Regular visitors here won't need to read the introduction.If you're not a regular here, TV Tropes is a wiki documenting, in a fairly informal manner, the various conventions of fiction.Of course, like any sizeable work, we've collected our own fair share of tropes.
Damned by Faint Praise: Often, a description for a work will praise the work. If the description only lists the factual information is there, it usually means either the work is little known, or the work isn't very well recieved and no tropers can think of anything positive to say about it.
Lampshade Hanging: For pages about tropes, there will a folder section for TV Tropes, lampshading how TV Tropes uses the trope explained on the page in some fashion. Very meta. Even more meta is the logo.
Lampshade Wearing: The logo wears one over the second "t", unless it's changed for a holiday.
Obvious Rule Patch: The admin notes on BFG and BFS say not to write "Big Fucking Gun" anywhere in the article. After some Rules Lawyer put "Big Freaking Gun" instead, a second line was added saying, "Obvious Rule Patch: Or 'Big Freaking Gun'. Or 'Frigging'. Or any other such expansion of the acronym." A second patch had to be applied later after another Rules Lawyer added a paragraph Backronyming it.
Title 1: Subverted on a number of pages. When a page exists for a first game of a series of the same name, the page's title may be "Namespace.Series Installment 1". However, the title should be custom titled to get rid of the "1" unless this trope actually does apply to said work