Since the consensus at the moment seems to not change the name of the website, maybe we can reuse the proposed names in A Cool, Witty name for NetworkEngineering to give our main chatroom a name?

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"Collision Domain"

...and more chars for min length :^D


Network Engineering Meet-Me-Room (MMR).


  • @Robert Cartaino, new visitors to the chat room who don't know the double meaning of MMR would think the meet-me-room is where they go to first meet in chat. May 26, 2013 at 3:34
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    this is brilliant :-) May 30, 2013 at 18:16

You can create further chat rooms with very fancy names. I think it's good to have a main chat room with a name matching the site name. It's easier to find us, and it reduces the pressure to be cool and witty in the chat, such as when I want to talk a bit more seriously about the site and the topics.

Still it's hopefully fun there! We can start some fun with a room description which is less dominant but can be nice eye-catcher. Such as here, still with the generic beta theme.

chat room

  • Well said. I'm totally stealing this argument. grin May 23, 2013 at 14:42

I like "Layer 8". It's something that networkers might find amusing, and it typically refers to people.


Why not the "Network Engineering Chat Room"?

I never quite understood the desire to obfuscate what your chat room is about behind a clever name. The meta folks here get a bit of a chuckle; maybe a pat on the back… and then you've lost your chat room among a list of obscure names and insider jokes. I don't get it.

It just seems like a lost opportunity to attract an audience.

  • Well if they click chat on this page it will still be the first room to show May 21, 2013 at 14:34

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