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Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Steve Bledsoe » August 31st, 2010, 3:55 pm

Since our "baby" seems to be growing at an ever increasing rate, we should probably settle on a name.

Don's frog icon is very cool, and the name HerpWiki is starting to grow on me, but I think the name needs a little more to it.

I'd like to propose we name it The NAFHA HerpWiki

Please post your bids!

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by hellihooks » August 31st, 2010, 4:28 pm

just out of curiosity... what does 'Wiki' stand for... and what would happen if I tried looking it up in Wikipedia? I won't like melt my computer, or crash the internet, or nothing... right? :roll: :lol: jim

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Chris Smith » August 31st, 2010, 5:03 pm

What about, "HerpWiki for the Amphibians and Reptiles of North America"

Just a thought,
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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Matt J » August 31st, 2010, 5:13 pm

I personally like how it is now. A short, simple, and explicit title "Herpwiki", with the descriptive subtitle of "A Field Guide to North American Amphibians & Reptiles".

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by spinifer » August 31st, 2010, 6:05 pm

I like Matts suggestion. I also like herpwiki, but it should indicate the region and scope of herps it covers.

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by FunkyRes » August 31st, 2010, 6:48 pm

I like Matt's suggestion as well.

HerpWiki is short and sweet and has a nice ring to it.

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by devilfish79 » August 31st, 2010, 7:03 pm

I'm with HerpWiki. Precise and to the point.

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Steve Bledsoe » September 1st, 2010, 6:56 am

I like the sound of Matt's suggestion as well.

HerpWiki
A Field Guide to North American Amphibians and Reptiles

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Don Becker » September 1st, 2010, 7:59 am

So you want the "By N.A.F.H.A." part removed?

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Steve Bledsoe » September 1st, 2010, 8:11 am

I've been so involved with doing some write-ups, I've never paid any attention to the Home Page.
How long has that been there?

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Don Becker » September 1st, 2010, 9:14 am

Umm... a few weeks?

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by chad ks » September 1st, 2010, 9:17 am

Matt J wrote:I personally like how it is now. A short, simple, and explicit title "Herpwiki", with the descriptive subtitle of "A Field Guide to North American Amphibians & Reptiles".
I think "herpwiki" will make people think of herpeswiki.

What about something else? :beer:

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by spinifer » September 1st, 2010, 9:39 am

HerpWiki
An N.A.F.H.A. Field Guide to North American Amphibians and Reptiles

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by chrish » September 1st, 2010, 11:32 am

I like HerpWiki, but I say leave the North American stuff out. I think it would be really awesome if someone took the NAFHA database and expanded it to include other countries. In that case the HerpWiki could be the online field guide to herps of the world.

Why not dream big?

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Don Becker » September 1st, 2010, 11:49 am

I wouldn't be "An NAFHA" it would just be "A NAFHA"

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Post by Don Becker » September 1st, 2010, 11:50 am

chrish wrote:I like HerpWiki, but I say leave the North American stuff out. I think it would be really awesome if someone took the NAFHA database and expanded it to include other countries. In that case the HerpWiki could be the online field guide to herps of the world.

Why not dream big?
That was my dream originally... until I tried to compile a list of all species around the world. I even had a book that was current as of 1997 that included every species of the world, but I think maintaining that list will be a bit of a challenge.

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Post by Lizardman1988 » September 1st, 2010, 11:52 am

psyon wrote:
chrish wrote:I like HerpWiki, but I say leave the North American stuff out. I think it would be really awesome if someone took the NAFHA database and expanded it to include other countries. In that case the HerpWiki could be the online field guide to herps of the world.

Why not dream big?
That was my dream originally... until I tried to compile a list of all species around the world. I even had a book that was current as of 1997 that included every species of the world, but I think maintaining that list will be a bit of a challenge.
Well, someone's gotta do it...

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Matt J » September 1st, 2010, 12:04 pm

chad ks wrote:I think "herpwiki" will make people think of herpeswiki.

What about something else? :beer:
I don't think that's anything our hobby will ever escape, darn that Linnaeus :)



Speaking of the homepage, when are we gonna "jazz-it-up" a little? There's a lot of blank, gray space.

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Re: Let's Name This Thing!

Post by Don Becker » September 1st, 2010, 12:05 pm

Well, someone's gotta do it...
Well, let's start small then, and see where fate takes us. Right now, we hardly have anyone doing write ups for north american species, and I got features to add still, not to mention some features on naherp.com I still want to implement.
Speaking of the homepage, when are we gonna "jazz-it-up" a little? There's a lot of blank, gray space.
I asked for suggestions a while back.

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