Keenspace will soon be Toonspace

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Postby Lordravage on Tue May 24, 2005 5:04 am

I was never keen on keen space anyway..;)

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Postby Dotty on Tue May 24, 2005 5:21 am

AsterAzul wrote:Yeah, he's being a real good sport for having to play the part of everyone's villain.
Poor fellow; he did start the whole damn thing, why are we complaining so much?


Cause it's a bad name that someone else already took? :P
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Postby RemusShepherd on Tue May 24, 2005 5:25 am

Ida wrote:
Kirb wrote:
1. Having a fine, sharp cutting edge or point.
2. Having or marked by intellectual quickness and acuity. See Synonyms at sharp.
3. Acutely sensitive: a keen ear.
4. Sharp; vivid; strong.
5. Intense; piercing: a keen wind.
6. Pungent; acrid: A keen smell of skunk was left behind.
7.
a. Ardent; enthusiastic: a keen chess player.
b. Eagerly desirous: keen on going to Europe in the spring.
8. Slang. Great; splendid; fine: What a keen day!

9. A loud, wailing lament for the dead. o-o

Hmm...


Incidentally, the last one was the first definition of 'keen' I learned...


Well, here's another suggestion, then -- Ululationspace! :)
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Postby William G on Tue May 24, 2005 5:40 am

TdotOdot2k wrote:Cause it's a bad name that someone else already took? :P

I agree that for an idea that's been in the works for a while, it seems awfully... last minute, for a new name.
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Postby Birdie on Tue May 24, 2005 6:18 am

Why not just call us "Lamespace" since that's the direction we're going in anyways!
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Postby Ghastly on Tue May 24, 2005 6:26 am

Yes that Toonspace and Webcomicspace were the best they were able to come up with suggests someone phoned in a couple of names and they took one out of a hat which is generally indicative of the amount of thought and planning that goes into running keenspace.

If we're going to change the name we should change it to something memorable and with energy, not dull and generic. Hell even doombees has a little more pizzaz and personality to it than toonspace. You'd almost think Keen was going out of its way to pick a name that painted the comics on keenspace as dull and lifeless.

If we can't come up with a good name that uses space then simply lose the space. I'd rather have a good name that is memorable than a dull name that uses space.
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Postby STrRedWolf on Tue May 24, 2005 6:35 am

Chris Crosby wrote:We're not at all interested in registering Toonspace as a trademark. The whole point of 'space (as opposed to Keenspot) is that it's open to everyone. If we used it, and that's still up for debate, it would be an open source name just as Keenspace would be if not for the brand confusion.


"Open Source Name." Nice term Chris.

The problem is that we will STILL have some problems. Not as much as what Ghastly describe, of course. Remember Phoenix, the web browser? How it had to change names to Firebird? Whoops, it's a name of a database, and they got more lawyers than what Mozilla has. One more time... FireFox! There we go!

This is what you get when you don't involve the community. We're doing Mozilla all over again.
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Postby Ghastly on Tue May 24, 2005 6:38 am

Hey, I know. Let's call ourselves MicrosoftSpace. Nobody could possibly have any problems with that.

Is Firefox taken?
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Postby Krug on Tue May 24, 2005 6:57 am

I think Toonspace isn't too bad. Keenspace says very little.
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Postby RemusShepherd on Tue May 24, 2005 7:32 am

Krug wrote:I think Toonspace isn't too bad. Keenspace says very little.


Keenspace said enough. "This is a space, and it's Keen. You should visit."

Toonspace...not as much. "This is a space, and it's...toony? Toon-filled?"

Still, Toonspace is easily remembered, so it's fine with me. I don't understand the concept of not trademarking it, though -- it seems you would have to, in order to do any kind of advertising at all. Otherwise other people could advertise their own 'toonspaces' on their own websites. Very strange decision.
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Postby William G on Tue May 24, 2005 7:48 am

Ghastly wrote:Hey, I know. Let's call ourselves MicrosoftSpace. Nobody could possibly have any problems with that.

Is Firefox taken?

I suggested calling it "Ghastly's Comic Has She-Males! And Other Works" but they shouted me down at the meeting
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Postby Ghastly on Tue May 24, 2005 8:03 am

Cockspace!
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Postby William G on Tue May 24, 2005 8:19 am

I think that's called a taint, isnt it?
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Postby Faub on Tue May 24, 2005 8:21 am

Keenspace said "this is a service of Keenspot entertainment. Notice the similarity in the names. It's because Keenspace is space for everyone and we at Keenspot are making this available to you." It was a play on words. It wasn't a separate entity. It said that the same technology used for this elite group of comics is available to everyone at no cost.

Toonspace says "this is a space for cartoons." It's simple and easy to say but it's neither complete nor accurate, especially for story comics. Cartoons have the connotation of being for kids. That's why anime is referred to as animation and not Japanese cartoons. There's a different level of thought involved. There is anime for small children and there is anime for adults. It's all lumped together.

Toonspace says nothing about who or what it's based on. It's an entity in itself and therefore it needs its own identity.

I liked the idea of being part of the free version of Keenspot. It had its own appeal. I went and got my own domain name because of the name change because the appeal is gone. I'm not sure what it would take to get it back.
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Postby McDuffies on Tue May 24, 2005 9:33 am

Ghastly wrote:Yes that Toonspace and Webcomicspace were the best they were able to come up with suggests someone phoned in a couple of names and they took one out of a hat which is generally indicative of the amount of thought and planning that goes into running keenspace.

If we're going to change the name we should change it to something memorable and with energy, not dull and generic. Hell even doombees has a little more pizzaz and personality to it than toonspace. You'd almost think Keen was going out of its way to pick a name that painted the comics on keenspace as dull and lifeless.

If we can't come up with a good name that uses space then simply lose the space. I'd rather have a good name that is memorable than a dull name that uses space.

Well, since the game for the name is still open, I gotta second that.

Oh, and IN BEFORE THE LOCK. :P
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Postby AsterAzul on Tue May 24, 2005 9:36 am

What do you guys think, then? Ditch the space part entirely? We'd have to change the logo, but we could think of a name that actually made sense, too.
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Postby Rianeva on Tue May 24, 2005 9:36 am

I'd have to agree... if there's nothing good going on with Space, then don't stick to Space.

mcDuffies wrote:Oh, and IN BEFORE THE LOCK. :P


Great, you've started it now... =p
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Postby AsterAzul on Tue May 24, 2005 9:42 am

I have a clever plan that cannot fail...
More cunning than a fox who has graduated from the University of Cunning and has moved on to be head of the Ministry of Cunning...

Lets just make it "[adj]comics.com"

Like, supercomics.com, spacecomics.com, except that we have to find one not already in use. The hard part.
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Postby AsterAzul on Tue May 24, 2005 9:46 am

OK, I'm just gonna go nuts, so feel free to hit me on the head with a newspaper and shove me back in the box if I get too rowdy.

ShinyComics.com
SlyComics.com
CunningComics.com
GeniusComics.com
OurComics.com

SharpComics.com <--- I like this one.

EtherComics.com
ShiftComics.com

HisComic.com
HerComic.com
...silly. -_-;
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Postby The Neko on Tue May 24, 2005 9:46 am

RemusShepherd wrote:"This is a space, and it's...toony? Toon-filled?"



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