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Petition: Should the Welcome forum be changed back to its original name?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by SoloCommand, Jun 20, 2002.

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Petition: Should the Welcome forum be changed back to its original name?

Poll closed Jun 30, 2002.
  1. Yes, change it back to Welcome New Users

    18 vote(s)
    29.0%
  2. No, keep it as Welcome Jedi Younglings

    16 vote(s)
    25.8%
  3. Change it to Welcome Padawans

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Change it to Welcome newbies who will be attacked by oldbies for posting redundant threads

    27 vote(s)
    43.5%
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  1. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 15, 2001
  2. Lurking_Around

    Lurking_Around Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 26, 2002
    LOL SoloCommand!!! :D

    Just for the record, I believe those last two options were suggested by.....

    *drumroll*

    Me!

    [face_mischief]
     
  3. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Existing thread in the Welcome Forum: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=7464418&replies=27]Here[/link]

    Call me a hypocrite, but I just can't stand the new name of the Welcome Forum. Welcome Jedi Younglings is so clichè.

    You must admit though, most newbies were bought into the new title and havn't experienced the glory of the old one.

    I feel more confortable being called a 'User', it's more generic. 'Youngling' makes me sound like some reptilian young thing.

    I say, the old name is best, it's old, it's unoriginal, but it works. I've been here for a year now and the old name was certainly more user friendly and inviting, the new name makes us all sound like fanboys(or girls) and I want my dignity.

    Call this a rally for support. I am so for getting the name changed back.

     
  4. JediMasterYoda98

    JediMasterYoda98 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    May 26, 2002
    I chose the 4th one, though I think the second best one (and the one that is more likely to be used) is the "Welcome New Users" one.
     
  5. Gay-LenKenobi

    Gay-LenKenobi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sep 20, 2000
    Actually, I don't think any of the newbies think they are called 'younglings.' I certainly haven't been calling them that and I haven't seen it anywhere. The title sounds odd, but there is no significant reason to change it. They wanted to use the new term that was introduced in AOTC. It makes sense.
     
  6. Lurking_Around

    Lurking_Around Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 26, 2002
    Out of curiousity, I just wanna see the reaction (and the *ahem* drama :p) that would be created if the fourth option was accepted by the admin

    [face_mischief]
     
  7. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 27, 2001
    I like the fourth option. It's funny 'cause it's true.

     
  8. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 18, 2001
    I voted for the fourth option. Perhaps they can rename it next April Fools day.

    "the new name makes us all sound like fanboys(or girls) and I want my dignity"
    Chances are, you are a fanboy (or girl) if you take the time to register and post at a messageboard at a SW fan site. But that's just what I think.
     
  9. Boba_Phat

    Boba_Phat Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 29, 2000
    I don't really care. I think they should just move the Announcements forum to Administration.
     
  10. Bria

    Bria Manager Emeritus, -MNFF Council star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 15, 1999
    Call me crazy, but I don't think it really matters. *shrug*

    ~*~Bria
     
  11. SPECTOR

    SPECTOR Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jun 2, 2002
    I think the new name causes people to think it's for people new to SW, not necessarly the boards. So I vote to change it back.
     
  12. JAWAHUNTER

    JAWAHUNTER Jedi Master star 1

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    Dec 16, 1998
    Personally I don't think it matters but I like the way it relates to Star Wars now.
     
  13. Morgaine

    Morgaine Ex-Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Mar 19, 2001
    You know you have my support, Solo. ;)


    Please, change it back.
     
  14. Teknobabel

    Teknobabel Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 4, 2000
    I'm not really bothered either way, at least the old way doesn't make the new member (irespective of age) blush when they see it for the first time.

    my opinion, nothing more
     
  15. Lurking_Around

    Lurking_Around Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 26, 2002
    The fourth option is winning! [face_mischief]

    [Emperor]Everything is proceeding as I have forseen[/Emperor]

    *evil laugh*

    :D
     
  16. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 15, 2001
    The fourth option is winning!

    :eek: I've created a monster!
     
  17. Master Salty

    Master Salty Jedi Knight star 6

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    Apr 18, 1999
    Keep it the way it is now. It's kinda cool.
     
  18. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 27, 1999
    Mesa likes the 4th option. :D

    Honestly it wouldn't bother me which name is used, though I think 'Welcome New Users' is the simplest and most straightforward.

    As long as newer users can find and read the forum that's what matters the most in the end. :)
     
  19. Darth_Dagsy

    Darth_Dagsy Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 18, 2000
    I just dont see what difference the name makes. New users, or Younglings, it really doesnt matter.
     
  20. JangoFettClone

    JangoFettClone Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 24, 2002
    I say change it back. Heaven's forbid that someone may join and not have seen AOTC so that they don't know what a youngling is. Welcome New Users is the simplest.
     
  21. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 16, 2001
    Yeah if you wanted this taken seriously by users you probably shouldn't of put the fourth one in. :p

    BTW if you like the old name just use the bottom drop box. Anyone know why that one doesn't get changed with the top one ?[face_plain]
     
  22. NathanDahlin

    NathanDahlin Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 28, 2000
    Because the absent-minded Administrator (i.e. me) forgot it exists. :p

    I fixed it to match the top one, but I think we can rename the "Welcome" forum if the majority prefer it that way. :)
     
  23. MoronDude

    MoronDude Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nov 1, 2000
    No, leave it please! I like the new name, and it feels more welcoming to fans who are joining because of Episode 2!
     
  24. Aragorn328

    Aragorn328 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jan 18, 2002
    I really dislike the current one, and perferred the old one. Go old one!
     
  25. Lurking_Around

    Lurking_Around Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 26, 2002
    I fixed it to match the top one, but I think we can rename the "Welcome" forum if the majority prefer it that way

    Ah, good. I expect to see the name "Welcome newbies who will be attacked by oldbies for posting redundant threads" in the coming days.

    [face_mischief]
     
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