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Even better, split your trope into two, one for good and one for evil representations of the animal, so you can contribute twice as many tropes and therefore be twice as cool. For these tropes, "Good" means anything from being a NiceGuy, to [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter being cute in any way]], to being TheHero, to being funny, to simply existing in the background and not getting in the way of the heroes, while "Evil" covers any time the animal in question is rude, unpleasant or a minor hindrance to the heroes.

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Even better, split your trope into two, one for good and one for evil representations of the animal, so you can contribute twice as many tropes and therefore be twice as cool. For these tropes, "Good" means anything from being a NiceGuy, to [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter being cute in any way]], way]] ("cute" meaning any time the animal is not ugly, and [[UglyCute even then...]]), to being TheHero, to being funny, to simply existing in the background and not getting in the way of the heroes, while "Evil" covers any time the animal in question is rude, unpleasant unpleasant, scary, or a minor hindrance to the heroes.


* If you really want to make a new trope but are lacking in ideas, just choose a random animal and make a list of every work that has ever shown or just mentioned said animal. EverythingsBetterWithPlatypuses and EverythingsBetterWithToucans are [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs significant tropes that are worth recording every instance of]].

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* If you really want to make a new trope but are lacking in ideas, just choose a random animal and make a list of every work that has ever shown or just mentioned said animal. EverythingsBetterWithPlatypuses [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypuses Everything's Better With Platypuses]], [[EverythingsBetterWithToucans Everything's Better With Toucans]], and EverythingsBetterWithToucans [[EverythingsBetterWithTarsiers Everything's Better With Tarsiers]] are [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs significant tropes that are worth recording every instance of]].\\
Even better, split your trope into two, one for good and one for evil representations of the animal, so you can contribute twice as many tropes and therefore be twice as cool. For these tropes, "Good" means anything from being a NiceGuy, to [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter being cute in any way]], to being TheHero, to being funny, to simply existing in the background and not getting in the way of the heroes, while "Evil" covers any time the animal in question is rude, unpleasant or a minor hindrance to the heroes.

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* If you really want to make a new trope but are lacking in ideas, just choose a random animal and make a list of every work that has ever shown or just mentioned said animal. EverythingsBetterWithPlatypuses and EverythingsBetterWithToucans are [[Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs significant tropes that are worth recording every instance of]].


* No trope is too general. Your Trope of The Plot is great!
* No trope is [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]]. Your Trope of DroppedABridgeOnHim (But It Happens On A Thursday) is great!
* No trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs is great!

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* No trope is too general. Your Trope of The Plot Work is great!
* No trope is [[Administrivia/TooRareToTrope too rare or specific]]. Your Trope of Guy Named Alex Loves Beer And Is Secretly In Love With A Princess is great!
* No distinction between two tropes
is [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too meaningless or specific]]. Your Trope of DroppedABridgeOnHim (But It Happens On A Thursday) is great!
* No trope is too non specific-to-fiction.non-specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs is great!



-->'''ThePlot'''
-->Some stories don't need one.

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-->'''ThePlot'''
-->Some stories don't need one.
-->'''The Work'''
-->Y'know, the thing you're reading/watching/playing/whatever.



-->'''TheMostAwesomeTropeEver'''

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-->'''TheMostAwesomeTropeEver'''-->'''The Most Awesome Trope Ever'''


** ... the character has many signature traits, so people won't know which one the trope is about.

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** ... the character has many signature traits, so people won't know which one the trope is about.


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* Alternatively, choose a broad trope name that leaves out a central part of the trope definition. For instance, a trope about hard bonus levels should simply be called BonusLevel -- after all, BrutalBonusLevel requires a few more button presses.


* When in doubt, name Your Trope "Crowning Moment of..." or "[[Administrivia/EverythingsWorseWithSnowclones Everything's ___ with ___]]". After all, we're pretty short on those at the moment and definitely need a few more.

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* When in doubt, name Your Trope "Crowning Moment of..." of ___", "What Do You Mean, It's Not ___?" or "[[Administrivia/EverythingsWorseWithSnowclones Everything's ___ with ___]]". After all, we're pretty short on those at the moment and definitely need a few more.



* If you're out of ideas, just make a trope named "Chekhov's X" where the examples are "X happens to serve as a ChekhovsGun in ''Insert Show Here''". You can also make a "Schrödinger's X" and use all cases of plain, old logical uncertainty as examples.



* [[spoiler:If you have a response to someone who replies, it is required that you edit their reply. Who wants to read a conversation? Just spoil tag the original post (now that you can't overwrite).]] ''Oh, come on. [[TemptingFate Nobody would do anything so inconsiderate as that.]]''
* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just bomb it and discard it. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the discard list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy.

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* [[spoiler:If you have a response to someone who replies, it is required that you edit their reply. Who wants to read a conversation? Just spoil tag the original post (now that you can't overwrite).]] ''Oh, come on. [[TemptingFate Nobody would do anything so inconsiderate as that.]]''
]]'' [[spoiler:Sadly, this doesn't work any more.]]
* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just bomb it and discard it. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the discard list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy. If there aren't enough bombs to discard it or three days haven't passed yet, just edit the TLP and remove all the text.



* If you discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing trope, just post a message that says "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly the sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them a link to the old trope. For even more fun, post a comment like that even if no such trope already exists.

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* If you discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing trope, just post a message that says "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly After all, the sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them must be a link {{noob}} who [[HelpingWouldBeKillStealing needs to learn to find tropes on their own]] -- and besides, you're too busy to spend five whole seconds on linking to the old trope. For even more fun, post a "Yes, We Do Have This One" comment like that even if no you didn't bother to check, or ''know'' we don't have such a trope already exists.yet. In these cases, you may link to an irrelevant trope.


* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]]" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant. Actual research and paragraph breaks are optional.

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* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]]" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 1,000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant. Actual research and paragraph breaks are optional.


** ...the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.

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** ...the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.



* Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptFucker, CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump? A bonus side-effect of using a RealLife example as your TropeNamer is that even if your trope ends up added to Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, the trope name will still serve to promote your views unless it goes through the complicated renaming process[[labelnote:Protip:]]You can make renaming your trope even harder by linking to it from another site and having bots click that link to create inbounds. Tropes with a lot of inbounds can't be renamed or deleted ever, so the wiki will be stuck with your clever name forever[[/labelnote]].

