[POLL] Choose Your Favorite Potential Name For Keenspace

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What's your favorite new name for Keenspace?

toonspace.com
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webcomicspace.com
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Postby Col on Tue May 24, 2005 7:21 am

I see nothing wrong with toonspace at all. It's just a domain name, it's not the title of my comic. Keenspace had squat to do with what we're doing, and now something that's more closely related is no good? Please, if we were originally known as ToonSpace and ToonSpot, and they voted to change us to Keenspace, everyone would have been up in arms over the fact that keen has nothing to do with comics. Has it even occurred to anyone that, golly gee, anyone outside of our little circle of creators, the average person would throw comics in the same demographic as cartoons? Much as we like to insist on the fact that there are comics that have strong story-telling and artistic value, the majority of the population on this planet still see comics as childish. If that weren't the case, there'd be a heck of a lot more graphic novels in the bookstores, more comicbook stores in the outlet malls, and more successful webcomic artists. So jump off the pedestal, folks. Just because the name is toonspace doesn't mean the visits are going to suddenly dropoff. That only happens if your comic is crap. Worry about that instead of that silly name in between your webcomic title and .com
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Postby TheSuburbanLetdown on Tue May 24, 2005 7:25 am

I think I'm the only person that actually liked the name keenspace. It was a great name with just enough imaginative possibilty.
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Postby Rkolter on Tue May 24, 2005 8:19 am

PeppermintAfterlife wrote:I think I'm the only person that actually liked the name keenspace. It was a great name with just enough imaginative possibilty.


... er... care to rephrase that?

LOTS of people liked Keenspace. That's why there's such a riot about the name change.
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Postby Mr.Bob on Tue May 24, 2005 8:25 am

Saturnspace.

I reckon it has a nice ring to it!



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Postby Rkolter on Tue May 24, 2005 8:27 am

Mr.Bob wrote:Saturnspace.

I reckon it has a nice ring to it!


Several, actually. :P

[derail]And thanks for the cool new title, by the way! When didja do that?[/derail]
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Postby Mr.Bob on Tue May 24, 2005 8:29 am

Actually... I made that for Ghastly ages ago and then forgot about it. You just happened to have hit upon his magic postcount number! :P
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Postby Subhuman on Tue May 24, 2005 8:29 am

"Webcomicspace"? Are you kidding?

Just stick with Toonspace, people. It works.
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Postby Faub on Tue May 24, 2005 8:30 am

STrRedWolf wrote:One thing to note, as I understand how Kisai has coded things and how things are generated:

We can give folks the choice of their domain. So we can do:

ToonSpace -- Safe comics.
StripSpace -- R and X rated (we'll have to do self-serve ads on this one)
SpaceChan -- Anime/Manga related, maybe furry.
WebComicSpace* -- The catchall

As well as

dotsig.org -- Donated domain

To do this, we would have to modify the DB slightly for signups, tweak the code to generate the multiple hosting domains. Any one of us can do that.


Dude. This is the best idea yet! Why have one catchall when it's as easy to branch out and have many.

Furryspace
Fablespace

The possibilities are endless! This sounds like the comic portals idea that was mentioned about a year ago. I liked the idea then too.

Why try to associate story comics with strip comics? Let them be their own thing.
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Postby ShineDog on Tue May 24, 2005 8:34 am

i think thats probably the best

EpicSpace!
SciFiSpace!

ok those sound rubbish.

and yeah, i think there would be a psychological tendancy to shy away from toonspace if you arent looking for... well. fun little toons.

i think a brand name means a lot. if the brand name says the wrong thing about the comics, people will be less inclined to look in the first place, although i doubt it would effect EXISTING readership.
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Postby Rkolter on Tue May 24, 2005 8:34 am

Smartspace for comics that try to teach stuff? :)
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Postby Mr.Bob on Tue May 24, 2005 8:35 am

Emptyspace for dead comics! There's room for everyone!
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Postby Spriteville, USA on Tue May 24, 2005 8:39 am

Heh heh, I'd be the King of SpriteSpace, and Rianeva would be my Queen.

Unfortuantly there wouldn't be too many worthwhile subjects for us to rule over, but still... I'd be King man! King!
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Postby Ghastly on Tue May 24, 2005 8:41 am

Mr.Bob wrote:Actually... I made that for Ghastly ages ago and then forgot about it. You just happened to have hit upon his magic postcount number! :P


I miss my pwn3z all title. :cry:
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Postby Rianeva on Tue May 24, 2005 8:44 am

Spriteville, USA wrote:Heh heh, I'd be the King of SpriteSpace, and Rianeva would be my Queen.

Unfortuantly there wouldn't be too many worthwhile subjects for us to rule over, but still... I'd be King man! King!


It would still be awesome. =p
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Postby CJBurgandy on Tue May 24, 2005 8:44 am

faub wrote:
STrRedWolf wrote:One thing to note, as I understand how Kisai has coded things and how things are generated:

We can give folks the choice of their domain. So we can do:

ToonSpace -- Safe comics.
StripSpace -- R and X rated (we'll have to do self-serve ads on this one)
SpaceChan -- Anime/Manga related, maybe furry.
WebComicSpace* -- The catchall

As well as

dotsig.org -- Donated domain

To do this, we would have to modify the DB slightly for signups, tweak the code to generate the multiple hosting domains. Any one of us can do that.


Dude. This is the best idea yet! Why have one catchall when it's as easy to branch out and have many.

Furryspace
Fablespace

The possibilities are endless! This sounds like the comic portals idea that was mentioned about a year ago. I liked the idea then too.

Why try to associate story comics with strip comics? Let them be their own thing.

I have to admit, it'd be the best solution to end bickering.


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Mr.Bob wrote:Actually... I made that for Ghastly ages ago and then forgot about it. You just happened to have hit upon his magic postcount number! :P


I miss my pwn3z all title. :cry:

So do I. I was sad the day mine was gone... *sighs*

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Postby Faub on Tue May 24, 2005 8:48 am

And it would be fun to go to a con with a Fablespace flyer and promote a group of related comics. Or put together a Fablespace sampler that included a bunch of similar comics. Put that side-by-side with a Toonspace sampler that included kid-safe comics so you didn't have to tell the parents to read the comics before letting their kids look.

It would be something like a rating system and it might even allow advertisers to focus their content a little more so you don't get the booby ads on comics for small children. Seriously, this has a LOT of potential. I hope Chris Crosby is reading.
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Postby Phalanx on Tue May 24, 2005 8:49 am

It is a great idea... The only problem is knowing where to stop with the number of domains, because I think you would need to know all of them before you can do any coding.
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Postby Mr.Bob on Tue May 24, 2005 8:59 am

it should be no more than 5.
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Postby McDuffies on Tue May 24, 2005 9:25 am

It just came to my mind so I thought I'd mention:
Wouldn't webcomicspace cause brand confusion with webcomicnation?
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Postby Ida on Tue May 24, 2005 9:25 am

Mr.Bob wrote:it should be no more than 5.


Seconded. On a similiar note, while I like the idea of different domains to choose from, I'm a bit worried that it might split up the unity of 'Space. I've always considered being a part of this huge, versatible community one of the best things about Keenspace, and I'd be sad to see everyone drift off in their own direction.
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