Fight It Out!Encyclopedia of the Supernatural and Omniscient Source of Answers are in YKTTW.
More tropes to include under Omniscient Source Of Answers: The Library of Babel, which might be split into "library of everything" and "magic library".
Do we want to make a rename crowner for this then?
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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
A Wizard boyIt 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.
A Wizard boyIt's a transplant, not a rename. We are making a trope about literally magical databases and another about Omniscient Information Sources.
Ravenous SophovoreWe have consensus to act, is anyone willing to do the transplant?
Sharknado WarningPretty the Fast One has ordered "no change needed"
A Wizard boy^Read that better. The unnecessary refinement was about YKTTW, not the transplant. ^^There is an alt-names crowner waiting for you.
Ravenous SophovoreI'm up-to-date on Hollers and haven't seen one.
A Wizard boyHere. I am sure I sent a holler about that.
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PiffyIs Police Hot Dog Database also gonna get YKTTW'd/split off?
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A Wizard boyI assume we need a YKTTW for the magical database here, right?
SF-81A Black Knight^If that's the one that's "database of the supernatural", I'm willing to put it up.
A Wizard boyYes.
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