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'''''STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [=Dx=]'''''

I told you a MILLION FUCKING TIMES: This is '''TV TROPES''', NOT "TV NAMESPACES" or "WIKIPEDIA FOR SPAMMERS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This stupid, pointless, unstoppable NAMESPACE SPAM/PLAGUE SHIT has been TAKING OVER and INVADING the ENTIRE FUCKING SITE since fucking 2011, which PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm TRYING to STOP you guys from spamming your shitty ass namespaces ALL OVER random pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S WHY I GOT THESE STUPID NAMESPACE EFFORT PAGES LOCKED FOR '''GOOD''' SO ALL THIS ENDLESSLY REPETITIVE SPAM SHOULD BE '''OVER''' ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

Namespaces are SUPPOSED to be ONLY used for friggin' ADAPTATIONS, NAMESAKE ARTICLES, SUBPAGES, and SUB-WIKIS, NOT workpages or "creator" pages or "Useful Notes" pages in GENERAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't STOP spamming the ENTIRE FUCKING WIKI with your ENDLESS NAMESPACE BULLSHIT, I'm gonna TAKE DOWN these stupid ass articles for nonstop spamming and REMOVE them OFF the site completely, ''FOREVER'' AND '''EVER'''!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:<

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'''''STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [=Dx=]'''''

I told you
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A PotHole uses "hidden" links, phrases linked to pages whose actual titles may not appear in the text. TropesAreNotBad.
This is '''TV TROPES''', NOT "TV NAMESPACES" okay when done correctly, allowing links to relevant articles without disrupting the narrative flow.

Sinkholes occur when potholing goes wrong, featuring links that are irrelevant, inappropriate,
or "WIKIPEDIA FOR SPAMMERS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! both. In a wiki, it's better to pot hole words which ''represent'' the article they are linked to. Here are some bad sinkhole practices:

'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.

In an example about ''Franchise/StarWars'', potholing Mark Hamill's name to ComicBook/TheJoker like this...

->In ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[ComicBook/TheJoker Mark Hamill]] is...

... creates a sinkhole -- the fact that he voiced ComicBook/TheJoker is completely irrelevant to his role in ''Franchise/StarWars''. More importantly, [[Creator/MarkHamill he has a page]], so potholing his name to another page is odd. The reader has to maneuver around the sinkhole to avoid being knocked off track. It adds nothing to the wiki except the likelihood of confusion, as Hamill's page already provides readers with a list of his other roles, and clearly specifies that he voiced The Joker in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' (and other works), while the sinkhole only implies he has some kind of relation to The Joker. Such sinkhole links should be changed to point to what the text is actually about or un-linked altogether.

'''Chained sinkholes:''' These are when pot holes are chained with sinkhole characteristics. There's only one sentence, but many pages linked to. Instead of proper structuring, careless editors divide the sentence to equal parts and link each part to the articles. That way we'll get a mess that turns nearly the entire sentence blue like this:

->And then Alice proceeded to [[MamaBear violently gut the]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes fish monster]] [[BloodIsTheNewBlack with a giant]] [[KnifeNut kitchen knife]].

The reader has no clue there are multiple links there. If they ''do'' discover all the links, it is a pain following all the links. Don't do this, please.

'''Covert opinions:''' Too many times sinkholes are used to bury a [[YMMV/HomePage YMMV]] in an example or description. These are bad. If you see one of these, remove the unnecessary links and/or restructure the necessary ones.

'''AllBlueEntry attempts:'''
This stupid, pointless, unstoppable NAMESPACE SPAM/PLAGUE SHIT is an attempt to create an AllBlueEntry under the pretense that it's witty or novel. This is not the case. Gratuitous sinkholes should be removed from such examples.

'''Linking a common phrase to a trope of the same name:''' For example, linking a statement that someone "got better" in some way, shape or form to the trope IGotBetter. That is part of why the trope was renamed to UnexplainedRecovery and why Administrivia/NoNewStockPhrases are allowed.

'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:''' This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s and SquarePegRoundTrope. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.

