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7th Feb, 2021 11:26:18 PM

They can be phrased differently, that's absolutely fine. As to how much context is too much, well, you do need to include enough so that it's comprehensible on its own.

7th Feb, 2021 11:30:11 PM

  • Not necessarily. The important thing is to have all the vital parts of the example's information in both sides, even though the wording isn't exactly the same. Sometimes it's even necessary to change the wording as it would be awkward otherwise. For example, for the trope page the example might need to refer briefly to the story's synopsis or evolution in order to provide context for the reader who is only reading the example from that page; this bit wouldn't be necessary in the example's entry in the work page since the synopsis and evolution of the story is already elaborated across all trope examples listed there.
  • I think that the last part of the first question's answer addressed indirectly the second question.

8th Feb, 2021 01:27:51 AM

I think you hit the nail on the head with "The examples could be a lot more laconic on the work page, as there is much more context available there".

They can't be too laconic, of course, or they'll turn into ZCEs, but the difference is that on the trope page, people can't be expected to know anything about the show, but on the show's work page, they can.

8th Feb, 2021 10:50:00 AM

Yeah, you can trim down or re-word examples when crosswicking as long as the actual trope context remains.

8th Feb, 2021 01:15:16 PM

Yep, on the work page, you can expect people to have the context of anything above the example line. Examples do have to be comprehensible without the context of any other examples that might be on the page, though.

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