Do we want to make a rename crowner for this then?
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Bump for votes.
I think that whether the contents of the database are about magic or not makes absolutely no difference. This is about the data you need to advance the story just magically being in the database. No change needed.
edited 10th Jul '12 1:57:21 AM by FastEddie
It makes no difference indeed. Whether the data are actual magic or are improbably well working is a difference, though.
Plus, it's actually possible for a literally magical database to not be what's currently called a Magical Database. I'm not sure about those YKTTWs at the top of the page, though. We may be making this unnecessarily complicated.
edited 10th Jul '12 1:54:03 AM by nrjxll
Yes. This is unnecessary refinement.
Well, there is a genuine problem - this trope is, basically, Omniscient Information Source, but is being used for literally-magical databases regardless of whether they're actually omniscient (or even particularly close). So a rename probably is a good idea. But splitting it up? Not really necessary.
It's a transplant, not a rename. We are making a trope about literally magical databases and another about Omniscient Information Sources.
We have consensus to act, is anyone willing to do the transplant?
Pretty the Fast One has ordered "no change needed"
^Read that better. The unnecessary refinement was about YKTTW, not the transplant. ^^There is an alt-names crowner waiting for you.
I'm up-to-date on Hollers and haven't seen one.
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^If that's the one that's "database of the supernatural", I'm willing to put it up.
Alternative Titles: Magical Database
26th Aug '12 3:14:11 AM