Misused (new crowner 8/9/13): Fail O Suckyname

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76 AnotherDuck11th Sep 2013 12:13:52 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I think Embarrassing Nickname implies two things just by its name that's different: A nickname is generally given to you by others, not chosen yourself. It's about it being embarrassing. That is, the target thinks the name is embarrassing, rather than other people mocks her for it.
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Could we just... not have Death anymore?
The popular option is at 8:3
Let it run. Monicker is too general a term anyway. Newt Gingrich is a mocked monicker.
Bumping the thread for attention.
Bumping. (BTW, Embarrassing Last Name got launched, even though I think it's covered by Unfortunate Name.)

It looks like there is no consensus for the new name. Should we brainstorm for more ideas?
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Mocked Moniker is at 17:8, which passes the 2:1 rule. The only question is if the result is stable.
82 theAdeptrogue29th Nov 2013 07:06:49 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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@76: Given that monicker, by its definition, is just a synonym for "name or nickname", wouldn't Mocked Monicker effectively mean the same thing as Unfortunate Name?

BTW, I want to change my vote, but for some reason, the option keep on saying that the name does not match... how do I make the change?

edited 29th Nov '13 7:23:40 AM by theAdeptrogue

83 Larkmarn29th Nov 2013 08:33:35 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Well, the "Mocked" part at least shows it's in-universe. And "Monicker" is an improvement because it almost exclusively refers to a fake name or nickname. Which, admittedly, aren't always self-chosen but it's still more clear.
I would very much like if the name could include some variant of self-chosen, but it's probably late with the crowner being put up for so long.
85 SeptimusHeap2nd Jan 2014 02:03:57 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole!
Bumping. Rigth now, the crowner is:
86 Willbyr2nd Jan 2014 07:44:37 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Since we have two options in the green but no consensus on them, I've hooked a runoff. Please avoid downvoting an option unless you're dead-set against it.
87 Larkmarn27th Jan 2014 12:17:34 PM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Bump.
88 SeptimusHeap27th Feb 2014 05:26:53 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
Tadpole!
Votes bump. Atrocious Alias is the only one in green with 7-2 yea/nay.
89 Willbyr17th May 2014 04:52:05 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Calling for Atrocious Alias.
90 MacronNotes6th Jul 2014 11:00:01 PM from Pennsylvania , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Butterfly Queen
I did the rename and moved all of the subpages, as well as the indices. Too tired to do any wick cleanup right now.
91 MacronNotes22nd Jul 2014 12:05:17 PM from Pennsylvania , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Butterfly Queen
I did A-B of Fail O Sucky Name. 547 wicks remain.

I don't think the Real Life section is needed. Most if not all of the examples are organizations, sports teams, towns, etc... not bad aliases or fake names people chose for themselves.

Also, judging by the last few pages of this thread this trope is going to be restricted to "in-universe", like Unfortunate Names, right?
92 MacronNotes26th Jul 2014 11:56:10 AM from Pennsylvania , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
Butterfly Queen
C-E is done. 464 wicks to go.
93 Karxrida21st Aug 2015 01:47:55 AM from Another Side , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Sorcerous Prince
Bumping because there are still over 450 wicks to kill. I'll do some right now.

EDIT: Killed about 40, there's 445 left.

edited 21st Aug '15 2:04:13 AM by Karxrida

"Gravity can, in fact, punch you harder than bullets can." — Tobias Drake
The current page quote doesn't quite fit the trope.

"Gay Ghost" is hardly an atrocious or "laughable" alias in itself. Campy maybe, but that's it. The funny part comes from the fact that the character was not gay, his alias just suffered from Have a Gay Old Time. But none of that is explained in the page quote.

What would be a better quote? Anything. I personally like the Ant-Man quote from the trope's Quote page:

->Yellowjacket: Do you think you can stop the future? You're just a thief!

->Scott: No, I'm Ant-Man.

->Yellowjacket: [speechless]

->Scott: I know, wasn't my idea.

—>—Ant-Man

edited 21st Aug '15 2:48:05 AM by Rjinswand

95 Adept21st Aug 2015 03:16:47 AM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
R'lyeh teamaker
[up]The potholes will need to be removed, but otherwise I agree. The Superdickery quote looks like someone complaining about names they don't like, and not an actual in-universe reaction to the character's name.
[up]Yeah, I wasn't sure about the potholes myself, I just copied it from the Quotes page as it was.
97 Berrenta21st Aug 2015 08:37:23 AM from Texas , Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Little duelist
I've lessened the load a bit. A couple of them I just cutlisted: the page's ptitle redirect, and a Funny subpage with one example listed.

Will resume later.
Reposted my 94 post in the General Page Quote Discussion thread in the Long Term / Perpetual forum. Would like more feedback on that.
99 Berrenta22nd Aug 2015 06:08:42 PM from Texas , Relationship Status: Can't buy me love
Little duelist
Finished with F and in the process of cleaning out G. After that, we'll be below 400.

Edit: Now H is done, with 388 wicks to go!

edited 22nd Aug '15 6:39:54 PM by Berrenta

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Should Fail O Sucky Name be made into a disambiguation? With 500~ inbounds it's obviously not going to be cut, but redirecting it to Atrocious Alias is not quite right either given that it will still be confused for Unfortunate Name with a title that sounds like a clone for Awesome McCoolname.
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Alternative Titles: Fail O Suckynamerunoff
2nd Jan '14 7:43:31 AM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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