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.
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.
@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
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.
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.
Votes bump. Atrocious Alias is the only one in green with 7-2 yea/nay.
I did the rename and moved all of the subpages, as well as the indices. Too tired to do any wick cleanup right now.
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?
C-E is done. 464 wicks to go.
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
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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
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.
Yeah, I wasn't sure about the potholes myself, I just copied it from the Quotes page as it was.
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.
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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