I don't think the new name really works: Half Truth get usage counts
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51 ccoa14th Apr 2012 09:04:06 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Calling crowner in favor of Metaphorically True.
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52 ccoa15th May 2012 07:50:57 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
We have a name and consensus. Let's see some action, or we'll need to shelve this.
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53 ccoa17th Jun 2012 08:32:38 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
There are 179 wicks left here.
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Just a rename? I thought we were going to split off what "Half Truth" really means as a separate trope?
I was wondering the same. My impression was that "Half truth" was going to be for statements that (while intended to mislead) were logically true without heavily twisting words, or using obscure meanings.

That is, "Luke, we lost your father to a battle with the Sith," or "your father, a promising Jedi, was defeated by Darth Vader" would both be half truths - it is clear that they are not lies. Things like "he was alive when I last saw him [and shot him in the gut]" fall under Half Truth as well.

I thought "Metaphorical Truth" was going to be for statements like "Darth Vader betrayed and murdered your father". For the "murder" part of that statement in particular to be true, we're dependent on a metaphorical, or unusual, reading of the words (in this case, it seems like an outright lie if you don't know (amongst other things) that the Jedi regard the Sith as akin to the walking dead).
56 Xtifr17th Jun 2012 09:00:28 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up]and [up][up], having just read through the whole thread, you're both correct. This is not a rename but a split, and the vote was for the name for the new trope. The examples and wicks need to be sorted, not just blindly moved.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
57 ccoa1st Aug 2012 07:54:43 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Is anyone going to fix the mess, or do we need to revert everything and morgue this?

edited 1st Aug '12 7:54:51 AM by ccoa

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58 SeptimusHeap1st Aug 2012 08:07:14 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
For the wicks, there is the wick fixing thread. For the trope that is to be entered in Half Truth, if no YKTTW is available we'll need to scrap it or make an analogous thread for YKTTWs, since they are the most problematic bits of TRS work aside of wicks.
So we probably need to get the ball rolling on this. It seems the only thing that's been done is swapping the name around, which is probably more confusing since the majority of examples are Half Truths and not Metaphorical Truths. Unfortunately, I've never done this sort of thing so I have no idea what's going on.

I will say though, since somebody mentioned needing one above, that there was no YKTTW for this trope, which was really my bad, it's the first trope I made years back and I didn't know YKTTW was a thing until the talk page exploded right after posting it.
60 lu1277th Jan 2013 09:23:42 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking. Either YKTTW Half Truth or we'll have to revert this.
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61 lu12729th Jan 2013 12:32:52 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Guess we're never getting this done. Ah, well.
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Alternative Titles: Half Truth
31st Mar '12 2:28:48 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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