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Rename (alt titles 8/31): Skippy Rules get usage counts

 51 ccoa, Fri, 31st Aug '12 8:03:03 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Rule Named For The Violator? Badly Behaving Rule Namer?

Eesh, all these are really long.

...Oh, and crowners swapped. ^^;

edited 31st Aug '12 8:04:02 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 52 Septimus Heap, Fri, 31st Aug '12 8:17:38 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Is The Violator Rule in any way ambiguous? If not, we can make it the name and use the laconicoid names as redirects.

 53 ccoa, Fri, 31st Aug '12 9:03:13 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
My only problem with The Violator Rule is that the rule namer is not technically a violator, since the rule didn't exist when he or she displayed the behavior that necessitated the rule.

But that's a really minor nitpick.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 54 Xtifr, Fri, 31st Aug '12 5:00:28 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
Rule Named After Violator is only four words; doesn't seem that much longer than a three word name, and conciseness is our second criteria, which should be trumped by clarity, which The Violator Rule lacks. The latter could be a rule about what happens to people who violate the other rules, or all sorts of things. There's nothing in there to suggest that this is about the name of a rule. I think one (count it, one) extra word is worth the extra clarity.

eta: Named The Rule After Him is still the worst choice, though, IMO, as that could be any person who has had a rule named after them. There's nothing in there to suggest that breaking the rule was involved in naming it.

edited 31st Aug '12 5:08:18 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 55 Larkmarn, Tue, 25th Sep '12 6:54:45 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I like The Violator Rule.

Not perfect, but it works.

 56 Madrugada, Tue, 25th Sep '12 7:24:29 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Rule-Breaker Rule-Namer?

edited 25th Sep '12 7:24:37 AM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 57 lu 127, Fri, 7th Dec '12 7:08:08 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
I like. [up]
小さく揺れた向日葵
Bumping for more votes.

 59 Xtifr, Wed, 30th Jan '13 12:04:12 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
I think we have a runaway winner here.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 60 Willbyr, Tue, 5th Feb '13 10:05:09 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Agreed; calling it in favor of Rule-Breaker Rule-Namer. Make it so.
 61 Septimus Heap, Tue, 5th Feb '13 10:12:59 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Rename done. Wicks and page are moved and Renamed Tropes and the FAQ thread are finished.

 62 Willbyr, Tue, 5th Feb '13 10:14:09 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Alternative Titles: Skippy Rules
31st Aug '12 2:08:18 AM
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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