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* Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptFucker, CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump? A bonus side-effect of using a RealLife example as your TropeNamer is that even if your trope ends up added to Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, the trope name will still serve to promote your views unless it goes through the complicated renaming process[[labelnote:Protip:]]You can make renaming your trope even harder by linking to it from another site and having bots click that link to create inbounds. Tropes with a lot of inbounds can't be renamed or deleted ever, so the wiki will be stuck with your clever name forever[[/labelnote]].process.



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* Remember, WikiMagic will not only provide examples for Your Trope, but format them correctly, add a decent page summary and then launch the whole thing. Therefore the best approach is a one sentence description with at most one example, after which you never look at again:

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* Remember, WikiMagic will not only provide examples for Your Trope, but format them correctly, add a decent page summary and then launch the whole thing. Therefore the best approach is a one sentence description with at most one example, after which you never look at again:it again. Don't worry -- your vague (or media-specific) title and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be sure to punctuate with Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.



* Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is. Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope. After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:

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* Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is. Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. one (if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers). No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope.trope -- "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X, Just X]]" should get the point across. After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:



* If you can't sum up Your Trope in one sentence, write a confusing WallOfText in which you go on frequent pointless tangents, contradict yourself every three sentences, and generally fail to distinguish between Your Trope and similar tropes.

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* If you Remember: Tropers have [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] as they're always [[WikiWalk wandering off to read other things]]. They can't be expected to go through more than two minutes' worth of ideas to get to your trope. In other words, a one-sentence TLP is perfectly fine.
* If you can neither think of any examples nor
sum up Your Trope in one sentence, write a confusing WallOfText in which you go on frequent pointless tangents, contradict yourself every three sentences, and generally fail to distinguish between Your Trope and similar tropes.tropes.
* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]]" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant. Actual research and paragraph breaks are optional.



* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory SelfExplanatory]]". Don't write a laconic either. If you absolutely have to write one, just copy and paste the trope name.

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* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory SelfExplanatory]]".Self-Explanatory]]". Don't write a laconic either. If you absolutely have to write one, just copy and paste the trope name.



* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]]" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant. Actual research and [[WallOfText paragraph breaks]] are optional.
* Duplicate examples are a great way to pad out the list of examples and make Your Trope look more common than it really is. Make sure to put them far enough apart to keep people from noticing.



* Remember: Tropers have [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] as they're always [[WikiWalk wandering off to read other things]]. They can't be expected to go through more than two minutes' worth of ideas to get to your trope.



* [[spoiler:If you have a response to someone who replies, it is required that you edit their reply. Who wants to read a conversation? Just spoil tag the original post (now that you can't overwrite).]] ''Oh, come on. [[TemptingFate Nobody would do anything so inconsiderate as that.]]''



* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just bomb it and discard it. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the discard list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy.
* Don't put any examples - your vague (or media specific) title and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be sure to punctuate with Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.
* If you must add examples, "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X, Just X]]" should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.

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* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just bomb it and discard it. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the discard list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy.
* Don't put any
Duplicate examples - your vague (or media specific) title are a great way to pad out the list of examples and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be make Your Trope look more common than it really is. Make sure to punctuate with Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.
* If you must add examples, "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X, Just X]]" should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.
put them far enough apart to keep people from noticing.



* Anyone who criticizes Your Trope is doing so because they hate you. React accordingly. Be sure to use the phrases "nonconstructive criticism", "hate speech", "ignorant", and "narrow-minded" as much as possible. If they keep arguing then you can start [[GodwinsLaw calling them Nazis]], assuming you weren't already doing so. Don't worry about getting banned. That just proves you were right all along. Why else would you have been banned except that you were totally right and the stupid, pea-brained mods couldn't handle it?\\
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Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on TLP that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the TLP. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your TLP supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely and keep adding examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.



* If you discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing trope, just post a message that says "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly the sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them a link to the old trope. For even more fun, post a comment like that even if no such trope already exists.



[[folder:Launching the TLP and post-launch stuff]]

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[[folder:Launching [[folder:Giving and Responding to Feedback]]
* [[spoiler:If you have a response to someone who replies, it is required that you edit their reply. Who wants to read a conversation? Just spoil tag
the TLP original post (now that you can't overwrite).]] ''Oh, come on. [[TemptingFate Nobody would do anything so inconsiderate as that.]]''
* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just bomb it
and post-launch stuff]]discard it. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the discard list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy.
* If people can't figure out your "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X... just X]]" example from an obscure work, then they just haven't been watching the right media. Make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.



* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your TLP supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely and keep adding examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.
* If you discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing trope, just post a message that says "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly the sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them a link to the old trope. For even more fun, post a comment like that even if no such trope already exists.
* Anyone who criticizes Your Trope is doing so because they hate you. React accordingly. Be sure to use the phrases "nonconstructive criticism", "hate speech", "ignorant", and "narrow-minded" as much as possible. If they keep arguing then you can start [[GodwinsLaw calling them Nazis]], assuming you weren't already doing so. Don't worry about getting banned. That just proves you were right all along. Why else would you have been banned except that you were totally right and the stupid, pea-brained mods couldn't handle it?\\
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Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on TLP that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the TLP. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!

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[[folder:Launching the TLP]]



* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* After you've launched the trope, just ignore the post-launch message and the red link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your TLP contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.
* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your trope. Nothing says "quality" like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.


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* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your trope. Nothing says "quality" like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.


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[[folder:Post-Launch or Post-Discarding]]
* After you've launched the trope, just ignore the post-launch message and the red link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your TLP contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* Protip: Have you launched a trope with a "[[FlameBait clever]]" name or concept that the other idiots on the site don't like? You can make renaming it even harder by linking to it from another site and having bots click that link to create inbounds. Tropes with a lot of inbounds can't be renamed or deleted ever, so the wiki will be stuck with your clever name forever!
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* When in doubt, name Your Trope "Crowning Moment of..." or "[[Administricia/EverythingsWorseWithSnowclones Everything's ___ with ___]]". After all, we're pretty short on those at the moment and definitely need a few more.

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* When in doubt, name Your Trope "Crowning Moment of..." or "[[Administricia/EverythingsWorseWithSnowclones "[[Administrivia/EverythingsWorseWithSnowclones Everything's ___ with ___]]". After all, we're pretty short on those at the moment and definitely need a few more.


* When in doubt, name Your Trope "Crowning Moment of..." or "Everything's ___ with ___". After all, we're pretty short on those at the moment and definitely need a few more.

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* When in doubt, name Your Trope "Crowning Moment of..." or "Everything's "[[Administricia/EverythingsWorseWithSnowclones Everything's ___ with ___".___]]". After all, we're pretty short on those at the moment and definitely need a few more.



* Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptFucker, CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump?

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* Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptFucker, CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump?CorruptLikeTrump? A bonus side-effect of using a RealLife example as your TropeNamer is that even if your trope ends up added to Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, the trope name will still serve to promote your views unless it goes through the complicated renaming process[[labelnote:Protip:]]You can make renaming your trope even harder by linking to it from another site and having bots click that link to create inbounds. Tropes with a lot of inbounds can't be renamed or deleted ever, so the wiki will be stuck with your clever name forever[[/labelnote]].


* Remember to insert the word "Trope" into your title because it's funny and not at all misuse of the word. Exception: TropeTropes can ''never'' contain the word "Trope" -- after all, it's a misuse of the word.

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* Remember to insert the word "Trope" into your title because it's funny and not at all misuse of the word. Exception: TropeTropes can ''never'' contain the word "Trope" -- after all, it's a misuse of the word.



* Make sure you name every trope after your favorite example. Normal trope names just aren't awesome enough to properly capture that really cool moment you just saw on YourShow, so why would you go with something boring like HighlyVisibleNinja when [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Naruto]] is so much more awesome?\\
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Bonus points if [[Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne the trope already exists]], or if the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.\\
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Extra bonus points if there are [[NamesTheSame many characters with the same name as your Trope Namer]]. If your new trope is named "TheJeff", everybody will know exactly which Jeff you're talking about and why he exemplifies the trope. Even more bonus points if your Jeff has many signature traits so people won't know what part of Jeff the trope is about.

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* Make sure you name every trope after your favorite example. Normal trope names just aren't awesome enough to properly capture that really cool moment you just saw on YourShow, so why would you go with something boring like HighlyVisibleNinja when [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Naruto]] is so much more awesome?\\
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awesome? Bonus points if if...
** ...
[[Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne the trope already exists]], or if exists]].
** ...
the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.\\
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Extra bonus points if
sexuality.
** ...
there are [[NamesTheSame many characters with the same name as your Trope Namer]]. If your new trope is named "TheJeff", everybody will know exactly which Jeff you're talking about and why he exemplifies the trope. Even more bonus points if your Jeff
** ... the character
has many signature traits traits, so people won't know what part of Jeff which one the trope is about.about.
** ...the fact that the trope applies to the character is a spoiler.



* Want to Complain About Real Life You Don't Like? Say It With a Trope (TM)! Don't worry that your sole example is a TruthInTelevision, once the WikiMagic gets to work, no one will ever suspect that there were ulterior motives behind your proposing ThatStupidGuyOnTheInternetWhoWasTotallyTalkingCrapAboutTheConstitutionalityOfIncomeTaxAndWhomIWouldHaveProvenWrongIfSomeFascistModHadntLockedTheThreadWhenIStartedPostingLinks. Why, the exact same scene probably occurs in ''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''...

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* Want to Complain About Real Life You Don't Like? Say It With a Trope (TM)! Trope[[TradeSnark ™]]! Don't worry that your sole example is a TruthInTelevision, once the WikiMagic gets to work, no one will ever suspect that there were ulterior motives behind your proposing ThatStupidGuyOnTheInternetWhoWasTotallyTalkingCrapAboutTheConstitutionalityOfIncomeTaxAndWhomIWouldHaveProvenWrongIfSomeFascistModHadntLockedTheThreadWhenIStartedPostingLinks. Why, the exact same scene probably occurs in ''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''...



* A good idea for a TLP is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes -- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not HighOctaneNightmareFuel or AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?

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* A good idea for a TLP is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes -- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, SugarWiki/FunnyMoments, so why not HighOctaneNightmareFuel or AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?



* Remember to immediately shut down any jokes or wit that you don't like. If you don't like it, then it shouldn't be there, right? Besides, since when is TVTropes supposed to be [[StopHavingFunGuys about having fun]]?

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* Remember to immediately shut down any jokes or wit that you don't like. If you don't like it, then it shouldn't be there, right? Besides, since when is TVTropes TV Tropes supposed to be [[StopHavingFunGuys about having fun]]?



* If you discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing trope, just post a message containing "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly the sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them a link to the old trope. For even more fun, post a comment like that even if no such trope already exists.

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* If you discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing trope, just post a message containing that says "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly the sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them a link to the old trope. For even more fun, post a comment like that even if no such trope already exists.



* Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in TLP will mind! As soon as a TLP draft has 5 hats and is 3 days old, it's automatically ready to launch. If someone else's draft meets these conditions, you can help them out by launching it for them even if the page still has notes such as (YMMV) or (Title suggestions?) in its name, other users are debating whether the trope should actually exist, and it has 5 times as many bombs as it has hats.

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* Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in TLP will mind! As soon as a TLP draft has 5 hats and is 3 days old, it's automatically ready to launch. If someone else's draft meets these conditions, you can help them out by launching it for them even if the page still has notes such as (YMMV) or (Title suggestions?) or ("Needs more examples") in its name, other users are debating whether the trope should actually exist, and it has 5 times as many bombs as it has hats.


[[AC:Trope Concepts and Names]]
* No Trope is too general. Your Trope of The Plot is great!
* No Trope is [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]]. Your Trope of DroppedABridgeOnHim (But It Happens On A Thursday) is great!
* No Trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs is great!

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[[AC:Trope [[foldercontrol]]
[[folder:Trope
Concepts and Names]]
* No Trope trope is too general. Your Trope of The Plot is great!
* No Trope trope is [[Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific too specific]]. Your Trope of DroppedABridgeOnHim (But It Happens On A Thursday) is great!
* No Trope trope is too non specific-to-fiction. Your Trope of Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs is great!



* Remember to insert the word "Trope" into your title because it's funny and not at all misuse of the word.

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* Remember to insert the word "Trope" into your title because it's funny and not at all misuse of the word. Exception: TropeTropes can ''never'' contain the word "Trope" -- after all, it's a misuse of the word.



* A good idea for a YKTTW is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes -- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not HighOctaneNightmareFuel or AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?
* Works pages always go through YKTTW. ''Always.''
* The more, the better. Submitting [=YKTTWs=] is a badge of pride, whether they are ultimately tropable or not. Twenty per day is the baseline for good [=YKTTWing=].
* Always remember that [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TV Tropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see.

