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== Site Name ==
We have a '''temporary''' name!
Thanks go out to everyone who made suggestions - some of them were
absolutely brilliant! For example, it hadn't occurred to me to choose a name based on a
non-English word, or a palindrome, or a puzzle. Many of the entries were quite clever.
(Adies, it took me more than a day to figure yours out. Bravo!)
I won't post the runners up because squatters might take the names before we hold the real
contest. We'll figure out a way to prevent this somehow - at worst case we can choose judges
and do it privately.
Jerry had the winning entry.
The temp name is: '''SoylentNews''' with the tagline: '''SoylentNews is people!'''
Does this rock? It hits the trifecta of website goodness:
* Descriptive in a way that mundanes will understand (compare "Photoshop" with "GIMP", "Internet Explorer" with "Firefox", and "MediaPlayer" with "VLC")
* It's part of Nerd culture, a pun, and slightly twisted
* It's suggestive of being community driven
* Possible Trademark issues
* It is attached to some movie about eating corpses and implies "News fresh as processed corpses" (??)
This will be a hard act to beat. Start thinking up names for the contest, or throw your weight
behind this one. The contest will be held soon after we open the doors.
(And it was poutine (from IRC) who suggested we use a temporary name. Others may also have suggested it, but it was his post that I noticed. Be sure to thank him if you see him on IRC.)
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