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

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26 StarSword22nd Jun 2013 12:52:33 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
Bump for votes.
Only options in green are:

28 johnnye31st Jul 2013 05:03:43 AM from Brighton, UK , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
Wow, I've been misinterpreting this for ages (ironic, huh?). For some crazy reason I just assumed it was an index of "Mistaken" tropes.

It's interesting that "Oops... I Did It Again" used to have a link to "Three Is Company", which now redirects to the same page. I guess they were merged at some point?
"We don't harm little girls in Dorne."
— Oberyn Martell
29 StarSword31st Jul 2013 07:14:44 AM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
[up]I get the feeling it's another one of those "Oh, they'll read the page and find out what it means" things. But the dingbat who named it used "index" in the name, so people think it's an index.
[up]I'm guessing at the time it was renamed the vast majority of the subtropes were of the "Mistaken for X" variety and there were few or no examples that didn't belong in one of the subtropes, so the "dingbat who named it" himself thought it was an index of "Mistaken" tropes.
We could split this into an index about misunderstandings. On the name issue, Misheard Conversation is really bland and not particularly indictative of the comedic nature of the trope, so we need something else.
What goes around, comes around
what goes up, must come down
The description says it's an episode. If Misheard Conversation is chosen, people will misuse it as any misunderstood conversation or a conversation someone was not meant to hear.
33 SeptimusHeap1st Oct 2013 04:00:30 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
OK, I get it: This Alt Names crowner was premature. I think we'll need to restart it wholesale. And have a proper definition discussion beforehand.
Yes, I am barely seeing any discussion.
Sorry to have added to the confusion. Did not see this thread before making this YKTTW, which covers a lot of the same ground.

Agree with the general consensus on the thread: there needs to be both an index for "mistaken for" tropes, and a trope for taking overheard conversations out-of-context and jumping to the wrong conclusion. The Mistaken for Index page as it stands does neither particularly well.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Out-of-Context Eavesdropping has been launched, but needs more edits.

The new trope still hasn't taken "supertrope" duty from the index, asserting itself as a sister trope, and hasn't taken the examples off the mistaken index page.
It seems to me that the neatest way to solve this would be to rewrite the Mistaken for Index as an actual index, since Out-of-Context Eavesdropping is taking its place as a trope.

Sorry if I was jumping the gun, but, y'know, easier to get forgiveness than permission, and this thread seemed pretty dead.
38 SeptimusHeap1st Dec 2013 02:27:52 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Bump. Given the discussion here, it might seem best to remove the rename crowner and pinpoint a course of action before continuing with a rename process.
39 StarSword1st Dec 2013 07:07:30 AM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
You are of Bajor.
How's this proposal for a single proposition crowner?

  • Split off the subtrope list into a new mistakes index, name TBD.
  • Rename the trope and stick it on that index.
40 Willbyr1st Jan 2014 06:44:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock is set.
41 Willbyr5th Jan 2014 05:39:17 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock's up; locking for inactivity.
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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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