'''Trope potholes in page quotes:''' Quotes do not have potholes in their original medium, and extraneous bluelinks above the trope description just distract the reader. If potholes are not necessary to understand the quote, then they are redundant. If potholes give context that is needed to understand the quote, then the quote does not truly illustrate the trope. Page quotes thus should not have any trope potholes in them, although it is okay to pothole to a work or genre which is referenced directly.

'''Joke Fulfillment Links:''' Please consider that for tropers or readers who have been frequenting the wiki for even a few days, there is nothing remotely original or new about potholing understatements to {{Understatement}}, stealth puns to StealthPun, running gags to RunningGag, overused running gags to OverusedRunningGag, and so on. It
has been TAKING OVER done to death. It has become repetitive and INVADING the ENTIRE FUCKING SITE since fucking 2011, which PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm TRYING to STOP you guys from spamming your shitty ass namespaces ALL OVER random pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S WHY I GOT THESE STUPID NAMESPACE EFFORT PAGES LOCKED FOR '''GOOD''' SO ALL THIS ENDLESSLY REPETITIVE SPAM SHOULD BE '''OVER''' ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

Namespaces are SUPPOSED to be ONLY used for friggin' ADAPTATIONS, NAMESAKE ARTICLES, SUBPAGES,
predictable, and SUB-WIKIS, NOT workpages or "creator" pages or "Useful Notes" pages in GENERAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you repetitiveness and predictability kill humour. In other words, don't STOP spamming require a link jump to make the ENTIRE FUCKING WIKI with your ENDLESS NAMESPACE BULLSHIT, I'm gonna TAKE DOWN joke work. It doesn't. Ever.

'''Hiding work names in the examples on trope pages''': Potholing the actual name of a work to a character, location, or creator's name. This is both a misuse of potholes and a form of FanMyopia. Always clearly state the source, preferably at the start of an entry.

'''Reaction potholes''': Some moments in a work may elicit strong emotional reactions from you. Many of
these stupid ass articles reactions have tropes for nonstop spamming when they happen in fiction. However, potholing to a trope that represents how you personally reacted to a scene, such as potholing to OhCrap for a scary scene, or to FlatWhat for a confusing one, is not relevant to most readers and REMOVE them OFF the site completely, ''FOREVER'' AND '''EVER'''!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:<should be avoided.

Check out Administrivia/WeblinksAreNotExamples for more on how to avoid using links irresponsibly.
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A PotHole uses "hidden" links, phrases linked to pages whose actual titles may not appear in the text. TropesAreNotBad. This is okay when done correctly, allowing links to relevant articles without disrupting the narrative flow.

Sinkholes occur when potholing goes wrong, featuring links that are irrelevant, inappropriate, or both. In a wiki, it's better to pot hole words which ''represent'' the article they are linked to. Here are some bad sinkhole practices:

'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.

In an example about ''Franchise/StarWars'', potholing Mark Hamill's name to ComicBook/TheJoker like this...

->In ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[ComicBook/TheJoker Mark Hamill]] is...

... creates a sinkhole -- the fact that he voiced ComicBook/TheJoker is completely irrelevant to his role in ''Franchise/StarWars''. More importantly, [[Creator/MarkHamill he has a page]], so potholing his name to another page is odd. The reader has to maneuver around the sinkhole to avoid being knocked off track. It adds nothing to the wiki except the likelihood of confusion, as Hamill's page already provides readers with a list of his other roles, and clearly specifies that he voiced The Joker in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' (and other works), while the sinkhole only implies he has some kind of relation to The Joker. Such sinkhole links should be changed to point to what the text is actually about or un-linked altogether.

'''Chained sinkholes:''' These are when pot holes are chained with sinkhole characteristics. There's only one sentence, but many pages linked to. Instead of proper structuring, careless editors divide the sentence to equal parts and link each part to the articles. That way we'll get a mess that turns nearly the entire sentence blue like this:

->And then Alice proceeded to [[MamaBear violently gut the]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes fish monster]] [[BloodIsTheNewBlack with a giant]] [[KnifeNut kitchen knife]].

The reader has no clue there are multiple links there. If they ''do'' discover all the links, it is a pain following all the links. Don't do this, please.

'''Covert opinions:''' Too many times sinkholes are used to bury a [[YMMV/HomePage YMMV]] in an example or description. These are bad. If you see one of these, remove the unnecessary links and/or restructure the necessary ones.

