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With the previous definition (tropes before 500 BC) there was a lot of misuse for much more recent things, in both examples and wicks. Older Than Dirt is now defined as tropes from before 800 BC. Do we also rename?

Pros:

  • The current name, as used outside of the wiki, does not match the page definition at all. It is consistently used for "old geezer over 60."
  • Current name does not suggest any historical period, does not match related indexes within The Oldest Ones in the Book, and does not suggest an index.
  • Changing the definition addressed only 1/5 of the total misuse.

Cons:

  • Name matches the definition, and common usage: "very, very old."
  • Moving the time frame to before 800 BC should alleviate problems with misuse. The category is now much smaller and its easier to recognize works as being before 800 BC.

Neutral:

  • A check found 8% of wicks and 11% of examples were misuse caused by the old cutoff date, while 38% and 34% respectively were misuse caused by some other problem.

A vote Up means Yes, rename it.

A vote Down means No, don't rename.


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