The articles go in the wiki, the {{trope}} proposals go in YKTTW, everything is nice, clean and Administrivia/{{natter}}-free. However, there's a problem: You liked Administrivia/{{natter}}, you enjoy discussing {{trope}}s and works with your fellow {{troper}}s, you love adding witty snark to the nearest ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' or ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]'' example... Worry not! There ''is'' a place where you can do all this and much, much more: [[ The Forum.]]

So... What's with this "forum" we keep talking about? Well, for starters, it allows a more fluid conversation between {{troper}}s, avoiding Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage (or on the [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] tab, for that matter -- just because every {{trope}} there is subjective does ''not'' mean that conversation and debate is encouraged there, either). It also covers a broad spectrum of topics, meaning you can talk about pretty much anything you like. The forum is not, however, completely isolated from the wiki: It has a vital role in the administration of the site; {{trope}} renames, reworkings, and general wiki policies are all discussed in it.

Many subforums have a herald, dedicated to welcoming newbies and acting as a guide. If you have any questions, feel free to contact them. But enough gushing, for those people who don't want to read through the detailed [[ What Goes Where On The Forums]] guide, let's have a quick overview:


[[AC: [[ Frequently Asked Questions]] ]]\\
The FAQ section of the site, which details common procedures on the forums and site rules. It also hosts several high-usage threads. \\
Herald: @/SeptimusHeap -- [[ Contact]]

!![[ Wiki & Forums]]:

[[AC: [[ Trope Talk]] ]]\\
Here we discuss everything regarding {{trope}}s: are they good? bad? how to apply them? which are your favourite? and many more {{trope}} related discussions. \\
Herald: @/SeptimusHeap -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Sandbox]] ]]\\
For all your forum testing needs.

[[AC: [[ Tech Wishlist & Bug Reports]] ]]\\
Think the wiki or the forum could use some extra feature? Found a part of the site that's screwing up? Add your suggestions/requests/reports here.\\
Herald: @/VmKid -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Wiki Talk]] ]]\\
Anything wiki related, including discussion about policies for examples, {{trope}}s, Administrivia/{{natter}}, etc..\\
Herald: @/{{Telcontar}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Translations]] ]]\\
Join the multi-language TVTropes project! [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The title is pretty self explanatory.]]

[[AC: [[ Trope Repair Shop]] ]]\\
This is where {{trope}} renames, merges and splits are proposed, discussed, voted on, and decided. Since it deals with topics regarding the wiki, it is more serious than the rest of the forum, and off-topic posting is highly discouraged.\\
Herald: @/{{Discar}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Image Pickin']] ]]\\
See a page without an image, or with an image that doesn't explain the {{trope}} very well? Go here to help choose a good picture.\\
Herald: @/{{Willbyr}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Projects: Long Term/Perpetual]] ]]\\
A place for perpetual cleanup projects like natter or CompleteMonster where you are supposed to bring the items in question to the topic.\\
Herald: @/{{Nocturna}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Projects: Short Term]] ]]\\
A place to start cleanup projects in general.\\
Herald: @/{{Nocturna}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Content Violation Discussions]] ]]\\
In this forum, as explained in Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit, the Administrivia/FiveP discuss whether to cut certain pages for falling afoul of our [[ new content policy]]. Of course, other people are allowed to voice their opinions and provide evidence for and against works on the chopping block.\\
Herald: @/{{Arha}} -- [[ Contact]]


[[AC: [[ Yack Fest]] ]]\\
This subforum is for random conversation and general discussion, because every forum needs one of those. Threads tend to go off-topic very frequently, and it is also the most "community-oriented" subforum, perfect for newbies.\\
Herald: @/{{Parable}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Forum Games]] ]]\\
Run-of-the-mill forum games... with a {{troperiffic}} twist.\\
Herald: @/{{Classifiedzerogoki}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Wild Mass Guessing]] ]] \\
Want to share your zany EpilepticTrees? That's what the {{WMG}} tab on your favorite work's TVTropes page is there for, but you may also want to see whether other {{troper}}s agree with your theory.

[[AC: [[ It Just Awes Me!]] ]]\\
A place for gushing, added after much demand.\\
Herald: @/EarlOfSandvich -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Live Bloginations]] ]] \\
[[LiveBloginations Document your experience]] as you watch/play/read a new series! This board has been archived, but has been succeeded by a new section of the site, [[ Live Blogginations]].
%%Bloginating the country-side....bloginating all the peasants...

[[AC: [[ Troper Covens]] ]]\\
Get-togethers, collaborative writings, and other arcane majicks being brewed up to amuse and amaze an unsuspecting world.

[[AC: [[ Old Folks' Home]] ]]\\
The old farts sitting around on the porch talking while the kids play tag and chase the dog and have squirt gun fights in the yard. If the kids want to come over and join the conversation, the adults won't chase them away, but they are expected to be calm and behave.\\
Herald: @/OriDoodle -- [[ Contact]]

!!Zone: Forum RPG

[[AC: [[ Role Playing]] ]] \\
This is where you go for ongoing [[PlayByPostGames play-by-post games]] with your fellow {{troper}}s!\\
Herald: @/{{daltar}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Role Playing Signups]] ]]\\
If you wanna start a new roleplay, go here to get people to sign up.

[[AC: [[ Role Playing Discussion]] ]]\\
This is for OOC chat about the roleplays.


