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Our general discussion chat room is called “Science Fiction & Fantasy”. That's kind of boring. How about a better name?


Aside: we also have an SF topic of the day chatroom, where we propose a short phrase and reply with works on that topic. (We've just started; we've had topics like “interpretative dance” and “going green”.) The idea is to propose a new topic once a day or so, but chat days are clearly longer than Earth days. It's kind of dead right now — please drop in and offer suggestions!

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    Are we any closer to making a decision here? Let's just pick one. We can always change it if someone comes up with a better name. – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Oct 7 '11 at 6:39
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    What was the reasoning behind not choosing the highest voted answer? – Tony Meyer Oct 8 '11 at 20:40
  • @TonyMeyer Mos Eisley was tied for winner at the time we picked the name, see the chat transcript. We did say we might reconsider but never did. Well, I still prefer the other tied winner (the current winner, The Ansible), but have we grown fond of the current name? – user56 Jan 12 '12 at 22:16
  • @Gilles it was confusing because less than 24 hours after the change (when I commented), it was nowhere near tied. – Tony Meyer Jan 17 '12 at 1:01
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Mos Eisley

"A wretched hive of scum and villainy!"

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And just after posting, I think of a name…

The ansible

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Ten Forward

Because it's just as geeky with Star Trek

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Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net

Suggested by Jack B Nimble

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The Dragon's Head

It just seems appropriate, for some reason...

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The Shadowy Corner

Granted, it's more fantasy, but in most stories, it's the guy in the shadowy corner who has all the info to help you move the plot along.

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Draco's Tavern

OK, the particular reference is to science fiction, but the use of a bar or other drinking establishment for general meeting of strange people is broadly present in fantasy as well.

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