Single Proposition: Translator Microbes
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+7 (yeas:25 nays:18) Proposition:
Rename Translator Microbes
- There are two redirects:
- Article has about 200+ current wicks and 200+ logged referrals
- The name should not be read literally; the trope places no restrictions on precisely what the device is or how it works.
- Alleged misuse by omission, i.e. not linking to the trope from other articles that could (or should) do so. Possibly because "Universal Translator" wasn't added as a redirect until now.
- Redirects are arguably pre-existing terms, and certainly more widely-known. Both of them predate the current Trope Namer by decades.
- "Universal Translator" in specific is Exactly What It Says on the Tin — can't get any more clear and concise than that. It can also be traced back as far as 1945 (according to Wikipedia).
- Internet search results for "universal translator" consistently outnumber "translator microbes" by a factor of ten-to-one.
- 200 wicks on the current name is a decent amount of use ("inertia").
- Confusion or misuse is a small minority. Most wicks are in places where it makes no real difference which term is used to provide the link.
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Total number of votes: 43