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* Due to the custom-title system, if a page is cut, all pages with the same title in all namespaces will all be displayed as a RedLink. [[labelnote:Example]]If Laconic.TropesAreFlexible were cut, then Administrivia.TropesAreFlexible would display as a red link, though the page would still exist.[[/labelnote]] Null editing such a page will correct this problem.

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* Due to the custom-title system, if a page is cut, all pages with the same title in all namespaces will all be displayed as a RedLink.Administrivia/RedLink. [[labelnote:Example]]If Laconic.TropesAreFlexible were cut, then Administrivia.TropesAreFlexible would display as a red link, though the page would still exist.[[/labelnote]] Null editing such a page will correct this problem.


* "Defending" a page from editors you don't want there, e.g. "This is my page, don't edit it" or "This page is about ''Uber Manly TestosteronePoisoning Combat: USMC BAMF,'' we don't want you saying that about Steele and Stone!" Administrivia/ThisIsAWiki after all, and we welcome all constructive editors and any page may be edited by any person as long as it is not locked.

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* "Defending" a page from editors you don't want there, e.g. "This is my page, don't edit it" or "This page is about ''Uber Manly TestosteronePoisoning Combat: USMC BAMF,'' we don't want you saying that about Steele and Stone!" Stone!". Administrivia/ThisIsAWiki after all, and we welcome all constructive editors and any page may be edited by any person as long as it is not locked.


* "Defending" a page from editors you don't want there, e.g. "This is my page, don't edit it" or "This page is about ''Uber Manly TestosteronePoisoning Combat: USMC BAMF,'' we don't want you saying that about Steele and Stone!" Administrivia/ThisIsAWiki after aall, and we welcome all constructive editors and any page may be edited by any person as long as it is not locked.

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* "Defending" a page from editors you don't want there, e.g. "This is my page, don't edit it" or "This page is about ''Uber Manly TestosteronePoisoning Combat: USMC BAMF,'' we don't want you saying that about Steele and Stone!" Administrivia/ThisIsAWiki after aall, all, and we welcome all constructive editors and any page may be edited by any person as long as it is not locked.


Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. Wiki/TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]]. Yes, it's important to edit problematic pages, but that doesn't mean you can [[JerkassHasAPoint be a jerk about it]].

''Rudeness is not cool.''

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Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. Wiki/TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]]. Yes, it's important to edit problematic pages, but that doesn't mean you can [[JerkassHasAPoint be a jerk about it]].

''Rudeness is not cool.''
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* "Defending" a page from editors you don't want there, e.g. "This is my page, don't edit it" or "This page is about ''Uber Manly TestosteronePoisoning Combat: USMC BAMF,'' we don't want you saying that about Steele and Stone!" This is especially rude because we welcome all constructive editors and any page may be edited by any person as long as it is not locked.

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* "Defending" a page from editors you don't want there, e.g. "This is my page, don't edit it" or "This page is about ''Uber Manly TestosteronePoisoning Combat: USMC BAMF,'' we don't want you saying that about Steele and Stone!" This is especially rude because Administrivia/ThisIsAWiki after aall, and we welcome all constructive editors and any page may be edited by any person as long as it is not locked.


* It helps people to understand why the information was undesired in the first place. As in, if you are going so far as to remove information someone has taken time to share, it's only polite to tell them why. In the cases of things such as Administrivia/{{natter}} and {{NSFW}} links, some new users may be genuinely unaware that Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage or linking to a [[ImageBooru Gelbooru]] pool is unwelcome and unwanted. Leaving a polite edit reason linking to the page on the policy related to the removed material is a courtesy that may help them to become a productive editor.

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* It helps people to understand why the information was undesired in the first place. As in, if you are going so far as to remove information someone has taken time to share, it's only polite to tell them why. In the cases of things such as Administrivia/{{natter}} [[Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage natter]] and {{NSFW}} links, some new users may be genuinely unaware that Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage or linking to a [[ImageBooru Gelbooru]] pool is unwelcome and unwanted. Leaving a polite edit reason linking to the page on the policy related to the removed material is a courtesy that may help them to become a productive editor.


Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. Wiki/TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]].

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Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. Wiki/TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]].
out]]. Yes, it's important to edit problematic pages, but that doesn't mean you can [[JerkassHasAPoint be a jerk about it]].


