Linking names and titles in text based lists

  • This guide applies to any list where names and titles are linked, but the most common list is trivia.
  • Please remember to follow this method whenever you mention a person (actor, crew member etc.) or title (film, TV show, video game etc.) that already exists somewhere else in the database. The relevant name or title will then appear correctly hyperlinked on the site.
  • [link=title number or person number] will link to a title/name const. You can retrieve the person number, also known as the nconst, from the URL of a person's page. For example, [link=nm2106835] becomes Cynthia Lea. You can retrieve the title number, also known as the tconst, from the URL of the title's page. For example, [link=tt0093832] becomes Red's Dream.
  • Please do not create multiple [link=title number or person number] links for the same name/title within the same submission, i.e. In preparation for her role as [link=nm0000031], [link=nm0000949] learned to play tennis and golf and took cold showers, something Hepburn is known for. - only the first instance of each name should be linked.
  • There is no need to create self-referential [link=title number or person number] links, i.e. links to the title that the submission is actually attached to. Usually "the film", "this film", "the movie" etc. is sufficient.
  • There is currently no way to link companies or characters.

  • Names


    • You can retrieve the person number, also known as the nconst, from the URL of a person's page. For example, [link=nm2106835] becomes Cynthia Lea.
      [link=nm0000246] becomes Bruce Willis
      [link=nm0849083] becomes Tomoyuki Tanaka

    Titles


    • You can retrieve the title number, also known as the tconst, from the URL of the title's page. For example, [link=tt0093832] becomes Red's Dream.
  • Please enter the information in this format [link=title number].
    [link=tt0305669] becomes Bringing Down the House
    [link=tt0533443] becomes Hush episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    
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