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What should we call this forum?
Posted by: hwystar
Date: January 09, 2006 02:29AM
Larry has brought it to my attention that there are not enough stickies on top of the front page. Er, no, that wasn't it.

He said it's been mentioned that a lot of new visitors are unsure where to start in terms of posting, etc... This in large part because of the names. Tips & Deals is a bit limiting...

A few of the suggestions so far have been:
Tips, Deals, and Friendly Chatter,
Macs and Talk,
Macs and Life,
Mac Stuff and Life in General,
Mac Talk and Life in General

or something along those lines.

Ideally, we are looking for suggestions that keep it simple and straightforward, but are encompassing the types of topics we discuss, and not too limiting in scope.

Please ante up your suggestions on this thread, and lots of good feedback on the suggestions, and at the end of the discussion period, when a decision is made, one lucky winner will be crowned the forum's King for a Day, Queen for a Day, or King/Queen for a Day (your choice), with all the rights and privileges that go with the honor, i.e. none, other than bragging rights.


Thanks in advance for your contributions-
hwystar



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 09, 2006 02:43AM
I previously suggested OWChat.



It is what it is.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 09, 2006 03:04AM
Since you've segregated the political, religious and other hackle raising stuff to the other room,

how about

"Everything Else"

or topic specific

"Mac Lite"
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: January 09, 2006 03:07AM
MacIntell
or Mac Intell

Like Mac and Tell
Like Mac Intelligence
and a derivation of the new MacIntels


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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 09, 2006 03:16AM
Simple, call it "The Main Forum", and then have the other one be "The flame-war forum" or something like that.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: January 09, 2006 03:36AM
I was thinking the Friendly forum and the Seditious forum.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: hal
Date: January 09, 2006 05:00AM
Shirley
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: pinion
Date: January 09, 2006 05:27AM
My vote goes for

Tips, Deals, and Friendly Chatter







---"Yer all idiots." elmo3
[forums.macresource.com]
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: d0e
Date: January 09, 2006 05:42AM
"All things Apple" and another forum for "Deals"
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 09, 2006 05:51AM
how about the "main forum" or "Macs, etc." while keeping the separate political area.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: iaJim
Date: January 09, 2006 07:10AM
On December 9th wurm suggested: How about Macs, Deals, Etc.?

I agreed then, and I agree now. Let's not get cute with the name; it's a publication. I call it OWC Forum in my bookmarks, but that's just me.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 09, 2006 07:28AM
beer and pretzels



!#$@@$#!

all I need to know I learnt from Bugs Bunny on Saturday mornings.

Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.
>>>Ernie Kovacs>>>
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 09, 2006 07:34AM
The idea behind the name tweaking is to clarify that Tips & Deals is actually the everything forum.
Many new posters find their way into the "friendly" rant room


I think the main room could have any number of names that work but
the rant room needs to be more clearly labeled as that.



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: January 09, 2006 07:36AM
Jeckyll and Hyde?




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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 09, 2006 07:43AM
We should hug it and squeeze it and love it and call it George.



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 09, 2006 07:48AM
Mac Community Chat
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: January 09, 2006 07:55AM
"The forum that is like the one we used to have" and

"The other forum where off topic stuff goes that we don't read"

heh. Seriously, I haven't cracked the "F"PR forum. I think Tips and Deals is a misnomer since we are not Dealmacish tips and deals-based. Maybe "Macs and Stuff" and "Off-Topic"





Don't ask who the bell's for, dude. It's you.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 09, 2006 08:05AM
"Macs, Deal, & Life" and "Rant Room"



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: 3d
Date: January 09, 2006 08:22AM
"The Room" and the "The Closet"
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: hwystar
Date: January 09, 2006 08:23AM
I kind of like something simple like 'Community Chat', or Tominator's 'Mac Community Chat' or 'Mac Community Talk' for the main forum, and how about something like, 'Controversy Corner', 'Controversy Closet', 'Rant Room', 'Romper Room' or 'Rec Room' for the other one?


hwystar



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: January 09, 2006 08:48AM
The Mixed Company Lounge

The Room Where You Say the Stuff You Wish You Had the Guts to Say To Your In-Laws



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 09, 2006 09:08AM
I like "Left Field" for the other side.

That way... if you move a thread.... you can say "Your thread has been moved out
in Left Field.... because, YOU are out in left field as well!"

Or how about "Monkey Island" for the other side?

All they do is fling feces over there anyway!
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: bangman
Date: January 09, 2006 09:12AM
The first should be:

Mac Deals and Life in General

The second should be:

Psychotic Ravings of the Emotionally Challenged



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 09, 2006 09:12AM
hwystar's terms 'Community Chat' and 'Controversy Corner' have a nice appeal as a pairing.

The only downside that I see is that 'Community Chat' doesn't have any Macintosh-related terminology in it and Macintosh/Apple is the glue that binds this community. But, since Macintosh and Apple verbiage permeates the site in most other aspects, it doesn't seem like a significant disadvantage.