[[AC: [[ On-Topic Conversation]] ]]\\
The place for SeriousBusiness. Discussions here cover several topics, unlike the rest of the forum, and (as its name suggests) all posts in this section must be related to the conversation at hand.\\
Herald: @/BestOf -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ Writer's Block]] ]]\\
Where writers join and chat. You'll find tips, suggestions and feedback for your own writings.\\
Herald: @/{{chihuahua0}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: [[ World Building]] ]] \\
Feeling Creative?

!![[ Media]]:

[[AC: {{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]] \\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{Gilphon}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: {{Comics}}]]\\
[[ Here.]]

[[AC: FanFiction]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/JapaneseTeeth -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: {{Film}}]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{Quag15}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: TabletopGames]]\\
[[ Here.]]

[[AC: {{Literature}}]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{ryzvonusef}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: LiveActionTV]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/TParadox -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: Live Performance]]\\
[[ Here.]]

[[AC: {{Music}}]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{JHM}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: NewMedia]]\\
[[ Here.]]

[[AC: {{Radio}}]]\\
[[ Here.]]

[[AC: VideoGames]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{Komodin}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: Visual Arts/Graphics]]\\
[[ Here.]]

[[AC: {{Visual Novel}}s]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{Arha}} -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: {{Webcomics}}]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/TotemicHero -- [[ Contact]]

[[AC: WesternAnimation]]\\
[[ Here.]]\\
Herald: @/{{Explosivo25}} -- [[ Contact]]

'''General Behaviour:'''

The forum is generally easygoing. The {{troper}}s posting there are usually polite and friendly, and they probably won't give you any trouble. Conversations on any subforums other than "On-Topic Conversations", "Image Pickin' " and "Trope Repair Shop" tend to switch topics both quickly and frequently, so it's a good idea to read at least the last page of any thread to know what's going on right now.

This is not /b/, so please refrain from making offensive, badly spelled and completely random posts. There is no hierarchy in the forum, no postcount nor join date, and everybody owes everybody the same amount of respect. A short list of rules may be found [[ here]].

No NSFW links are allowed on the threads. This includes sites that have NSFW content and/or ads.

There are moderators, who want nothing more than to have nothing to do except chat like everybody else. However, they can and will delete or edit offensive or insulting posts, lock threads that have turned ugly, issue warnings and for unacceptable behavior. and they can forum-ban for repeated or excessive unpleasantness.

They're listed on the Administrivia/KnowTheStaff page, and you can PM any of them with requests for intervention if you feel it's necessary. At the top of each post is a yellow triangle icon, This is the Holler button; it sends a post to a mods-only thread. Use it to report posts that break the rules; to ask for a crowner to be hooked or unhooked, or for a thread to be locked; or to ask for a mod to take a look at something in the forums on an official basis. Since all of the mods can see a post in the Hollers thread, the response will generally be faster than [=PM'ing=] a particular mod and hoping that they're online.

!!!{{Trope}}s which apply to this forum:
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Many things to do with the Administrivia/FiveP.
%%* BreadEggsMilkSquick
* BrokenBase: Administrivia/TropeRepairShop is where tropers get together and argue about what trope pages are "supposed to be". They rarely have unanimous consensus.
%%* CaptainObvious
%%* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong
%%* ContinuityNod
%%* ConversationalTroping
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[ Made Of Forum Win.]]
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* DoubleEntendre
%%* DysfunctionJunction
%%* FanMyopia
%%* FreudWasRight
* FunWithAcronyms: Several were made in a discussion about {{TABLE}} pages, all relating to the kitchen in some way. The longest was '''J'''oining '''A'''cronymic '''L'''eagues '''A'''lters '''P'''eople's '''E'''ntire '''N'''otions '''O'''f '''S'''ense.
* {{GIFT}}: Shows up occasionally. We don't like it and we don't want it here. Indulging in it is a really good way to get banned.
* {{GIRL}}: There are overwhelming amounts of male members with female avatars. This is inverted frequently as well, with plenty of females sporting male avatars.
* HiddenDepths: At first the characters may seem like shallow archetypes, but the characterization they receive is amazingly human.
%%* HurricaneOfPuns
%%* HotBlooded
%%* LeftFielder
%%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MemeticMutation: [[Memes/TVTropes By the bucketload]]. Fast Eddie isn't a fan.
%%* MultinationalTeam
%%* NightmareFetishist
%%* NightmareFuel
* {{Ninja Editor}}s: The forum tends to move fast. It is not uncommon for threads to gain two or three posts in less than a minute.
* OnlinePersonas: Most of em.
%%* RunningGag
%%* SeriousBusiness
%%* {{Shipping}}
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Pretty idealistic, as far as places on the Internet go.
%%* SockPuppet
%%* SophisticatedAsHell
%%* {{Talkative Loon}}s
%%* ThreadNecromancer
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: Taken to the extreme.
* UniversalAdaptorCast: There sure are a lot of [[AlternateUniverseFic troper AUs]]. ''HavenQuest'', ''Roleplay/WhoAreYouPeopleWhatIsThis'' and ''Roleplay/EverbodyGoesToSchoolTogetherAtTropervilleHigh'' are three that have gotten so gloriously out of hand as to get their own pages.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Not helped by the {{GIRL}} (and reverse-GIRL) avatars, and the fact that gender doesn't come up much.
%%* {{Yaoi Fan}}s
%%* {{Yuri Fan}}s