Rename (10/6/12): Mistaken For Index

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1 DragonQuestZ1st Apr 2012 11:46:29 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
If this is a Super Trope, it should not have "index" in the name. That's just confusing. If this is it's own trope, it needs a name that fits a trope. If not, the examples should be dropped.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
3 DragonQuestZ2nd Apr 2012 01:34:46 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
That just makes "trope" as a placeholder.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
So this page is still a mess. Most of the subtropes aren't actually subtropes, and the name doesn't work.
Single prop hooked.
6 Spark930th May 2012 03:59:27 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Bump for votes.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
Would it be more useful to keep the index and transplant the trope to another name?
Calling crowner.
Alt titles hooked.
10 ccoa24th Jul 2012 05:36:24 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
How this this page even get the name "Mistaken for Index"? It's not a supertrope to all cases of mistaking things. Its a supertrope for episode plots based on misheard conversation! Most of the "subtropes" shouldn't be on the page at all.
It was apparently once called Oops... I Did It Again. Expo Speak calls it by that name.

edited 10th Aug '12 11:06:27 PM by MrPodPerson

Relevant. (And perhaps indicative of how it got its current name.)
14 totlmstr14th Aug 2012 06:18:52 AM from California , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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When you put that in perspective: "This Index Is A Mistake!" tongue

edited 14th Aug '12 6:20:09 AM by totlmstr

Well, let's see if the names here work and what subtropes should leave the page. Opinions?
Surely there should be more discussion here.

Hmmm... perhaps Observed Wrongly, or Concluding Without Context
I added some options that specify "conversation" because this is only about conversations and all the rest is misuse.
If the problem with the old name is that it has the word "index" although it's a trope, then renaming it to This Index Is A Mistake wouldn't solve anything.
19 RJSavoy14th Mar 2013 10:03:51 AM from Edinburgh , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Any reason not to use "Misheard Conversation"?
20 SeptimusHeap14th Mar 2013 10:09:21 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Not really.
In uffish thought
No. However, it is near-identical in structure and meaning to Mistaken Conversation, but doesn't have the fun ring that that does. Whilst a decent name, I wouldn't consider it preferable.

edited 14th Mar '13 10:28:45 AM by Telcontar

"Mistaken For Whatever" shouldn't even be an option. This isn't about various things for which something can be mistaken. It's about misinterpreted overheard conversations.
23 SeptimusHeap6th Jun 2013 02:09:52 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Bumping this, since it's dying. We need to find a solution for this - keep renaming, or redefine first?
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Wouldn't we want to split off the index?
25 StarSword6th Jun 2013 03:19:07 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
[up] Agree. We should have an index for people mistaking things for other things.

Alternative Titles: Mistaken For Index
10th Jun '12 4:39:14 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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