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Bisected8
topic
12:27:08 PM Nov 21st 2014
I was just trying to use the "auto PM" function with the tildes the page mentions on the forum, and it doesn't seem to work.

Was it disabled at some point, or am I (and the person I was testing it with) doing it wrong?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
12:30:49 PM Nov 21st 2014
You are doing the right markup and it worked for me now.
Bisected8
12:39:50 PM Nov 21st 2014
When you say that, I assume you mean you looked up my posts and the markup I used on them's correct?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
12:52:16 PM Nov 21st 2014
Commented in thread.
RETheUgly
topic
09:39:16 AM Sep 19th 2014
Should there be anchor points for some of the major sections of this, to allow people to link to specific formatting tips that are necessary on whatever occasion?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
10:53:49 AM Sep 19th 2014
Eh, I don't think this page has as much of a problem with people not knowing its sections.
NoriMori
topic
06:41:33 PM Jun 19th 2014
I noticed someone changed the section on quotes so that there is a space between the dash and the speaker's name, i.e.:

"Not everyone can win."
Alice, TV Tropes

instead of:

"Not everyone can win."
Alice, TV Tropes

Is this really necessary? Do we have an official policy on whether there should be a space between the dash and the speaker's name or not? I can see why a space would be desirable — I suppose it's easier to read. But as someone who generally prefers not to put a space, I was wondering if we're supposed to do one or the other, or if it's according to preference.
Telcontar
moderator
09:29:11 AM Aug 29th 2014
According to preference. In general, just leave whichever gets there first.
azul120
topic
09:38:03 PM Apr 20th 2014
Do custom titles still not agree with slashes inside curly braces? Ran into an issue trying to pluralize Hurt/Comfort Fic.
Telcontar
moderator
09:30:02 AM Aug 29th 2014
I believe that if you add or drop letters from links using curly brace markup, any other custom title the link has is overridden; it's not just a slash thing.
NoriMori
topic
01:07:43 AM Apr 13th 2014
edited by 24.150.102.157
May I add to the section about comments (made with percent signs) that they don't work in headings? Much to my chagrin? And that trying to make one with both the percent signs at the beginning will turn everything that follows — including new lines — into part of the heading, until the next heading? I discovered another bit of comment/heading weirdness, but I'm not sure how to describe it. Just seems that comments and headings don't like each other.
SeptimusHeap
moderator
01:10:51 AM Apr 13th 2014
Added it.
thesirennymph
topic
03:19:28 PM Dec 12th 2013
I have a quick question:

What if you want to add links in the spoilers section?
Telcontar
moderator
06:24:35 AM Dec 13th 2013
It should work just like with normal links.
Whitecroc
topic
04:00:12 PM Oct 31st 2013
Is dialogue supposed to be in italics or not? I'm trying to be consistent, but I keep confusing the various rules.
Telcontar
moderator
02:11:37 AM Nov 1st 2013
edited by 46.208.181.84
Dialogue transcribed from a conversation...
Guy: (tentatively) Hello.
Gal: Piss off.
... should not be italicised. I generally do italicise little directions like "tentatively", but I don't know if you're supposed to.

Dialogue with only one character talking...
Piss off.
Gal, when Guy approached her.
... should be italicised.

Dialogue quoted directly from a book...
The guy walked up to the gal who had hated him all her life.
"Hello," he tried, going for a casual look.
"Piss off."
... should be italicised.
Lumpenprole
topic
05:21:55 PM Oct 2nd 2013
edited by 67.4.255.236
There ought to be a warning that piped links produce erratic results if the url page name includes apostrophes or diacritical characters. Wikipedia uses both, so piped links should use a version of the url that omits them- Wikipedia will usually redirect to the actual page.
Telcontar
moderator
topic
04:38:57 AM May 15th 2012
A new markup for notes (very similar to hottips) has just been implemented. That should go on the page; I would do it myself, but I'm having trouble thinking of how to write it.

Also, should hottips be replaced with notes as we come across them? It seems like notes are able to do more — like potholes — but hottips are still valid and used. Thoughts?
xenol
topic
08:18:38 AM Feb 21st 2012
Is it just me, or do table attributes not work?
Webby
topic
06:43:37 PM Oct 24th 2011
edited by Webby
Random question: do folders work in discussions?

EDIT: I tested on this post, and yeah, they do.
MadAdder
topic
05:58:45 AM Jul 22nd 2011
edited by MadAdder
Question about a text formatting convention I've seen:

Why do I see alternate versions of characters written as "alt-description!character"? This most commonly appears in the Back to the Future page for characters from different times or alternate timelines (e.g. the younger George McFly from 1955 might be written as 1955!George). It doesn't seem to have any effect on the markup, so where did this convention come from?
PaulA
02:43:50 AM Jul 27th 2011
This isn't actually a formatting or markup convention; it's a conversational shorthand convention, like LOL. It doesn't affect the formatting, just saves the writer some typing.

