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Postby Naggie » 01 Mar 2007, 00:20

As the forest of Athel Loren is in constant change, as is Asrai.org. In a small celebration of our 18th month birthday, I have changed the forum names to be a bit more fluffy. There are a few I am still not veyr happy with, so feel free to use this thread to make suggestions to better names as these were written off the top of my head (with some help from the kind people in the chatroom).

I have also (as announced earlier) merged the RPG forum with the Fluff & Stories forum in an attempt to make them both more active.

Cake for everyone! With a candle and a half in it ;)

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Postby Eldacar » 01 Mar 2007, 02:55

So... the forums are going back to the old names once the celebration's over, right? These new names are kind of odd. :paranoid:
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Postby Schmeag » 01 Mar 2007, 06:17

I guess they're odd because you're not used to them. ;)
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Postby Knuth » 01 Mar 2007, 07:34

Instead of glade of armies, i would just say glade of arms or Call of the hunt?
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Postby Schmeag » 01 Mar 2007, 07:58

Sounds good. :nod: The more personalised we can make it the better, in my opinion.
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Postby Eldacar » 01 Mar 2007, 09:25

Schmeag wrote:I guess they're odd because you're not used to them. ;)

They look out of place. And having given myself six hours to think about it... they're still odd. :paranoid:
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Postby Schmeag » 01 Mar 2007, 10:32

Whilst I agree that they certainly could be embellished and some of the forum names don't seem to match with each other, I still think that you'll get used to them eventually. After all, as humans, we're supposed to be an adaptable race. I used to complain the hell out of some of the other forums when I joined because things were a little odd. As of now, I don't really give much of a notice to the features that I used to consider odd.

It's weird, but it seems to work for me. :nod:
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Postby Turin » 01 Mar 2007, 14:30

I Guess it's the similarity of the names that is a Problem here ...

Sure, it's no real problem, but you have to really read it before you get it. So differentiating and using one-time names like "Call of the Hunt" sure will help the normal user.

For newbies it just needs a bit more effort to know where to go ...

So, in my opinion - keep the new names, but try to evade too similar names "The Glade of ...", etc.

Pool, Meadow, Glade, Hall, Call are a good start.

Hm... how about Gathering of Tales or Tree of Honours ??

Just to differentiate ? :)

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Postby Eldacar » 01 Mar 2007, 14:49

After all, as humans, we're supposed to be an adaptable race.

Actually, elves are traditionalists who dislike change. :nod:
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Postby Turin » 01 Mar 2007, 15:48

:lol:

True - good comment !

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Postby Balthamael » 01 Mar 2007, 18:43

I agree on the names being too similar to eachother. The only thing I really found confusing though was "The Glade of Armies". I assume that this forum is for Asrai army lists only and other armies lists goes into "The Outer Fields". If this is correct, then in my opinion either the name or the description of the forum should indicate that.
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Postby Naggie » 01 Mar 2007, 22:06

The Armylist one was a name I just took as my imagination ran depleted. Call of the Hunt is kinda good.

"Gathering of Tales" might clash with "Glade of Gathering" ;)

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Postby Schmeag » 02 Mar 2007, 07:26

Something to do with Wardancer troupes and their abilities to tell tales would probably be suitable for the Meadow of Tales.
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Postby KidA » 02 Mar 2007, 14:25

I find those new names...odd. I guess it takes time to get used to them, but I prefered the old, more direct and clear approach.
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Postby Eldacar » 02 Mar 2007, 15:07

KidA wrote:I find those new names...odd. I guess it takes time to get used to them, but I prefered the old, more direct and clear approach.

Somebody that agrees with me. :nod:
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Postby Naggie » 02 Mar 2007, 16:46

Let's consider this a test run, shall we?
If people don't like it, we will issue a vote in some time.

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Postby David L » 02 Mar 2007, 16:52

The army list and the tactics names seem most in need of work to me. The others I understand quickly, those two force me to think. Not that I have a good alternative.
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Postby Foxtale » 05 Mar 2007, 09:37

I dunno. With all the forums so close together, it's really confusing. I can hardly find the art forum anymore.
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Postby Schmeag » 05 Mar 2007, 09:51

The names need to be more distinguished and have a link to what they used to be called.

Suggestions, from Top Forum to Bottom Forum in the General Discussion section:

The Hall
The Noble's Tent
The Warband
N/A for the mo'
Loec's Tales
N/A for the mo'
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Postby Ardanwen » 05 Mar 2007, 16:27

KidA wrote:I find those new names...odd. I guess it takes time to get used to them, but I prefered the old, more direct and clear approach.

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Postby Schmeag » 05 Mar 2007, 16:53

I guess what Nagathi wanted was to create the Asrai feel on the forum, rather than the standard type of titles.
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Postby Naggie » 11 Mar 2007, 19:04

We'll run these names until the end of the month, then evaluate what people think. Sounds like a good compromise?

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Postby Beithir Seun » 11 Mar 2007, 19:47

It certainly confused me when I arrived back after a short absence from Asrai.org! I had to spend a while working out what everything was!!
I like the idea of fluffy names, but these do take a bit of getting used to - giving them a 'probation period' is a good idea, so to evaluate them at the end of the month seems like a good idea.
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Postby Schmeag » 12 Mar 2007, 07:13

You could have a Naming Competition. ;)
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Postby Prince of Arnheim » 12 Mar 2007, 08:14

Ack I swallowed my candle... :smoke:

Congrats to Asrai.org! :crazy:
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