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What name should I use for my new forum?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by D37, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. D37

    D37 Active Member

    Hey everyone I'm a xenForo owner now :) I am starting up a forum on anything and everything. It will be a "general" forum to talk about whatever you want. Now I have registered the two domains and am trying to decide which name to go with. Which should I go with?

    • Miscopolis.com or MiscOpolis.com
    • MiscTalk.com
    • GeneralChat.net
    (Misc, stands for Miscellaneous)
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  2. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    Between the both, I'd choose MiscTalk.com... anyway I find much more interesting to run original niche forums / websites.

    Good luck with your new website!
  3. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Good luck, D37 - I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it!

    @Puntacom :rolleyes:
  4. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    • MiscTalk.com
    XF is a great product to start with
    good luck
  5. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

  6. darkangel

    darkangel Member

    Other ideas?
  7. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    You should pick something that is easy to remember. If at the same time you can find a word/combination that is original too then it would be ideal.

    However I should point out that domains are getting less important... these days it's all about offering something to people. If the offer is good enough, even a crappy domain name won't matter much. People will find your site through Google (and other SE) if it has enough to offer.

    PS: from those two definitely MiscTalk.
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  8. D37

    D37 Active Member

    Trying to think of some more but everything seems to be taken.

    Thanks for your advice.

    Looks like I'll be going with MiscTalk :D
  9. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    amishhoedown.com ?

    Sorry on an amish thing as have Wes Craven's "Deadly Blessing" to watch later on :)
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  10. D37

    D37 Active Member

    LOL wut? :p
  11. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    It's meant as a silly forum name that might attract some attention, in people going wut? and dialling in.

    Running a general chat site can be one of the toughest things to do btw as you don't have a hook to draw people in. We're resurrecting an old one on Xen, but since that involves me actually doing some work it might take a while ;)
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  12. ked38

    ked38 Member

    Vote for this one, seem the best: MiscTalk.com ,

    domain memorable and short in length. :)
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  13. D37

    D37 Active Member

    That makes sense.

    Thanks :)
  14. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    The problem with both of those is they are hard to pronounce. I understand that some people don't think that matters, but it does. Even if someone doesn't say the name out loud, they pronounce it in their head. By cutting the word off after a silent 'c' you are forcing people to say the word incorrectly. You need something that flows better than misc.

    If you are married to misc how about miscellopolis? Looks like hell, but it's fun to say (so is miscellaneopolis for that matter).


    Flow, baby!
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  15. D37

    D37 Active Member

    thanks for the advice.

    Does it matter if it's a .com ... there are some other names i like but they are either .net or .org
  16. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Profit/commercial/internationally oriented/general/US = .com .biz
    Non-profit/non-commercial/internationally oriented = .org .net .edu
    Nationally oriented = .us .eu .co.uk .nl etc.
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  17. D37

    D37 Active Member

    Thank you.

    What are your thoughts on GeneralChat.net ?
  18. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Not bad but not great either... I'd prefer MiscTalk.com over it.

    You can also try to come up with a funny or original name, this often works very well. Like some funny words or idioms people use... I think it helps for a general chat forum to have a catching word/phrase.
  19. D37

    D37 Active Member

    What the person above was saying about how "misc" is hard to pronounce really starting bothering me LOL :p but I guess it won't matter a whole lot... I was just thinking to myself that if I tell a friend in person for example, they may get the "misc" confused with "misk" because how "talk" ends with a "K"
  20. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    It's a valid point though. If you have to explain or if there is a high chance for error, it's not ideal... If I were you I'd write down a whole list of things people say or words that have something to do with chatting. Try to think out of the box :)
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