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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline


We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name ******************************webapps.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

New question: "Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline!"

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Deadline is near (23rd), so we should decide what to do next. One proposal per answer, please.


Just to note: we're currently having a discussion with the StackExchange team about conducting this as a blind poll. Hoping to have an answer by tomorrow at which point we'll make a determination about the next step.


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I think that we should broaden the second round a little now that it's getting closer: maybe include the top 5 proposals? Or take (anything) >= 0.5 * (the top proposal)? Or anything >= the 75th percentile (of all proposals)?

I say the top 5 to keep it simple. The rules on the second round should be:

  1. No new proposals allowed (one of the moderators will post the top proposals)
  2. No downvoting allowed (I prefer just having people up-vote)

I also think that we need to find a way to avoid massive numbers of comments and conflict, so maybe we should make an additional question where people can lay out their case for why a specific proposal is best/worst. In this, I would encourage people to describe a possible logo (or site appearance) along with the proposal (some proposals may be more suitable than others for this).

  • $\begingroup$ +1: I like all of these ideas. Top 5 for which domains are available sounds good. I don't suppose there's any way for the system to prevent down votes? $\endgroup$
    – ars
    Aug 23, 2010 at 5:29
  • $\begingroup$ This would be very possible with my idea. Everybody can: 1) choose only one proposal, 2) not downvote, 3) not comment, 4) not add other names $\endgroup$
    – Peter Smit
    Aug 23, 2010 at 7:00
  • $\begingroup$ @Peter: I see. That would require different software. I like the idea, but not sure that it's possible in the near future. I'll ask on meta.so. $\endgroup$
    – Shane
    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:58
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    $\begingroup$ Top five sounds ok to me. I don't think we can prevent downvotes, but we can always just count upvotes. I like the idea of providing pros/cons for each proposal to help people in their voting. $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2010 at 6:41

I suggest making this kind of blind poll (as done for the unix/ubuntu merge question) for the most popular names. Then let this run for a week and take the winner.

I have no doubt that we will come to a consensus on the logo and style. Especially because we will get an expert helping us if we get out of beta phase.


Each proposal in the second round is a suggestion of a logo (sketch, description) for one of the names that were elected in the first round. Then voting as usual (with downvotes), best proposal win.
This way we wouldn't have a problem that we have a nice name but we can't agree on logo for it. And we would have the full identification ready.