Rename?

By Julee, Jan 3, 2006 3,013 29 0

  1. Julee

    OP Julee GBAtemp Regular
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    I was just thinking, GBAtemp, implies that its a temporary site, in the very fact it was just that, Megaroms was always supposed to be the dominant of the two... Should prolly at some point think about renaming it..But then...by the time you guys get around to it, the next portable system will be a big hit and pfft, site dont even matter any more...
     
  2. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck
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    The thing is, GBAtemp is known more as a site with info on Nintendo handhelds and not just the GBA. The name itself doesn't really reflect the site anymore, its more of a recognizable symbol more than an actual definition of the site.
     
  3. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver
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    this has been discussed many times before but we will NEVER change the site name,the name gbatemp is (in)famous and changing would be totally pointless and unnecessary

    plus no matter what anyone says gbatemp is still kivans even though he is no longer active
     
  4. Costello

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    the DS is out and kicking, so is GBAtemp.
    yet we haven't had a name change...
     
  5. T-hug

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    If its not broken, don't fix it.

    Everyone knows GBATemp as GBATemp, changing it would cause uneeded problems with sponsors etc and potentially lose us hits/members/press.
     
  6. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!
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    GBAtemp is our roots
     
  7. Puck The Joker

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    That is just because the DS is a filler system to sustain kids until GBA2. j/k [​IMG]
     
  8. Darkforce

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    It's GBAtemp not GBATemp! *sigh* [​IMG]


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  9. lil_fighter

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    amen to that

    (everyone turns around and stares at me with a murder inducing stare in their eyes)

    Ah, ill just leave now
     
  10. shaunj66

    shaunj66 GBAtemp Administrator
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    GBAtemp forever. [​IMG]

    We'll never be anything else.
     
  11. jumpman17

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    Well, we are thinking about changing the name to PIEtemp aren't we. That's what the poll in the staff section is for isn't it? Right now it's 83% for changing the name to PIEtemp...
     
  12. Julee

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    ah but then you get the people who would wonder what KIND of pie...pfft.. then the subsites would be made... LEMONPIEtemp, PUMPKINPIEtemp, etc, etc.. madness..
     
  13. Mchart

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    www.pr0ntemp.com
     
  14. lastdual

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    I'm fine with GBAtemp, but I think that the GBA moniker will eventually make the page look out of date to potential new users who are not as 'into the scene" as the rest of us. (edit: although some might consider that a good thing...)

    In the long run, I think a more timeless name might be a good thing if we see traffic dying down - timeless as in not containing a console's name, ie not DStemp or PSPtemp, as those will eventually go out of style, but maybe just playing on the "temp" theme with something short, easy and ambiguous like Gtemp.net

    Just make sure that if you ever move you keep all your forum data intact! It would suck to see the page start from scratch.
     
  15. shaunj66

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    Shh! Next thing you'll be letting them in on, is the poll to change the name to "shaunj66temp"! [​IMG] (Which is 100% YES ATM!)
     
  16. Tempest Stormwin

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    Speaking of, Shaun, we just got the new letterheads you requested. They misspelled your name, and the new mascot looks suspciciously like Hachiemon rather than anything recognizable nowadays. I don't think we'll be going back to them for the portal redesign, no?



    While there's merit in thinking about timlessness, GBAtemp has been around for long enough in internet terms to effectively BE timeless. The name works, it's well-known, and we don't need a name change.

    Besides, the tale of why GBAtemp is named GBAtemp is already somewhat convoluted (and usually breaks into the history of the forum AND the channel). Why add another step to it for all the storytellers to learn?

    -Tempest out.-
     
  17. dEC0DED

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    i've been doing this for 4-5 years now...

    wow...

    GO ME!

    GBATEMP M ROX

    RDG>tRM
     
  18. Opium

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    Notice how all the staff members instantly jump in to say that we still want the name GBAtemp? [​IMG]

    That kind of proves that the name and icon is close to our hearts.....in other words no name change [​IMG]
     
  19. Julee

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    I get the point.
     
  20. dEC0DED

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    and megaroms is dead.... pariah is busy with life.
     
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