The New Forum Name

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  1. ᴺ1ᴳᴴᵀᴹᴬᴿ3

    ᴺ1ᴳᴴᵀᴹᴬᴿ3 Lazy Drivers Crew Chief

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    After some group discussion with @VashX (administrator of the forums) earlier today, we discussed the restructuring of the forums (if you're not caught up on that, see this thread) and registering a new domain for the website. We're going to need a new name for the forums, and it needs to follow certain criteria and general guidelines.

    Some of you may be aware that we decided on the name "GamerBox" a while back, but after looking at different domains that would host such a name, it's likely not going to work. This is due in both part to open domains with extraordinarily high costs (some in the range of $150,000 USD) and already taken domains.

    Keep in mind the following when suggesting a name for the revamped forums:
    • Our new forum is going to be a more broad and generalized website, no longer covering a specific game, franchise, genre, or platform. We want the name to be representative of the gaming community as a whole and not pointing towards a specific area of it.
    • The name must have an easily purchasable domain (domain = something like example.com, for instance). It must not already be taken by an existing party, the domain extension must be .com, and it should be available for a relatively low cost. (I'm not sure of a website that can accurately check the price of domains, as I've seen differing figures for one domain; perhaps Vash can enlighten us here.)
    • The name preferably needs to be easily recognizable, not easily mistaken for other names or misspellings, and indicative of a community of gamers. We want to be taken seriously by potential new members, and the name can be a make-or-break factor when it comes to the all-important first impression.
    The deadline for suggesting new names is Friday, October 27th, @ 11:59 P.M. EST. After that point, name submissions will no longer be considered and a vote for the new name among the suggestions given will commence.

    If you have anything else you think should be added to the thread, contact me or any of the staff members and we'll have it edited in.
     
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  2. Zaliox

    Zaliox Inactive Member

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    I suggest Gamer Container, or GamerContainer. (Kudos to @Strawberries for the inspiration)
    • Rolls off the tongue, isn't clunky
    • It rhymes
    • Sort of memorable
    • Kinda has a tongue-in-cheek meaning (a place to "contain" gamers) like they can be contained lol
    The .com domain for it looks affordable (last I checked, it was $14.99 CAD on GoDaddy), so it could work.
     
  3. Mint

    Mint yung scum / chief mod Staff Member Moderator

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    howtosurvivegamergate.com
     
  4. Fury

    Fury Retired Roleplayer

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    "Gamer Container" doesn't quite have the same ring to it, not to mention it gets unnecessarily long, especially when it comes to making the logo.
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    Now consider putting "Container" where "Box" is, takes up too much room IMO.
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    Just realised "Gamer Box" isn't viable since pricing seems to be an issue, but we still need something more succinct, but if people go for "Gamer Container", I'll figure out a way to work with it
     
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  5. Mint

    Mint yung scum / chief mod Staff Member Moderator

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    hey how about instead of gamerbox.com we do gamerboxforums.com

    ez
     
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  6. Admiral Ansoa

    Admiral Ansoa Grand VizeAdmiral

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    Gametainer
    G -Junction
    Gamer's House?
    Gamelopolis
     
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  7. Ghost Huntarr

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    How about this:
    TheGamersCrate
    GamersCrate

    Edit: Gamerscrate already exists

    I think gamer container is the best one we have so far but I'm not digging it.
     
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  8. Zaliox

    Zaliox Inactive Member

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    More suggestions:
    • There's Gamer Cubes (gamercubes.com). Unfortunately gamerscube.com and gamercube.com aren't available.
    • There's also Gamer Brick (gamerbrick.com)
    • Gamer Prism (gamerprism.com). "Prism" sounds a bit like "prison" though.
    • Gamer Strongbox? (gamerstrongbox.com)
    • Gamer Pyx (gamerpyx.com), though "pyx" has a Christianity-related connotation?
    • Gamer Quad (gamerquad.com)
    That's all I could come up with
     
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  9. Duke_

    Duke_ The great art doggo

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    Yea since this forum is called pixelgun3dforums.com why not do the same for GamerBox
     
  10. Zaliox

    Zaliox Inactive Member

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    Idk, something short and sweet wouldn't be bad.
     
  11. Ruby Rose

    Ruby Rose The Silver Eyed Warrior Staff Member Moderator

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    Though I do agree something shorter would be nice I think we have limited options when it come to putting something up for the Web address.
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    Also, do we have to use the word "Gamer" in the name? I know it would make sense for the change, but if it's cause complications with finding a good name that's not been taken then maybe an alternative word should be used.
     
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  12. Zaliox

    Zaliox Inactive Member

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    Even more suggestions!
    (please let me know if i tagged the wrong person or misspelled something)
     
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  13. Vetrix

    Vetrix Well-Known Member

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    So since the domain name will be changed, does that mean old members who are unaware of this will never be able to come back?
     
  14. Fury

    Fury Retired Roleplayer

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    Well, I imagine they won't be able to through the same URL, no...
     
  15. GoldMan27

    GoldMan27 Retired Moderator/Lazy Drivers Crew Chief Staff Member

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    Unless Vash holds onto the domain and sets it to redirect to the new site (which I've had happen to myself a few times in the past).

    As far as the suggestions go though, I am liking Mint's idea of slapping on "forum" to the URL.
     
  16. ᴺ1ᴳᴴᵀᴹᴬᴿ3

    ᴺ1ᴳᴴᵀᴹᴬᴿ3 Lazy Drivers Crew Chief

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    I'd assume Vash might be able to set pixelgun3dforums.com as a redirect to the new domain. I've seen this done with many other websites in the past.
     
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  17. [R.A.Z.E]Ryven

    [R.A.Z.E]Ryven Local Anthro/Furry Infomation Provider

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    Does not have a url with it with a .com...
    Could be possible.
     
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  19. Admiral Ansoa

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    LoneBoxArcade?
     
  20. Fury

    Fury Retired Roleplayer

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    Brainstorming new logos based off suggestions, it'd be nice if you guys could tell me which ones you'd like to see incorporated most quickly so I can provide rough visual examples.
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