'''AllBlueEntry attempts:''' This is an attempt to create an AllBlueEntry under the pretense that it's witty or novel. This is not the case. Gratuitous sinkholes should be removed from such examples.

'''Linking a common phrase to a trope of the same name:''' For example, linking a statement that someone "got better" in some way, shape or form to the trope IGotBetter. That is part of why the trope was renamed to UnexplainedRecovery and why Administrivia/NoNewStockPhrases are allowed.

'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:''' This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s and SquarePegRoundTrope. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.

'''Trope potholes in page quotes:''' Quotes do not have potholes in their original medium, and extraneous bluelinks above the trope description just distract the reader. If potholes are not necessary to understand the quote, then they are redundant. If potholes give context that is needed to understand the quote, then the quote does not truly illustrate the trope. Page quotes thus should not have any trope potholes in them, although it is okay to pothole to a work or genre which is referenced directly.

'''Joke Fulfillment Links:''' Please consider that for tropers or readers who have been frequenting the wiki for even a few days, there is nothing remotely original or new about potholing understatements to {{Understatement}}, stealth puns to StealthPun, running gags to RunningGag, overused running gags to OverusedRunningGag, and so on. It has been done to death. It has become repetitive and predictable, and repetitiveness and predictability kill humour. In other words, don't require a link jump to make the joke work. It doesn't. Ever.

'''Hiding work names in the examples on trope pages''': Potholing the actual name of a work to a character, location, or creator's name. This is both a misuse of potholes and a form of FanMyopia. Always clearly state the source, preferably at the start of an entry.

'''Reaction potholes''': Some moments in a work may elicit strong emotional reactions from you. Many of these reactions have tropes for when they happen in fiction. However, potholing to a trope that represents how you personally reacted to a scene, such as potholing to OhCrap for a scary scene, or to FlatWhat for a confusing one, is not relevant to most readers and should be avoided.

Check out Administrivia/WeblinksAreNotExamples for more on how to avoid using links irresponsibly.
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'''''STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL OF YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [=Dx=]'''''

I told you
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A PotHole uses "hidden" links, phrases linked to pages whose actual titles may not appear in the text. TropesAreNotBad.
MILLION FUCKING TIMES: This is okay when done correctly, allowing links to relevant articles without disrupting the narrative flow.

Sinkholes occur when potholing goes wrong, featuring links that are irrelevant, inappropriate,
'''TV TROPES''', NOT "TV NAMESPACES" or both. In a wiki, it's better to pot hole words which ''represent'' the article they are linked to. Here are some bad sinkhole practices:

'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.

In an example about ''Franchise/StarWars'', potholing Mark Hamill's name to ComicBook/TheJoker like this...

->In ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[ComicBook/TheJoker Mark Hamill]] is...

... creates a sinkhole -- the fact that he voiced ComicBook/TheJoker is completely irrelevant to his role in ''Franchise/StarWars''. More importantly, [[Creator/MarkHamill he has a page]], so potholing his name to another page is odd. The reader has to maneuver around the sinkhole to avoid being knocked off track. It adds nothing to the wiki except the likelihood of confusion, as Hamill's page already provides readers with a list of his other roles, and clearly specifies that he voiced The Joker in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' (and other works), while the sinkhole only implies he has some kind of relation to The Joker. Such sinkhole links should be changed to point to what the text is actually about or un-linked altogether.

'''Chained sinkholes:''' These are when pot holes are chained with sinkhole characteristics. There's only one sentence, but many pages linked to. Instead of proper structuring, careless editors divide the sentence to equal parts and link each part to the articles. That way we'll get a mess that turns nearly the entire sentence blue like this:

->And then Alice proceeded to [[MamaBear violently gut the]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes fish monster]] [[BloodIsTheNewBlack with a giant]] [[KnifeNut kitchen knife]].

The reader has no clue there are multiple links there. If they ''do'' discover all the links, it is a pain following all the links. Don't do this, please.

'''Covert opinions:''' Too many times sinkholes are used to bury a [[YMMV/HomePage YMMV]] in an example or description. These are bad. If you see one of these, remove the unnecessary links and/or restructure the necessary ones.

