After several early attempts, we have settled on a process for deciding on the final name for this site currently known as SoylentNews.org. You'll need to log in and go to: userprefs/homepage and check the box marked "Willing to Vote" if you'd like to participate (do this now, the submission round will go out soon). The vote will occur using an email-based solution loosely based on the Debian/Condercet method that we cooked up. Note: checking this box will indicate that we are scraping your email address from the database for participation (this is completely opt-in). If you wish not to participate, just make sure this box is unchecked (this is the default).
We are opening the floor to name suggestions. If you have suggested a name earlier, you'll need to re-submit it through this email voting system. Though we prefer available domains, if you have pre-purchased a domain (eg: to prevent squatters), by submitting the name you are stating that you are the owner of the domain(s) and will give it without strings attached to this project if it were to be chosen.
The criteria for an acceptable name:
This is how it will work:
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NCommander adds: So its finally here, and I wanted to apologize for the long delay before this actually happened. To the editoral team, please bump this to the top of the index for the next 24 hours so everyone gets a chance to see it (click 'fastforward' then save to autoupdate the timestamp). I promise a Featured Story option is coming in the next major update so we don't have to deal with this!
Let's see ... both are compsed of two words, so that doesn't need any movement. But Soylent is 7 characters, while pip is only 4. So to move in the direction of pipedot, we have to remove characters, Let's just go the full way here (because it will make further steps easier) and drop three letters. The last three, because they are clearly the least significant.
Also "News" has one more letter than "dot", so we have to drop a letter, too (there's not much choice in the number of letters to drop here). For consistency, let's also drop the last.
So we arrive at SoylNew.org. But we still have to do something about the characters.
P is a bit before S, so we have to go backwards here. Same for o vs. i, y vs. p and l vs. e. Of course we have to be careful to not go beyond pipe, and to get a readable word. Let's use "Plug", that fulfils all the requirement
Now about the New vs. dot. D is before N, but O comes after E. T again is before W. So the directions are clear, we just have to find a word which fits the conditions. Gnu fulfills all the conditions.
So I think "PlugGnu,org" would fully fit your wish to go away from SoylentNews into the pipedit direction.
are you drunk?