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There is a game theory scenario I keep coming back to, because I feel it is so often experienced when nice people are trying to coordinate around slight preferences.

Unfortunately, it was initially coined as 'Battle of the Sexes', imagining a hetero couple where the guy wants to watch boxing and the girl ballet 😴

Since the early 90's, people have instead been calling it 'Bach or Stravinsky'.

Should I move the wikipedia page? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o Anyone got advice on doing that?

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@douginamug @pintoch @jums the topic seems to have been at least partly discussed already en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Bat? and no resistance was expressed then, on the contrary; so I guess that could be a simple move request(?)

@maxlath alright, on my list after publishing that page 😅

@douginamug The question is, what is it most popularly known as? In the absence of some evidence that the game would be more clearly identifiable as "Bach or Stravinsky", I would leave it as is.

FWIW, the original title is stereotypical, yes, but it's not a negative stereotype (nothing wrong with ballet or boxing!) and like many stereotypes it contains a certain amount of truth.

@mpjgregoire yeah, that's hard to tell! I turn to ngrams... 'battle of the sexes' used much outside of game theory, swamps signal.

'bach or stravinsky' vs 'prisonner's dilemma' more interesting books.google.com/ngrams/graph?

Sure, it might have some truth... but now we're having a discussion about gender stereotypes instead of game theory 🤷 I estimate the name will change, unless game theory loses all relevance (which I hope it doesn't)

@douginamug I don't think I've ever read the term "Bach or Stravinsky" until your post, but I doubt that proves anything. If indeed the name will change, then wait a decade and perhaps by then it will be obvious that the WP article ought to be renamed.

@douginamug not that it has much more info, but the governing Wikipedia policy on this is enwp.org/WP:COMMONNAME. I'd recommend starting a discussion about it (if you think anyone might not fully support the move); instructions for that are at enwp.org/WP:RMCM (the main page for the process is enwp.org/WP:RM). feel free to ask if you have any questions

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