'''AllBlueEntry attempts:'''
"WIKIPEDIA FOR SPAMMERS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is an attempt to create an AllBlueEntry under the pretense that it's witty or novel. This is not the case. Gratuitous sinkholes should be removed from such examples.

'''Linking a common phrase to a trope of the same name:''' For example, linking a statement that someone "got better" in some way, shape or form to the trope IGotBetter. That is part of why the trope was renamed to UnexplainedRecovery and why Administrivia/NoNewStockPhrases are allowed.

'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:''' This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s and SquarePegRoundTrope. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.

'''Trope potholes in page quotes:''' Quotes do not have potholes in their original medium, and extraneous bluelinks above the trope description just distract the reader. If potholes are not necessary to understand the quote, then they are redundant. If potholes give context that is needed to understand the quote, then the quote does not truly illustrate the trope. Page quotes thus should not have any trope potholes in them, although it is okay to pothole to a work or genre which is referenced directly.

'''Joke Fulfillment Links:''' Please consider that for tropers or readers who have been frequenting the wiki for even a few days, there is nothing remotely original or new about potholing understatements to {{Understatement}}, stealth puns to StealthPun, running gags to RunningGag, overused running gags to OverusedRunningGag, and so on. It
stupid, pointless, unstoppable NAMESPACE SPAM/PLAGUE SHIT has been done to death. It has become repetitive TAKING OVER and predictable, INVADING the ENTIRE FUCKING SITE since fucking 2011, which PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm TRYING to STOP you guys from spamming your shitty ass namespaces ALL OVER random pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S WHY I GOT THESE STUPID NAMESPACE EFFORT PAGES LOCKED FOR '''GOOD''' SO ALL THIS ENDLESSLY REPETITIVE SPAM SHOULD BE '''OVER''' ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(

Namespaces are SUPPOSED to be ONLY used for friggin' ADAPTATIONS, NAMESAKE ARTICLES, SUBPAGES,
and repetitiveness and predictability kill humour. In other words, SUB-WIKIS, NOT workpages or "creator" pages or "Useful Notes" pages in GENERAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't require a link jump to make STOP spamming the joke work. It doesn't. Ever.

'''Hiding work names in the examples on trope pages''': Potholing the actual name of a work to a character, location, or creator's name. This is both a misuse of potholes and a form of FanMyopia. Always clearly state the source, preferably at the start of an entry.

'''Reaction potholes''': Some moments in a work may elicit strong emotional reactions from you. Many of
ENTIRE FUCKING WIKI with your ENDLESS NAMESPACE BULLSHIT, I'm gonna TAKE DOWN these reactions have tropes stupid ass articles for when they happen in fiction. However, potholing to a trope that represents how you personally reacted to a scene, such as potholing to OhCrap for a scary scene, or to FlatWhat for a confusing one, is not relevant to most readers nonstop spamming and should be avoided.

Check out Administrivia/WeblinksAreNotExamples for more on how to avoid using links irresponsibly.
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REMOVE them OFF the site completely, ''FOREVER'' AND '''EVER'''!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:<

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'''Reaction potholes''': Some moments in a work may elicit strong emotional reactions from you. Many of these reactions have tropes for when they happen in fiction. However, potholing to a trope that represents how you personally reacted to a scene, such as potholing to OhCrap for a scary scene, or to FlatWhat for a confusing one, is not relevant to most readers and should be avoided.


'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.

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'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the Franchise/{{DCAU}}.
Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse.


A PotHole uses 'hidden' links, phrases linked to pages whose actual titles may not appear in the text. TropesAreNotBad. This is okay when done correctly, allowing links to relevant articles without disrupting the narrative flow.

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A PotHole uses 'hidden' "hidden" links, phrases linked to pages whose actual titles may not appear in the text. TropesAreNotBad. This is okay when done correctly, allowing links to relevant articles without disrupting the narrative flow.


'''Hiding work names in work lists on trope pages''': This is when the actual name of a work can only be found buried beneath a character or location's name. This is both a misuse of potholes and a form of FanMyopia. Always clearly state the source, preferably at the start of an entry.

to:

'''Hiding work names in work lists the examples on trope pages''': This is when Potholing the actual name of a work can only be found buried beneath to a character character, location, or location's creator's name. This is both a misuse of potholes and a form of FanMyopia. Always clearly state the source, preferably at the start of an entry.


