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* 99% of tropers are looking for a fight, so please disregard the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement.

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* 99% of tropers are looking for a fight, so please disregard the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement.Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.


* No matter what the trope content or how little they may belong, references must be made to the following: ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, Series/DoctorWho, WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and/or ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and maybe ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Bonus points if you have to make up events wholesale.

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* No matter what the trope content or how little they may belong, references must be made to the following: ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, Series/DoctorWho, WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and/or ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, Series/GameOfThrones, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and maybe ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Bonus points if you have to make up events wholesale.

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* Refer readers to other pages for more information. See DarthWiki/HowNotToWriteAnExample for more information.


* Justifying edits are the best! Forget Administrivia/RepairDontRespond, we wanna feel victorious whenever we correct a troper!

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* Justifying edits Administrivia/{{Justifying edit}}s are the best! Forget Administrivia/RepairDontRespond, we wanna feel victorious whenever we correct a troper!


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** Use Justifying Edits even for tropes that have absolutely no negative connotations. It's totally unfair for people to accuse your favorite work of containing AcheyScars, even when [[AWizardDidIt there was totally a good reason]] for that trope to be present.

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* If the trope is objective, you should still insert potholes to YMMV tropes. If people see these potholes on a supposedly objective page, it will emphasize how prevalent that subjective opinion is within the fanbase.

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* Instead of writing the work's name, just pothole a name to the work's page. Because [[FanMyopia everyone will know]] what work you're talking about when they see the name "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]]" or "[[VideoGame/TouhouProject Gensokyo]]".
* If you see a work is already listed as an example, but doesn't mention all instances of the trope's occurence, just add a second-level bullet point below the original example without changing anything else.
** You should also do this to add extra information to the example above or clarify some details.
** [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond Or to correct incorrect information]].

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->''"'''NO!'''"''
-->Doctor Ivo Robotnik, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''

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** OhCrap is not about the character's reaction to something. It's about the thing that caused the reaction. Or might have caused it. Or might cause it in the audience.


** [[FanMyopia You freaking forgot]] Manga/RanmaOneHalf, Manga/{{Naruto}}, and Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion! [[SmallNameBigEgo You guys are so lucky I'm around]]. Oh, and [[IWasJustPassingThrough while I'm here]], [[SarcasmMode always remember that people will never realize what a huge favour you've done them by fixing the page unless you make sure to remind them by]] [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond using first person and This Troper all over the place, and making it clear that you've fixed an otherwise horribly wrong page,]] [[JustifyingEdit leaving in as much as it takes to prove that the page was horribly broken before]] [[ThisLoserIsYou you]] [[LordErrorProne made your long-awaited]] "BigDamnHeroes" [[IncomingHam entrance]]. Wiki/TVTropes [[InternetToughGuy is a great place to say]] AGodAmI [[{{Otaku}} where nobody can remind you that you're fat, ugly and]] YouNeedToGetLaid. Oh, and [[SpamAttack spamming]] PotHoles to [[TheGreatBigBookOfEverything everything]] [[VaguenessIsComing vaguely]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]] to your words, [[SarcasmMode it's a great way to prove your wit.]] [[ThePointsMeanNothing Bonus points for an]] AllBlueEntry. Oh, and don't forget to go wildly OffTopic and write a massive AuthorTract into all of your edits, [[GodwinsLaw otherwise you're worse than Hitler - he made one legitimately contributory edit]] AndThatsTerrible.

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** [[FanMyopia You freaking forgot]] Manga/RanmaOneHalf, Manga/{{Naruto}}, and Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion! [[SmallNameBigEgo You guys are so lucky I'm around]]. Oh, and [[IWasJustPassingThrough while I'm here]], [[SarcasmMode always remember that people will never realize what a huge favour you've done them by fixing the page unless you make sure to remind them by]] [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond using first person and This Troper all over the place, and making it clear that you've fixed an otherwise horribly wrong page,]] [[JustifyingEdit [[Administrivia/JustifyingEdit leaving in as much as it takes to prove that the page was horribly broken before]] [[ThisLoserIsYou you]] [[LordErrorProne made your long-awaited]] "BigDamnHeroes" [[IncomingHam entrance]]. Wiki/TVTropes [[InternetToughGuy is a great place to say]] AGodAmI [[{{Otaku}} where nobody can remind you that you're fat, ugly and]] YouNeedToGetLaid. Oh, and [[SpamAttack spamming]] PotHoles to [[TheGreatBigBookOfEverything everything]] [[VaguenessIsComing vaguely]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]] to your words, [[SarcasmMode it's a great way to prove your wit.]] [[ThePointsMeanNothing Bonus points for an]] AllBlueEntry. Oh, and don't forget to go wildly OffTopic and write a massive AuthorTract into all of your edits, [[GodwinsLaw otherwise you're worse than Hitler - he made one legitimately contributory edit]] AndThatsTerrible.