* Sometimes, you need a null edit to get indexing to kick in. This can happen if a page is Administrivia/{{namespace}}d on an index, but isn't moved there yet, and the index bar doesn't show up at the bottom of that page. A null edit to the index page fixes this. An edit reason like "indexing trouble" is fine, though you don't really need one at all.
* Similarly to the above, due to the custom-title system, if a page is cut, all pages with the same title in all namespaces will all be displayed as a RedLink. [[labelnote:Example]]If Laconic.TropesAreFlexible were cut, then Administrivia.TropesAreFlexible would display as a red link, though the page would still exist.[[/labelnote]] Null editing such a page will correct this problem.

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* %%* Sometimes, you need a null edit to get indexing to kick in. This can happen if a page is Administrivia/{{namespace}}d on an index, but isn't moved %%moved there yet, and the index bar doesn't show up at the bottom of that page. A null edit to the index page fixes this. An edit reason like "indexing %%"indexing trouble" is fine, though you don't really need one at all.
* Similarly %%Obsolete. In order to get the page indexed again, go to the above, due page that's supposed to be the index, click the edit button next to Page Type in %%the Page Info tab, then click save change without doing any changes. That way, you won't have to do blank edits.
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to the custom-title system, if a page is cut, all pages with the same title in all namespaces will all be displayed as a RedLink. [[labelnote:Example]]If Laconic.TropesAreFlexible were cut, then Administrivia.TropesAreFlexible would display as a red link, though the page would still exist.[[/labelnote]] Null editing such a page will correct this problem.


''Rudeness is not cool''

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''Rudeness is not cool''
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* A personal attack on an editor, e.g. "ReportSiht is a {{basement dwell|er}}ing {{otaku}}," or a removal with "Comments such as this are the reason why all people like you suck."

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* A personal attack on an editor, e.g. "ReportSiht "JustForFun/ReportSiht is a {{basement dwell|er}}ing {{otaku}}," or a removal with "Comments such as this are the reason why all people like you suck."


* Edit reasons like this can also be for stuff relating to {{Edit War}}s. If there's an example that's been removed a couple times in quick succession, an edit reason like "Taking it to the discussion page" will encourage tropers to go there rather than continuing the war. It also tells anybody with the page on their watchlist that more is happening, whilst not continuing the edit war. The example can then be discussed in depth.

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* Edit reasons like this can also be for stuff relating to {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s. If there's an example that's been removed a couple times in quick succession, an edit reason like "Taking it to the discussion page" will encourage tropers to go there rather than continuing the war. It also tells anybody with the page on their watchlist that more is happening, whilst not continuing the edit war. The example can then be discussed in depth.


* It prevents the information from being re-added, at least without a discussion. A removal without a reason (or with a rude or unrelated one) is an invitation to begin {{Edit War}}ring, especially for a newbie who doesn't understand how things work around here.

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* It prevents the information from being re-added, at least without a discussion. A removal without a reason (or with a rude or unrelated one) is an invitation to begin {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}ring, especially for a newbie who doesn't understand how things work around here.


* Trying to intentionally bait for an EditWar, e.g. "Put that back I dare you"

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* Trying to intentionally bait for an EditWar, Administrivia/EditWar, e.g. "Put that back I dare you"


Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]].

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Keep your mood in mind. If you're having a bad day or in a bad mood in the first place, it's probably a good idea not to go editing. TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes is not your job ([[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife even though it can feel like it]]), so you're not obligated to work on it no matter your mood. If you find you're [[ThePurge finding stupidity that needs to be removed wherever you go]] and it's irritating you more and more, taking a break is probably a good idea. Likewise, don't use this kind of editing [[ItsAllAboutMe as a way of getting your stress out]].


* While edit reasons are not and should not be citations, they can be used to verify content as being something legitimately added in good faith rather than vandalism or trolling. This is very important, especially when changing a page to reflect something like a creator's death, or a trope generally seen to be one of SturgeonsTropes or having UnfortunateImplications in a work, where a vandal edit may very well be a problem.

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* While edit reasons are not and should not be citations, they can be used to verify content as being something legitimately added in good faith rather than vandalism or trolling. This is very important, especially when changing a page to reflect something like a creator's death, or a trope generally seen to be one of SturgeonsTropes a trope that's hard to use well or having UnfortunateImplications in a work, where a vandal edit may very well be a problem.

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