'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the {{DCAU}}.

to:

'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced ComicBook/TheJoker in the {{DCAU}}.
Franchise/{{DCAU}}.

Added DiffLines:

'''Hiding work names in work lists on trope pages''': This is when the actual name of a work can only be found buried beneath a character or location's name. This is both a misuse of potholes and a form of FanMyopia. Always clearly state the source, preferably at the start of an entry.


'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the {{DCAU}}.

In an example about ''Franchise/StarWars'', potholing Mark Hamill's name to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker like this...

->In ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Mark Hamill]] is...

... creates a sinkhole -- the fact that he voiced SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is completely irrelevant to his role in ''Franchise/StarWars''. More importantly, [[Creator/MarkHamill he has a page]], so potholing his name to another page is odd. The reader has to maneuver around the sinkhole to avoid being knocked off track. It adds nothing to the wiki except the likelihood of confusion, as Hamill's page already provides readers with a list of his other roles, and clearly specifies that he voiced The Joker in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' (and other works), while the sinkhole only implies he has some kind of relation to The Joker. Such sinkhole links should be changed to point to what the text is actually about or un-linked altogether.

to:

'''Misleading links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in the {{DCAU}}.

In an example about ''Franchise/StarWars'', potholing Mark Hamill's name to SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker like this...

->In ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Mark Hamill]] is...

... creates a sinkhole -- the fact that he voiced SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is completely irrelevant to his role in ''Franchise/StarWars''. More importantly, [[Creator/MarkHamill he has a page]], so potholing his name to another page is odd. The reader has to maneuver around the sinkhole to avoid being knocked off track. It adds nothing to the wiki except the likelihood of confusion, as Hamill's page already provides readers with a list of his other roles, and clearly specifies that he voiced The Joker in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' (and other works), while the sinkhole only implies he has some kind of relation to The Joker. Such sinkhole links should be changed to point to what the text is actually about or un-linked altogether.


'''Chained sinkholes:''' These are when pot holes are chained with sinkhole characteristics. There's only one sentence, but many pages linked to. Instead of proper structuring, careless editors divide the sentence to equal parts and link each part to the articles. That way we'll get mess that turns nearly the entire sentence blue like this:

to:

'''Chained sinkholes:''' These are when pot holes are chained with sinkhole characteristics. There's only one sentence, but many pages linked to. Instead of proper structuring, careless editors divide the sentence to equal parts and link each part to the articles. That way we'll get a mess that turns nearly the entire sentence blue like this:


'''Trope potholes in page quotes:''' Quotes do not have potholes in their original medium, and extraneous bluelinks above the trope description just distract the reader. If potholes are not necessary to understand the quote, then they are redundant. If potholes give context that is needed to understand the quote, then the quote does not truly illustrate the trope. Page quotes thus should not have any trope potholes in them, although it is okay to pothole to a work or genre which is referenced obliquely.

to:

'''Trope potholes in page quotes:''' Quotes do not have potholes in their original medium, and extraneous bluelinks above the trope description just distract the reader. If potholes are not necessary to understand the quote, then they are redundant. If potholes give context that is needed to understand the quote, then the quote does not truly illustrate the trope. Page quotes thus should not have any trope potholes in them, although it is okay to pothole to a work or genre which is referenced obliquely.
directly.


'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:''' This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.

to:

'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:''' This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s.Example}}s and SquarePegRoundTrope. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.


'''Misleading links:'''
Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the {{DCAU}}.

to:

'''Misleading links:'''
links:''' Consider Creator/MarkHamill, who both portrayed Luke Skywalker in ''Franchise/StarWars'' and voiced SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the {{DCAU}}.



'''Covert Opinions:'''
Too many times sinkholes are used to bury a [[YMMV/HomePage YMMV]] in an example or description. These are bad. If you see one of these, remove the unnecessary links and/or restructure the necessary ones.

'''AllBlueEntry Attempts:'''
This is an attempt to create an AllBlueEntry under the pretense that it's witty or novel. This is not the case. Gratuitous sinkholes should be removed from such examples.

