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My add-on needs a new name

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Chris D, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    My imagination is crap.

    This is why my internet handle is basically my name... why my avatar is basically a popular computer game character... I suck.

    So some advice and help would be awesome.

    I'm currently revamping my Social Status Updater add-on (link in signature). This add-on previously allowed you to connect your forum account to Twitter and/or Facebook so that when you updated your forum status, it would automatically be sent to Twitter and/or Facebook.

    There has been some problems so I have started writing the code from scratch. At the same time, I have included some new features. These features will tweet/post when you create a thread and tweet/post if you are awarded a trophy.

    So Social Status Updater as a name isn't going to work.

    I'm also branching the product out into 3 products. One that only includes Twitter (£10). One that only includes Facebook (£10). And a bundle which includes both (£19). Existing customers of Social Status Updater will of course get the bundle for free.

    Right now I'm thinking "Social Updater (for Twitter/Facebook)"

    But that's as unimaginative as anything else. Any ideas on a better name? I don't want anything to fancy, but just something descriptive and catchy.

    As a reward, if you pick a name that I end up using going forward then I will give you a free copy of the add-on.

    Thanks! (y)
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  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    How about "The Brandon Sheley Status Updater"

    Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
    Also I made a suggestion to the actual mod, it would make it desirable to me if added.
  3. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Social Media Poster?
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  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Social Pinger (y)
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  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    How about ... wait for it ... FaceTweet :ROFLMAO:
  6. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    How about Xenforo Social Connect!

    You could play with the prefix, so say if you have a brand name of your own you could replace Xenforo with that. However it's best to have Xenforo as the starting word because people who are using xenforo are googling with the keyword xenforo in their search.

    P.S. You could call it, Deemon Social Connect, and start a company called Deemons! which is Deeming Addons for Xenforo! :ROFLMAO:
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  7. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member


    Social Butterfly



    That is all.
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  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Love the suggestions so far!

    I like Socialize but Mr.Goodie2Shoes has an add-on called XenSocialize and I wouldn't want to cause any confusion.

    Although, being British, I would of course spell it properly ;)

    Socialise :)
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Short and literal?

    Social Updater
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That one doesn't count, as that's the one I was already thinking about (and mentioned in the original post :p)

    But yeah I do like it for that purpose.
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    When I paid for the development of this addon I originally wanted it to be an extension of Social Network Authentication because in the AdminCP, the options for that addon is 'Social Network Integration' because that's exactly what the Social Status Updater is. I don't see why it should have even more admincp options. After awhile all the other social network-related addons in admincp will just stack-up over time. It looks ridiculous. If you don't want to do that then I would suggest what sadikb said 'Xenforo Social Connect', not only because it's a great idea but it reminds me of 'vbulletin social connect' without having to pay a ridiculous fee for it with a slow forum software to boot.
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  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    In my defence yours had some extra words in brackets ... :ROFLMAO:

    It's short and sweet though and does exactly what it says on the tin ... to coin a couple of idiomatic phrases.
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  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Whatever you call it, don't shoot yourself in the foot by naming it something related to FB/Twitter, just keep it generic in case you branch out!
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  14. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    XF TweetBook

    for the full version.

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  15. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Lawsuit from IB in 3...2...1... :p
  16. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    ps. I don't want your kind offer of a free addon if you like my suggestion Chris. I can't STAND the spambook and as for Twits no comment. But I do like Chris Deeming and I have the complementary type of brain - limited capacity to code but much imagination. Neither suck dear nice Chris just we have different strength.
  17. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    hmm... you and I are gonna be competitors :p
    cuz XenSocialize v2.0 includes posting on Facebook/Twitter to admin's page when a user creates a thread, post on user's facebook/twitter profile when the user creates a thread and/or replying to one... basically the same as yours...
    good thing I took the name 'Socialize' :p
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  18. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I don't want to unnecessarily compete with you :(

    Maybe I should drop the thread posting feature? Mine is less feature rich than yours. Mine will only be while creating a thread, and mine doesn't post to an admin's page.

    I'm happy to live without it - it's just it was kinda requested by a few people after they saw digitalpoint's implementation: http://xenforo.com/community/thread...ost-to-facebook-as-me-used.26637/#post-408570

    EDIT: No one took the name Socialise yet :sneaky:
  19. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Don't drop nothing! Add as much as you want, just make sure it works lol.
  20. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    heh heh... no worries... you should add as much features as you can for the sake of your subscribers ;)

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