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The in character version: My fellow revolutionaries! Too long have work names languished in potholes, making searching impossible! The first instance of a work name when it is listed as an example of a trope should not be locked behind a pothole that only makes sense to people familiar with the series! I'm making it my life's mission to free all of those so falsely imprisoned! Now who's with me?

The boring version: When you Entry Pimp a work name on a trope page, please leave the work name un-potholed, and if you come across any such potholes, please free the work name from said pothole. This makes the wiki less confusing overall for everybody.

Here's an example of how to liberate works names. On the page Absent-Minded Professor, Professor Oak was once listed as an example with nothing but:

It's since been changed to:

  • Pokémon Red and Blue's Professor Oak is so absent-minded he doesn't remember his own grandson's name, leaving it up to the player to remind him.

(Of course, you don't have to be fancy when you liberate a pothole, but sometimes a little bit of elaboration is helpful.)

Until the wiki as a whole decides to adopt this as a matter of course, please be a roaming works name liberator like I am. (Current project: Liberating Punctuated! For! Emphasis!.)

Willowleaf24 from Wisconsin Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Nov 24th 2020 at 9:19:38 AM

Note to self: Playing with Character Type needs some looking at.

rjd1922 Image Pickin' regular from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Image Pickin' regular
Nov 28th 2020 at 1:14:22 PM

[up][up]That's not technically a pothole since it doesn't use [[brackets]] to link word(s) to a page. Some argue that it should still be forbidden for an example to say "Harry Potter does this," but I don't think there's any official ruling about whether this violates policy.

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bwburke94 Ultimate ??? from Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Ultimate ???
Dec 14th 2020 at 9:23:11 AM

[up] I typically word it as "the title character of Harry Potter" or "the titular Harry Potter". (Except when dealing with comic book examples, because of the unique nature of that namespace.)

Hey there. Guess I don't have to introduce myself, huh?
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