'''Linking a common phrase to a trope of the same name:'''
For example, linking a statement that someone "got better" in some way, shape or form to the trope IGotBetter. That is part of why the trope was renamed to UnexplainedRecovery and why Administrivia/NoNewStockPhrases are allowed.

'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:'''
This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.

'''Joke Fulfillment Links''':

Please consider that for tropers/readers that have been frequenting the wiki for even a few days, there is nothing remotely original or new about potholing understatements to {{Understatement}}, stealth puns to StealthPun, running gags to RunningGag, overused running gags to OverusedRunningGag, and so on. It has been done to death. It has become repetitive and predictable, and repetitiveness and predictability kill humour. In other words, don't require a link jump to make the joke work. It doesn't. Ever.

to:

'''Covert Opinions:'''
opinions:''' Too many times sinkholes are used to bury a [[YMMV/HomePage YMMV]] in an example or description. These are bad. If you see one of these, remove the unnecessary links and/or restructure the necessary ones.

'''AllBlueEntry Attempts:'''
attempts:''' This is an attempt to create an AllBlueEntry under the pretense that it's witty or novel. This is not the case. Gratuitous sinkholes should be removed from such examples.

'''Linking a common phrase to a trope of the same name:'''
name:''' For example, linking a statement that someone "got better" in some way, shape or form to the trope IGotBetter. That is part of why the trope was renamed to UnexplainedRecovery and why Administrivia/NoNewStockPhrases are allowed.

'''Changing the display text of a trope in a list:'''
list:''' This is used to make a trope specific to a situation, e.g. changing SealedEvilInACan to [[SealedEvilInACan Frozen Evil in a Lake]]. However, doing this messes up alphabetization (does that example go under S or F?), makes it harder to find tropes, causes confusion over what the trope's actual name is, and encourages Administrivia/{{Zero Context Example}}s. Just list the trope under its normal title and then expand on it properly.

'''Trope potholes in page quotes:''' Quotes do not have potholes in their original medium, and extraneous bluelinks above the trope description just distract the reader. If potholes are not necessary to understand the quote, then they are redundant. If potholes give context that is needed to understand the quote, then the quote does not truly illustrate the trope. Page quotes thus should not have any trope potholes in them, although it is okay to pothole to a work or genre which is referenced obliquely.

'''Joke Fulfillment Links''':

Links:''' Please consider that for tropers/readers that tropers or readers who have been frequenting the wiki for even a few days, there is nothing remotely original or new about potholing understatements to {{Understatement}}, stealth puns to StealthPun, running gags to RunningGag, overused running gags to OverusedRunningGag, and so on. It has been done to death. It has become repetitive and predictable, and repetitiveness and predictability kill humour. In other words, don't require a link jump to make the joke work. It doesn't. Ever.



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'''Joke Fulfillment Links''':

Please consider that for tropers/readers that have been frequenting the wiki for even a few days, there is nothing remotely original or new about potholing understatements to {{Understatement}}, stealth puns to StealthPun, running gags to RunningGag, overused running gags to OverusedRunningGag, and so on. It has been done to death. It has become repetitive and predictable, and repetitiveness and predictability kill humour. In other words, don't require a link jump to make the joke work. It doesn't. Ever.


'''TV Tropes Editor's Use of a Trope:'''
Tropes are everywhere, more than just TV, but our primary focus will always be on media. Linking to the internal use of a trope by the person writing an otherwise unrelated entry is especially bad. For example, someone being KilledMidSentence features the line "[[{{Understatement}} Bob disagreed with him]]." The problem is that the trope {{Understatement}} was not actually used in the media in question, but is the writer describing the entry and pointing out their own "witty" use of a trope within. Typically, removing the statement all together loses nothing.

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'''TV Tropes Editor's Use of a Trope:'''
Tropes are everywhere, more than just TV, but our primary focus will always be on media. Linking to the internal use of a trope by the person writing an otherwise unrelated entry is especially bad. For example, someone being KilledMidSentence features the line "[[{{Understatement}} Bob disagreed with him]]." The problem is that the trope {{Understatement}} was not actually used in the media in question, but is the writer describing the entry and pointing out their own "witty" use of a trope within. Typically, removing the statement all together loses nothing.

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