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Post Posted December 11th, 2002, 11:17 pm

xah wrote:The name "Ion" has advantages.

First, it is short and memorable.

Second, an ion is a charged particle, and thus is in an excited state.

Third, it can be taken to mean "'i' is on," which is meaningful.


<a href="http://modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~tuomov/ion/">Ion</a> is the name of a window manager for X11.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 1:08 am

kjd wrote:
xah wrote:The name "Ion" has advantages.

First, it is short and memorable.

Second, an ion is a charged particle, and thus is in an excited state.

Third, it can be taken to mean "'i' is on," which is meaningful.


<a href="http://modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~tuomov/ion/">Ion</a> is the name of a window manager for X11.


so? it's not a web browser so the name is okay to use.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 5:30 am

Tachyon A theoretical subatomic particle that travels faster than light. Small `n fast seems appropriate for Phoenix.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 10:44 am

I went through the 76 first posts in the top 5 names thread and totalled the "votes" for each name. I found a total of 143 unique names, of which only twelve had more than 3 votes.

See the complete list here, sorted by number of "votes" (number of people listing each name as a top 5 choice).

The top 12 so far are:

10* Sphinx
10*Firebird
7*Fox
6*Phox
6*Discovery
5*Px
5*Moebius
5*Dragonfly
5*Athena
4*Zephyr
4*Scamp
4*Quicksilver
4*Oceano

People may want to consider this as they choose their top 5. If you choose a top 5 name that no one else has chosen, chances are slim that it will be in the running unless a really convincing argument is made in the top 5 discussion thread (this one)

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 2:29 pm

phox/fox? i dont no about you but i dont woant a web browser that could connnote sly, sneaky, and do whatever possible to get out of work. i want my web browser to work hard for me.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 2:39 pm

well if i could vote 5 times for sphinx, i would have. ;) i figured "fox" was probably more acceptable than my other fav - "sex". lol. up to you i guess. :-P

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 3:03 pm

xah wrote:The name "Ion" has advantages.

First, it is short and memorable.

Second, an ion is a charged particle, and thus is in an excited state.

Third, it can be taken to mean "'i' is on," which is meaningful.


I like ION a lot. ; ) Now we must make it a recursive acronym.

Dreki/Drake/Draco - firelizards
Argo - legendary boat = good.
Sphinx - what Flii said
Athena - real classy broad.

I like Phox too, but then we start getting into Phyr3Ph0xx and become 1337.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 3:07 pm

i tried to resist... i really did...

w00t!

*sigh* now i'm a newb tard.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 3:22 pm

I think you mean n00b. -L0rd 10n

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 3:26 pm

nope, i did all my newb tarding in that one woot. i always really hated that word, too. i never did understand why everyone liked it so much. ;) i prefer "weeee", personally. lmao. it's all good.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 3:37 pm

I just can't resist.

"With Ion . . . the Internet is on."

Invent, Outfox, Neutralize

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 5:03 pm

Neil Parks wrote:Tempe:
--City near Ph., where the Fiesta Bowl is played

Tucson:
--Arizona's other big city


Hey, if Tempe or Tucson wins, will the road map have to be redrawn? :mrgreen:

Clinging on to the name "Phoenix" with things like "Sphinx" and "Firebird" strikes me as pretty dumb. We're changing the name, so we're going to lose the "Phoenix" thing entirely. No need to be all nostalgic about it, it's only up through 0.5.
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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 5:18 pm

Updated scores list:

15 Fox/Phox
15 Sphinx
12 Firebird
8 Discovery
7 Moebius
7 Athena
7 Px
6 Phusion/Fusion
6 Dragonfly
5 Hermes
Last edited by Ashitaka on December 13th, 2002, 6:16 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 5:20 pm

Sphinx software produces web-based communication solutions for clients worldwide at an unbeatable value.


Uh oh. Turns out another software company has a service mark on sphinx. Maybe someone with clout could contact them and make sure using Sphinx is all right, if necessary. IANAL, but I think using a name that someone else in the same industry uses isn't a bright idea.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2002, 5:25 pm

Ashitaka wrote:Clinging on to the name "Phoenix" with things like "Sphinx" and "Firebird" strikes me as pretty dumb. We're changing the name, so we're going to lose the "Phoenix" thing entirely. No need to be all nostalgic about it, it's only up through 0.5.

i fail to see how changing the name to sphinx would be being nostalgic about phoenix. that would be like saying that changing the name of a product from hamburger to mummblurato would be nostalgic because they share some letters. the phoenix -> phnix -> sphinx argument is certainly not why i voted for the name sphinx.

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