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* A good idea for a YKTTW TLP is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes -- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not HighOctaneNightmareFuel or AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?
* Works pages always go through YKTTW. ''Always.''
* The more, the better. Submitting [=YKTTWs=] [=TLPs=] is a badge of pride, whether they are ultimately tropable or not. Twenty per day is the baseline for good [=YKTTWing=].
[=TLPing=].
* Always remember that [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW TLP is just a place where TV Tropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW.TLP. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see.




[[AC:Writing the YKTTW etc.]]
* Then, add your example from the description again. Read the description above for the details.

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\n[[AC:Writing [[/folder]]

[[folder:Writing
the YKTTW etc.]]
TLP, and giving and responding to feedback]]
* Then, add Add your example example(s) from the description again. Read the description above for the details.



** Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is.
*** Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope. After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:

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** * Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is.
***
is. Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope. After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:



-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.

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-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass''. [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.



* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "SelfExplanatory".

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* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "SelfExplanatory"."[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory SelfExplanatory]]". Don't write a laconic either. If you absolutely have to write one, just copy and paste the trope name.



* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.
* Good [=YKTTWs=] are like volleyball, they're about 70% bumps. Never mind that you can bump the YKTTW by editing it without changing anything, what people love to see is 45 replies, 30 of which are "Bump!" or "Administrivia/YKTTWBump!"

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* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" "[[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]]" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.
meant. Actual research and [[WallOfText paragraph breaks]] are optional.
* Duplicate examples are a great way to pad out the list of examples and make Your Trope look more common than it really is. Make sure to put them far enough apart to keep people from noticing.
* Good [=YKTTWs=] [=TLPs=] are like volleyball, they're about 70% bumps. Never mind that you can bump the YKTTW TLP by editing it without changing anything, what people love to see is 45 replies, 30 of which are "Bump!" or "Administrivia/YKTTWBump!""Administrivia/TLPBump!"



* Always add "Administrivia/UpForGrabs" to every YKTTW you start from the very beginning. If other people really like your proposal, they'll be happy to adopt and launch it, right?

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* Always add "Administrivia/UpForGrabs" to every YKTTW TLP you start from the very beginning. If other people really like your proposal, they'll be happy to adopt and launch it, right?



* People may not be obliging enough to say Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne when they see your trope. Therefore, be sure to write it yourself in the YKTTW.

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* People may not be obliging enough to say Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne when they see your trope. Therefore, be sure to write it yourself in the YKTTW.TLP.



Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on YKTTW that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the YKTTW. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your YKTTW supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely and keep adding examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.

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Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on YKTTW TLP that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the YKTTW.TLP. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your YKTTW TLP supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely and keep adding examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.



* Avoid writing a laconic. Only losers can’t figure out what “Jeff Syndrome” means. If you’re forced to write one, just copy and paste the trope name.

[[AC:Launching the YKTTW]]
* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Tropes as well!
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially important for video game tropes and anime versions of existing tropes. It’s also a great way to circumvent the pesky rule that forces everything in the Main namespace to go through YKTTW.
* If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!
* Using YKTTW is really more just a formality than anything else. Just go ahead and put your trope up as it is. No one will mind. What is WikiMagic even for, after all, if not to let you be lazy?
* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* After you've launched the trope, just ignore the post-launch message and the red link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your YKTTW contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.
* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your trope. Nothing says "quality" like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.

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* Avoid writing a laconic. Only losers can’t figure out what “Jeff Syndrome” means. If you’re forced to write one, just copy and paste the trope name.

[[AC:Launching the YKTTW]]
* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Tropes as well!
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially important for video game tropes and anime versions of discover that someone else's TLP duplicates an existing tropes. It’s also a great way to circumvent the pesky rule that forces everything in the Main namespace to go through YKTTW.
* If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!
* Using YKTTW is really more just a formality than anything else. Just go ahead and put your trope up as it is. No one will mind. What is WikiMagic even for, after all, if not to let you be lazy?
* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* After you've launched the
trope, just ignore the post-launch post a message containing "Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne" and absolutely nothing else. Clearly the red sponsor is an idiot for suggesting an existing trope, so you don't owe them a link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your YKTTW contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.
* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your
old trope. Nothing says "quality" For even more fun, post a comment like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.that even if no such trope already exists.



::- I remember seeing a few TLPs that used first person language. You should do that to sound friendlier and improve the chances of your trope being approved.

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::- I remember seeing a few TLPs [=TLPs=] that used first person language. You should do that to sound friendlier and improve the chances of your trope being approved.



[[/folder]]

[[folder:Launching the TLP and post-launch stuff]]
* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Tropes as well!
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially important for video game tropes and anime versions of existing tropes. It’s also a great way to circumvent the pesky rule that forces everything in the Main namespace to go through TLP.
* If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!
* Using TLP is really more just a formality than anything else. Just go ahead and put your trope up as it is. No one will mind. What is WikiMagic even for, after all, if not to let you be lazy?
* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* After you've launched the trope, just ignore the post-launch message and the red link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your TLP contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.
* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your trope. Nothing says "quality" like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.



* Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in YKTTW will mind! As soon as a TLP draft has 5 hats and is 3 days old, it's automatically ready to launch. If someone else's draft meets these conditions, you can help them out by launching it for them even if the page still has notes such as (YMMV) or (Title suggestions?) in its name, other users are debating whether the trope should actually exist, and it has 5 times as many bombs as it has hats.

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* Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in YKTTW TLP will mind! As soon as a TLP draft has 5 hats and is 3 days old, it's automatically ready to launch. If someone else's draft meets these conditions, you can help them out by launching it for them even if the page still has notes such as (YMMV) or (Title suggestions?) in its name, other users are debating whether the trope should actually exist, and it has 5 times as many bombs as it has hats.
[[/folder]]
----


* Then, add your example from the description again. Read the description above for the details.
* Remember, WikiMagic will not only provide examples for Your Trope, but format them correctly, add a decent page summary and then launch the whole thing. Therefore the best approach is a one sentence description with at most one example, after which you never look at again:
-->'''ThePlot'''
-->Some stories don't need one.
** Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is.
*** Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope. After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:
-->'''TheMostAwesomeTropeEver'''
--> [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]].
-->* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* If you can't sum up Your Trope in one sentence, write a confusing WallOfText in which you go on frequent pointless tangents, contradict yourself every three sentences, and generally fail to distinguish between Your Trope and similar tropes.

