*Final* Portal Name Vote

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What name do you think the official phpBB portal should have?

phpPP
43
56%
pBportal
2
3%
Hyperportal, or phpHyperportal
3
4%
VIC (Visual Information Center)
1
1%
Ultraportal
0
No votes
JAP (Just Another Portal)
1
1%
InfoComServ
1
1%
phpBBportal
20
26%
WASUP (Web Authoring Software Using Php)
2
3%
phpCMS (CMS for Content Management System)
4
5%
OBWC (One Big Web Community)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 77

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Post by dhn » Mon Nov 26, 2001 8:59 pm

Hmm, I don't really like the ASP in WASP ... :) but WPHP doesn't sound too cool on the other hand.

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Post by hsim » Mon Nov 26, 2001 9:02 pm

ya could call it wasphppp :lol:
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Post by Pit » Mon Nov 26, 2001 9:12 pm

Umm.....NO. ;)
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Post by The Que » Tue Nov 27, 2001 1:22 am

W. White
A. Anglo
S. Saxon
P. Protestant :p

Like I said this isn't a bad name but ... 1.) it's ethno-centric 2.) Somebody could do better.

phpbbportal ... not bad but still mundane ... vB portal ... then again it keeps the roots at phpbb!

Javelin like I suggested isn't that great either but it was a great car back in the 70's.

JAVELIN
- powered by the phpbb engine -

how about:

crossing ... errr ... bb-crossings

phpbb - stiletto
- a point to be taken (seriously)-

Why do you have to have the word portal ? or even php (forgive me if I've sinned) but it's gonna be such a dated word by next year. Take a look at hotscripts and do a search for php in the names of scripts ... like duh ... everybody. phpbb is different since it's been around for a while and has clearly earned the right to keep it's name but why do new scripts coming out have to stick with this namingconvention?

If you all want to keep phpbb in some form or another in the name -- cool -- it also shows the orgins very clearly but is this what you all want? I think that this is the first question to be asked.

Once it's decided to keep phpbb in the portal's name or not then let's figure out what do you tag on or not.

so are we gonna be creative or not?

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Post by ciaran01 » Tue Nov 27, 2001 1:48 am

the important thing is phpPP resembles the name of the forum we all love and enjoy. Wasp is good, but it's not something a ton of other people haven't already come up with......

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But how is that going to work, Brain?

Post by The Horta » Tue Nov 27, 2001 2:29 am

Ok, phpBB = Bulletin Board written in PHP
So, phpCMS = Content Management System written in PHP

It's pretty clear to at least 2 of us.

If you haven't voted yet, please turn the tide!

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Post by The Que » Tue Nov 27, 2001 2:58 am

sorry to many CMS names too.

Seriously though is the above poll necessary right now? Let's get more names going then rerun the poll ... or at least havethe first poll finish the top 3 is set against a new bunch to finalize things.

hmm ... phpbb - stiletto / phpbb - javelin / phpbb - crossings

how about phpbb - boa or evenphpbb - panda

I don't think I'm trying to under cut the name of pbpbb am i? or am I?

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Post by gameofhit » Tue Nov 27, 2001 3:28 am

I am kinda growing to like the new Javelin name. We need a way to tie it to the fact that this is a portal system....

Now starting 60 second brainstorm:

eh, can't think of anything, crap... oh well, it is still cool. and less used than WASP, eh?

There could also be a cheesy slogan with the logo like "Goes the distance" or "Hits the Mark" 8)

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Post by Kanuck » Tue Nov 27, 2001 5:01 am

Yeah, screw abbreviations, let's just pick a cool word.

And no, not Javelin or Stiletto, besides, Stiletto's trademarked... though hmm, I think we should come up with a "Project _______" name to use while we all argue over the real name.

Time for a brainstorm here, actually... phpBB Portal Project... PPP... 3P? Threepee... sounds like... therapy, which I'd recommend for Black Pit, his baby's getting bashed pretty good in the avatar arena these days, and his name just bit the dust, as none of "us" devs really liked it... heh, I'm a dev, that'll take some getting used to... that name Stiletto™ keeps staring me in the face, like I'm missing something really obvious... even though I know I'm not... anybody getting sick of my stream of consciousness posts? Too bad, I ain't stopping... hey, I still like the bee idea, we could use a bee as a logo, and have a totally unrelated name... like WebSight, or something cheesy like that... dammit, I'm usually really good at this whole name-and-logo thing, yet I'm drawing total blanks right now... I'm thinking, something that involves strength and style, aggression and swiftness, that sort of thing... you know, like a wasp... or a fox, or a tiger, or a cheetah, or something along those lines... dammit, this brainstorm is going nowhere, it's as if the perfect name is looking right at me, yet it won't jump out quite yet.

Heh, for some reason, every single name I think of shortens to either PEE or PSO. Neither one is any good, cuz I don't want this project associated with something so negative, not to mention disgusting... and I don't want it associated with urine, either!

(Now there was a low blow if I ever did see one... /me cowers in the corner ;))

Dammit, I hate having a mental block. In the meantime, I propose we think up a project name... okay, this is totally Mad Libs all over again, I need a verb and a noun, let's go to the ICQ list and see what people say.

Project Melting Scorpion.

Hey, PMS... I like it :D
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Post by gameofhit » Tue Nov 27, 2001 5:49 am

Kanuck wrote: Yeah, screw abbreviations, let's just pick a cool word.


Hmm, cool words:
  • Paradigm (God, do I hate that word!)
  • Ambidextrous (we are good with both hands <stifled chuckle>)
  • Myriad
  • Chasm
  • Hegemony (hmmm... could be cool; Nice implications, especially with the forum and portal combined...)
  • Harbinger (ooh.. ominous)
  • Osmosis
  • Or maybe a verb (can't think of any good ones right now) Maybe Permeate or something.
Hopefully this will be of some use, maybe it will just get some peoples wheel's a-turnin'

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Post by Faejon » Tue Nov 27, 2001 6:38 am

I have a few suggestions :
  • Black Sun - As in black hole or gathers everything in
  • Vortex - Same as above but cooler name and great logo potential
  • Bullseye - Also along the lines of drawing everything to the center or in one place
  • enCompass - Same as above with a cool compass logo potential
  • Informant - As in tell all or gather information maybe a cool spy logo
  • Muse - Again with the tell all or seeking knowledge
  • Spew - As in spew information sounded better then News Vomit :D
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Post by Boby Dimitrov » Tue Nov 27, 2001 8:02 am

ciaran01: Hey that photo is copyrighted! ;)

Javelin? Naah, aren't we going a bit Diablo-style :) ? Maybe we should have a... Hm, that an idea, let's browse the Diablo's unique items database to see what'll pop up, as long as we go with javelins, spears, pilums, etc... :p

Maybe we should have a foreign word, so nobody knows what that means. Next will be a special section in the FAQ, explaining that word, etc... :)

Or maybe... let's think of a word that has common meaning in different languages?

Edit { Black Sun? Let's call it The Black Pit and be over with that nonsense:) }

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Post by dhn » Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:32 pm

I like absinthe's Osmosis.

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Post by dhn » Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:36 pm

What about Symbiosis :)

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Post by DK » Tue Nov 27, 2001 12:53 pm

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