Page Action: Hit The Helpless Hex

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Page Action: Hit The Helpless Hex
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
The trope Hit The Helpless Hex is performing very poorly (only 8 wicks and a bare handful of examples). It predates the new page discussion tool, so it has had some time for wiki magic to take hold, yet it is languishing.
This issue has been resolved and voting is closed.
+8 (yeas:10 nays:2)
Redefine and rename the trope to be any time an ability or attack's splash damage is abused in some way to get enhanced performance. Soft split by enhancement type.

Pros:
  • Clearer description and name may help wiki magic.
  • Sub-types are kept clear from each other and may let us see if a hard split is justified down the line.

Cons:
  • Since using range extension is so common in Turn-Based Strategy games, it could potentially take over the page.
-2 (yeas:1 nays:3)
Redefine the trope to be any time an ability or attack's splash damage is abused in some way to get enhanced performance. Soft split by enhancement type. Do not rename.

Pros:
  • No disruption of page
  • Clearer description may help wiki magic.

Cons:
  • If the problem is mostly the trope name, this won't do much to help.
-2 (yeas:1 nays:3)
Redefine and rename the trope to be any time an ability or attack's splash damage is abused in some way to get enhanced performance.

Pros:
  • Clearer description may help wiki magic.
  • Rename may help the trope spread faster.

Cons:
  • There may still be two or more tropes on the page.
  • Usual renaming confusion.
-2 (yeas:3 nays:5)
Split the trope into two new tropes, one about using splash damage to hit an otherwise hard to hit or damage target, and one about using area of effect to extend the range of an ability. Give both new names (to be decided).

Pros:
  • Clearer description and better name may help wiki magic.
  • The second is nigh-universal in Turn Based Strategy, so would otherwise take over a merged trope.

Cons:
  • There may not be enough examples of each to justify a split.
-3 (yeas:1 nays:4)
Do Nothing.

Pros:
  • No disruption of page.

Cons:
  • Whatever is keeping the page from growing has not been addressed.
  • There may still be two or more tropes on the page.
-3 (yeas:0 nays:3)
Redefine the trope to be any time an ability or attack's splash damage is abused in some way to get enhanced performance. Do not rename.

Pros:
  • No disruption of page
  • Clearer description may help wiki magic.

Cons:
  • If the problem is mostly the trope name, this won't do much to help.
  • There may still be two or more tropes on the page.
-3 (yeas:1 nays:4)
Split the trope into two new tropes, one about using splash damage to hit an otherwise hard to hit or damage target, and one about using area of effect to extend the range of an ability. Keep the name Hit The Helpless Hex for the first.

Pros:
  • Clearer description may help wiki magic.
  • The second is nigh-universal in Turn-Based Strategy, so would otherwise take over a merged trope.

Cons:
  • If the problem is mostly the trope name, this may only help the new trope.
Total number: 7. Number shown: 7.

Total number of votes: 41

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