Given everything, I'm inclined to request that we change our "beta" site name from "Statistical Analysis" to "Data Analysis", and the respective subdomain from "stats" to "data". I think this would be more fitting for how the site has evolved.
data is reserved for our network.
"Data" meaning, the creative commons data dumps of all sites in our network.
Is it worth it given that we move out of beta (and presumably to a new URL and site-name) in 48 days? The change will last about 6 weeks at most. It is obviously important that the new permanent name and URL are seen to be inclusive of statisticians as well as those in the data mining community.
Agree with Q. I honestly had precisely the same thought myself before I saw this Q.
I think it's a good time to revive this topic, in light of more recent developments on the current likelihood or otherwise of changing the site name (see this question), and as according to area51 we've just finished our beta phase and "will be launching very soon" (yey!).