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: RoadToad
Date: January 09, 2006 09:56AM
Larry's Lounge/The Basement




Badger, Badger, Badger, Badger, Badger...
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: wurm
Date: January 09, 2006 10:00AM
I saw this thread title and couldn't remember what I had thought of a month ago, but I remember I liked it at the time. So, I would now like to publicly thank iaJim for saving me the effort of having to search the forum (and for agreeing). :-)
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: January 09, 2006 10:07AM
Left Field is great, except a lot of people will whine that Right Field is better.

How about "Deep Center Field"
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: January 09, 2006 10:38AM
Can we just call this one The Macresource Forum and the other one The Macresource Rant Room, or some such arrangement?
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How about a Douglas Adam's tribute...
Posted by: endymion
Date: January 09, 2006 10:49AM
Just "42".

Or "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"

g=
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Re: How about a Douglas Adam's tribute...
Posted by: Donkey Hotay
Date: January 09, 2006 10:56AM
endymion Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Just "42".
>
> Or "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"
>
> g=


And for the other side: "Marvin's Car Park"




=DH
Donkey (Ye Olde Farte of ye Internette) Hotay is a Tilted Windmill® enterprise.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: jardster
Date: January 09, 2006 11:05AM
endy, you took mine... "42"

The other can be something along the lines of "Hysterical rants by deranged people who have very little to do other than rant about their totally psychotic beliefs" or something like that.



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: January 09, 2006 11:06AM
Deals & Discussion

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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: bill b
Date: January 09, 2006 11:12AM
"Forum" and "Basement" would work for me.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: January 09, 2006 11:29AM
How about 1980's yuppie style retro.

Macs 'n' Things.



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 09, 2006 11:51AM
i rarely visit the "friendly" part here -- cause it also says "political"

however, it looks to me as though there are many threads in "tips and deals" that should be in "friendly" and vice versa

make it "all political and religious and contriversial over here" so i will know not to ever visit.

right now there are good posts on both sides covering the same thing...confusing



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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 09, 2006 12:10PM
I actually like "Forum" and "Basement" but I really don't care what it is called as long as it is here and stays this format.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 09, 2006 12:15PM
How about - for the nutso side....

NUMBER NINE
NUMBER NINE
Number Nine
number nine
#9
fading out....
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Marcos Malo
Date: January 09, 2006 12:32PM
Part of the problem might be that the new user browsing here is first confronted with a choice between the two "rooms". I think that there should be a default forum (what is now tips and deals). Then, if someone wanted to go to the rant "room" there'd be a link.

I think this would solve 80% of the confusion newbies might be experiencing.



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I think….
there….
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Phy
Date: January 09, 2006 12:40PM
rgG Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I actually like "Forum" and "Basement" but I
> really don't care what it is called as long as it
> is here and stays this format.


I'm with rgG.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 09, 2006 01:25PM
marcos has a good idea
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: January 09, 2006 01:36PM
Another nod to Marco's idea. And I like Forum and Basement too.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: January 09, 2006 02:24PM
What is the "42" reference about?

A play on another poster's suggestion:

"The Forum That's Like DealMac Used To Be" and "The Forum That's Like Appleswitcher".

just kidding.

Would it really ruin it for that many people if there was only one forum?
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: January 09, 2006 02:27PM
> Would it really ruin it for that many people if there was
> only one forum?

Some people take great joy in the lack of "OT" threads.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: green scream
Date: January 09, 2006 02:35PM
Names:

I like Left Field, Monkey Island, The Basement as suggested...

Mine are:

Mac Pods

Dirty Digits

@#$%& Shat

Mac Chat

Bun in the Oven

Steal Mac

Deal Mac Clones

Busy Digits

White Knuckles

Wit Wizards

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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: MacMagus
Date: January 09, 2006 02:40PM
How about "Straight Talk" and "Monkey Business" ...?
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Wolf Larsen
Date: January 09, 2006 02:56PM
Don't call me Shirley...or the forum for that matter.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: ajakeski
Date: January 09, 2006 03:25PM
"The Best Damn Mac Forum, Period"
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: January 09, 2006 03:40PM
How about:

Godless Communists

and

God Fearing American Patriots



you can pretty much swap the names for either side.
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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: January 09, 2006 04:19PM
Jimmypoo Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> How about:
>
> Godless Communists
>
> and
>
> God Fearing American Patriots

Where would the God-having-but-not-Fearing Patriotic American Communists post?





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Re: What should we call this forum?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 09, 2006 04:28PM
Lets see.. how about

"Deals & Shopping, Mac, PC, Electronics and Friendly Discussion" for one room
and Spirited Discussion for the other....


But I really like Forum and Basement better.



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-- François de La Rochefoucauld

"WE CALL BS!" -- Emma Gonzalez
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