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Question: Which names do you want Linden Labs to call the Schome Park regions?-costs in brackets                                                                                                    This poll is only for the 'official' names, as LL recognises them
Leave the region names as Schome Park and Schome Park II ($0) - 0 (0%)
Change to Schome Park I and Schome Park II ($100) - 8 (38.1%)
Change to Schome Park Alpha and Schome Park Beta ($200) - 11 (52.4%)
Leave the region names, but change parcel names-explained here ($0) - 2 (9.5%)
Total Voters: 21

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Author Topic: What shall we call the new combined island?  (Read 27933 times)
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« on: January 05, 2008, 10:41:01 AM »

Ok - we need to make a fairly quick decision about the name for the new combined island ...

Current state of play:

There are two sims (regions) each of which has an official name (what Linden Labs knows it as) - Schome Park (the original island) and Schome Park II (the new island) - we cannot change these names.

We need to have a name which we can use to refer to the whole island (ie Schome Park plus Schome Park II).
In the past (when we just had one sim/region we talked about Schome Park and SPii (which were the first and second incarnations of the original island).

I have been using SPiii to refer to the combined islands - but folk tell me that this is confusing and naff.

Some suggestions that have been put forward so far include:
  • Hestian
  • Aventure
  • Danbur
  • Serpentine
  • Garnet
  • Larvik
  • Schome Alpha

 ??? So - if you have an idea for a name then suggest it ...

PS Bear in mind that just to confuse things I am also referring to different phases of the Schome Park Project (so the schome-NAGTY Pilot was Phase 1, the Becta funded bit was Phase 2, and we are about to start Phase 3).  ::)
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 11:27:27 AM »

Actually you can change them, but you'll have to pay $50 (or is it $100?) per sim for the privilege of doing so.

I vote for "SPiii" on the basis I don't like any of those names, but don't have any better suggestions either. :P
Ah ha - in that case I vote for the following:
  • Rename Schome Park as Schome Park I
  • Call the combined island Schome Park

This has the huge advantage of not confusing folk external to the project - cos folk know that the Schome Park Project involves the use of an island called Schome Park. It would be confusing having to explain that the Schome Park Project now uses an island called SomethingNewThatHasNothingToDoWithSchomePark.

Excellent use of $100 IMHO.

If you strongly disagree then explain why ...
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 11:39:33 AM »

Oops! I was about to post below...

: unsent message from Amba
Actually you can change them, but you'll have to pay $50 (or is it $100?) per sim for the privilege of doing so.

I vote for "SPiii" on the basis I don't like any of those names, but don't have any better suggestions either. :P

If that's the case I would vote for changing the name of the original sim to Schome Park I and calling the combined space "Schome Park", to keep things simple and intuitive.

And now I've replied because I agree, and not because I disagree...

Anyway, I agree.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2008, 11:48:40 AM »

I almost agree.

I'd like to call the combination of islands Schome Park.
I'd like to call the island which we have all beeen on up until now 'Schome park Alpha' and the brand-new island 'Schome Park Beta'.

That gets us away from the confusion between phase one, phase two, spii, spiii and Schome Park. Peter's suggestion that we rename what we have been calling SPii as Schome Park I seems to reinforce that confusion.

It also give us a much clearer set of abbreviations when we are chatting inworld - alpha and beta would be clearer than I and II, which are easily mistyped and easily confused with the word 'I'.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2008, 11:56:30 AM »

Not 'Woopsilon Prime' then?  >:D

Ahem, seriously though, if we can rename then 'at source' it seems the right way to go.  Schome Park Alpha and Beta is neat enough, and Schome Park remains the overall land mass.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2008, 12:06:38 PM »


What's wrong with Schome Island as a combined name?
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 12:14:38 PM »

My Suggestion


Combined Name - Schome Park

First Island - Schome Park Alpha

Second Island - Schome Park Bravo
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008, 12:16:53 PM »


No Kathy, I acctually meant island not in linden labs terminology.

Just Schome Island
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008, 12:40:33 PM »

Well the new 'island' doesn't look as it did before xmas.  Remember though that each phase we've changed look and feel, so even if one area was an island now, it might not be in the future.  So using 'island' would likely sit at odds with the space if not now, then at some point in the future.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008, 12:44:51 PM »

Alpha and Beta I prefer. I agree with Fox - it definately sorts out any confusion.
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2008, 12:46:38 PM »

Well island sounds a lot better than iii, Hestian, Aventure, Danbur, Serpentine, Garnet, Larvik or Alpha to me.
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2008, 12:48:31 PM »

How long will it take Linden Labs to change the names?
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2008, 12:51:41 PM »

Why call it beta? It's not a beta stage is it ???
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2008, 01:05:23 PM »

Why call it beta? It's not a beta stage is it ???

I must say that was my initial reaction, but I put it down to my having spent many years working in the software industry  lol

To me, the name "anything beta" has strong connotations of a 'release' which is not quite out of testing! This is why I particularly liked your idea of "Bravo", but I really don't any strong feelings about what the new space is named - very happy with all of the suggestions so far.  :)
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2008, 01:44:33 PM »

Beta would be confusing to people,


Thats why I suggested Bravo
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