Right now our chat room's name is just Ebooks. I feel there is something better we could name our chat room. What name could we use?

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    Answers with multiple options, are less than helpful. Please post a separate answer for each name suggestion. Dec 20, 2013 at 15:45
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    Can someone edit the question for this request instead of posting this under every answer? Dec 20, 2013 at 15:53
  • @Matt_2.0 that is good suggestion, but only the OP and moderators currently have edit rights on meta
    – Anthon
    Dec 25, 2013 at 14:35
  • @Matt_2.0 This isn't really a feature - req. That's why its tagged discussion
    – user26
    Dec 25, 2013 at 20:30
  • I was going to suggest 'eRoom' but it looks like there are commercial usages of the word, so it may be trademarked. Dec 26, 2013 at 12:24
  • Do we have enough of a consensus to change the name at this point
    – DVK
    Dec 27, 2013 at 15:56
  • @DVK I would say yes, 'The Library' is the run away winner at this point. It may change in the future but for now, looks like a winner. Dec 27, 2013 at 17:32
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    Note that "The Library" is currently winning, but room names need to be unique and that name is already in use. No other name has a significant lead at this point. Jan 2, 2014 at 20:04

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While I like (and upvoted) Chad's suggestion of The Prologue, considering the fact that chat is part of the long tail of things you learn about after getting started on the main site rather than what you get up front, I thought maybe The Epilogue would be more appropriate. For some reason that didn't have the right ring to it*, but the more common parlance seems to fit the bill:

The Appendix

Alternatively, quirky variants such as Appendix E might fit the bill just as well.

* R.I.P. ongoing discussion.

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    +1 For Appendix E
    – Jason Down Mod
    Jan 2, 2014 at 21:13

My suggestion:

The Library

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    I thought chatting in a library is frowned upon.
    – Anthon
    Dec 22, 2013 at 14:19
  • I was going to go with "The Library"
    – Flyk
    Dec 23, 2013 at 17:36
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    @Anthon - not in eLibrary :) Also, if you don't mind, I'm calling you Madam Pince from now on :)
    – DVK
    Dec 25, 2013 at 13:35
  • @DVK Thanks. I had to look up that name, of course the rest of my family knew without that. Maybe I have to reread the (e-)books.
    – Anthon
    Dec 25, 2013 at 14:37
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    I think an alternative spelling to this would be more appropriate - The Librar-E
    – Chad
    Dec 26, 2013 at 22:19
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    Unfortunately there is already another room on the network called The Library that has been in use for a couple years. In order for this to be practical, the Biblical Hermeneutics site would need to find another name for their chat.
    – Caleb
    Jan 1, 2014 at 19:20
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    Based on what @Caleb has said, I think we should go with The Librar-E, as Chad suggested. It's a nice workaround ;) Jan 2, 2014 at 18:25
  • Down voting, as we can't use this name per @Caleb Jan 2, 2014 at 20:04
  • @Chad Would you care to post your suggestion as an answer so it may be voted on? Jan 2, 2014 at 20:06
  • @Caleb Bummer on that, could have been the perfect name for this site's chat room. I don't use that site so I didn't know the name of the chat room. Heck, I didn't even know that chat room names had to be unique. Jan 2, 2014 at 20:09
  • @GrantPalin Technically I'm not sure they have to be, but for the sake of a lot of folks who are going to hang out in both it would be much appreciated if they didn't have ambiguous names in their room lists. It's also possible BH could be convinced to relinquish it. There are other options there, the 2 year history is the biggest glitch.
    – Caleb
    Jan 2, 2014 at 20:13

The Codex [insert filler text here ;)]


How about:

The Bitwise Press-Room

One consideration in evaluating names for the main chat room of an SE site is that there are several places where the name will be auto inserted by the system. The context of these substitutions will vary a lit but it is best not to bee too cryptic and to include some hint that the place might be a chat room it case that is not clear from context. One example is comments where you can include shorthand links like this:

This comment thread has digressed, perhaps we could talk about this in [chat].

Something like 'The Lobby' or 'The Reading Room' will substitute well while something generic like 'E-Book Enthusists' or 'Digital Press' might not fare so well.


My vote is for Digital Press.


The Prologue


As a riff on both Grant Palin's answer (which I like) and Anthon's quip that you shouldn't chat in a library, I give you:

Library Lobby.


Just for kicks,

Periodical Appurtenance


How about: ebook enthusiasts

  • I like this proposal
    – user169
    Dec 23, 2013 at 11:00

How about using: Digital Books


How about using: The Open Book


'The Reading Room' would be my suggestion

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    That feels that it s more about the content
    – mmmmmm
    Dec 22, 2013 at 13:39

E-berry (word and sound play) E-Library


How about

  1. ebookworms?
  2. Electronic book readers?
  3. eBookReaders?
  4. Digital Read?
  5. Go eBook Save Paper?
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    Please post a separate answer for each name suggestion. Dec 20, 2013 at 15:46
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    Unfortunately "worm" has a slightly different connotation within the context of computer usage. Dec 20, 2013 at 21:17

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