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Sheriff title

Sheriff seems a tad heavy-handed as a title. Perhaps something like "warden" or "sexton". BrianCo 13:56, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

I think this is an area where different nationalisms come into play strongly. To this Aussie, a warden is someone in charge of a prison. A 'sexton' is meaningless. That's not to say that 'Sheriff' is the best title either. In Oz, a sheriff is a law officer for a court. So he has some legal powers, but nothing like a policeman, as Americans understand the term. I'm not saying that I want a title that suits Australians; I'd rather have one that suits everyone. But I suspect that different nationalisms will make that difficult.
But it's not too late to change it, so please feel free to suggest away.
Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 14:56, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
Actually I quite like marshall. In my circles these are the people who help maintain orderliness and smooth runnning at sporting events etc. BradleyF (LowKey) 02:24, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Chief, referee, umpire, deputy? Just throwing it out there. WesleySTalk 02:32, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
You know I thought that first one was Chef at first glance. I hereby nominate "Chef". Or we could just call it Shirley.BradleyF (LowKey) 02:40, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Chef would be a bizarre title for a law-keeper, that's for sure. WesleySTalk 02:45, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Chef and Master Chef. Historian 02:46, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Enforcer? Netharian 02:49, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
From the suggestions above, I like Marshall or Sheriff. --TimStalk 03:08, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

There's some good suggestions there, including a few that appeal to me. But to save influencing things too much, I'll keep that to myself for now and see if there's any other opinions. Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 12:37, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Usher? Manager? Keeper of the Peace (KoP)? Regarding others' suggestions, I like constable and bailiff, also marshal. I also rather like ref or ump, with the image of blowing a whistle, throwing a flag (or showing a card, as the case may be), and imposing an appropriate penalty which may range from time in the penalty box to being thrown out of the game.--WJThomas 13:06, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Referee, umpire, or linesman (double entendre; penalizing while keeping everyone "in line" ...ha ha) are my votes thus far. Any play on an enforcer of laws sounds a bit harsh. --Jeff W. LauttamusDiscussion 13:10, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Bouncer. --CPalmer 13:16, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm not too keen on a designation that implies superiority or dominance =/ "Administrator" is usually sufficient. Look at the CP model where implied power led to assumed power led to abuse of power. The designation should reflect additional responsibility not additional authority. Of course, we could use CP and assume the designation "Goon" XD A.Fox 13:33, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Custodian. --CPalmer 13:51, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

How about "Justice of the Peace". Okay, too long (and the normal abbreviation, JP, is too short. It might also be too Australian- or Commonwealth-specific, and a JP is really a 'passive' role.

I went off "Administrator" because my understanding, well, actually, this is what my little Aussie dictionary say, is "1. one who directs or manages affairs of any kind. 2. Law a person appointed by a court to take charge of the estate of a person who died without appointing an executor." That just doesn't seem to sit with the "policing" role.

Philip J. Raymentdiscuss 14:56, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Per Fox, I'd say summat like steward (conveys more a sense of responsibility than power) and strongly advise against anything cop-related. Those kind of titles make some folks go peculiar on the Internets, IMHO. --Robledo 15:33, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
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