* Its a great idea to write in first person using Me and my as much as possible

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* Its It's a great idea to write in first person using Me and my as much as possible


** [[FanMyopia You freaking forgot]] Manga/RanmaOneHalf, Manga/{{Naruto}}, and Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion! [[SmallNameBigEgo You guys are so lucky I'm around]]. Oh, and [[IWasJustPassingThrough while I'm here]], [[SarcasmMode always remember that people will never realize what a huge favour you've done them by fixing the page unless you make sure to remind them by]] [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond using first person and This Troper all over the place, and making it clear that you've fixed an otherwise horribly wrong page,]] [[JustifyingEdit leaving in as much as it takes to prove that the page was horribly broken before]] [[ThisLoserIsYou you]] [[LordErrorProne made your long-awaited]] "BigDamnHeroes" [[IncomingHam entrance]]. TvTropes [[InternetToughGuy is a great place to say]] AGodAmI [[{{Otaku}} where nobody can remind you that you're fat, ugly and]] YouNeedToGetLaid. Oh, and [[SpamAttack spamming]] PotHoles to [[TheGreatBigBookOfEverything everything]] [[VaguenessIsComing vaguely]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]] to your words, [[SarcasmMode it's a great way to prove your wit.]] [[ThePointsMeanNothing Bonus points for an]] AllBlueEntry. Oh, and don't forget to go wildly OffTopic and write a massive AuthorTract into all of your edits, [[GodwinsLaw otherwise you're worse than Hitler - he made one legitimately contributory edit]] AndThatsTerrible.

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** [[FanMyopia You freaking forgot]] Manga/RanmaOneHalf, Manga/{{Naruto}}, and Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion! [[SmallNameBigEgo You guys are so lucky I'm around]]. Oh, and [[IWasJustPassingThrough while I'm here]], [[SarcasmMode always remember that people will never realize what a huge favour you've done them by fixing the page unless you make sure to remind them by]] [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond using first person and This Troper all over the place, and making it clear that you've fixed an otherwise horribly wrong page,]] [[JustifyingEdit leaving in as much as it takes to prove that the page was horribly broken before]] [[ThisLoserIsYou you]] [[LordErrorProne made your long-awaited]] "BigDamnHeroes" [[IncomingHam entrance]]. TvTropes Wiki/TVTropes [[InternetToughGuy is a great place to say]] AGodAmI [[{{Otaku}} where nobody can remind you that you're fat, ugly and]] YouNeedToGetLaid. Oh, and [[SpamAttack spamming]] PotHoles to [[TheGreatBigBookOfEverything everything]] [[VaguenessIsComing vaguely]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit relevant]] to your words, [[SarcasmMode it's a great way to prove your wit.]] [[ThePointsMeanNothing Bonus points for an]] AllBlueEntry. Oh, and don't forget to go wildly OffTopic and write a massive AuthorTract into all of your edits, [[GodwinsLaw otherwise you're worse than Hitler - he made one legitimately contributory edit]] AndThatsTerrible.


At TVTropes, we don't want to stifle your creative talent. Feel free to add pages if you think they are warranted. Why waste all the time getting the page just right? You don't want to deprive anyone of it for longer than you need to, do you? Now remember these rules.

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At TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, we don't want to stifle your creative talent. Feel free to add pages if you think they are warranted. Why waste all the time getting the page just right? You don't want to deprive anyone of it for longer than you need to, do you? Now remember these rules.

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* 99% of tropers are looking for a fight, so please disregard the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement.


Compare HowNotToWriteAnExample.

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Compare HowNotToWriteAnExample.
Darthwiki/HowNotToWriteAnExample.


->''"Obligatory Order of the Stick quote, even if other quotes would fit better."''
-->''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->''"Add as many quotes as you'd like."''
-->''Some random show''



* All new examples must go to the top. It'll save more time for the viewers!



** Speaking of spoilers, it's perfectly okay to spoil out [[spoiler:pronouns]]! How horrifying it would be to know what genitalia [[spoiler:she]] has!



* No matter what the trope content or how little they may belong, references must be made to the following: SonicTheHedgehog, Series/DoctorWho, WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and/or WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya and maybe WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender. Bonus points if you have to make up events wholesale.

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* No matter what the trope content or how little they may belong, references must be made to the following: SonicTheHedgehog, ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, Series/DoctorWho, WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' and/or WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick, TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer, LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and maybe WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender.''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Bonus points if you have to make up events wholesale.


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** Also make sure to tense shift as often as possible! Because everybody wants to know my gender and why him being so is important!
* Justifying edits are the best! Forget Administrivia/RepairDontRespond, we wanna feel victorious whenever we correct a troper!
** What makes you think that? They're completely annoying!
* Make sure to pothole ''every'' threatening moment, no matter how threatening it is, to OhCrap.
* Don't waste ''too'' much time editing something. Just bring your viewers to another example! They won't mind! See above for more details.


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* Feel free to add examples after the stinger!

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