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I think the name of this trope should be changed, it's far too limiting. Why not call it something more related to general forgery? It would allow for many more examples of how people in fiction can be fooled so easily by falsified information. It might also help to remove The Future from the title since it also restricts examples. Perhaps it should just be called Can't Spot A Fake.
As Above, So Below
2 KarjamP7th Jun 2014 01:44:02 AM from South Africa , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The imaginative Christian Asperger
You have good points, there.

Cant Spot A Fake sounds like a great idea for the name of the trope, although we'd probably have to alter the title a bit in order to explain that fictional character in general accept all photographs and videos in general, not necessarily only specific characters.
3 m8e7th Jun 2014 02:38:48 AM from Sweden , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Cant Spot A Fake is way to general and ambiguous.
4 SeptimusHeap7th Jun 2014 02:50:11 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Aye, while I like a rename, that particular suggestion is not that good.
5 Madrugada7th Jun 2014 05:01:50 AM , Relationship Status: In season
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...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
[up][up]Well, as a conversation starter, it's good for that, but otherwise, yeah tongue

As for [up], it's a pretty clear name, but it just seems clumsy rolling off the tongue for me. I'll say that would be my second choice if we can't come up with abetter name
Would irony (i.e. something like Evidence Never Lies — but probably not that exactly) come through, or is that playing with fire?
8 SeptimusHeap7th Jun 2014 01:31:51 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Falsification Proof Evidence if we want to have it broader than photoshopping.
9 Willbyr14th Jun 2014 11:57:14 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Crowner's hooked.
I am suspicious of cases to rename that are not accompanied by evidence. (I don't understand why this thread was opened at all. I thought the whole approval system was implemented in part to avoid posts that basically amount to the author's opinion that something should be different than it is.)

The OP is actually arguing that the definition/description should be broadened, not the name, though I disagree with that also. It is specifically about photographs; image manipulation is a thing in itself, and "fictional characters often trust photographic evidence even though that's easy to fake" is a trope in itself, without including other kinds of evidence.

A supertrope about any documentation of any kind not being questioned should be a new article that starts with YKTTW, rather than changing an existing article.

edited 5th Jul '14 6:04:27 PM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
"in the future" is happening in the present.
There's a difference between:
  1. A fake picture is assumed to be genuine (because the plot requires people to be fooled).
  2. The authenticity of a genuine picture is not questioned on-screen (Conservation of Detail).
  3. In a high-tech future or magical setting, producing fake pictures is trivially easy but somehow people still accept pictures as evidence.

The name fits the last one.
13 SeptimusHeap8th Jul 2014 03:22:23 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
^^^I am guessing that the thread was opened because the usage isn't that great and the name is fairly long.
Do either of those things justify little or no objective information in the OP? I mean, the first sentence is "I think the name of this trope should be changed, it's far too limiting." Jeez. Last time I checked, "why not" was one of the worst possible lines of reasoning to support a rename.

edited 9th Jul '14 11:44:57 AM by rodneyAnonymous

Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
15 shimaspawn9th Jul 2014 02:57:08 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
No consensus to rename.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
...so what now?
17 SeptimusHeap10th Jul 2014 12:07:53 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
I do not see any reason to leave this open any longer. OK, maybe to alphabetize and namespace everything but that doesn't need a Repair Shop.
"...so what now?"

Nothing. If you think some edits might improve the article, go for it, but please don't change the definition.
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.

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