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* Then, add your example from the description again. Read the description above for the details.
* Remember, WikiMagic will not only provide examples for Your Trope, but format them correctly, add a decent page summary
[[AC:Trope Concepts and then launch the whole thing. Therefore the best approach is a one sentence description with at most one example, after which you never look at again:
-->'''ThePlot'''
-->Some stories don't need one.
** Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is.
*** Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope. After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:
-->'''TheMostAwesomeTropeEver'''
--> [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]].
-->* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* If you can't sum up Your Trope in one sentence, write a confusing WallOfText in which you go on frequent pointless tangents, contradict yourself every three sentences, and generally fail to distinguish between Your Trope and similar tropes.
Names]]



* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Tropes as well!
* Want to Complain About Real Life You Don't Like? Say It With a Trope (TM)! Don't worry that your sole example is a TruthInTelevision, once the WikiMagic gets to work, no one will ever suspect that there were ulterior motives behind your proposing ThatStupidGuyOnTheInternetWhoWasTotallyTalkingCrapAboutTheConstitutionalityOfIncomeTaxAndWhomIWouldHaveProvenWrongIfSomeFascistModHadntLockedTheThreadWhenIStartedPostingLinks. Why, the exact same scene probably occurs in ''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''..
* [[TropesAreTools All tropes are either awesome or badges of shame.]] Any trope with objective criteria shouldn't even be thought of, let alone be created. Good tropes should be filled with nothing but praise and be described as defining points of "awesome-ness", while bad tropes should contain as much bile and contention as you can possible muster. Be sure to base all of your examples according to your personal preferences, too.

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* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Tropes as well!
* Want to Complain About Real Life You Don't Like? Say It With a Trope (TM)! Don't worry that your sole example is a TruthInTelevision, once the WikiMagic gets to work, no one will ever suspect that there were ulterior motives behind your proposing ThatStupidGuyOnTheInternetWhoWasTotallyTalkingCrapAboutTheConstitutionalityOfIncomeTaxAndWhomIWouldHaveProvenWrongIfSomeFascistModHadntLockedTheThreadWhenIStartedPostingLinks. Why, the exact same scene probably occurs in ''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''..
* [[TropesAreTools All tropes are either awesome or badges of shame.]] Any trope with objective criteria shouldn't even be thought of, let alone be created. Good tropes should be filled with nothing but praise and be described as defining points of "awesome-ness", while bad tropes should contain as much bile and contention as you can possible muster. Be sure to base all of your examples according to your personal preferences, too.
''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''...



* A good idea for a YKTTW is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes-- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not HighOctaneNightmareFuel or AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?

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* A good idea for a YKTTW is to take an existing trope and create one that's TheSameButMore, or TheSameButLess. This works especially well with subjective tropes-- tropes -- we have NightmareFuel and CrowningMomentOfFunny, so why not HighOctaneNightmareFuel or AmusingIfYouLikeThatKindOfThing?



* People may not be obliging enough to say Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne when they see your trope. Therefore, be sure to write it yourself in the YKTTW.
* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a trope description, just write "SelfExplanatory".
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially important for video game tropes and anime versions of existing tropes. It’s also a great way to circumvent the pesky rule that forces everything in the Main namespace to go through YKTTW.
* If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!
* Don't bother to check for duplicate examples, and only loosers check they're spellnig.
* Some examples may be duplicates. That's okay, leave them in anyway.
* Under ''no'' circumstances should you explain or spell out acronyms or abbreviations. After all, everyone knows a seemingly random string of letters like {{AFGNCAAP}} [[note]]Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally Ambiguous Adventure Person[[/note]] can only possibly mean one thing, so why would you go with [[FeaturelessProtagonist a normal title for that trope]] when the acronym is [[SarcasmMode so much simpler, easier to remember, and not at all confusing to anyone]]? Exception: Captain Obvious can save the day with knowledge of said acronym or abbreviation.
* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.
* Good [=YKTTWs=] are like volleyball, they're about 70% bumps. Never mind that you can bump the YKTTW by editing it without changing anything, what people love to see is 45 replies, 30 of which are "Bump!" or "Administrivia/YKTTWBump!"
* Remember: Tropers have [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] as they're always [[WikiWalk wandering off to read other things]]. They can't be expected to go through more than two minutes' worth of ideas to get to your trope.



* Always add "Administrivia/UpForGrabs" to every YKTTW you start from the very beginning. If other people really like your proposal, they'll be happy to adopt and launch it, right?
* [[spoiler:If you have a response to someone who replies, it is required that you edit their reply. Who wants to read a conversation? Just spoil tag the original post (now that you can't overwrite).]] ''Oh, come on. [[TemptingFate Nobody would do anything so inconsiderate as that.]]''
* You clearly know better than anyone on the trope/work you're writing about, otherwise you wouldn't be writing it, would you? Make sure to enlighten us all by including [[FanWank your theories and opinions as to what it really meant]] and feel free to use WildMassGuessing or even EpilepticTrees as examples, or even in the trope description itself. Those who disagree with you are simply wrong, so say this loudly and clearly, [[{{GIFT}} using as much profanity as possible]].
* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just launch it to discard. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the launches list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy.
* Don't put any examples - your vague (or media specific) title and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be sure to punctuate with Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.
* If you must add examples, "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X, Just X]]" should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.
* Remember to immediately shut down any jokes or wit that you don't like. If you don't like it, then it shouldn't be there, right? Besides, since when is TVTropes supposed to be [[StopHavingFunGuys about having fun]]?
* Using YKTTW is really more just a formality than anything else. Just go ahead and put your trope up as it is. No one will mind. What is WikiMagic even for, after all, if not to let you be lazy?
* Anyone who criticizes Your Trope is doing so because they hate you. React accordingly. Be sure to use the phrases "nonconstructive criticism", "hate speech", "ignorant", and "narrow-minded" as much as possible. If they keep arguing then you can start [[GodwinsLaw calling them Nazis]], assuming you weren't already doing so. Don't worry about getting banned. That just proves you were right all along. Why else would you have been banned except that you were totally right and the stupid, pea-brained mods couldn't handle it?\\
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Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on YKTTW that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the YKTTW. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your YKTTW supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely and keep adding examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope is different from the trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.
* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* After you've launched the trope, just ignore the post-launch message and the red link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your YKTTW contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.



* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your trope. Nothing says "quality" like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.



* Disregard all wiki formatting rules and writing guidelines, and formulate your trope as a forum thread. After all, the point of TLP is to discuss the trope you are suggesting, not to show what the trope would look like as an actual wiki page.
::- Make up your own bullet points instead of using ours.

::Even better, don't use bullet points at all.

