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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!

Tue, Aug. 14th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)

I say someone needs to host a poll...

The more I see it, the more I like 'Our thing'...

Also, for the people stating that unlike myspace, livejournal, etc the name is rather vague... Myspace is vague too, kids.. Seriously. Our thing vs. Myspace? Myspace is just a community. A Really friggin big community where people from all walks of life and all ages gather and do their own personal thing...

Our thing would be much the same. We would all do our thing.

It isn't quite as vague as some people are making it seem.

It also seems to me that while some people have their own name ideas, and some people only have lists of what they do and don't like.... For the most part the majority seems to like 'Our Thing'....

I think that would suit it just fine... :) PLUS, most people seem to really like it(though I will forever be partial to 'the crack rack' it just isn't fitting for an entire community)...

Those are my two cents thus far...