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Discussion in 'ZooChat Community & Website' started by Simon Hampel, 7 Feb 2004.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    I was just wondering what people think of the name "ZooBeat" ?

    It took me a while to come up with a name that was short, easy to remember, and had domain names available (not an easy thing to come up with !). But I'm still not convinced it's right.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the current name, or suggestions for a better name ?
     
  2. Nigel

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    Its as good as any , I guess . The only other idea that I could think of is
    ZOO CREW :confused:
    Or , if we are part of a zoo forum , I guess that makes us the ZOOFORs :eek:
     
  3. kelvin

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    just a small insignificant thing, but could you please correct the spelling error in the top bar? it should read "Discussion" not "Disucssion"

    thank you!
     
  4. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    Hehe - nobody has picked up on that mistake before (including me !!) ... thanks !! :eek:
     
  5. patrick

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    do you know why nobody picked it up?

    beuacse so lnog as the frsit and lsat ltteers in ecah wrod ramien the smae, the hmuan biarn raeds it ceorrtcly............

    its how our brain processes words. though we have all well and truly learn't how to read "teh"...........:)
     
  6. Toddy

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    I think ZooBeats is a nice name. It's unique and quick :cool:
     
  7. john regan

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    It is a good title

    I quite like ZooBeat, Sim. It is original, and the metaphor of someone idly patrolling and looking after a particular 'street' fits.

    Or, is it a drum beat...?

    Best,

    John Regan
     
  8. Yoman35

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    How came the idea of zoobeat? What does "beat"
    Otherwise Zoobeat is very well.
     
  9. NZ Jeremy

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    I'm guessing it refers to news, i.e. a reporters "beat"...

    Police have traditionally had to walk the "beat" in Britain, NZ, Aus etc, i.e. their patrol area...

    I love the name, either meaning seems to refer to zoo's being the user's "patch"...
     
  10. Simon Hampel

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    Actually the name was actually chosen by searching for a domain name as short as possible that contained the word "zoo" :D

    I used various domain name generator tools to search through thousands of combinations - looking for names that were available.
     
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    Ahh, well my reasoning was "sexier"...
     
  12. Simon Hampel

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    I should have also mentioned that the reasons you mentioned were part of why I chose this name when I saw it were available - so you were part right!
     
  13. Yoman35

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    For me I chose "zoo" and "naute for Internet. Zoobeats is cool and short. This only serves to rein to have a long name
     
  14. ZooMania

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    Yeah like the name zoobeat, it sounds interesting and unique
     
  15. patrick

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    i've got it!!

    whilst i know a name is just a name, like sim our dear creator - i have never been super-fond of the name "ZooBeat". however i have never thought of a anything more appropriate.

    until now...

    "ZooGroupie"

    its effectively what we are and its what some of us are increasingly calling ourselves here. i think its thus more appropriate and its kinda a bit fun.

    i wanna change our name to "ZooGroupie Forums"

    yeah?
     
  16. Ara

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    Nah, I'm too old to be a GROUPIE.

    I'm more of a GROPIE! ;)
     
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    hmmm that sounds a bit creepy.. . groupie makes me feel like the 15 yaer old girls at a concert I went to in sydney over the weekend, I am not as excitied about zoos as they were about good ol jj.
     
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    zoocrew.eu - Home is a new European zoosite :).
     
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  20. Simon Hampel

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    I can't see what you see - you'd have to upload a screenshot rather than just a link.