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Misused (Discussing fate of old name): Evil Eye get usage counts

Evil Eye has three existing meanings off-wiki:
  • A curse ("the Evil Eye")
  • A glare ("giving someone the evil eye")
  • The literal interpretation of evil-looking eyes.
It is being misused as such both in wicks and on its own example list, and is being renamed.


Next round of roll-call: the new name. As before, we'll be taking votes for a minimum of 72 hours. The options: Vote [tup] or [tdown] on each option. For the sake of easy tallying and avoiding repeats, if you change your mind on something, please edit your original vote post (and make a new post saying you changed your mind if you'd like to post your reasons).

edited 3rd Apr '13 11:50:29 AM by Ironeye

 76 Septimus Heap, Fri, 5th Apr '13 12:28:38 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Disambig. We can wait on a fake redlink.

 77 Ironeye, Tue, 9th Apr '13 6:04:10 PM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Are there any updates on the potential YKTTW?
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 78 Septimus Heap, Tue, 9th Apr '13 11:56:44 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
The fact that nobody posted is usually a good clue that there was no progress.

 79 Ironeye, Wed, 10th Apr '13 1:09:07 AM from SoCal Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
Cutmaster-san
Clue, yes, but I've seen people make YKTTW without posting before.
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 80 Septimus Heap, Wed, 10th Apr '13 1:15:25 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
The YKTTW search function doesn't give me anything.

 81 lu 127, Wed, 10th Apr '13 4:00:09 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Is the YKTTW we're looking for based on this concept? I'd be willing to work on it, if I knew what exactly we're talking about. Cause I'm not sure right now.
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 82 Septimus Heap, Wed, 10th Apr '13 4:17:24 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Basically, yes.

Cleaned up parts of Magic Eye relating to the former trope name.

 84 Marq FJA, Sun, 14th Apr '13 4:02:35 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Swapped Evil Eye with Magic Eye on the indexes the former was listed on, except for We Are Not Alone, because frankly I don't know how to change that one right.

edited 14th Apr '13 4:02:57 PM by MarqFJA

Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
So are we going through the wicks or are we done here? Has anyone started on the YKTTW for Evil Eyes?

 86 Septimus Heap, Mon, 13th May '13 12:42:21 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
No, no and no, respectively.

 87 Spark 9, Thu, 16th May '13 2:33:01 PM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Unfortunately, we have overlooked that Magic Eye is an established term for something completely different: those pattern pictures that show a 3D image if you stare at them hard enough, like this one, also known as stereograms. That other wiki explains the term.
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 88 Septimus Heap, Thu, 16th May '13 2:36:55 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
The way your page redirects says me that it's better known for the work. And we are still in time to rename this to Magical Eye.

 89 shimaspawn, Thu, 16th May '13 2:41:06 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Magical Eye is probably a better name considering that Magic Eye is something else.
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 90 Another Duck, Thu, 16th May '13 10:10:32 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Now you got me looking at stereograms for way too long... (though I did finally manage to see a cross-eyed one, which has previously eluded me.)

Anyway, Magical Eye did have enough support to become a redirect, so I don't see an issue with switching. Personally I don't see that much of an issue of not switching either, though.
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 91 Shadow Hog, Fri, 17th May '13 7:52:43 AM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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I'd prefer Magical Eye over Magic Eye, considering the established work.
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 92 Marq FJA, Fri, 17th May '13 2:05:55 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Yeah, Magical Eye sounds clearer.
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 93 Septimus Heap, Sun, 19th May '13 5:28:43 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
OK, barring complaints, executing this other change soon.

 94 Septimus Heap, Mon, 20th May '13 8:03:17 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Kay, did the rename fix. I left the subpages alone in case we need them again.

 95 Septimus Heap, Sun, 2nd Jun '13 4:20:47 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
OK, since this isn't moving: Has anybody a description for The Evil Eye? I could pull it through YKTTW.

 96 Macron Notes, Mon, 24th Jun '13 11:53:43 AM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Formerly known as Oreochan
[up]Since you asked for a description... how's this?

The Evil Eye is a glare or look that can curse, inflict suffering, or bring misfortune to anyone who has the misfortune of receiving it. It's thought to be supernatural or magical in nature, so the person giving it could be a sorcerer or witch. The person who possesses the evil eye are usually characterized as being envious, hateful, or devious. In many countries and cultures, talismans, necklaces, bracelets, and charms are worn to dispel and protect from the evil eye. Some protective talismans are even believed to reflect the glare back to the person who inflicted it.

It's not to be confused with Magical Eye, when the eyes themselves have magical abilities.

edited 24th Jun '13 12:12:18 PM by MacronNotes

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 97 Willbyr, Mon, 24th Jun '13 12:07:04 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] That's not bad...some grammar dings, though: It's thought to be supernatural or magical in nature, so the person giving it could be a sorcerer or witch. The person who possesses the evil eye is usually characterized as being envious, hateful, or devious. In many countries and cultures, talismans, necklaces, bracelets, and charms are worn to dispel and protect from the evil eye.
 98 Macron Notes, Mon, 24th Jun '13 12:12:40 PM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Formerly known as Oreochan
[up]Fixed.
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 99 Macron Notes, Wed, 26th Jun '13 2:23:02 AM from Wilkes Barre Relationship Status: Waiting for Prince Charming
Formerly known as Oreochan
I made a YKTTW for The Evil Eye.
Perfection doesn't exist in this world but that doesn't mean we can't strive for it.
 100 Larkmarn, Mon, 22nd Jul '13 8:48:34 AM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
So, as has been mentioned in the YKTTW, The Evil Eye just seems unnecessary. The trope itself is covered completely by No Eye in Magic and Deadly Gaze, and creating more confusion since people will keep using it for all three possible uses.

I vote we make Evil Eye a disambig for No Eye in Magic, Magical Eye, Deadly Gaze, and Death Glare.

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