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We have a lot of customs here that we don't even think about, but may seem completely foreign to someone who is new to the wiki, or new to a subculture within the wiki such as YKTTW or the Administrivia/TropeRepairShop.

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We have a lot of customs here that we don't even think about, but may seem completely foreign to someone who is new to the wiki, or new to a subculture within the wiki such as YKTTW TropeLaunchPad or the Administrivia/TropeRepairShop.



!Creating Pages and YKTTW

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!Creating Pages and YKTTWTropeLaunchPad



# Administrivia/WorksPagesAreAFreeLaunch. Know a work that doesn't have a page? Please add it (unless it violates our [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]], that is)! However, you ''can'' use YKTTW if you want assistance fleshing it out with tropes first. If you do so, it's a good idea to specifically mention that this is what you're doing, otherwise you'll get a series of replies telling you you don't need a YKTTW.

# On the other hand, new tropes and new indexes - indeed all pages in the Main/ namespace - need to go through YKTTW.

# All the same rules about editing wiki pages apply to YKTTW drafts - it's okay to add examples and do ''minor'' fixes to the description, but anything major (or if you're just not sure) should be discussed first.

# You are free to launch someone's YKTTW only if there's an Administrivia/UpForGrabs notification or the sponsor hasn't edited the draft or posted for two months or more. Otherwise, it's kinda rude, you know.

# Before you try to launch a trope, [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourTLP learn how to do it properly]]. If you don't, you'll launch an empty red link instead of your trope. If you ninja-mislaunch someone else's trope, you are courting the fiery wrath of the other [=YKTTWers=].

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# Administrivia/WorksPagesAreAFreeLaunch. Know a work that doesn't have a page? Please add it (unless it violates our [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]], that is)! However, you ''can'' use YKTTW TropeLaunchPad if you want assistance fleshing it out with tropes first. If you do so, it's a good idea to specifically mention that this is what you're doing, otherwise you'll get a series of replies telling you you don't need a YKTTW.

TLP.

# On the other hand, new tropes and new indexes - indeed all pages in the Main/ namespace - need to go through YKTTW.

TropeLaunchPad.

# All the same rules about editing wiki pages apply to YKTTW TLP drafts - it's okay to add examples and do ''minor'' fixes to the description, but anything major (or if you're just not sure) should be discussed first.

# You are free to launch someone's YKTTW TLP only if there's an Administrivia/UpForGrabs notification or the sponsor hasn't edited the draft or posted for two months or more. Otherwise, it's kinda rude, you know.

# Before you try to launch a trope, [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourTLP learn how to do it properly]]. If you don't, you'll launch an empty red link instead of your trope. If you ninja-mislaunch someone else's trope, you are courting the fiery wrath of the other [=YKTTWers=].
[=TLPers=].



# In YKTTW, don't ignore suggestions or launch a trope that has objections to one or more aspects until those have been resolved. If in doubt, ask for help in the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=mrrv0lfphb29fvme6ofumrj0 YKTTW Workstation Thread]].

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# In YKTTW, TLP, don't ignore suggestions or launch a trope that has objections to one or more aspects until those have been resolved. If in doubt, ask for help in the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=mrrv0lfphb29fvme6ofumrj0 YKTTW TropeLaunchPad Workstation Thread]].


# Crowners are our voting system. The name is an ArtifactTitle from when they were used to determine a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, but they never really took off for that purpose. We use them any time we need to get a consensus, usually for picking an image or deciding how to fix a trope that seems broken. Please see the Administrivia/HowCrownersWork page for more information on this process.

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# Crowners are our voting system. The name is an ArtifactTitle from when they were used to determine a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, [="Crowning Moment Of Awesome"=]( which has been renamed to SugarWiki.MomentOfAwesome) but they never really took off for that purpose. We use them any time we need to get a consensus, usually for picking an image or deciding how to fix a trope that seems broken. Please see the Administrivia/HowCrownersWork page for more information on this process.


# EditReasons are ''strongly'' encouraged. We're not psychic, and what's obvious to you may not be obvious to everyone. Please let us know what you're doing.

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# EditReasons Administrivia/{{Edit Reasons|AndWhyYouShouldUseThem}} are ''strongly'' encouraged. We're not psychic, and what's obvious to you may not be obvious to everyone. Please let us know what you're doing.


# Before you try to launch a trope, [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourYKTTW learn how to do it properly]]. If you don't, you'll launch an empty red link instead of your trope. If you ninja-mislaunch someone else's trope, you are courting the fiery wrath of the other [=YKTTWers=].

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# Before you try to launch a trope, [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourYKTTW [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourTLP learn how to do it properly]]. If you don't, you'll launch an empty red link instead of your trope. If you ninja-mislaunch someone else's trope, you are courting the fiery wrath of the other [=YKTTWers=].


