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.
Yes, change it back to Welcome New Users 18 vote(s) 29.0%
No, keep it as Welcome Jedi Younglings 16 vote(s) 25.8%
Change it to Welcome Padawans 1 vote(s) 1.6%
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 Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2001
    star 5
  2. Lurking_Around Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2002
    star 6
    LOL SoloCommand!!! :D

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

    *drumroll*

    Me!

    [face_mischief]
  3. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2001
    star 5
    Existing thread in the Welcome Forum: Here

    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 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2002
    star 3
    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 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 20, 2000
    star 5
    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 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2002
    star 6
    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 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2001
    star 6
    I like the fourth option. It's funny 'cause it's true.

  8. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2001
    star 7
    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 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2000
    star 4
    I don't really care. I think they should just move the Announcements forum to Administration.
  10. Bria Manager Emeritus, -MNFF Council

    Member Since:
    May 15, 1999
    star 7
    Call me crazy, but I don't think it really matters. *shrug*

    ~*~Bria
  11. SPECTOR Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2002
    star 3
    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 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 1998
    star 1
    Personally I don't think it matters but I like the way it relates to Star Wars now.
  13. Morgaine Ex-Manager

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 2001
    star 6
    You know you have my support, Solo. ;)


    Please, change it back.
  14. Teknobabel Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2000
    star 5
    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 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2002
    star 6
    The fourth option is winning! [face_mischief]

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

    *evil laugh*

    :D
  16. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

    Member Since:
    Jun 15, 2001
    star 5
    The fourth option is winning!

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

    Member Since:
    Apr 18, 1999
    star 6
    Keep it the way it is now. It's kinda cool.
  18. Champion of the Force Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 4
    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 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2000
    star 6
    I just dont see what difference the name makes. New users, or Younglings, it really doesnt matter.
  20. JangoFettClone Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 24, 2002
    star 4
    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 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 16, 2001
    star 6
    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 Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 28, 2000
    star 6
    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 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 1, 2000
    star 6
    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 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 18, 2002
    star 2
    I really dislike the current one, and perferred the old one. Go old one!
  25. Lurking_Around Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 26, 2002
    star 6
    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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