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Please, add a new option as answer (Don't Repeat.. So, please read all answers first). The answer with largest vote would be chosen (this can be checked from time to time in the end of each month). Please, participate.

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    I'm unconvinced we need a change of name. What benefit would accrue from doing so?
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 15:38
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    @Richard Believe in democracy... Mos Eisley is also an option.
    – user931
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 15:55
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    What? This again? Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 16:45
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    Seriously, why all the hate at Sachin??? He asked a valid question, and you can't use the excuse "on Meta downvotes are about disagreeing" because the question didn't express an opinion to disagree with (he even posted "Mos Eisley" as the answer). And the question is perfectly valid since the topic was clearly discussed and broached by several users in the chatroom yesterday. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 22:54
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    @Wikis - site population changed. Opinions changed. It's perfectly valid to re-poll the names as a new question, since the answers on old ones may no longer be valid. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 22:55
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    @DVK: 1. Not everybody is a chat completionist, and so if there was discussion about maybe changing the name, that should have been mentioned or linked in the question. 2. Implicit in the question is the idea that the chat name should be changed. I downvoted because I don’t think we need a name change. If you could link the relevant transcripts, I'd consider reversing my vote.
    – alexwlchan
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:00
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    @alexwlchan - that's my point. The question did NOT imply that the name needs to be changed, and as proof, the same user posted the current name as one of the options as an answer (and alluded to in immediate comment). So if you don't want name changed, the correct action is to upvote that answer, not to downvote the question. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:13
  • @DVK: That wasn’t the impression I got from reading the question, but I see your point.
    – alexwlchan
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:16
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    @DVK: nice of you to stand up for Sachin but I don't think it was a personal issue at all. There was no reference to the recent chat conversation so it seemed like one user was suggesting a name change (again) without any justification. But, as alexwlchan mentioned, with the context some downvotes might be reversed. Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 8:46
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    @DVK - He wasn't terribly polite about those people who voted for the status quo "Voting for existing one would be your Inertia. Think Again"
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 10:39
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    @Richard Those words aren't gunpoint. One can still vote it.
    – user931
    Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 11:15
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    @Richard - ever heard "vote for the post, not the user"? Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 12:30
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    @DVK - I didn't like the suggestion either, which was a happy coincidence :-)
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 12:36
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    Note that the "results" of this poll are highly suspect since many peoples' votes have probably been reversed: meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/a/5359/4167 Commented Jan 3, 2015 at 5:59
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    @Ward not reversed, but wiped, right (me too)? So basically any answer of Sachin's, including the status quo, could have had any number of additional down votes (or up votes, I guess, although that seems less likely for this question).
    – Tony Meyer
    Commented Jan 5, 2015 at 10:58

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Mos Eisley

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  • Voting for existing one would be your Inertia. Think Again.
    – user931
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 15:34
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In the previous poll, The Ansible was the runner-up.

Interestingly, it's now the highest voted with a mighty +4.

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TARDIS

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    Love it! This chatroom is bigger on the inside than the outside...
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 18:51
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Delphic Expanse

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Time Vortex

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I'd prefer something vaguely sci-fi/fantasy sounding, but generic enough to not be tied to a specific universe:

The Void

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  • And it may also be where our one-winged angel in the banner is going to/coming from
    – Izkata
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 18:31
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Hogwarts

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Gallifrey

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S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Skynet

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I don't think the chatroom name should be changed. But if it was to change, my favorite proposal is

The Dirac

The Dirac is a communication medium in James Blish's series Cities in Flight. It is nowhere as well-known as Ursula K. Le Guin's ansible (I don't remember any other author calling their communication device a Dirac), but it's more appropriate: an ansible is a point-to-point communication device, like a personal messaging system, whereas the Dirac instantly broadcasts all messages all over the universe, like a chatroom.

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  • Shuldn't this be split into 2 separate answers? I want to upvote the "no change" part, and downvote "Dirac" because I think that there are names I like better. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 22:57
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    @DVK If you want no change, downvote the question and upvote the Mos Eisley answer.
    – user56
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:01
  • agree on #2, fully disagree on #1. The question did NOT advocate for changing the name, just asked what it should be in a neutral way. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:16
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USS Enterprise

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Death Star

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  • My Fav. If Star Wars is popular here, this popular weapon should be the choice.
    – user931
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 15:36
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I think it needs to be something that conveys "chat room".

Ten Forward was the alt name.

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The Billiards Club

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The Three Broomsticks

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  • If anything, it should be "Hog's Head" Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 22:57
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Rivendell

or

Imladris

(the Last Homely House :-D )

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I like what Mos Eisley conveys, but here's a suggestion that's closer to something real:

Stan Lee's back porch

Because who wouldn't want to share a beer with Stan Lee on his back porch and talk about SciFi.

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    Well... I wouldn't :) So it's not as obvious as you think. Also, not every site user is a comics fan. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:15
  • @DVK You don't have to be a comics fan to appreciate the creative mind of Stan Lee. Likewise, you don't have to be a rap fan (as I am not) to appreciate the poetic nature of Eminem's lyrics (as i do).
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:16
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    @DVK Not every user is a Star Wars fan.
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:17
  • true, but there's a lot more people who know what Mos Eisley is than who recognize the name of Stan Lee. Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:18
  • @DVK I challenge that. Stan Lee, especially today with the Marvel franchise as used by Disney, is far more well known than he was in decades past. The name of an obscure Star Wars town is something that I think only SW fans would know.
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:21
  • Do Marvel films actually mention his name in any reasonably prominent way that an average film goer would notice? Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:22
  • @DVK At least half the articles about/announcing those films start with a line like "Adaptation of Stan Lee's ..." He also tends to cameo in them.
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:23
  • Maybe the problem here is that you just don't care for beer ;)
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:25
  • @DVK So I guess we've both surmised that Stan Lee is primarily only known by comics fans and Mos Eisley primarily by SW fans. The question now is who has more fans. Comics, in total, or SW? Is that on-topic on the main site?
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:27
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    I would say it should be ontopic, but I'm not always supported by "close anything but simple trivia and story-ID question" brigades, so don't use my opinion as basis :) Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:30
  • @DVK After drafting, it seems off-topic. I posted to chat.
    – user15742
    Commented Jan 1, 2015 at 23:52

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