other Administrivia pages. If you clean up all the wicks, please write a note beside the link of the clean up date. For consistency, please use month/day/year for the date.

Please note that a 2016 update to TV Tropes made certain letter/number mixtures count as wikiwords when they did not previously do so. Please add them to the list if they are redlinks and not already included.

    Common Redlinks 
1. Misspellings

2. Plural Trope Names
  • Complete Monsters (Should be marked up as {{Complete Monster}}s) - last cleaned up 10/15/16
  • DLCs (Should be marked up as {{DLC}}s) - last cleaned up 08/19/16, one locked page
  • EMPs (Should be marked up as {{EMP}}s) - last cleaned up 04/02/16

3. CamelCase last names
Should be put between [= =] tags:
  • DeLorean
  • DeWitt - last cleaned up 08/11/16
  • LaCroix - could refer to the troper La Croix, last cleaned up 04/02/16
  • LeChuck could refer to Captain LeChuck - last cleaned up 02/08/16
  • MacArthur - character names should be put between [= =] tags, but references to the historical figure can be linked to the main article at Douglas MacArthur; last cleaned up 08/19/16, one locked page.
  • MacGrath - last cleaned up 04/02/16
  • McCarthy - last cleaned up 04/03/16
  • McCay (could refer to Winsor McCay) - last cleaned up 10/21/15
  • McClane (Usually in reference to John McClane from the Die Hard films) - last cleaned up 05/30/16
  • McCoy (Usually in reference to Dr. McCoy from Star Trek; occasionally referring to the trope The McCoy or the actor Sylvester McCoy) - last cleaned up 07/23/14
  • McDonald (for the fast food chain, use UsefulNotes/McDonalds) - last cleaned up 01/04/15
  • McGann (usually the actor Paul McGann) - last cleaned up 04/02/16
  • McGee - last cleaned up 11/27/15
  • McGonagall / McGonagal (the correct spelling of the Harry Potter character is the former) - both last cleaned up 01/07/15
  • McIntyre - last cleaned up 05/20/16
  • McKinley (for the turn of the 20th century president, use UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley) - last cleaned up 08/19/16, one ghostwick
  • McLaren - last cleaned up 10/23/16, one ghostwick
  • McMahon (if you're referring to the WWE promoter, use Wrestling/VinceMcMahon) - last cleaned up 07/23/14

4. Abbreviations and Mixtures of letters and numbers
Should be put between [= =] tags:
  • AIDs - last cleaned up 02/02/16
  • AK47 / AK47s
  • CDs- last cleaned up 02/02/16, one ghostwick
  • CEOs
  • CSIs - referring to the Crime Scene Investigators on CSI - last cleaned up 04/14/15
  • DVDs - last cleaned up 07/23/14
  • DVRs
  • HL3 (Half-Life 3 does not have a page yet) - last cleaned up 10/22/15
  • IDs
  • InGen - a company name from the Jurassic Park films, last cleaned up 2/29/16
  • IPs - last cleaned up 04/20/15
  • ISPs - last cleaned up 10/21/15
  • KOs
  • MP5 / MP5s
  • PCs - last cleaned up 04/13/15
  • Pon3 - part of the name of a recurring background character in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, last cleaned up 04/30/16
  • PoW / PoWs
  • PSOne - can alternately be linked to PlayStation, last cleaned up 11/06/16
  • SSJ1 / SSJ2 / SSJ3 / SSJ4 - used frequently on Dragon Ball Z debates and discussions, last cleaned up 04/19/15
  • SUVs
  • TARDISes - the plural word for Gallifreyan time vessels in Doctor Who, conventionally written as shown in mixed case; last cleaned up 07/04/16, one ghostwick
  • TiVO
  • TVs - last cleaned up 04/17/15
  • UFOs - last cleaned up 04/11/15
  • VCRs - last cleaned up 04/11/15
  • VIPs
  • UnSub / UnSubs - used frequently on Criminal Minds, last cleaned up 01/04/15
  • Zer0 - the name of a character from the Borderlands series

Should be expanded:

Other:
  • AMVs (An abbreviation; if it is referring to Anime Music Videos, set it as Fan Vid; otherwise, it should be put between [= =] tags) - last cleaned up 07/24/14
  • CoS/COs (Depending on the context, it should be Commanding Officers or Chamber of Secrets and should either be put between [= =] tags or expanded respectively) - last cleaned up 07/24/14
  • DMs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name for the Dungeon Master redirect; should be either expanded into {{Game Master}}s or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context) - last cleanup date unknown
  • FPSes / FPSs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name; should be either changed to one of its expanded forms or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context)
  • GMs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name; should be either expanded into {{Game Master}}s or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context) - last cleaned up
  • MMORPGs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name; should be either changed to one of its expanded forms or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context) - last cleaned up 07/24/14
  • MMOs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name. See above entry.)
  • MOBAs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name; should be either changed to one of its expanded forms or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context)
  • NPCs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name; should be either expanded into {{Non Player Character}}s or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context) - last cleaned up 07/24/14
  • RPGs (Depending on the context; it should be {{Role Playing Game}}s, except when referring to Rocket-propelled grenades where it should be put between [= =] tags) - last cleaned up 04/11/15
  • RTSes / RTSs (An abbreviation and a plural "trope" name; should be either changed to one of its expanded forms or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context)
  • WMDs (An abbreviation; should be either changed to one of its expanded forms or set as a plural abbreviation put between [= =] depending on which flows better in context)

5. Works we don't have pages for yet
These should not be fixed.

6. Members of the Permanent Redlink Club
See that page for the list. "Last cleaned" information is in comment code on that page.

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