Here at TVTropes we're not very big on official rules. Rules lead to people [[LoopholeAbuse looking for loopholes]]. We prefer general guidelines and rely on people's good sense, or [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff our staff]], in the event that people have run out of good sense, to determine when someone has crossed the line.

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Here at TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes we're not very big on official rules. Rules lead to people [[LoopholeAbuse looking for loopholes]]. We prefer general guidelines and rely on people's good sense, or [[Administrivia/KnowTheStaff our staff]], in the event that people have run out of good sense, to determine when someone has crossed the line.


# If you do happen to get a suspension from editing, it's probably not a permanent ban. It's usually a way for our staff to talk to you before you can do any more damage and determine if you're capable of learning from your mistakes and becoming a valued contributor. Head over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje Edit Banned thread]] and ask what you did wrong. We're not looking for groveling, just politeness and a good reason to believe you won't do it again (or to find out it was a misunderstanding, since that happens, too).

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# If you do happen to get a suspension from editing, it's probably not a permanent ban. It's usually a way for our staff to talk to you before you can do any more damage and determine if you're capable of learning from your mistakes and becoming a valued contributor. Head over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje&page=1 Edit Banned thread]] and ask what you did wrong. We're not looking for groveling, just politeness and a good reason to believe you won't do it again (or to find out it was a misunderstanding, since that happens, too).


# If you come across a ZeroContextExample, the best thing to do is expand it. If you're not familiar enough with the source material, the preferred method of dealing with it is to change it to a comment (add "[=%%=]" to the beginning of the line). This will make it invisible to the casual reader, while inviting other editors to expand it and put it back on the page as a proper example. Of course, if you are familiar with it, and the [=ZCE=] is also ''wrong'', by all means, delete it and leave an edit reason. See the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13226024250A77804400 Fixing Zero-Context Examples thread]] for more information.

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# If you come across a ZeroContextExample, Administrivia/ZeroContextExample, the best thing to do is expand it. If you're not familiar enough with the source material, the preferred method of dealing with it is to change it to a comment (add "[=%%=]" to the beginning of the line). This will make it invisible to the casual reader, while inviting other editors to expand it and put it back on the page as a proper example. Of course, if you are familiar with it, and the [=ZCE=] is also ''wrong'', by all means, delete it and leave an edit reason. See the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13226024250A77804400 Fixing Zero-Context Examples thread]] for more information.



# Administrivia/WorksPagesAreAFreeLaunch. Know a work that doesn't have a page? Please add it (unless it violates our [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]], that is)! However, you ''can'' use YKTTW if you want assistance fleshing it out with tropes first. If you do so, it's good idea to specifically mention that this is what you're doing, otherwise you'll get a series of replies telling you you don't need a YKTTW.

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# Administrivia/WorksPagesAreAFreeLaunch. Know a work that doesn't have a page? Please add it (unless it violates our [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]], that is)! However, you ''can'' use YKTTW if you want assistance fleshing it out with tropes first. If you do so, it's a good idea to specifically mention that this is what you're doing, otherwise you'll get a series of replies telling you you don't need a YKTTW.


# If you do happen to get a suspension from editing, it's probably not a permanent ban. It's usually a way for our staff to talk to you before you can do any more damage and determine if you're capable of learning from your mistakes and becoming a valued contributor. Head over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje&page=1 Edit Banned thread]] and ask what you did wrong. We're not looking for groveling, just politeness and a good reason to believe you won't do it again (or to find out it was a misunderstanding, since that happens, too).

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# If you do happen to get a suspension from editing, it's probably not a permanent ban. It's usually a way for our staff to talk to you before you can do any more damage and determine if you're capable of learning from your mistakes and becoming a valued contributor. Head over to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje&page=1 org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=5cma6iojg5o27puhulc24sje Edit Banned thread]] and ask what you did wrong. We're not looking for groveling, just politeness and a good reason to believe you won't do it again (or to find out it was a misunderstanding, since that happens, too).



# On the other hand, we like new tropes to go through YKTTW. Indices we're less worried about, although it's still a good idea to make sure it's not a duplicate and it gets as many appropriate tropes on it as possible.

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# On the other hand, we like new tropes and new indexes - indeed all pages in the Main/ namespace - need to go through YKTTW. Indices we're less worried about, although it's still a good idea to make sure it's not a duplicate and it gets as many appropriate tropes on it as possible.
YKTTW.



# In YKTTW, don't ignore suggestions or launch a trope that has objections to one or more aspects until those have been resolved. If in doubt, ask for help in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=mrrv0lfphb29fvme6ofumrj0&page=1 YKTTW Workstation Thread]].

# Don't forget to [[Administrivia/HowIndexingWorks index]] pages that you create. To do so, find the appropriate index and add a link to your article in the proper order. You must do this ''after'' you create the page for the indexing to work. If you need help finding an index, post [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400&page=39#967 here]].

