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* UntitledTitle: Invoked with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:TenPoundHammer%27s_Law TenPoundHammer's Law]], which was declared after a number of articles on forthcoming music albums were titled "[name of artist]'s [x]th album" and summarily deleted for containing nothing but speculation. The rule therefore states that any article with an Untitled Title name of that nature will very likely be deleted.



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**Early articles often contain non-standartly formated lists, and contain links (to at least redirects, if not remaining articles), that would never be created now due to lack of "notability".


* FollowTheLeader: The wiki craze started here, but this was not the first wiki. The UrExample was Ward Cunningham's Portland Pattern Repository.


* WikiVandal: Overt vandalization is reverted rapidly--but subtle vandalization has been known to last months on less-traveled pages. One of the common complaints about accuracy aimed at Wikipedia. Some really outrageous claims in articles are often supported by nothing but the "citation" tag.[-[[superscript:[''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle citation needed]]''[=]=]]]-]

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* WikiVandal: Overt vandalization is reverted rapidly--but subtle vandalization has been known to last months on less-traveled pages. One of the common complaints about accuracy aimed at Wikipedia. Some really outrageous claims in articles are often supported by nothing but the "citation" tag.[-[[superscript:[''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle citation needed]]''[=]=]]]-]needed]]''[=]=]]]-] In fact, the longest time a hoax article stayed was 13 years.

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* JennysNumber: The Wikipedia entry for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paste_(Unix) Unix command 'paste']] includes 867-5309 as a number for "Jenny Igotit" ("I got it", a reference to the Tommy Tutone song).


** Wikipedia has had several infamous cases of this causing purges of articles dealing with various forms of new media. The late 2000's saw this primarily happen with webcomics, as was covered [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikimedia_fundraiser_highlights_webcomic_community%27s_frustration_with_Wikipedia_guidelines by Wikinews]] and [[http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/apr/10/wikipedia.internet an editorial]] at The Guardian. Articles on games, gaming history and culture [[http://www.raphkoster.com/2009/01/05/losing-mud-history/ are also]] common targets. The 2010's have been seeing this happen more commonly with YouTube personalities and their channels. It's ''especially'' been the case with video game and anime/manga characters, which are likely to be deleted if they don't have several sources discussing the characters themselves in detail, ideally full-page articles on them.

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** Wikipedia has had several infamous cases of this causing purges of articles dealing with various forms of new media. The late 2000's saw this primarily happen with webcomics, as was covered [[http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikimedia_fundraiser_highlights_webcomic_community%27s_frustration_with_Wikipedia_guidelines by Wikinews]] and [[http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2008/apr/10/wikipedia.internet an editorial]] at The Guardian. Articles on games, gaming history and culture [[http://www.raphkoster.com/2009/01/05/losing-mud-history/ are also]] common targets. The 2010's have been seeing this happen more commonly with YouTube Website/YouTube personalities and their channels. It's ''especially'' been the case with video game and anime/manga characters, which are likely to be deleted if they don't have several sources discussing the characters themselves in detail, ideally full-page articles on them.


* AbridgedForChildren: The [[https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Simple English Wikipedia]] has shorter articles with simpler language for children and people learning English as a foreign language.

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* AbridgedForChildren: The [[https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Simple English Wikipedia]] has shorter articles with simpler language for children children, people with learning disabilities and people learning English as a foreign an additional language.


* AbridgedForChildren: The [[https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Simple English Wikipedia]] has shorter articles with simpler language for children.

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* AbridgedForChildren: The [[https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Simple English Wikipedia]] has shorter articles with simpler language for children.children and people learning English as a foreign language.


* DeadpanSnarker: A picture of two covered clear plastic cups with straws filled with wine, captioned, "Wine in drinkware befitting [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk_(wine) plonk]]."
** The type of tank listed for the [[UsefulNotes/KiwisWithCarbines Bob]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Semple_tank Semple]] [[TanksForNothing tank is]] [[SarcasmMode "Tank"]], quotation marks included.

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* DeadpanSnarker: A picture of two covered clear plastic cups with straws filled with wine, captioned, "Wine in drinkware befitting Although most such examples get deleted sooner or later by a humorless editor, a few instances manage to survive:
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[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plonk_(wine) plonk]].page]] for "plonk" features a picture of two covered clear plastic cups with straws filled with wine captioned "Wine (a White Zinfandel) in drinkware befitting plonk."
** The type of tank listed for the [[UsefulNotes/KiwisWithCarbines Bob]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Semple_tank page]] for the [[UsefulNotes/KiwisWithCarbines Bob Semple]] [[TanksForNothing tank is]] [[SarcasmMode "Tank"]], quotation marks included.tank]] refers to it as a [[ScareQuotes "tank"]] within the text.


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* AbridgedForChildren: The [[https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Simple English Wikipedia]] has shorter articles with simpler language for children.


%%Troping Wikipedia's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about, otherwise, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao not be tolerated.

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%%Troping Wikipedia's userbase is all fun and games, but in order to do that, you first need to cite something that either exemplifies or gives us further reading on what you're talking about, otherwise, your entry will be considered Troper Tales and commented out until someone drops by and leaves a citation. Zero-Context examples will alao also not be tolerated.

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** Trivia sections were ubiquitous in Wikipedia articles until approximately 2008, when the site started cracking down hard on indiscriminate lists of facts in articles.

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** This is subverted on the main page, but in a fun way: the topics discussed on the front page are lighthearted and absurd, but are also actual articles.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: There are a lot of things that Wikipedia considers to be un-noteworthy. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saugeen-Maitland_Hall#The_Saugeen_stripper The Saugeen stripper]] is not one of those things.

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