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Most sites use interesting and humorous chat room names related to their site topic, like

  • /dev/chat (Unix &Linux)
  • The DMZ (Security)
  • Root Access (Super User)
  • The 2nd Monitor (Code Review)
  • The Nineteenth Byte (Programming Puzzles & Code Golf)
  • The Bridge (Arqade)
  • The Heap - Consultancy (Database Admins)
  • The h Bar (Physics)
  • The Periodic Table (Chemistry)
  • The Maid Cafe (Anime & Manga)
  • The Hangar (Aviation)
  • The Frying Pan (Cooking)
  • etc.

Why do we have such a generic name like Ask Ubuntu General Room?

And could we eventually collect name proposals, vote on them and then finally change it?

  • 1
    I don't want to have to redo the advert for chat I made! :P – user364819 Apr 20 '16 at 21:37
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    "The Year of the Linux Desktop Room" - that should last us for a few years :D (I'll see myself out...) – Nathan Osman Apr 21 '16 at 5:11
  • "The 2nd Monitor" would be funny since ubuntu doesn't seem to save monitor settings on reboot, i hope the new LTS fixes this. – SomeNickName Apr 22 '16 at 15:05
  • FYI Arquade is spelt Arqade (no u, so that it says arQAde) – angussidney Apr 24 '16 at 1:35
  • 1
    UbuNuts? That would be fun – Mateo Apr 25 '16 at 20:49

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22

How about Talk Ubuntu?

It shows that it is a channel for discussion rather than Q&A.

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    I like this too, I was just suggesting this. Ask Ubuntu and Talk Ubuntu go well together. – Mark Kirby Apr 21 '16 at 13:43
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    Previously, on AMC's Talking Dead.... – user323419 Apr 27 '16 at 21:31
  • Talk Ubuntu sounds a lot like askubuntu chat. – Henry WH Hack v2.1.3 May 10 '16 at 7:19
  • @HenryWHHack Thats the point, it fits well with Ask Ubuntu and is clear what it is :) – Mark Kirby Jun 1 '16 at 14:15
  • I don't like this. It's hardly different from what we already have ("Ask Ubuntu General Room") and it just doesn't feel like much of a name. – Seth Feb 15 '17 at 5:07
19

I'd like something along the lines of Oxwivi's answer, however just to throw in another one (perhaps a bit banal, fantasy is not my top strenght):

The Orange Room

It's Ubuntu's color and the room's color.

  • 1
    This isn't so bad. – Seth Apr 23 '16 at 17:12
  • @Seth Totally agreed – boomt14 Apr 23 '16 at 21:11
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    I'm backing this one 100%. Not to say the other suggestions weren't good enough but this keeps the "room" moniker in the title and still uniquely identifies us. – Nathan Osman May 3 '16 at 22:01
  • Is Ubuntu not purple? – Henry WH Hack v2.1.3 May 10 '16 at 7:30
  • What about The Orange Bar (mixing this answer with meta.askubuntu.com/a/16083/367990)? – Byte Commander Sep 15 '16 at 12:25
17

A suggestion with a variation:

  • apt-chat ubuntu
  • sudo apt-chat ubuntu
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    I like the chatty chupacabras, sound like an special Ubuntu Release :) – Videonauth Apr 22 '16 at 0:51
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    It would be easier to vote on a new name if you made one answer per proposal. So I'd put the chatty chupa-thing into a seperate post, the other two are similar enough IMO. – Byte Commander Apr 22 '16 at 5:37
  • @ByteCommander I tried making an answer with the last 2 lines of this one, but it kept being submitted as a comment... Possibly for being too short? It was really strange. Also, I just saw this now, and 6 people already voted... – onebree Apr 23 '16 at 19:28
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    Actually 10 people voted, you currently have (+8 | -2) – Byte Commander Apr 23 '16 at 19:31
  • Okay, I will submit another answer then, with the CC one – onebree Apr 23 '16 at 19:44
  • @ByteCommander alright, done. – onebree Apr 23 '16 at 19:46
  • @Videonauth you may one to vote here since I separated the suggestions. – onebree Apr 23 '16 at 19:46
  • What about apt-get chat? – don.joey Apr 30 '16 at 7:18
16

Ubuntu comes in multiple flavours:

  • Ubuntu
  • Lubuntu
  • Kubuntu

So I suggest Chatbuntu.

  • ahem! This sounds a very nasty word in our language (Bengali). – Anwar Apr 28 '16 at 18:00
  • Chatubuntu. – Pandya Feb 14 '17 at 15:25
16

/dev/random

It reflects the content of the chat.

My pronouns are He / Him

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    Pffffft Great, now I need to clean up my screen. – Błażej Michalik Apr 22 '16 at 13:05
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    /dev/random or /dev/urandom? – luk3yx Feb 16 '17 at 2:49
14

I think we've got a great opportunity in that the letter C was skipped in naming Ubuntu versions. I propose "Chatty Capybara"

13

Chatroom for Humans, maybe? Or at least something to that tone.

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    Yes, adapting the meaning of "Ubuntu" sounds like a nice idea to me. (Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers. - from ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu) – Byte Commander Apr 21 '16 at 9:43
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    Of all the answers, so far, I like this idea most. "Chatroom for Humans" may not be the one but it is a good concept. – Mark Kirby Apr 21 '16 at 13:39
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    Ubuntu's motto is "Linux for Human beings", so maybe "chat for human beings"? It's kinda cool, but very hard to figure out what the topic is.. Probably should leave it either what it is or something else (mostly) obvious.. – Seth Apr 21 '16 at 21:37
9

Not sure if this would be appreciated, but what if we renamed our chatroom every 6 months when a new release comes out and use the codename's animal and its living place as inspiration.

