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Ambiguous Name: Dead Herring get usage counts

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 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 21st Apr '13 5:20:54 PM from across the gulf of space 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 Madrugada, Sun, 21st Apr '13 5:25:17 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 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 21st Apr '13 6:20:12 PM from across the gulf of space 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 Another Duck, Sun, 21st Apr '13 6:28:59 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 StarSword, Sun, 21st Apr '13 6:50:48 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.

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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 Noaqiyeum, Sun, 21st Apr '13 7:42:32 PM from across the gulf of space Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
nobody knows
[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 Spark 9, Mon, 22nd Apr '13 3:27:08 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 Septimus Heap, Tue, 23rd Apr '13 9:26:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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So, are we set to redirect this to Death Tropes?

Piffy
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 37 Willbyr, Tue, 30th Apr '13 9:53:26 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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 38 Larkmarn, Tue, 30th Apr '13 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 Another Duck, Tue, 30th Apr '13 3:32:39 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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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 Spark 9, Thu, 2nd May '13 1:46:58 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 Larkmarn, Wed, 8th May '13 6:47:01 PM Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Yeah, can we call this one?

 46 Septimus Heap, Sun, 12th May '13 6:46:41 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Obvious consensus in favour of redirecting to Death Tropes, so barring urgent objections I'll do that soon.

 47 Larkmarn, Sun, 12th May '13 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 Septimus Heap, Sun, 12th May '13 11:51:07 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
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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