Now I'm no expert in the subject matter this trope deals with, but I'm curious to see, judging from the name alone, what other people might think Dot Combat actually is.
Despite having a relatively modest number of examples, this one isn't getting many wicks or outside referrals and given how obscure the name sounds with its subject matter, it sounds like it can use a better name.
Hmm. That wasn't what I was expecting. I was expecting something more like "using a website as a means of delivering a Take That! (like the Lemon-Lymon episode of West Wing did) or to attack in some other way"
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Yeah, I got that figured out now.
It's probably just because couldn't figure out the correlation between the title and anything described about hackers and hacking within. Commercial websites don't have anything to do with the description so making puns about them when they have nothing to do with anything... that doesn't help.
^It's easier to get the pun when all you have is the title. When you see the description first, like I did, it's a different story.
Still, a bad trope title is a bad trope title, and the Guess That Trope responses show it, anyway.
As for the current name, I guessed infospace warfare, but expected it to be at the corporate level, rather than individuals.
I'm not opposed to a rename.
Since this is a Narrative Device trope, I would suggest that Hacking Duel would be more appropriate than Dueling Hackers, which sounds more like a Characters as Device trope or something. Makes me think of two people hacking each other Hatfield and McCoy style.
edited 16th Sep '10 11:05:48 PM by Daremo
The Creed of the Happy Pessimist:Always expect the worst. Then, when it happens it was only what you expected. All else is a happy surprise.
Strangely, I'm pro rename on this one. Dot Combat suggests something that is different in several ways (to me it suggest "dot com" bubble advertising/cyberokupa competition). Dueling Hackers is a very good approach. Hacking Duel works as well, but it is too generic (makes me thing of hacksaws or something) — it'd have to be something like Sudo Hacking Duel for extra context that makes it ultragood name for Narrative Devices. The Art Of Killing Connections might work as well, but the word "connections" throws me off.
Alternative Titles: Dot Combat
22nd Aug '11 11:41:44 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.