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Sun, Aug. 12th, 2007, 06:30 pm
atrata: the following are presented without comment. except for the parts with comments.

This is stuff from the mod queue and my inbox. I really love that you guys submit posts and links, and I really hate that giant red "reject" button, but I think it's better to try and round up links in news posts than fill up the f-lists of a couple thousand people (!!) with small chunks of info.
Now, in regards to the name post... we're not there yet, but I think we're getting closer. Some thoughts:
  • I agree with the many people who are against having the word "fan" in the name, because we don't want to alienate non-fen.
  • If, however, we're intent on something with that f-a-n letter combo, we should look for something where it's subtle, already part of a larger word (e.g., "fanfare," suggested here (with others) by copinggoggles).
  • I also don't think we want to be all INTRNETZ IZ SRS BIZNEZ about it, so we should go for something with a hint of whimsy.
  • tekanji makes a good suggestion here: "I would recommend combining two words that describe what kind of service you're offering (ala. Live Journal, Word Press, Type Pad). Maybe figure out what features will make your service stand out and create a name from that."
Further thoughts and suggestions? Keep 'em coming! I am obviously unfit to make naming decisions, because the Mafia fangirl in me will go with "Our Thing" and call it good. Remember that we can also make up a word or egregiously misspell something. It's the web2.0 way!

Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
ex_fandrogy

My faves:

Our Thing
Open Book

My only other suggestion:

Open Net (Openet?)

I've been trying to think of words ending in "o" that can be made to fit the "__pen" suggestion, but the only ones that might fit are "lingo," "pronto," and the other suggestions made above.

More and more, I'm liking Our Thing. It's a little vague, though: the other two-word constructions (FaceBook, MySpace, LiveJournal) clearly state their function and purpose. Even Scribblit does this quite admirably, working both "lit" and the command to "scribble it" into the same word. The only compromise I can think of is Our Place.