I don't know where it comes from originally, but I've seen it around on Livejournal and online forums before TV Tropes got started.
CaptEquinox
05:59:43 PM Jul 28th 2011
I first saw used in discussions about fan fiction as far back as 1999. I think it may originally have come from a similar convention used by computer programmers.
Jarkes
topic
02:02:34 PM May 18th 2011
There's something wrong with the folders on the Funny Moments page for Atop the Fourth Wall. Even though it is clearly formatted correctly, the actual folders won't appear, instead giving us the actual formatting at the top of the page, and a huge wall of text that cannot be shortened. Please help.
Jarkes
08:10:16 AM May 19th 2011
Never mind.
TheProffesor
topic
12:57:14 PM Apr 25th 2011
Hi, I want to make a video appear on the forum but I don't know how. Everytime I try I end up with a URL instead of the video. Can someone help?
ShadowDog
topic
02:08:36 AM Apr 22nd 2011
edited by ShadowDog
I just noticed something: Test/{{Trope}} gives Trope. Test.{{Trope}} gives Test.Trope.

On the page proper, the first is blue, the second red. Neither page exists. And when I posted it here, both are red. What the heck?
dementia13
topic
09:47:16 PM Apr 12th 2011
OK, strikethrough's gone. Can we have a note in this page that it used to exist, but no longer does? I just spent maybe a half-hour trying to figure out the proper syntax, trying to figure out why it wasn't working, and looking through pages for examples, only to find out that it's been removed. For others in that boat, it would be considerate to leave a note of that kind of change, rather than trying to make it look as though it never existed.
MarqFJA
topic
09:48:16 AM Apr 11th 2011
edited by MarqFJA
Where's the info on text sizing and colors? Because neither one is working for me using the "old" formatting methods.
martia02
topic
04:54:10 AM Apr 2nd 2011
edited by martia02
What happened to the strikethrough text formatting?

the striked text disappears.

 [[ strike: the striked text disappears. ]] 
Nebo
10:30:06 AM Apr 4th 2011
I've noticed the line regarding strikethrough text has been deleted from the help page about text formatting, so apaprently the feature's been intentionally removed.... just, what's the reason?
MrDeath
10:31:26 AM Apr 4th 2011
Overuse, as I understand it, since a lot of people were mainly using it to argue a point in the main page.
CaptEquinox
topic
06:10:21 PM Mar 22nd 2011
About ~: There are several places where people have linked to All The President's Men as shown. I assume this is because it has an apostrophe in it. Only when you go to the All The President's Men page, the URL says http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ptitlemszpn5wu

I tried to fix it, but it redirected instead: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Ptitlemszpn5wu?from=Main.AllThePresidentsMen

Can somebody help me out here? Seeing "Ptitlemszpn5wu" makes me think that something is still wrong or incomplete.
theoneyoucallwe
topic
09:28:40 PM Dec 1st 2010
I'd like to know how they implemented the formatting because it's the strangest thing I've seen. It's not HTML or CSS (and yes, I realize HTML can include CSS) so hell if I know.
SonicLover
topic
09:21:36 AM Sep 10th 2010
Why is there no information on the page about text colors?
Thorslund
01:29:42 PM Nov 5th 2010
This is something that bothers me too.
ShadowBender
05:11:09 AM Oct 1st 2011
I was just about to ask the same question. There is no page on the different colors that can be used on the wiki. Maybe it's to prevent misuse of colors... but then there'd have to be guidelines...
Kalaong
topic
01:08:59 AM Aug 30th 2010
I hope this will get someone's attention; There's some kind of folder problem over on Infinity+1 Sword. I'm stumped. Somewhere along the line the folders on the page just stopped working, and I can't figure out what's wrong.
ninjacrat
01:12:30 AM Aug 30th 2010
Folders break at some concentration of length/number of folder per page. Try splitting it in two.
FastEddie
moderator
01:16:16 AM Aug 30th 2010
If someone were to clean out all the natter from the video games folder, it should be small enough to work. The section is longer than some novels, right now.
Zersk
topic
01:13:11 AM Aug 4th 2010
For some reason, large text won't work for me.

  • Like This++
greatpikminfan
08:24:48 PM Aug 6th 2010
You have to put brackets to both sides of the pluses.