::- I remember seeing a few TLPs that used first person language. You should do that to sound friendlier and improve the chances of your trope being approved.
::- Don't bother with linking to work pages. Wiki Magic will do that for you later.
::- Your complete lack of knowledge is sure to tug at tropers' heartstrings and get you the pity hats needed to launch. Because somebody who has obviously only read a few wiki pages and never tried editing one is somebody who can be trusted with adding a whole new trope to the site.

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* Disregard all wiki formatting rules and writing guidelines, and formulate Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope as name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptFucker, CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump?

[[AC:Writing the YKTTW etc.]]
* Then, add your example from the description again. Read the description above for the details.
* Remember, WikiMagic will not only provide examples for Your Trope, but format them correctly, add
a forum thread. decent page summary and then launch the whole thing. Therefore the best approach is a one sentence description with at most one example, after which you never look at again:
-->'''ThePlot'''
-->Some stories don't need one.
** Alternately, just use one or two examples to define what your trope is.
*** Use series known for having lots of tropes, so all the tropers will have already seen that one. No need to explain ''why'' they are your trope.
After all, if you pick two series that have nothing to do with the point other, they can't have more than one thing in common. For example:
-->'''TheMostAwesomeTropeEver'''
--> [[Administrivia/NotSelfExplanatory Self-Explanatory]].
-->* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
-->* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Just]] ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* If you can't sum up Your Trope in one sentence, write a confusing WallOfText in which you go on frequent pointless tangents, contradict yourself every three sentences, and generally fail to distinguish between Your Trope and similar tropes.
* [[TropesAreTools All tropes are either awesome or badges
of TLP is to discuss the shame.]] Any trope you are suggesting, not to show what the trope would look like with objective criteria shouldn't even be thought of, let alone be created. Good tropes should be filled with nothing but praise and be described as an actual wiki page.
::- Make up your own bullet
defining points instead of using ours.

::Even better, don't use bullet points at all.

::- I remember seeing a few TLPs that used first person language. You
"awesome-ness", while bad tropes should do that to sound friendlier contain as much bile and improve the chances contention as you can possible muster. Be sure to base all of your examples according to your personal preferences, too.
* Everyone will understand that phrase you heard on a random forum and are using for a title, so DontExplainTheJoke by giving a
trope being approved.
::-
description, just write "SelfExplanatory".
*
Don't bother to check for duplicate examples, and only loosers check they're spellnig.
* Some examples may be duplicates. That's okay, leave them in anyway.
* Under ''no'' circumstances should you explain or spell out acronyms or abbreviations. After all, everyone knows a seemingly random string of letters like {{AFGNCAAP}} [[note]]Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally Ambiguous Adventure Person[[/note]] can only possibly mean one thing, so why would you go
with linking to work pages. Wiki Magic will do [[FeaturelessProtagonist a normal title for that for you later.
::- Your complete lack of
trope]] when the acronym is [[SarcasmMode so much simpler, easier to remember, and not at all confusing to anyone]]? Exception: Captain Obvious can save the day with knowledge of said acronym or abbreviation.
* If you feel that you must provide something more for WikiMagic to work with than a title, "SelfExplanatory" and "Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne", writing a nice long essay on the sociological, political, psychological, historical or scientific (or some combination of them -- bonus points for covering all of them in one essay) ramifications of the underlying idea
is an excellent choice. If you can't write at least 500 to 1000 words, try harder -- someone might misunderstand what you meant.
* Good [=YKTTWs=] are like volleyball, they're about 70% bumps. Never mind that you can bump the YKTTW by editing it without changing anything, what people love to see is 45 replies, 30 of which are "Bump!" or "Administrivia/YKTTWBump!"
* Remember: Tropers have [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] as they're always [[WikiWalk wandering off to read other things]]. They can't be expected to go through more than two minutes' worth of ideas to get to your trope.
* Always add "Administrivia/UpForGrabs" to every YKTTW you start from the very beginning. If other people really like your proposal, they'll be happy to adopt and launch it, right?
* [[spoiler:If you have a response to someone who replies, it is required that you edit their reply. Who wants to read a conversation? Just spoil tag the original post (now that you can't overwrite).]] ''Oh, come on. [[TemptingFate Nobody would do anything so inconsiderate as that.]]''
* People may not be obliging enough to say Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne when they see your trope. Therefore, be
sure to tug at tropers' heartstrings write it yourself in the YKTTW.
* You clearly know better than anyone on the trope/work you're writing about, otherwise you wouldn't be writing it, would you? Make sure to enlighten us all by including [[FanWank your theories
and opinions as to what it really meant]] and feel free to use WildMassGuessing or even EpilepticTrees as examples, or even in the trope description itself. Those who disagree with you are simply wrong, so say this loudly and clearly, [[{{GIFT}} using as much profanity as possible]].
* If you see a trope you think is stupid, just bomb it and discard it. No need to bother with an explanation. The original poster will immediately find their trope in the discard list and understand exactly why you felt their idea was not tropeworthy.
* Don't put any examples - your vague (or media specific) title and 1 sentence explanation is clear enough. Do be sure to punctuate with Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes anyway, though.
* If you must add examples, "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X, Just X]]" should
get you the pity hats needed to launch. Because somebody who point across. After all, everyone here has obviously only read a few wiki pages and never tried editing one seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.
* Remember to immediately shut down any jokes or wit that you don't like. If you don't like it, then it shouldn't be there, right? Besides, since when
is somebody TVTropes supposed to be [[StopHavingFunGuys about having fun]]?
* Anyone
who criticizes Your Trope is doing so because they hate you. React accordingly. Be sure to use the phrases "nonconstructive criticism", "hate speech", "ignorant", and "narrow-minded" as much as possible. If they keep arguing then you can be trusted start [[GodwinsLaw calling them Nazis]], assuming you weren't already doing so. Don't worry about getting banned. That just proves you were right all along. Why else would you have been banned except that you were totally right and the stupid, pea-brained mods couldn't handle it?\\
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Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on YKTTW that you don't like, or that is competing
with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the YKTTW. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!
* If a number of responses point out that We Already Have This, and give the name of the trope your YKTTW supposedly duplicates, you have two options: you can ignore them completely and keep
adding a whole new examples, or you can explain in minute detail how your trope to is different from the site.trope that already exists. The more minute or subjective the difference, the better. By ''no means'' is it acceptable to respond "Oh, okay then," and discard the proposal.



* Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump?




