Administrivia / Notes and Labelnotes
Overview and Purpose
Notes ó and their fancier cousins, labelnotes — let you add semi-hidden text. Instead of the note contents, readers see just a superscript "note" (or other label). To reveal the hidden text, simply click on the visible text.
Notes are useful to add tangential remarks, without cluttering up the main text. Those who arenít interested can skip it easily. The more curious can find out what it says by clicking on it.
Please exercise good judgment when adding a note. Notes can be useful
, but remember also that they can just as easily be abused
. Too many notes on an article can easily result in Footnote Fever
, which is to be avoided.
TV Tropes is awesome![[note]]Why? AwesomeDearBoy.[[/note]]
TV Tropes is awesome!note
Avoid overusing notes[[labelnote:why]]Because they can make an
article hard to read.[[/labelnote]] on this wiki.
Avoid overusing noteswhy
on this wiki.
You can freely use Potholes
and Wiki Words
in the inside of a note or a labelnote. You cannot use them in the display text for a labelnote, though.
The click-to-reveal function may not work when previewing an edit to a page. You just see the "note" text; clicking does nothing.
The wiki software inserts a space after the "note" text when rendered. However, it does not insert a space after the expanded text. So if the note is in the middle of a sentence, it will appear to have an extra space until expanded. Fortunately, it's barely noticeable, and even less so if the note is at the end of a sentence.
There is/was an old markup called a hottip. [[hottip:*:They look like this.]] They are no longer working properly — sometimes not appearing at all — and as such are being phased out. If you see a hottip on a wiki page, please either integrate the text into the article, or replace them with the note or labelnote markup, as appropriate.