Unclear Definition (new crowner 9/18): Planet Eris get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 10th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM

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101 Xtifr12th Dec 2012 02:15:59 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
No response, so I made a crowner. Calling for a hook.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
102 lu12714th Dec 2012 06:45:26 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
103 Xtifr16th Dec 2012 02:37:55 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Bump for more votes
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
104 Xtifr28th Dec 2012 03:04:57 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Looks like we're getting close to a decision here, but a few more votes would definitely help.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
105 Noaqiyeum29th Dec 2012 10:01:19 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Otherworldly Rainbows
The leader of the moment bothers me because 'weirdness' is subjective, and broad enough to probably cover most Urban Fantasies. Planet Anything Goes is much clearer on that.

edited 29th Dec '12 10:01:38 PM by Noaqiyeum

If you love somebody, set them on fire.
106 Xtifr30th Dec 2012 12:40:09 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Hey, they're both my suggestions; I have a hard time complaining if either wins. :)

But I do kind of see your point.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
107 johnnye30th Dec 2012 05:23:41 AM from Brighton, UK , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
There seems to be a huge contingent of tropers who thing that alliteration always makes everything better. It's rather odd.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
108 SeptimusHeap30th Dec 2012 05:26:00 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
We have 4 names with consensus ATM. Personally, I like World of Weirdness because it's the most straightforward.
109 johnnye30th Dec 2012 06:22:39 AM from Brighton, UK , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
[up]I really don't see how it's straightforward. "Absurd" and "Anything goes" at least have fairly clear definitions (of which "anything goes" is closer to what we're going for here; "absurdity" usually involves deliberate craziness in order to mess with the reader's mind). "Weird" can mean unusual, abnormal, surreal, uncanny, magical, creepy, or just out-of-the-ordinary. Most fictional settings are "weird" on some level.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
110 SeptimusHeap30th Dec 2012 06:36:17 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
World OF Weirdness, not Weird World. Also, "Anything Goes" can be something like Eternal Sexual Freedom.

World Of Absurdity would be close to Bizarro Episode.

111 johnnye30th Dec 2012 08:53:07 AM from Brighton, UK , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
[up]Yeah, those are legitimate criticisms. I really don't think we've come up with a good one.
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112 Noaqiyeum30th Dec 2012 11:09:42 AM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Otherworldly Rainbows
We have 4 names with consensus ATM.
4 names with consensus

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If you love somebody, set them on fire.
113 Xtifr31st Dec 2012 12:03:15 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Well, fortunately, we're actually down to two now. So we just need enough more votes to resolve which of the two to use. If all else fails, we could have a run-off, but I'm hoping that won't be required.

I do think people are being a little too paranoid about the potential for misunderstanding here. English has a lot of inherent ambiguity, due to words with multiple meanings and whatnot, and some people will misinterpret just about any name. I agree that World of Weirdness might be a little too ambiguous (even though it was my suggestion), but Planet Anything Goes seems clear enough to me. Anyone who would assume that means Free Sex Future is probably going to be misusing so many other tropes that they should be called in for a little chat with the mods. :)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Petting Zoo Person
I don't like any of these names with "planet" in the title. Does that sound wrong and arbitrary?
I must be cruel, but to be kind That bad may begin, and worse be left behind
115 Noaqiyeum31st Dec 2012 07:35:55 PM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Otherworldly Rainbows
Well, not entirely. I could see Planet Anything Goes being used for social-anarchist paradises like New Hong Kong, but those are infrequent enough that I wouldn't expect much confusion.

That said, World Anything Goes would be acceptable but I don't think it flows quite as well.

Here's a compromise suggestion: World Of Whatever?
If you love somebody, set them on fire.
116 Xtifr31st Dec 2012 07:50:46 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
World Of Whatever sounds like a planet where apathy is their hat.

Anyway, I think our problem is too many good choices. I don't see how adding more will fix that. I've actually already voted down choices I think are good simply to help push this towards a resolution, but it hasn't helped.

(Personally, I still think Unconstrained Absurdity is one of the best choices, but that seems to have sunk to the bottom, for whatever reason.)
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
117 SeptimusHeap1st Jan 2013 01:37:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
I think people believe this is a setting trope. I would not mind using a runoff crowner for this.
118 nrjxll1st Jan 2013 02:03:50 AM , Relationship Status: Not war
I think people believe this is a setting trope.

Are you saying it isn't?
119 SeptimusHeap1st Jan 2013 02:08:49 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
No. Don't read that much into it. That is why they don't use Unconstrained Absurdity.

edited 1st Jan '13 2:09:18 AM by SeptimusHeap

Petting Zoo Person
To me, all the ones with "planet" in them immediately make me think it has something to do with space travel, whereas "world" does not carry the same connotations by virtue of being vaguer (as it could refer to the setting as a whole, a literal planet, a dimension, or the like).
I must be cruel, but to be kind That bad may begin, and worse be left behind
121 Xtifr9th Jan 2013 01:48:50 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Bump for more votes. We really need to resolve this at some point...
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
122 SeptimusHeap9th Jan 2013 01:50:16 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Do we need a runoff crowner?
123 Xtifr23rd Jan 2013 12:03:20 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
I think first place is looking pretty solid, though we might want to consider using some of the runners-up as redirects.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
124 SeptimusHeap23rd Jan 2013 12:05:07 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Eh, when I do a rename, I usually turn the runners-up in green into redirects unless they are bad.
125 lu12725th Jan 2013 06:24:32 AM from 七夜 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Have we swapped in the new description?

Alternative Titles: Planet Eris 2
12th Dec '12 2:13:11 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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