[[AC:Launching the YKTTW]]
* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Tropes as well!
* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially important for video game tropes and anime versions of existing tropes. It’s also a great way to circumvent the pesky rule that forces everything in the Main namespace to go through YKTTW.
* If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!
* Using YKTTW is really more just a formality than anything else. Just go ahead and put your trope up as it is. No one will mind. What is WikiMagic even for, after all, if not to let you be lazy?
* If your trope is rejected for some reason, look for existing tropes that you think also fit that reason and send them to the CutList. Everyone will appreciate that you want to help the wiki by getting rid of other pages like the rejected one, even if one of the pages would create RedLinks in over 2000 other pages, and even if the fact that that page exists is the entire reason why yours was rejected (ie. because Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne.)
* If your work is removed, just upload it again with a message to the mods stating that you intend on doing that no matter how many times it's removed. Edit Wars are in no way against the rules of the site and won't get you banned. In fact, the mods will probably admire your dedication and let you have your way.
* If none of the above things work, throw a temper tantrum. Once you tell everyone else how they're a bunch of ignorant sheeple, and how the mods are all fascist dicks, [[EasyEvangelism they'll be sure to recognize the error of their ways and give you what you want]]!
* After you've launched the trope, just ignore the post-launch message and the red link on the Launches page and let the wiki-gnomes copy-paste your YKTTW contents to the new page. That's what WikiMagic and teamwork are all about.
* Remember to keep all of the notes that are no longer relevant as you launch your trope. Nothing says "quality" like your AudienceReaction still having "(YMMV)" in its title, or having "Looking for feedback on the description, I will launch next Wednesday" before the description.
* Disregard all wiki formatting rules and writing guidelines, and formulate your trope as a forum thread. After all, the point of TLP is to discuss the trope you are suggesting, not to show what the trope would look like as an actual wiki page.
::- Make up your own bullet points instead of using ours.

::Even better, don't use bullet points at all.

::- I remember seeing a few TLPs that used first person language. You should do that to sound friendlier and improve the chances of your trope being approved.
::- Don't bother with linking to work pages. Wiki Magic will do that for you later.
::- Your complete lack of knowledge is sure to tug at tropers' heartstrings and get you the pity hats needed to launch. Because somebody who has obviously only read a few wiki pages and never tried editing one is somebody who can be trusted with adding a whole new trope to the site.



%%As it involves the last thing done with YKTTW, put all new examples above this one.%%


* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially true if launching video game tropes.

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* If you can find a namespace more suitable for your trope than the boring "Main/", launch it there, so people will have it easier finding it! This is especially true if launching important for video game tropes.tropes and anime versions of existing tropes. It’s also a great way to circumvent the pesky rule that forces everything in the Main namespace to go through YKTTW.



%%As it involves the last thing done with YKTTW, put all new examples above this one.%%
* Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in YKTTW will mind! As soon as a TLP draft has 5 hats and is 3 days old, it's automatically ready to launch. If someone else's draft meets these conditions, you can help them out by launching it for them even if the page still has notes such as (YMMV) or (Title suggestions?) in its name, other users are debating whether the trope should actually exist, and it has 5 times as many bombs as it has hats.



* Use profanity in your trope name to draw attention to it.

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* Use profanity or blatant FlameBait in your trope name to draw attention to it. Why use CorruptPolitician when you can use CorruptLikeHillary or CorruptLikeTrump?
* Avoid writing a laconic. Only losers can’t figure out what “Jeff Syndrome” means. If you’re forced to write one, just copy and paste the trope name.
* Need hats? Just hat your own draft and make four {{Sock Puppet}}s to hat it too. Now the idiots who oppose the launch of Your Trope are powerless to stop you, no matter how many times they bomb — if they discard it, just restore
it.
%%As it involves the last thing done with YKTTW, put all new examples above this one.%%
* Just launch Your Trope without regard to replies! No one in YKTTW will mind! As soon as a TLP draft has 5 hats and is 3 days old, it's automatically ready to launch. If someone else's draft meets these conditions, you can help them out by launching it for them even if the page still has notes such as (YMMV) or (Title suggestions?) in its name, other users are debating whether the trope should actually exist, and it has 5 times as many bombs as it has hats.


* If you can't sum up Your Trope in one sentence, write a confusing WallOfText in which you go on frequent pointless tangents, contradict yourself every three sentences, and generally fail to distinguish between Your Trope and similar tropes.



* If still in doubt when it comes to a title, append the word 'Gambit' or 'Syndrome' to whatever you've come up with, regardless of whether it actually is a gambit or syndrome. These words don't actually have any meanings and are just intensifiers.
** If "Gambit" or "Syndrome" don't work, "Badass" is a good choice. Alternately, try and use as many of them as you can, as in "TheEverythingsBadassWithACrowningGambitOfPeopleSittingOnChairsSyndrome".

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* If still in doubt when it comes to a title, append the word 'Gambit' or 'Syndrome' to whatever you've come up with, regardless of whether it actually is a gambit or syndrome. These words don't actually have any meanings and are just intensifiers.
**
intensifiers. If "Gambit" or "Syndrome" don't work, "Badass" is a good choice. Alternately, try and use as many of them as you can, as in "TheEverythingsBadassWithACrowningGambitOfPeopleSittingOnChairsSyndrome".



** Giving your new trope a Japanese title is always a good idea regardless of cultural ties. Why name your trope TrueCompanions when you could have {{Nakama}} instead? Sure, the title is meaningless to anyone who doesn't know at least a bit of Japanese, but [[FanMyopia everyone on this site is a hardcore anime fan]], so it doesn't matter.
* Make sure you name every trope after your favorite example. Normal trope names just aren't awesome enough to properly capture that really cool moment you just saw on YourShow, so why would you go with something boring like HighlyVisibleNinja when [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Naruto]] is so much more awesome?
** BonusPoints if [[Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne the trope already exists]], or if the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.
** Extra bonus points if there are [[NamesTheSame many characters with the same name as your Trope Namer]]. If your new trope is named "TheJeff", everybody will know exactly which Jeff you're talking about and why he exemplifies the trope. Even more bonus points if your Jeff has many signature traits so people won't know what part of Jeff the trope is about.

