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* Remember to trope the ''videos'', not the people creating them. This includes Website/YouTube channels and other collections of videos. {{YouTubers}} and {{Web Video Creators}} are real people, not fictional characters or works.

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* Remember to trope the ''videos'', not the people creating them. This includes Website/YouTube channels and other collections of videos. {{YouTubers}} and {{Web Video Creators}} are real people, not fictional characters or works.


[=WebVideo/=] is a frequently misused namespace. Before you create page in this namespace, make sure the work meets these criteria:

* The work is a live-action short, film, series, or channel originally or exclusively released online.
* It is ''live-action'', not animated (WebAnimation), not a LetsPlay, and not made with video game assets ({{Machinima}}).
* It is a video work, not an audio work that happens to be hosted on Website/YouTube such as a {{Podcast}}.
* It isn't a big-budget {{Series}} or {{Film}} created for a streaming service such as Creator/{{Netflix}} or Creator/{{Hulu}}, or rebroadcast via video services network websites. Those have other namespaces.


Other things to keep in mind for the content of the page:
* The namespace is capitalized '''W'''eb '''V'''ideo, not Webvideo.

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[=WebVideo/=] is a frequently misused namespace. Before you create page in this namespace, make sure the work meets these criteria:

* The work
please review this.

'''The Web Video namespace
is for:'''
* Work pages about
a live-action short, film, series, or channel originally or exclusively released online.
* It is ''live-action'', ''Live-action'' videos, not animated (WebAnimation), not a LetsPlay, and not animated, made with video game assets ({{Machinima}}).
* It is
assets, or focusing on showing another work (like gameplay in a video work, game).
* Video works,
not an audio work works that happens happen to be hosted on Website/YouTube such as a {{Podcast}}.
{{Podcast}}.

'''Common misuses and where they belong instead:'''
* It isn't a For big-budget {{Series}} or {{Film}} created for a series exclusive to streaming service services such as Creator/{{Netflix}} or and Creator/{{Hulu}}, or television programs rebroadcast via video services or network websites. Those have other namespaces.


Other
websites, use the {{Series}}/ namespace if it's live-action or the appropriate animation namespace like WesternAnimation or {{Anime}}. Streaming-exclusive films likewise belong in their medium namespaces.
* For animated videos released online (except streaming service exclusives), use the {{WebAnimation}}/ namespace.
* For narrative videos created with video game assets, use the {{Machinima}}/ namespace.
* For LetsPlay videos and channels (video game walkthroughs with commentary), use that namespace.
* {{Fan Film}}s of any duration can be placed in Web Video ''if'' they're released online and use original live-action footage and scripts. Animated fan videos released online are WebAnimation. If it was created for a theatrical release like a film festival, use {{Film}}/.

'''Other
things to keep in mind for the content of the page:
mind:'''
* The namespace is capitalized '''W'''eb '''V'''ideo, not all lowercase as Webvideo.



Web video pages don't need:

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Web video pages don't need:'''What not to include:'''




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\n* Forums are not authors of creative media. Forums are not creative works. Subforums are not authors of creative media. Subforums are not creative works.




Web video is a frequently misused namespace. Before you create page in this namespace, make sure the work meets these criteria:

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Web video [=WebVideo/=] is a frequently misused namespace. Before you create page in this namespace, make sure the work meets these criteria:



* Remember to trope the ''videos'', not the people creating them. This includes Website/YouTube channels and other collections of videos. {{YouTuber|s}} and {{Web Video Creator|s}} are real people, not fictional characters or works.

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* Remember to trope the ''videos'', not the people creating them. This includes Website/YouTube channels and other collections of videos. {{YouTuber|s}} {{YouTubers}} and {{Web Video Creator|s}} Creators}} are real people, not fictional characters or works.



* We don't need the biography of the video creator, we don't record the number of views or subscribers, we don't call the videos or their creators subjective terms like "famous" or "popular", and we don't gush ''or'' complain.
* Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent still applies.

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* We don't need the biography of the video creator, we don't record the number of views or subscribers, we don't call the videos or their creators subjective terms like "famous" or "popular", and we don't gush ''or'' complain.
*
Everything on Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent still applies.applies.

Web video pages don't need:
* The biography of the creator
* Subscriber numbers and view counts
* Subjective commentary like how "famous" or "popular" they are
* Other works liked by this work's fans or in a similar style
* Gushing ''or'' complaining about the creator or their works
* Links to the creator's social media accounts or where to donate to them
* A complete listing of every topic ever covered on the channel

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!!{{Web Video}}s
Web video is a frequently misused namespace. Before you create page in this namespace, make sure the work meets these criteria:

* The work is a live-action short, film, series, or channel originally or exclusively released online.
* It is ''live-action'', not animated (WebAnimation), not a LetsPlay, and not made with video game assets ({{Machinima}}).
* It is a video work, not an audio work that happens to be hosted on Website/YouTube such as a {{Podcast}}.
* It isn't a big-budget {{Series}} or {{Film}} created for a streaming service such as Creator/{{Netflix}} or Creator/{{Hulu}}, or rebroadcast via video services network websites. Those have other namespaces.


