Vote for a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Announcements, maintenance etc.. Boring.

Please vote for your favorite forum name candidates

renderdev
9
15%
raytracingforum
9
15%
ompf2
18
30%
rtforums
6
10%
raydev
8
13%
raytalk
4
7%
pathtalk
0
No votes
pathagora
1
2%
pathagonia
2
3%
rayalistic
3
5%
 
Total votes: 60

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Vote for a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby ingenious » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:21 am

IMPORTANT: I've added a poll. Please participate! You can vote for 3 names. The highest ranked will be the one.

Hi all,

You need the forum, but the forum also needs you! We've decided to get a new domain name for it, and we want to hear your suggestions. First, we will collect a few candidate names, and then we'll vote and register the most popular one.

Please make your suggestions in this thread and list them in the following style. Here are some suggestions:

davepermen
:arrow: renderdev
:arrow: raytracingforum
:arrow: ompf2

ingenious
:arrow: rtforums
:arrow: rtfora (fora is the original Latin plural form of forum ;) )
:arrow: rtalk
:arrow: raydev
:arrow: raytalk
:arrow: combinations of ray and rt with society, people, public, association, population, residents, commonwealth, state, company, district, area, quarter, region, sector, parish, neighborhood, vicinity, locality, locality, locale, group, set, camp, circle, crowd, category

ypoissant
:arrow: pathtalk
:arrow: pttalk
:arrow: pathagora

straaljager
:arrow: pathagonia

The top-level domain, e.g. .com, .net, .org, can be picked by availability. The preferred one seems to be .org, then probably .com, and then .net.

NOTE: Please check the availability of a domain before posting it. For the purpose, you can use this website, for example.

NOTE 2: I will add the suggestions in this post.
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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby ingenious » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:25 am

I personally would like a name that is short and easy to remember, and that also sounds nice in an "analog" conversation. For example "Did you see that thread on raytalk...?"
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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby toxie » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:24 pm

obviously "ompf"!
Better you leave here with your head still full of kitty cats and puppy dogs.

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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby davepermen » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:17 pm

toxie wrote:obviously "ompf"!

that's the last one i'd choose. the only reason is for remembering the old one. other than that, it's a stupid name that doesn't help anyone. no info what this page is about, etc. i know, it's cool to be an elite tiny group. but i prefer to be a proper, professional group that creates and collects knowledge for everyone.

dr_eck
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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby dr_eck » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:21 pm

My son's Latin teacher (that would be me :) ) prefers rtfora to rtforums, but both have the problem of having 4 syllables. Raytalk rolls off the tongue more easily. Raydev is almost as good.

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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby spectral » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:33 pm

I agree,

"renderdev" will be great, because :
- render : it is more generic than "ray", "photon" etc... it can be applied to any kind of rendering techno, like game related one.
- dev : because, finally... it is the goal :-)
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graphicsMan
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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby graphicsMan » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:42 pm

There are already other rendering forums (fora), and ompf has always been more ray tracing oriented (although certainly digressions into other algorithms has not, and should not be disallowed). Therefore, I prefer raydev. rtdev seems good as well. As for .org vs .com vs .net, I'd say first .org, then .net. Maybe I'd also choose .xxx before .com, due to the scandalous nature of our rt discussions ;) Dunno, .com seems wrong to me for this forum.

ypoissant
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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby ypoissant » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:49 pm

So far, my preference goes to "raytalk".

Generally speaking, "rt", to me, has a Whitted style rendering conotation and I think we are all going beyond that now so I would avoid using "rt" or "raytracing" in a new forum name for that reason.

"path" along with "pt" seem more general, more modern, and more in line with what we are all doing now and in the relatively near future.

So add "pathtalk", "pttalk", "pathagora" from me in the suggested names list. I like the prononciation of "pathagora" -> "patagora". It has a nice rythm in it and well represents the purpose of the forum. "rayagora" doesn't sound bad either.

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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby straaljager » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:06 pm

What about "Pathagonia", a forum about the agonies of path tracing?

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Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

Postby ingenious » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:24 pm

straaljager wrote:What about "Pathagonia", a forum about the agonies of path tracing?


:mrgreen: It was about time for your suggestion, dear sir Ronald Raygun ;)
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