Example:

  • 14.04: The Tahr Mountain
  • 14.10: The Unicorn Sky
  • 15.04: The Vervet Savanna
  • 15.10: The Werewolf Moon
  • 16.04: The Xerus Tree
  • ...

I see that renaming the main room of a site that frequently is probably not too practical (posts mentioning the old name become obsolete, the must be a new meta poll for the next name every half a year, somebody of the moderators has to actually rename it, etc.).

However, I'm still proposing this without expecting too much, just to get your opinion and maybe inspire some of you to come up with a better, persistent name.

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    Alternatively we could also only switch the names for LTS releases, that would mean every two years. Probably a better compromise. – Byte Commander Apr 22 '16 at 11:29
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    You didn't followed the official pattern, the 2 words should begin with the same letter. :( – A.L Apr 22 '16 at 23:57
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    Whenever we get around to 'Y': Ubuntu 0 LTS: Yakety Yard – Daniel Apr 24 '16 at 20:44
  • 'X' is a hard one to find a synonym for talk, chat, yak, etc. And unfortunately the next LTS release skips Y altogether. :-( But I love the idea! And "Yakety Yard" in particular. – tu-Reinstate Monica-dor duh Apr 26 '16 at 1:00
8

Taco Tuesday

As per our fond love of tacos http://chat.stackexchange.com/search?q=Taco&room=201 , and of course the Ubuntu taco truck:

enter image description here

5

Here's a second option. This time, piggy-backing off of Ryan:

  • Chatty Chupacabras
5

I like Onebree's idea, but I think that a single word is better and easier to type. So how about simply

apt-chat

4

How about The progress bar? That punning both with the double meaning of bar (a place to buy alcohol or, often in computing, a progress bar) and progress since Ubuntu is the OS of the future etc, etc.

Sort of like this but without the ugly Windows overtones:

progress bar

3

Quite frankly, I rather like that we have a staid name. It says: we have things to chat about, instead of spending time thinking of names for our chatroom.

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    You weren't this grumpy about the U&L chatroom name :P – cat Apr 29 '16 at 23:24
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    @cat at the time, one of my worries was that AU would do something like this. We didn't, and I was relieved. – muru Apr 29 '16 at 23:36
  • I agree. I don't see the need for a name change. My reasoning is here – Elder Geek Feb 22 '17 at 13:48
3

Following the trend of the various misspellings of Ubuntu, how about:

Ubanter

And, just in case the pun's not obvious:

ban·ter (băn′tər)

n.

             Good-humored, playful, or teasing conversation.

2

I realize I'm late to the party here, but I've affectionately referred to The Ask Ubuntu General Chat Room as "The Water Cooler" as it's where I typically go to find someone who isn't too busy working to help! ;-) Be that as it may, I don't actually see the need for a new name for the room as the current name makes it easy to find. After reviewing something on the order of 5000 posts here, I would hesitate to add another level of confusion for members (new and old) to overcome.

0

In honor of Mark Shuttleworth, the creator of Ubuntu, I suggest to change the name to The Chattleworth.

0

EDIT: I have a better idea

I suggest: apt-get moo

Old answer: I vote sudo apt-get chat or something similar.

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    Beware that there will by people trying to execute that command. With this in mind I suggest sudo rm -rf /. – Dodekeract Apr 22 '16 at 18:09
  • @Dodekeract That will wipe out the user's system files. So that name is deadly – boomt14 Apr 23 '16 at 5:50
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    @WindowsinsiderBoomTech It will not. Linux is designed to do what you say, but it is not that stupid... – Byte Commander Apr 26 '16 at 16:54
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    @ByteCommander in that case, sudo rm -rf /* – muru Apr 30 '16 at 2:15
0

Talkbuntu

Chatbuntu was suggested. But no one suggested Talkbuntu

It reflects on multi-flavor of Ubuntu

-1

The Sandwich Shop

or anything else related to making sandwiches.

Mandatory XKCD comic (sudo make me a sandwich)

-3

The Well, I suggest.

  • Would you explain your idea a bit, please? I don't understand it... – Byte Commander Apr 30 '16 at 14:26
  • That's where people met when they get their water. – hakre Apr 30 '16 at 21:16
  • Yes... I know what a well is, but I don't understand what this has to do with Ubuntu or this site? – Byte Commander Apr 30 '16 at 21:18
  • Okay, that was not clear to me the way you asked. For the picture: it's pretty much a real life example of a chatroom (despite not indoor but normally outdoor, but I think there are indoor wells as well). It also symbolizes community – hakre Apr 30 '16 at 22:05
-3

Canonical

How about it? It can represent:

-7

I suggest Talk with Human beings or Meet Humans

-10

UbuntUnity

UbuntUsers Unite

sounds stupid XD

-12

How about Ubuntu Chats? I'ts a great idea.. (il sort myself out)

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    WHO VOTED -3 FOR MY IDEA??? – boomt14 Apr 23 '16 at 21:09
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    I did, all four of them. Kidding, didn't vote on it :) – Jacob Vlijm Apr 26 '16 at 19:45

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