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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Help Us Rename the Evil Network!

Posted by Nathaniel at 4:42 PM
Evil NetworkUPDATE: we've received comments from people saying that forcing suggestions to be funnelled through the discussion group significantly limits participation. True. So, we've opened it up. You can now submit just about any way you desire. Help us out! We need a new identity!

The Evil Network has been around since roughly 2000 AD, and honestly I believe I originally set it up in late 1999. In any case, it's been around for a long time. And it's always been called the Evil Network. So, here's the thing.

It...really isn't all that evil. We've noticed this. And, well, it kinda bothers us.

So, we're looking for a facelift! We want a new name, and once we have that, we're actually investing in one of those domain names everyone's talking about these days. Look at us! We're a part of the future!

Here's the fun part: we want YOUR help! We're looking for your suggestions! Here's the criteria; now pay attention:
  1. We're about 75% a webcomics commentary blog. We'd like to stick to that concept, but we also talk about other geeky-type things here, as well, such as video games, internet, software, technology, music, movies, etc. Not to a great extent, but some. So, we need a name that reflects that. You'll come up with something.
  2. We're looking for a name suggestion AND a domain name. So, basically, if you suggest a new name, that new name should be based on the availability of a matching domain name in the .com/.net family of TLDs. No, we're not accepting a .info or .us suggestion, thank you. Even we have standards. Okay, no we don't, but we're not taking them anyway.
  3. Take your time. Submissions won't close until about the end of February. I have a baby coming, after all. Think about it for a while, think long and hard and submit something that you find appropriate. Or, the first thing that comes to your mind, we're not incredibly picky.
  4. Top suggestions will be voted upon! Yeah, for reasons I'm not quite sure I've put enough thought into I'm planning to take the top suggestions (the ones we can actually stand) and post them in a poll for our loving public to vote upon. YOU get to decide in more ways than one! Offer a suggestion and THEN vote for it to make sure it gets picked! Campaign for your idea! Or dismiss it entirely, since that's what we'll be doing.
  5. Submit suggestions many different ways! We want your ideas. So, we've got three different paths for you to get your ideas to us.
So, there you have it! Help us out, and maybe the suggestion that wins the rename will have some kind of sweet reward waiting for them.*

So, what are you waiting for? Get started! We want your thoughts!

* no, they won't

3/10/2006 5:32 AM: Blogger Peter C. Hayward said...

The Sleek Geeks.

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