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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 03:44 am (UTC)

What about OpenInk?
Or something with Shodo in it? According to wikipedia, shodo means "the way of writing" and basically means calligraphy.

Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)

I second the OpenInk suggestion - particularly since I notice that domain is for sale!

Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)

Ohhh that has possibilities too. I like that.

Hmm. OpenShodo? 'Open the way of writing' *giggles at suggestion*

OpenInk is appealing.

Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)

Oh yeah, Shodo is Japanese, which may appeal to some parts of fandom. ^.^