Ambiguous Name: Sdrawkcab Name

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Sdrawckab Alias (and Backwards Alias as a redirect) seem best to me.

Though I have to admit, I got a kick out of Ecila And Bob.
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I prefer Sdrawkcab Alias. Other backwards words are hard to recognize.
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53 johnnye11th Dec 2012 08:42:53 AM from Brighton, UK , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
I have a useful mnemonic that might help those people who find it difficult to spell Sdrawkcab — it's "backwards" backwards. The More You Know...

I say make Sdrawkcab Name the supertrope and Sdrawkcab Alias the "used as a pseudonym" subtrope.

(My God, I had to think for a second about how to spell pseudonym! The dictionary people should change it!)
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54 Xtifr11th Dec 2012 06:53:06 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up]Heh, handy mnemonic. Wonder why nobody else thought of it? [lol]

Basically, though that's what we're doing. Sdrawkcab Alias is in YKTTW, and we're just waiting for it to finish. The only real question remaining is whether that's what we should call it. And I say yes to Sdrawkcab Alias. It's a very closely related trope, so the similar names make sense, but "name" vs. "alias" is a pretty clear distinction. I don't think it's going to cause problems, and I think an unrelated name might.

p.s. The Alias discussion looks pretty good, and already has five hats, so it can probably be launched just as soon as we're sure about the name.
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55 Cider15th Dec 2012 09:33:42 AM from Not New York , Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
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Not a trope, yeah it has been disputed already but that the suggestion was even made is enough for a repeat. Rellik is killer spelled backwards!
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I launched Sdrawkcab Alias moments ago.

There were more than 800 links to Sdrawkcab Name. Some of these need to point to Sdrawkcab Alias. I have checked all links to Backwards Name, and the A links to Sdrawkcab Name.

We need to check B through Z on this list: Related to Main/SdrawkcabName.

How to check: Take the name ("Amzy") and spell it backwards. If the reversal ("Yzma") is the character's real name In-Universe, then you have a Sdrawkcab Alias. In contrast, if "Waldo" and "Odlaw" are two different characters, or if "Rotiart" is the real name, then you have a Sdrawkcab Name. If there is not enough information, then use Sdrawkcab Name, which is the supertrope.

EDIT: I checked the B links.

edited 19th Dec '12 7:04:53 PM by Kernigh

57 Spark923rd Dec 2012 02:53:20 PM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Do we need another subtrope for "foreshadowing a character trait through its backwards name"? E.g. having a character called Rotiart show up who turns out to be a traitor. Is that meaningfully distinct from the supertrope Sdrawkcab Name?
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Don't think it's necessary.
I checked the C links.

We need to check D through Z on this list: Related to Main/SdrawkcabName.

EDIT: I checked Da through Dm.

edited 30th Dec '12 7:40:19 PM by Kernigh

I checked Dn through Dz, and E.

Okay, okay, but should we keep Alucard the same?
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Alucard is a specific sdrawkcab name that shows up often enough in vampire fiction to be a trope of its own. It probably doesn't need a big change.

edited 14th Jan '13 9:20:02 PM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
Kk. Just need to know what are the relations of the three tropes in terms of Super Trope, Sub-Trope, etc.
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Subtrope of Sdrawkcab Name, but only counts as a Sdrawkcab Alias if it's the D-man himself using it (which I think is not that often these days).
Rhymes with "Protracted."
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edited 15th Jan '13 8:07:23 PM by Thecommander236

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66 lu12718th Mar 2013 04:55:52 AM from 空蝉 , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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67 Xtifr19th Mar 2013 01:41:21 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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Isn't this all done except for wick checking/sorting? Shouldn't it have the little "pending final" orange asterisk?
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
68 SeptimusHeap19th Mar 2013 01:44:12 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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There was talk of a rename.
69 Xtifr19th Mar 2013 04:57:28 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up]Support for that proposition seemed to be negligible. In any case, we really need to finish the wick cleanup/sorting.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Forwards Sdrawkcab Name ?
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I checked F.

Nothing happened from 14th January 2013 (when I checked E) to 8th April 2013 (today, when I checked F). In the F zone, I only made 2 links to Sdrawkcab Alias (though I also made 1 link to Significant Anagram and 1 link to Alucard).
Thought this discussion was dead. What about Backwards Anagram? Or Semordnilap? (read this page for an explanation. Also this for other such words.

Spelled Backwards?
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73 Xtifr9th Apr 2013 04:49:10 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up]All decisions are final, I think, at this point. We're merely implementing them—cleaning up the wicks. No valid arguments for a rename have been brought forward, and Sdrawkcab Alias has already been launched.

[down]Sifting through wicks and making sure they point to the appropriate trope. Kernigh just finished 'F' above.

edited 9th Apr '13 4:53:49 PM by Xtifr

"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
74 SeptimusHeap9th Apr 2013 04:50:41 PM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
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What sort of cleanup needs to be done? This thread wandered quite a bit.
Isn't this taken care of?

The trope's been split; can we take cleanup into another thread? We kind of have a limit on here.

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