Other things to keep in mind for the content of the page:
* The namespace is capitalized '''W'''eb '''V'''ideo, not Webvideo.
* Remember to trope the ''videos'', not the people creating them. This includes Website/YouTube channels and other collections of videos. {{YouTuber|s}} and {{Web Video Creator|s}} are real people, not fictional characters or works.
* "Reaction channels"/"reaction videos" are rarely tropable. They must engage in something creative like a skit, not just watch something and display emotions about what they're watching. Trope their use of production and artistic tropes, not what they're reacting to. It also helps if they're covering fiction, not real life, as that falls into the same general category as gossip.
* We don't need the biography of the video creator, we don't record the number of views or subscribers, we don't call the videos or their creators subjective terms like "famous" or "popular", and we don't gush ''or'' complain.
* Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent still applies.


Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but we do have ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]''. One of those standards is what to include on work pages. Administrivia/HowToCreateAWorksPage provides instructions on the basic [[Administrivia/TextFormattingRules formatting]], but some media blur the line between characters and {{Creators}}. This page provides guidelines on how to make sure you trope the ''work'', [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease not the creator]].

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Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but we do have ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards ''[[EveryoneHasStandards standards]]''. One of those standards is what to include on work pages. Administrivia/HowToCreateAWorksPage provides instructions on the basic [[Administrivia/TextFormattingRules formatting]], but some media blur the line between characters and {{Creators}}. This page provides guidelines on how to make sure you trope the ''work'', [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease not the creator]].



While it is common to include their birthdate and their first performance, these pages should be about documenting the tropes involved in the songs they perform and the bands they have participated in.


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While it is common to include their birthdate and their first performance, these pages should be about documenting the tropes involved in the songs they perform and the bands they have participated in. \n\n No troping their real lives.


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Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, but we do have ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]]''. One of those standards is what to include on work pages. Administrivia/HowToCreateAWorksPage provides instructions on the basic [[Administrivia/TextFormattingRules formatting]], but some media blur the line between characters and {{Creators}}. This page provides guidelines on how to make sure you trope the ''work'', [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease not the creator]].

Although the following rules are broken up by specific media, they apply to all creators and their works.
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!!{{Music}} and {{Musicians}}:
While it is common to include their birthdate and their first performance, these pages should be about documenting the tropes involved in the songs they perform and the bands they have participated in.


!![[ProfessionalWrestling Wrestling]] and the Wrestlers:
While it is common to include their birthdate and their first performance, these pages should be about documenting tropes involved in their wrestling matches, promotions, and the [[{{Kayfabe}} behind-the-scenes documentaries]]. It is not for gossiping about the person's life outside the ring. Several famous wrestlers have gone from acting in the ring to acting in Hollywood. For those success stories, it is encouraged to split off a Creator/ page and index their Wrestling persona as one of their original roles.


!!{{Roleplay}}s
Roleplays ([=RPs=]) are a special category of creative work in which real people are actively participating in the creation of an ongoing story, typically for an audience or for publication. In case it's not clear from these rules, TV Tropes is not your record-keeping site. Don't try it. Roleplays are treated like normal work articles, with the following caveats:

* A roleplay must be accessible to the public in order to have a work article. This means either that ...
** Anyone can read or watch the RP without a private server invitation, a login, or a paywall [[note]](unless the RP is a commercial product broadcast for profit)[[/note]].
** Private RP content is published for general consumption, in whole or in part, at some point in time.
* ''Only public content'' may be troped.
* ''The players and/or game masters are real people'' and may not be troped. Not even a little. Not even that funny thing Sue did that one time.
* All participants in the RP are considered creators and must follow the [[Administrivia/TheFicMayBeYoursButTheTropePageIsOurs rules for creators]] when editing the article.


!!{{Website}}s
Websites (including wikis) fall into an unusual category between works and creators. Rarely is a site itself credited in a creative work. Instead, its users may (collaboratively or individually) publish creative content on the site, using it as a platform. If these guidelines result in no tropable content, then we should not have an article for the website.
Some guidelines:

* A website is not a creator unless it receives an authorship credit ''as itself''.
* A website is not a creative work, although content published on it may be. [[note]](Leaving aside discussions about whether the design of a website can itself be considered tropable.)[[/note]]
* A website may be a publication or distribution platform, but it should not have an index of works unless it is in some way involved in the production of the content as well as its distribution. (Netflix makes original shows and publishes shows from other creators. Only its original shows would be listed on its article.)
* The users and administrators of a website are real people and troping them is prohibited. Yes, even if they adopt personas.

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