Brainstorming a new name for the site

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Amin Sabet, Aug 26, 2014.

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  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Following up on this:

    I already made the changes to the forum directory:

    Of course there are some systems that don't have a forum yet, eg Leica S, Pentax medium format, etc, but the main DSLR forums have been added

    Now if we drop the compacts idea and open the forum all the way up, we'll need a new site name. One thought I had was because I think the friendly, laid back community is one of the things that sets us apart from many other sites. Is that too generic sounding? Anyone have any suggestions?
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  2. Part of me does not want to see the current URL disappear entirely.
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  3. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    Serious Cameras. Boring, but it keeps the logo in tact.
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I don't think I'd change it. I'd just put a sticky post up somewhere explaining that the emphasis is on smaller cameras, but that larger cameras are ok too. I think Serious Compacts is pretty well known out there and I don't think that becoming more explicitly inclusive means the emphasis, or name, needs to change.

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  5. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    +1. MU-43 forum has already FF/dslr/film/other camera posts...

  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Serious (and Maybe) Compact.
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Serious Compacts (and more) has the added benefit of the acronym SCAM

    Serious Cameras keeps the SC intact

    a plethora of cameras (to cash in on the rabid Three Amigos fanbase that'll buy anything that uses the word plethora)

    Size Doesn't Matter (a community of camera geeks that doesn't care about what camera you're using)

    How's the IQ (a place to share photos and talk the gear used to create them)

    Uncompromising Cameras (or how to find which compromised camera is right for you)

    or if you want some naughty Acronym fun..... Fantastic Uncompromising Camera Knowledgebase

    Cameraholics Anonymous
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  8. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    Serious Compacts and More, Serious Compacts + or Plus
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Gear and Photo
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Digital Photography Purview :biggrin:
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  11. ivoire

    ivoire All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    I don't think the emphasis on camera type needs to change, so serious compacts works. However if the empasis is on "all" cameras then work
  12. MoonMind

    MoonMind All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 29, 2013
    I'm with those who think that a name change isn't mandatory. IF there is a name change, the boring, but accurate "Serious Cameras" would do in order to not lose design and acronym. However, my impression is that in the end, it's "All About the Image" - that's something I really like about this forum, as is the supportive and friendly attitude predominating. So, (or would ring true. I just would not like it better than - which reflects something I'm passionate about (and have been for more than 25 years now ...), even though I've always shot (D)SLRs as well.

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  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    is the title of "serious" still relevant? I am assuming that part of the reason why Amin chose the title was to emphasise that smaller cameras can still produce seriously good images and should be taken seriously at a time when they probably weren't. I don't think that sort of propping up is necessary anymore.
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  14. porchard

    porchard Veteran

    Feb 3, 2013
    Devon, UK
    I entirely agree with Ray's view on this.
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  15. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    I'd really just keep it as is... To me the current focus and balance of the forum is perfect.
    But if it must change, how about...

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  16. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I favour Serious Camera User Movement
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  17. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I think we should keep the name as it is. Most specialist forums have areas where members can discuss other, related topics and I think we should adopt the same approach here for DSLRs. Happy to read about them and see images from them, but the main emphasis of the site should stay as it is.

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  18. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I vote for no name change - at least for time being
    lets see how it evolves with the dslr contingent
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  19. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    No name change, but a really well-written new mission statement needs to be on the front page to accompany the widening of mission.
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  20. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    You know, whatever forums I've joined have never been because I read some sort of mission statement, let alone the terms of service or anything else really.

    I rarely if ever read anything except posts before I join, and if they are covering the things I'm interested in and want to participate in the discussions, I join.

    Or am I alone in this?
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