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Not Thriving (titles crowner 7/29/14): The Inspector get usage counts

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 Willbyr, Wed, 30th Apr '14 12:10:40 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Hooked.
 29 Septimus Heap, Mon, 2nd Jun '14 4:58:01 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Votes bump; Rename is at 8-0 yea/nay.

Votes bump; Rename is at 9-1 yea/nay.

Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
A couple more votes and we can call this.

This is 13 to 1 in favour of a rename. Can we call this?

 33 Willbyr, Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:04:45 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Yes; calling for renaming.
 34 Septimus Heap, Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:06:06 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
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 Willbyr, Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:10:50 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 Septimus Heap, Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:12:22 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
<Sigh> Made a better one here.

 38 Willbyr, Tue, 29th Jul '14 7:17:18 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Hooked. [tup]
 39 Septimus Heap, Tue, 2nd Sep '14 1:11:13 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Votes bump!

 40 Septimus Heap, Mon, 27th Oct '14 2:12:06 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Unstarred this thread, since it's not yet in the wrap-up stage and the crowner needs more votes to be call-able.

Added Senior Detective, because said character is usually not amoung the youngest characters. Seniority connotes authority over junior members.
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 42 Septimus Heap, Mon, 24th Nov '14 12:16:33 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Votes bump.

 43 Gnome Titan, Mon, 24th Nov '14 7:56:47 AM 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.

Which is why I said "usually" instead of "always", and "connotes" instead of "denotes". grin
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 45 Larkmarn, Mon, 24th Nov '14 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 Septimus Heap, Mon, 24th Nov '14 10:32:14 AM from Valle di Muggio Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
It's never too late really.

Not when only 5 votes split them.

[up][up][up] I tossed it on for you, as well as Lead Detective.
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 49 Spark 9, Mon, 24th Nov '14 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 Larkmarn, Mon, 24th Nov '14 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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