Not Thriving (titles crowner 7/29/14): The Inspector get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 27th Jan 2014 11:59:00 PM

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In response to crazysamaritan's further revision of the rewrite that I started: Much better. Thanks.

Anyone else have any ideas about descriptions and/or name?

edited 15th Apr '14 9:20:39 AM by Catbert

Rename crowner here: [1]
28 Willbyr30th Apr 2014 12:10:40 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Hooked.
29 SeptimusHeap2nd Jun 2014 04:58:01 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Votes bump; Rename is at 8-0 yea/nay.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Votes bump; Rename is at 9-1 yea/nay.

A couple more votes and we can call this.
This is 13 to 1 in favour of a rename. Can we call this?
33 Willbyr29th Jul 2014 06:04:45 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Yes; calling for renaming.
34 SeptimusHeap29th Jul 2014 06:06:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Alt Names crowner. Needs more options, of course.
Now we need suggestions for new names.

The Police Inspector is slight clearer than the old name and has the advantage of simplicity. There is also Lead Police Detective which communicates the idea of someone being a detective and an authority figure. It doesn't make the distinction from Da Chief as clear as I would like, but I can't think of a way of articulating all the details without an excessively cumbersome name.
36 Willbyr29th Jul 2014 06:10:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I've gone ahead and hooked the crowner...although its title is completely jacked up.
37 SeptimusHeap29th Jul 2014 06:12:22 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
<Sigh> Made a better one here.
38 Willbyr29th Jul 2014 07:17:18 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Hooked. [tup]
39 SeptimusHeap2nd Sep 2014 01:11:13 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Votes bump!

40 SeptimusHeap27th Oct 2014 02:12:06 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Unstarred this thread, since it's not yet in the wrap-up stage and the crowner needs more votes to be call-able.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Added Senior Detective, because said character is usually not amoung the youngest characters. Seniority connotes authority over junior members.
42 SeptimusHeap24th Nov 2014 12:16:33 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
Votes bump.
43 GnomeTitan24th Nov 2014 07:56:47 AM from Scandinavia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up][up]To be really picky, seniority and rank are different things. The "inspector" could be junior to his or her subordinates, and you could have a "senior detective" of inferior rank who could be the de-facto leader of the team.

Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Which is why I said "usually" instead of "always", and "connotes" instead of "denotes". grin
45 Larkmarn24th Nov 2014 10:30:26 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I personally like Head Detective, but I balk at adding an entry this late.
46 SeptimusHeap24th Nov 2014 10:32:14 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
It's never too late really.
Not when only 5 votes split them.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
[up][up][up] I tossed it on for you, as well as Lead Detective.
49 Spark924th Nov 2014 11:09:36 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Please note that the word "Detective" can also mean "Private Eye" instead of "Police Detective". So since this trope is meant to be about police, then those names with just "detective" aren't such a good idea.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
50 Larkmarn24th Nov 2014 11:14:39 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Technically true, except that a PI kind of invariably operates on his own. Putting it in the context of any organization makes it clear he's, well, part of an organization.

Alternative Titles: The Inspector
29th Jul '14 6:11:33 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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