Ambiguous Name: Dead Herring get usage counts

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Piffy
Then I'm all in favour of cutting it. A future trope with the same name can still be YKTTW'd, but at this time I don't think there's any extant pages that it ought to actually be redirected to.

edited 21st Apr '13 5:07:05 PM by Pig_catapult

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27 Noaqiyeum21st Apr 2013 05:20:54 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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[up][up] Because what it's being used for is not likely even remotely to be what anyone who uses it is looking for?
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28 Madrugada21st Apr 2013 05:25:17 PM , Relationship Status: In season
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The only reason to make it a redirect at all is to avoid breaking the inbound links pointing to it. Which is the safer assumption: that someone who linked to it from an outside site meant "Red Herring" or that they intended to link to the page with the list of tropes?
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29 Noaqiyeum21st Apr 2013 06:20:12 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Neither seems particularly likely, to be honest; I'm at a loss to explain how it has inbounds at all.
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30 AnotherDuck21st Apr 2013 06:28:59 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
Is there a way to see where the inbounds come from?
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31 StarSword21st Apr 2013 06:50:48 PM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/inbound_referrals.php?pagename=Main.DeadHerring

Any time you want to check inbounds, replace "Main.Dead Herring" with the page address.

32 Xtifr21st Apr 2013 06:52:54 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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At a guess, it probably has inbounds because it's a great name for a trope. It's just too bad we don't (yet) have anything to fit the name.
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33 Noaqiyeum21st Apr 2013 07:42:32 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The it-thingy
[up] Entertainingly, one of the inbounds is about exactly that.

Oh, and nearly all of them are either false inbounds or else not confirmable.
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34 Spark922nd Apr 2013 03:27:08 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I think that, assuming we care about these uncomfirmable inbounds, redirecting this page to any kind of related index is more useful than redirecting it to the term it's Snow Cloned off. Since the index has more diverse content, it is more likely to contain whatever it was that the user is looking for.
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35 SeptimusHeap23rd Apr 2013 09:26:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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So, are we set to redirect this to Death Tropes?
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37 Willbyr30th Apr 2013 09:53:26 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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38 Larkmarn30th Apr 2013 10:23:32 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Works for me.

EDIT: Actually, the name seems like it would fit Dead Star Walking. Any thoughts on making this a redirect to that?

edited 30th Apr '13 10:44:47 AM by Larkmarn

Piffy
How's that a red herring, though? I mean, I guess it's kind of a fakeout on a meta level, but when I think of "red herring" I think of something actually misleading in the context of the story.
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40 AnotherDuck30th Apr 2013 03:32:39 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: Chocolate!
No, the other one.
They're both about misleading the audience that something or someone is more important than they really are. I think it's a good fit.
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Piffy
Fair point.
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42 Euodiachloris1st May 2013 06:05:34 PM from England (Oop North) , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
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I'd actually prefer the name to Dead Star Walking, to be honest. After all, that is a meta Red Herring that relies on audience awareness of the cast-list, rather than the actual plot elements, to increase the impact of the unexpected death nicely. [lol]

Well, unless the headliner is somebody like Sean Bean, of course. tongue Hmm... spotted a couple of problems. <gets out the staple gun to add some tropes to the explanations... doubt anybody will mind what I'm about to do...>

edited 1st May '13 6:13:24 PM by Euodiachloris

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43 Spark92nd May 2013 01:46:58 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I have no objection to redirecting to DSW.
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Piffy
Alright, so, blank the current page and make it a redirect to Dead Star Walking?
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45 Larkmarn8th May 2013 06:47:01 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Yeah, can we call this one?
46 SeptimusHeap12th May 2013 06:46:41 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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Obvious consensus in favour of redirecting to Death Tropes, so barring urgent objections I'll do that soon.
47 Larkmarn12th May 2013 11:42:30 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Well, I think there's been a pretty strong consensus to make it a redirect to Dead Star Walking. At least, since it was suggested no one seems to have disagreed with it.
48 SeptimusHeap12th May 2013 11:51:07 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
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OK, dewicked it and redirected it to Death Tropes. If we want to change that to Dead Star Walking, sure, do so.
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