The most active chat room of SciFi.SE is Mos Eisley which has a tagline General discussion for http://scifi.stackexchange.com. Googling the words returns that Mos Eisley is a spaceport on the planet Tatooine (Star Wars universe). Why is the chat room named after it? Any specific reason?

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    Because we're a wretched hive of scum and villany.
    – sjl
    Commented Dec 27, 2012 at 0:13

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At the time, it was the most highly voted name, albeit by not very much. See this question.

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    And the followup question never seemed to reach a clear consensus.
    – Xantec
    Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 14:33
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    Actually, it tied for the highest votes, and Gilles chose from those two without explaining why that one (possibly because his suggestion was the other, to avoid the appearance of favouritism). Within hours (minutes?) the alternative was higher voted, but it's much harder to change something than put it in place originally.
    – Tony Meyer
    Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 21:24
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    @TonyMeyer That's exactly it.
    – user56
    Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 22:19

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