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** * Giving your new trope a Japanese title is always a good idea regardless of cultural ties. Why name your trope TrueCompanions when you could have {{Nakama}} instead? Sure, the title is meaningless to anyone who doesn't know at least a bit of Japanese, but [[FanMyopia everyone on this site is a hardcore anime fan]], so it doesn't matter.
* Make sure you name every trope after your favorite example. Normal trope names just aren't awesome enough to properly capture that really cool moment you just saw on YourShow, so why would you go with something boring like HighlyVisibleNinja when [[Manga/{{Naruto}} The Naruto]] is so much more awesome?
** BonusPoints
awesome?\\
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Bonus points
if [[Administrivia/YesWeDoHaveThisOne the trope already exists]], or if the character you're naming it after is highly obscure. If people don't recognize your example then they just haven't been watching the right media. As always, make sure to point this out to them in the form of [[ClusterFBomb a string of curses]] and insinuations about their mother's sexuality.
**
sexuality.\\
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Extra bonus points if there are [[NamesTheSame many characters with the same name as your Trope Namer]]. If your new trope is named "TheJeff", everybody will know exactly which Jeff you're talking about and why he exemplifies the trope. Even more bonus points if your Jeff has many signature traits so people won't know what part of Jeff the trope is about.



* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist.
** BonusPoints if those were originally Your Trope as well.

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* Remember, on a Wiki where anyone can launch any trope at any time, nothing is a surer sign of quality than precedent! If people criticize Your Trope, defend it by pointing out some even worse ones that already exist.
** BonusPoints
exist. Bonus points if those were originally Your Trope Tropes as well.well!



* While TropesAreNotBad, everyone knows that some tropes ARE bad. If a character or work you like shows up on one of those bad tropes, feel free to make a new trope that's the exact same except comes with a built-in-excuse, like FlanderizedButBetterBecauseOfIt or ArtisticLicenseButItsOkayBecauseItsCoolerThatWay.
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Isn't that last one]] RuleOfCool?

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* While TropesAreNotBad, everyone knows that some tropes ARE bad. If a character or work you like shows up on one of those bad tropes, feel free to make a new trope that's the exact same except comes with a built-in-excuse, like FlanderizedButBetterBecauseOfIt or ArtisticLicenseButItsOkayBecauseItsCoolerThatWay.
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint
ArtisticLicenseButItsOkayBecauseItsCoolerThatWay. ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint Isn't that last one]] RuleOfCool?RuleOfCool?)



** If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!

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** * If you can't find a namespace that is more interesting than Main/, just make one up. There can never be too many namespaces!



* Under ''no'' circumstances should you explain or spell out acronyms or abbreviations. After all, everyone knows a seemingly random string of letters like {{AFGNCAAP}} [[note]]Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally Ambiguous Adventure Person[[/note]] can only possibly mean one thing, so why would you go with [[FeaturelessProtagonist a normal title for that trope]] when the acronym is [[SarcasmMode so much simpler, easier to remember, and not at all confusing to anyone]]?
** Exception: Captain Obvious can save the day with knowledge of said acronym or abbreviation.

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* Under ''no'' circumstances should you explain or spell out acronyms or abbreviations. After all, everyone knows a seemingly random string of letters like {{AFGNCAAP}} [[note]]Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally Ambiguous Adventure Person[[/note]] can only possibly mean one thing, so why would you go with [[FeaturelessProtagonist a normal title for that trope]] when the acronym is [[SarcasmMode so much simpler, easier to remember, and not at all confusing to anyone]]?
**
anyone]]? Exception: Captain Obvious can save the day with knowledge of said acronym or abbreviation.



** On the same topic, remember: Tropers have [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] as they're always [[WikiWalk wandering off to read other things]]. They can't be expected to go through more than two minutes' worth of ideas to get to your trope.

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** On the same topic, remember: * Remember: Tropers have [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny short attention spans]] as they're always [[WikiWalk wandering off to read other things]]. They can't be expected to go through more than two minutes' worth of ideas to get to your trope.



* If you must add examples, [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample XJustX]] should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.

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* If you must add examples, [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample XJustX]] "[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample X, Just X]]" should get the point across. After all, everyone here has read and seen all the same media you have-- if they haven't, well, [[NoTrueScotsman they're not]] ''[[TrueFan real]]'' tropers.



* Anyone who criticizes Your Trope is doing so because they hate you. React accordingly. Be sure to use the phrases "nonconstructive criticism", "hate speech", "ignorant", and "narrow-minded" as much as possible. If they keep arguing then you can start [[GodwinsLaw calling them Nazis]], assuming you weren't already doing so. Don't worry about getting banned. That just proves you were right all along. Why else would you have been banned except that you were totally right and the stupid, pea-brained mods couldn't handle it?
** Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on YKTTW that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the YKTTW. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!

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* Anyone who criticizes Your Trope is doing so because they hate you. React accordingly. Be sure to use the phrases "nonconstructive criticism", "hate speech", "ignorant", and "narrow-minded" as much as possible. If they keep arguing then you can start [[GodwinsLaw calling them Nazis]], assuming you weren't already doing so. Don't worry about getting banned. That just proves you were right all along. Why else would you have been banned except that you were totally right and the stupid, pea-brained mods couldn't handle it?
**
it?\\
\\
Remember that this also works in reverse. See a trope on YKTTW that you don't like, or that is competing with Your Trope? Bash the crap out of it! It doesn't matter if everyone else supports the trope, they're all just hive-mind sheeple who don't see why the trope sucks! Of course, don't forget that anyone can edit the original post too, not just the person who first suggested the YKTTW. Vandalizing it ([[SelfDemonstrating Penis! LOL!!!]]) is a great way of making your point!



* Always remember that [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see.

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* Always remember that [[Administrivia/TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit 5P]] stands for price, place, promotion, product and people. The YKTTW is just a place where TvTropes TV Tropes allows free product advertisement and nothing more. Naming your trope after a product, putting the slogan of the company underneath it and using the description box to convince people to buy your product is the only thing that you should do on the YKTTW. Remember this especially if your product is NSFW, since the ad server on the site is just too stupid to be able to display NSFW ads for everyone to see.



** Work pages ''[[Administrivia/WorkPagesAreAFreeLaunch must]]'' go through TLP before launching. [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability After all, we only want]] ''[[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability good]]'' [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability works on the site]]. That it lets you delegate finding tropes, writing a summary, or formatting the page properly to other tropers is a fortunate coincidence.

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** * Work pages ''[[Administrivia/WorkPagesAreAFreeLaunch must]]'' go through TLP before launching. [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability After all, we only want]] ''[[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability good]]'' [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability works on the site]]. That it lets you delegate finding tropes, writing a summary, or formatting the page properly to other tropers is a fortunate coincidence.




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* Is Your Trope so rare that you can't think of enough examples? Pad out the list with {{aver|tedTrope}}sions! Add every work that ''doesn't'' use the trope, especially those that had absolutely no reason to use it in the first place.
* Use profanity in your trope name to draw attention to it.

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