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As everyone must be aware by now, there have been a LOT of problems recently in our primary chatroom, Mos Eisley, culminating in the room being frozen and some of our most active users being temporarily suspended. Other people have already posted on meta about why this came about and what kind of behaviour needs to be addressed in order to stop it happening again. I'm not going to rehash those issues; this post is about how we can try to put it all behind us.

Mos Eisley has probably acquired a bad reputation across the network by now for its constant flags and fights. Assuming that such events aren't going to keep on happening in the future, it would be nice to distance ourselves from the past craziness, so that people don't think "oh, Mos Eisley - that's full of jerks" as soon as they see the room and need to be persuaded otherwise.

Getting to the point ... how about we rename the chatroom once it's reopened? Much better to have people come to the chatroom with no prejudices, and then by the time they realise it's the former Mos Eisley, they may already have realised we're an OK bunch :-)

And yes, I know this proposal has been made before with scant success, but there's a better reason for it now!

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    Interesting idea. But how about anything not from a specific property? (Unfortunately I have no specific ideas other than that general one, though.) – TARS says Reinstate Monica Nov 15 '15 at 13:54
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    This seems completely pointless. Is anyone going to come to Mos Eisley and say, "oh, this is Mos Eisley, I remember all those arguments here, so I should start a new one"? – phantom42 Nov 15 '15 at 14:00
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    @phantom42 From the question: "Much better to have people come to the chatroom with no prejudices, and then by the time they realise it's the former Mos Eisley, they may already have realised we're an OK bunch" – Rand al'Thor Nov 15 '15 at 14:05
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    Mos Eisley was "a wretched hive of scum and villany". Just sayin' :) – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Nov 15 '15 at 14:49
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    And, yes, renaming Mos Eisley is becoming meme here. ;) – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Nov 15 '15 at 14:51
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    @Wikis: right, so the temporary solution is the Mos Eisley Cantina, which is full of bar brawls: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/31550/mos-eisley-cantina – b_jonas Nov 15 '15 at 17:03
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    I don't quite understand the point of this post from the OP. You ask a question about renaming the chatroom but then provide an answer saying we shouldn't change it. Which is your opinion? :-) – user35594 Nov 15 '15 at 20:57
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    @user35594 I provided several answers to be voted on. I realised that some people would want to keep the old name, so I posted that as an answer to save them the trouble. Personally my favourite would be either "the TARDIS" or "Rivendell", but I'm only one user in the community. – Rand al'Thor Nov 15 '15 at 21:01
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    I don't get how this voting is supposed to work now. Votes for the question mean "Yes, change it", but then there's an answer that's specifically "No, don't change it" which means people are downvoting the question, upvoting that answer, and downvoting all the other answers. It's heavily skewed the results, and now they're almost useless. And the number of upvotes on the question don't even match those on the "let's keep it answer", which is even more unhelpful! – user31178 Nov 15 '15 at 21:36
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    @phantom42 It couples together 2 separate issues. We're seeing a really unusual number of downvotes, in the "sink the other options to the bottom" instead of a "bring the best to the top" style, that's typically not seen. People against the change will downvote everything, but people for the change aren't likely to upvote everything, because that's atypical behavior. So we've got 1 post with 2 distinct polls sharing tangled votes biased towards a single result. I don't care one way or another about the name change, but this current poll is nothing more than a farce. – user31178 Nov 16 '15 at 0:52
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    which is why using meta answers to conduct a poll isn't a good way to do this. – phantom42 Nov 16 '15 at 1:11
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    @randal'thor But the Mos Eisley option has a higher score than the question itself, and more total votes. – user31178 Nov 16 '15 at 2:55
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    NOTE to Everyone: if you dislike several of the suggestions, be careful about downvoting. If you downvote several suggestions from the same user, your votes will likely be reversed automatically. – Ward - Reinstate Monica Nov 16 '15 at 4:57
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    Are we going to get this call to change the name of Mos Eisley repeatedly until the guys proposing the change finally win the vote? Here's another suggestion: from my brief visits to the chatroom, it seems there are always the same few people in there; I assume any trouble must be caused by a subset of them (since there seldom is anyone else in there). Ban them all from chat (those who are not mods, I guess) and that would bring about a more real change than simply changing the name. – Andres F. Nov 22 '15 at 14:15
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    @AndresF. For the record, a subset of them were banned for a while. Notice this very post says "some of our most active users being temporarily suspended". I think the mods/CMs had reached the same conclusion you just did, and from what I can tell (whether or not it was "fair" or "justified") it's already having an effect. – Ixrec Nov 22 '15 at 14:32

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SciFi&Fantasy Chat

Short, simple and to the point

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Room 42

A tribute to the late great Douglas Adams.

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Death Star

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Quark's

A different wretched hive of scum and villainy, as seen in .

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The Billiards Club

From Lord Dunsany's Jorkens tales, like this one.

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My choice is the name of the recreation room aboard the JMC mining ship , which is...

The Recreation Room

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Hogwarts

is our top tag beside story-ID, and one that most of our users have at least some familiarity with. Plus, Hogwarts has always been a welcoming and homely place!

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Fortune Casino

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  • Cheers to Smallville fans... – Baby Yoda Nov 15 '15 at 16:17
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The Spaceport Bar

An iconic stfnal setting.

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Nimbus III

The planet from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. This planet was intended to be the planet of Galactic Peace!

(Read more here)

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The Jedi Temple

Keeping with the theme, a place for learning to occur.

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The Zócalo is the central plaza and meeting place on the space station Babylon 5. The goal of the Babylon 5 project was...

...to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call - home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. Humans and aliens wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal, all alone in the night.

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    I don't even know how to spell this one. – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Nov 15 '15 at 17:51
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    @Wikis: The Zócalo! :-) – Praxis Nov 15 '15 at 17:58
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    @Wiki : No worries. Refresh the answer and you'll see! :-) – Praxis Nov 15 '15 at 18:02
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Praxis

I know it's a hopeless proposal, but I feel I should point that praxis holds a suitable meaning and that it's used in many scifi works.

Plus it would be cool to have @Praxis owning Praxis. That would embody the meaning of praxis (putting theory into practice).

This metapost is very meta.

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    Clearly the best proposal. – Praxis Nov 16 '15 at 5:30
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    Praxis blew up. So, yes, this seems appropriate. – Lightness Races with Monica Nov 26 '15 at 16:56
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Biers

Ankh-Morporkian pub where various "people" can show their true forms and nobody will give a second glance. Perhaps one of the few locations where, when asking the bartender for a Bloody Mary, he won't mix you simply a metaphor... Clientele include vampires, werewolves, zombies, bogeymen, ghouls, Tooth Fairies, and Mrs Gammage.

  • Yay, my renaming idea has approval from a mod! :-) – Rand al'Thor Nov 15 '15 at 17:32
  • Yeah I liked the concept (bar for a bunch of mismatched characters) more than the name. – AncientSwordRage Nov 15 '15 at 19:25
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    Given recent events, "The Broken Drum" seems like a better name. – Mark Nov 16 '15 at 22:47
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The Dark Tower

After the Stephen King novel that brings together several of his other sci-fi and fantasy characters together. Seems fitting.

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