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Administrivia: Frequent Redlinks
Red links are often misspellings, abbrevs., or works we don't have pages on yetnote .

Here is a list of the common causes of red links 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
    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. Referring to pages that are not on the main namespace (such as the Film or Fan Fic namespaces).
    How to fix: Namespace/PageTitle
    Film/GroundhogDay becomes Groundhog Day
  6. Works we don't have pages for yet.
    Red links for works pages should not be removed. If you are familiar with the work, feel free to launch the page.
  7. 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 Red Links. If you have the time or are bored, you can help out by fixing them. The links will lead to a list of pages that have the Red Links. Ideally, they should be empty. If you clean up all the wicks, please write a note beside the link of the clean up date.

Do not edit other people's contributor pages.

    Common Redlinks 
1. Misspellings

2. Plural Trope Names
  • Complete Monsters (Should be marked up as {{Complete Monster}}s) - last cleaned up 05/20/14

3. Mixed case names
Should be put between [= =] tags:
  • LaCroix - could refer to La Croix, last cleaned up 03/17/14
  • McCay - last cleaned up 03/17/14
  • McCoy (Usually in reference to Bones from Star Trek; occasionally referring to The McCoy) - last cleaned up 03/17/14
  • McDonald - last cleaned up 03/17/14
  • McGee - last cleaned up 03/17/14
  • McGonagall - last cleaned up 03/17/14
    • McGonagal (usually a misspelling—the Harry Potter character spells her name with two "l"s at the end) - last cleaned up 03/17/14
  • McMahon (if you're referring to the WWE promoter, try Wrestling/VinceMcMahon) - last cleaned up 03/17/14

4. Abbreviations and Mixtures of letters and numbers
Should be put between [= =] tags:

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 03/18/14
  • 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 03/18/14
  • 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 03/18/14
  • 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 03/18/14
  • 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 03/18/14

5. Referring to pages that are not on the main namespace

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

7. 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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