Talk:Red herrings

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The topic doesn't seem notable to me, and it ''definitely'' needs a better commando name if it stays, because the examples on the page are not red herrings. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 17:39, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
The topic doesn't seem notable to me, and it ''definitely'' needs a better commando name if it stays, because the examples on the page are not red herrings. --{{User:Jay/sig}} 17:39, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
:I'll live up to my name, sure. IF there are more examples than just the two currently listed and IF a better name can be settled on, I think this is a fine concept for a page. TBC often make real-world references that I just don't get nor care to look up, and occasionally it turns out that something that sounds like such a reference is actually just completely made up and not a real thing at all. I would say that the page's scope would be something to the effect of "single mentions of something that sounds specific but does not exist in the real world and is never further explained in-universe", though I'm not sure how to condense that into a good page title. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 17:44, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
:I'll live up to my name, sure. IF there are more examples than just the two currently listed and IF a better name can be settled on, I think this is a fine concept for a page. TBC often make real-world references that I just don't get nor care to look up, and occasionally it turns out that something that sounds like such a reference is actually just completely made up and not a real thing at all. I would say that the page's scope would be something to the effect of "single mentions of something that sounds specific but does not exist in the real world and is never further explained in-universe", though I'm not sure how to condense that into a good page title. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 17:44, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
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::Just as a follow-up, I was also thinking that perhaps "Stockton" from [[Hremail 2000]] would also fit the scope, though after checking, it seems we currently have it listed as a "likely refers to" and it would require reopening the whole "Art" vs. "on" debate. On the other hand, the concept that this page seems to be going for is EXACTLY the reason I thought it was "Art" rather than "on" despite there not being any athlete with that name, because this is the kind of thing TBC do a lot. {{User:DeFender1031/sig}} 17:54, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

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Any defenders of this page?

The topic doesn't seem notable to me, and it definitely needs a better commando name if it stays, because the examples on the page are not red herrings. --Jay v.2022 (Auld lang syne) 17:39, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

I'll live up to my name, sure. IF there are more examples than just the two currently listed and IF a better name can be settled on, I think this is a fine concept for a page. TBC often make real-world references that I just don't get nor care to look up, and occasionally it turns out that something that sounds like such a reference is actually just completely made up and not a real thing at all. I would say that the page's scope would be something to the effect of "single mentions of something that sounds specific but does not exist in the real world and is never further explained in-universe", though I'm not sure how to condense that into a good page title. — Defender1031*Talk 17:44, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
Just as a follow-up, I was also thinking that perhaps "Stockton" from Hremail 2000 would also fit the scope, though after checking, it seems we currently have it listed as a "likely refers to" and it would require reopening the whole "Art" vs. "on" debate. On the other hand, the concept that this page seems to be going for is EXACTLY the reason I thought it was "Art" rather than "on" despite there not being any athlete with that name, because this is the kind of thing TBC do a lot. — Defender1031*Talk 17:54, 7 October 2021 (UTC)
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