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Needs Help: Heterosexual Life Partners get usage counts

 51 Xtifr, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 2:27:43 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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Calling a heterosexual, same-sex couple "platonic" seems like a misuse of the word.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Alright, the crowner is here. Do I need to talk to a moderator or something to attach it...?

 53 tdgoodrich 1, Sat, 22nd Sep '12 6:10:47 AM from Atlanta Relationship Status: Californicating
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[up]Already hollered for you. You click the little yellow triangle button above the post you want to holler for the mods, for future reference.

edited 22nd Sep '12 6:11:36 AM by tdgoodrich1

"Polite life will fill you full of cancer." - Iggy Pop

"I've seen the future, brother, it is murder." -Leonard Cohen
Ah, thank you.

if we really want to change the name why not just make it Best Friends Forever or Life Long Friends.

or if the emphasis is really that they're best friends who are the same sex then something like No Homo or No Homo Bros or No Homo Love or Bromance. unfortunately theres no equivalent word for bromances between women. or a non gender indicative equivalent.

not sure if No Homo in of itself carries Unfortunate Implications.
 
[up] Those names seem iffy.

edited 28th Sep '12 11:16:21 AM by FlintlockWolfman

[not sure if No Homo in of itself carries Unfortunate Implications.]

It does, as do most of your other proposed names. Life Long Friends sounds possible, but again it's virtually identical to Platonic Life Partners.

Anyway, the crowner's been up for about a week and it seems like renaming is in the overwhelming majority. Can I mark the issue solved and start an alternate names crowner now?

edited 28th Sep '12 12:18:17 PM by FoolsEditAccount

I almost proposed leaving Heterosexual Life-Partners as is, and renaming Platonic Life Partners to Homosexual Life Partners. However, I think that renaming Heterosexual Life-Partners is the better idea.
 
 59 shimaspawn, Wed, 10th Oct '12 12:06:55 AM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
No Homo is hugely offensive and carries terrible implications. Let's not use it.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
so noted
 
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Yeah, the word "homosexual" has FAR too much connotational baggage to be used simply for "same sex friend".
"Anyway, the crowner's been up for about a week and it seems like renaming is in the overwhelming majority. Can I mark the issue solved and start an alternate names crowner now?"

It's now been up for a month and the rename option still has a clear majority. Can we start the alternate names crowner now?

 63 shimaspawn, Fri, 12th Oct '12 6:09:55 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
The crowner does not meet the required ratio to being renamed despite being up for weeks. Renaming fails. Locking crowner.

Is there any other business to do or can this thread be locked?

edited 12th Oct '12 6:14:26 PM by shimaspawn

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Page Action: Heterosexual Life Partners
22nd Sep '12 6:04:38 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
At issue:
The title carries the Unfortunate Implications that homosexuals cannot form platonic relationships. Furthermore, the trope is extremely similar to Platonic Life Partners.
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