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Mly
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Subject: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Fri May 04, 2012 9:12 pm

Alright, I spent the last few days prettying the site up before it went live, but it's still not the best. A few things it definitely still needs:

  1. A name. "The Mlytorium" is just there because it was the name on the other three versions before. I doubt we'll get much fresh blood, which is the one thing we'll definitely need starting out, if everyone thinks the head admin, me, is that much of an egomaniac. Granted, it might be true, but I insist I'm a nice enough guy, and the site should still make the best first impression. "The Mlytorium" is stupid and ego-maniacal, and only there this time around because I'm terrible at thinking up good names for anything

  2. A banner to go with the name, natch. It could just be the one there now with the lettering replaced, but if anyone has any bright ideas they should say them.

  3. And a description. If you'll look up there now, you'll see this: "(Dummy site description; trying to figure out a good one.)" Much like the site's name, I'm terrible at this sort of stuff.
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Sat May 05, 2012 1:25 am

When I created my forum, I had named it Alpha Factor. Perhaps something similar or something in a different tongue. As for the banner, that scares me a little bit, because I didn't have to make one, and I would be bad at it anyways. Looking at Infinity Corner, (I can't post links for 7 days), they have a laid back 'relax, browse, enjoy' as theirs
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Sat May 05, 2012 2:12 am

Using anything other than English on an English-speaking site is just pretentious, plus it'll completely destroy SEO scores, or at least according to my understanding.

It's actually possible to get on the front page of Google or some such for some rather trivial query that people would still look for occasionally even with a simple site on a host that's tiny on such scales, much like this one, pretty much guaranteeing enough fresh blood to replace any leaving members. IF the admin gets the SEO just right.

... But naming the site anything short of the most banal English-adopted foreign saying will screw that up badly, and naming it one of those aforementioned sayings will ensure the site's pushed so far back nobody will ever see it from search engines. Or in other words, what I just said but worse.

SEO is a big key to stabilizing a site like this and making sure that no matter what happens, there will be enough activity to sustain momentum.

The other two, I'd think, would be having a good image (In a word: fancy!) and having a core member-base that's simply too stubborn to leave in all but the most ridiculous circumstances. Thus all the work I did on the theme and layout before even opening the site, and the preemptive creation of the CC group, respectively.
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Sat May 05, 2012 10:47 pm

Well, I had not went through the motions of doing anything search engine related, so could you explain it to me a little better? Are there keywords that can be searched and have this site as a top result, or is it just the text in the name?

If it is name based, I'd suggest trying to stick to the 500 most used words in the English language, like calling it "The (1) Sound (83) of (2) Change (181), with (the numbers) representing how common it is, 1 being the most common
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:09 am

If the name hasn't been used before in another forum, perhaps Mobius, or something related to it?

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:48 am

Whenever I look at the banner with that name, I feel like I'm on some sort of forum that deals with sexual fantasies.

I think the whole forum, itself needs to be lighter with the color scheme if we want to attract any sort of members.

And the name? I think it needs to be catchy...something simple and snappy...something one worded...

I'm trying to think of some names as I speak.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:11 pm

Personally I like the theme. I made it, ... but I'll make another one if the general opinion is that there's something undesirable about this one. As everyone can quite clearly see, I'm incapable of fancy image-work. However, Nuva here has offered his services in that department

This site is now effectively nothing but host to the people of TSC now that TSC is gone, -- you know, what with the fact that there was zero activity here and the place was effectively on standby for a crisis like this. So a Sonic-themed name is in order, along with Sonic-themed tagging, descriptive text, and SEO in general. Sonic-themed ... er, theme as well, I'd suppose. Which will require a minimum of swapping out the images used for buttons, banners, thisses and thats even if it's decided there's no need to play with the CSS, background images, etc.

As for what to call it? It seems more likely by the moment that TSC isn't coming back. I noticed a secret reference that Zez would know only I would understand, and the message I think he's conveying with it is, he's done. Something in the vein of "TSC2" may be in order. Otherwise, I have no clue.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:45 pm

TSC- The Schnickelfritz Club.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Does the name ideas have to be warm and welcoming or what?

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:41 pm

Mly wrote:
Personally I like the theme. I made it, ... but I'll make another one if the general opinion is that there's something undesirable about this one. As everyone can quite clearly see, I'm incapable of fancy image-work. However, Nuva here has offered his services in that department.

I don't mind helping out either if it comes to it. I do dabble in the whole fancy graphic world too.
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:50 pm

Sonic Legacy Club

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:46 pm

I was thinking "The Death Egg" if we need something really creative, then we shall name it the "Suburbs of Eggman Land".
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:28 pm

I like The Death Egg actually, or perhaps Eggmanland or the like?

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:50 pm

Nuva500 wrote:
I like The Death Egg actually, or perhaps Eggmanland or the like?

We need to spice it up. Not let it be bland, but not too complicated.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:52 pm

How about...The Starlight Carnival? Eh? Eh?

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:10 pm

I like the theme, it's really easy on my eyes. If the colors changed, maybe go to a dark grey or a color that's dark and only mildly saturated? That's my input.
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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:25 pm

HushimoHD wrote:
How about...The Starlight Carnival? Eh? Eh?

http ://www . youtube . com/watch?v=NUj6NQJG8iw

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:34 pm

5 seconds removing the spaces in the URL to find that

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5 seconds to think of the name

= 10 seconds of my life wasted.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:38 pm

HushimoHD wrote:
5 seconds removing the spaces in the URL to find that

+

5 seconds to think of the name

= 10 seconds of my life wasted.

http ://ingridsnotes.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/thumbs-up.jpg

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Make that 15 seconds of my life wasted.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:09 pm

HushimoHD wrote:
Make that 15 seconds of my life wasted.

http ://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Shrug.jpg/250px-Shrug.jpg

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:11 pm

I'm not even going to give you the satisfaction of looking at it.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:36 pm

HushimoHD wrote:
I'm not even going to give you the satisfaction of looking at it.

https ://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/2950737179/c65ece551a1a671a647a8a4a084b304b.jpeg

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:37 pm

Quite enough rambling, gentlemen. Take it where it belongs, please.

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Subject: Re: Site name, description, banner, etc.Posted at: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Mly wrote:
Quite enough rambling, gentlemen. Take it where it belongs, please.

Aye.

Either way, I'm in favor of an EggmanLand theme.

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