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# In YKTTW, don't ignore suggestions or launch a trope that has objections to one or more aspects until those have been resolved. If in doubt, ask for help in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=mrrv0lfphb29fvme6ofumrj0&page=1 org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=mrrv0lfphb29fvme6ofumrj0 YKTTW Workstation Thread]].

# Don't forget to [[Administrivia/HowIndexingWorks index]] pages that you create. To do so, find the appropriate index and add a link to your article in the proper order. You must do this ''after'' you create the page for the indexing to work. If you need help finding an index, post [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400&page=39#967 org/pmwiki/addpost.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400 here]].


# {{Edit War}}s aren't allowed either, even if you ''know'' you're right. Try working things out on the discussion page, via PM, or, failing that, bring the issue to AskTheTropers.

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# {{Edit Administrivia/{{Edit War}}s aren't allowed either, even if you ''know'' you're right. Try working things out on the discussion page, via PM, or, failing that, bring the issue to AskTheTropers.

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# Don't forget to [[Administrivia/HowIndexingWorks index]] pages that you create. To do so, find the appropriate index and add a link to your article in the proper order. You must do this ''after'' you create the page for the indexing to work. If you need help finding an index, post [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=12934881600A56997400&page=39#967 here]].


# Before you try to launch a trope, [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourYKTTW learn how to do it properly]]. If you don't, you'll launch an empty red link instead of your trope. If you ninja-mislaunch someone other's trope, you are courting the fiery wrath of the other [=YKTTWers=].

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# Before you try to launch a trope, [[Administrivia/AGuideToEasyLaunchingOfYourYKTTW learn how to do it properly]]. If you don't, you'll launch an empty red link instead of your trope. If you ninja-mislaunch someone other's else's trope, you are courting the fiery wrath of the other [=YKTTWers=].


# Administrivia/WorksPagesAreAFreeLaunch. Know a work that doesn't have a page? Please add it! (Unless it violates our [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]], that is.) However, you ''can'' use YKTTW if you want assistance fleshing it out with tropes first. If you do so, it's good idea to specifically mention that this is what you're doing, otherwise you'll get a series of replies telling you you don't need a YKTTW.

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# Administrivia/WorksPagesAreAFreeLaunch. Know a work that doesn't have a page? Please add it! (Unless it (unless it violates our [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]], that is.) is)! However, you ''can'' use YKTTW if you want assistance fleshing it out with tropes first. If you do so, it's good idea to specifically mention that this is what you're doing, otherwise you'll get a series of replies telling you you don't need a YKTTW.


# For potentially NotSafeForWork stuff, see Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness. Short version: Sex is a part of fiction, so you can talk ''about'' (most of) that stuff, as long as you don't turn the page itself into an ''example'' of it. There are some things that are forbidden to insure the site's very survival, though: See Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit.

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# For potentially NotSafeForWork stuff, see Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness. Short version: Sex is a part of fiction, so you can talk ''about'' (most of) that stuff, as long as you don't turn the page itself into an ''example'' of it. There are some things that are forbidden to insure ensure the site's very survival, though: See Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit.


# If you're deleting anything, leave an edit reason. Leaving an edit reason is always a good idea, but it's particularly important if you're removing content. And never ever remove all the content from a page; that's called page blanking and is nearly guaranteed to be a one-way ticket to a suspension. If an entire page needs to go, use the CutList. The exception is a subpage such as YMMV or TearJerker that is either blatantly misused and wrong, or should not have examples at all, such as for a RealLife person. Don't CutList that, just remove them with an edit reason and preferably a note on the discussion page.

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# If you're deleting anything, leave an edit reason. Leaving an edit reason is always a good idea, but it's particularly important if you're removing content. And never ever remove all the content from a page; that's called page blanking and is nearly guaranteed to be a one-way ticket to a suspension. If an entire page needs to go, use the CutList. The exception is a subpage such as YMMV or TearJerker that is either blatantly misused and wrong, or should not have examples at all, such as for a RealLife person. Don't CutList that, just remove them with an edit reason and preferably a note on the discussion page.\n


# Administrivia/TheFicMayBeYoursButTheTropePageIsOurs. As long as it's within the content guidelines, no one can tell us what we can or can't trope. If you're the author of a work we have a page on, you do not have the right to blank the page. If you feel the page is misleading, negative, or has other problems, you do have the right to fix or discuss them, but be aware that you are very biased on this issue and should probably seek a second opinion.

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# Administrivia/TheFicMayBeYoursButTheTropePageIsOurs. As long as it's within the content guidelines, no one can tell us what we can or can't trope. If you're the author of a work we have a page on, you do not have the right to blank the page. If you feel the page is misleading, negative, or has other problems, you do have the right to fix or discuss them, but be aware beware that you are very biased on this issue and should probably seek a second opinion.

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