Like this: [++Homer Simpson++]

To get Homer Simpson

Also, it can go up to three levels, and the small text can possibly go higher levels (I tested up to about ten in the Wiki Sandbox: the bigger text stopped at three, smaller went on and on).
FarseerLolotea
topic
03:09:22 AM Jul 15th 2010
edited by FarseerLolotea
Never mind, figured it out. Line breaks are two slashes and a carriage return, with no spaces.
mew_at_heart
topic
09:17:37 PM Jun 18th 2010
edited by mew_at_heart
Question on link formatting:

On the Girl Genius page, I've noticed that every so often, someone will make a massive edit to un-capitalize words like "of" and "the" in every trope name that has them (i.e. changing every name like CrowningMomentOfAwesome or PlanetOfHats into {{Crowning Moment of Awesome}} or {{Planet of Hats}}, respectively). And every so often, there'll be another massive edit that turns all those links back into plain old Wiki Word links.

Is there a favored version? I haven't found a rule anywhere, and it can be annoying to scroll through big edits in the history page trying to pick out actual new additions from countless changes in capitalization.
bud0011
topic
11:06:49 AM Jun 3rd 2010
how do you add quoted lines from a source? (like, a speech or a dialog)
Jonesey
05:04:26 PM Jun 5th 2010
Like this?
Character 1: Dialogue
Character 2: response to dialogue
Character 1: furthur dialogue

Three dashes, right-pointing-carrot symbol (the thing above the period on a QWERTY), three single quotes, character name, and then 3 more single quotes, with a colon either on the inside or the outside of the quotes (it doesn't really matter), the dialogue/whatever you want to add, repeat for further characters speaking.
willyolio
topic
11:54:32 PM Apr 18th 2010
the quote block example doesn't work... trying it in the sandbox. how do you actually quote?
WitchHunterRobin
topic
10:13:15 PM Mar 7th 2010
Are monospaced fonts available? The old method does not work.

  • Lines indented with one or more spaces (or tabs) are monospace font.
BRPXQZME
05:46:39 PM Mar 13th 2010
Surround it with double @ symbols:

@@FOOBIE BLETCH@@ =
FOOBIE BLETCH
BRPXQZME
topic
07:58:54 PM Mar 5th 2010
Since new edits will currently clobber the big table of characters (the table comes from older pmwiki software docs, but is reapportioned for our own use thanks to a little spin I added...), you can copy and paste from this text file to get it back, if you notice it’s wrong and someone else hasn’t gotten to it yet.

http://members.cox.net/brpxqzme/tableofchars.txt
WitchHunterRobin
05:21:29 AM Mar 6th 2010
edited by WitchHunterRobin
URL put into main page for easy reference. Search for "%Aaand".
Robotech_Master
topic
06:44:46 PM Mar 5th 2010
edited by Robotech_Master
We were talking about this over in the discussion of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Is there a preferred method of alphabetical order for listing tropes in TV show pages?

As a former library science student, I favor the word-by-word method used in libraries, in which shorter words come before longer words starting with the same letters—but there's also a letter-by-letter method, in which spaces are ignored and the words are alphabetized by letters only.

Whichever it is, it would be nice if it were stated somewhere clearly. I can't seem to find anything about it in a site search.
WitchHunterRobin
05:03:47 AM Mar 6th 2010
edited by WitchHunterRobin
Then there's the White Pages method, where blanks are ignored, but other punctuation and capital letters come before lowercase "a". That is, "F&Z Sweepers" sorts before "FTD Florists", which sorts before "Fabri-Tech Inc".

Since we're talking about characters in the Text Formatting Rules topic, I've created Characters/Text Formatting Rules as a place to document the recommended sorting order.
blackcat
moderator
06:32:02 AM Mar 6th 2010
Making a sub-page seems counter-intuitive, why not put it on the main page?
Robotech_Master
11:36:08 AM Mar 6th 2010
edited by Robotech_Master
You do know that the "Characters" namespace refers to fictional characters, not the letter-number-or-symbol kind, right?

Furthermore, it doesn't seem to answer the question. I'm not talking about how to sort characters, but how to sort words with spaces in the middle.
WitchHunterRobin
10:19:14 PM Mar 7th 2010
Yes, I knew. Actually the whole thing started with a misunderstanding regarding tableofchars.txt - I interpreted it to mean that edits in the discussion forum would mess up formatting, so putting it on a separate page would keep it clean. Turns out I was wrong. Then the page was repurposed for character collation sorting, the that also was not a good idea. Thanks to whoever cleaned up the mess.
azul120
09:32:07 PM Apr 20th 2014
edited by 68.111.78.48
Whoops. Creating new thread.
enkephalin07
07:12:43 AM Aug 29th 2014
Can someone add examples of the 'other tags' appended to the article? I can't get the invoked tag to work.
SeptimusHeap
moderator
07:20:21 AM Aug 29th 2014
Huh. You need to put invoked into the example text.
Telcontar
moderator
09:39:29 AM Aug 29th 2014
Write...

* NameOfYMMVItem: [[invoked]] Explanation of how it applies in-universe.

The invoked tag can go anywhere on the line (before the trope name, at the end of the description, etc.) and still work, but I find it convenient to put it there.

Which page are you working on specifically?
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