Changing the name

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Should we change the forum name?

Yes - It's seen as a negative thing by former 3DO Employees
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No - I like things as they are.
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Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:31 pm

Okay, should we change the name of the forum?

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Re: Changing the name

Post by dark » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:06 pm

Are there any former 3do employees on this forum?

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Re: Changing the name

Post by goldenband » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:28 pm

Sure, why not? If it's an irritant to ewhac and others, it's worth changing. And hey, at least we're not called the "Three-Doo Forums".

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:49 pm

dark wrote:Are there any former 3do employees on this forum?
Yes, but does it still bother them today? I'm not voting as of the moment.
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Re: Changing the name

Post by dark » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:34 am

Without knowing any of the context, I always thought 3DO Zone had a nice ring to it. But now that I know the context, I think it is akin to a nintendo forum being titled "nintendon't" - it doesn't bother me, and it's not like there are any other outside groups that are going to make fun of the forum because of its name, but I guess I lean more towards a change than not bc of the history of the term.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by goldenband » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:23 am

3DO Experience wrote:
dark wrote:Are there any former 3do employees on this forum?
Yes, but does it still bother them today? I'm not voting as of the moment.
I can't speak to today today, but earlier this year ewhac and gammadev mentioned that they didn't like the name (and/or found it to be grating) in one of their Let's Play videos for Monster Manor.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:08 am

Well I always thought it was there as the sites that write 3D0 not knowing it's an O. I really can't recall the comment that was made though. Not that I'm known for an even halfway decent memory. Do you remember which episode it was? I have them all saved.
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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:25 am

I think a lot of the press or the competition when talking sarcastically about 3DO called it the 3DZero (3D0) or 3DOA. It would grate on me too to be honest. Does anyone know why we called 3DO Zone in the first. I know, I should know. But for the life of me I can't remember. I know wasn't intentionally to be horrible or snarky to 3DO -

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:27 am

dark wrote:Are there any former 3do employees on this forum?
Yes. A few.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by goldenband » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:53 am

3DO Experience wrote:Do you remember which episode it was? I have them all saved.
It's at about 31:50 in the Level 9 video. Here's a transcript, though they talk about it a bit more later on too:

"There's been a lot of discussion on the 3DO forum, 3DO Zone forum. By the way, I have to say something about that."
"Oh, yeah?"
"I love the fact that there's a fan site. I can't stand that it's called 3DO Zone. Or 3D Zero. How do you feel?"
"That's right, it was never 3D zero."
"Yeah. And I see people --"
"It was always 3DO. Audio, video, radio, 3DO. That was the entire conceit."
"Yeah. And so, I love the fact that there's this fan site, but I don't know why they chose that name, if that's, A, just a misunderstanding, or if they were being snarky."
"It's possible that '3DO' was taken, so they took 3D zero...?"
"Because [...] I'm pretty sure it wasn't intentional that they did this, but that name is like, literally, nail, or fingernails on a chalkboard to anybody who was around when the 3DO came out. And the reason for that is, this was the...this was, like, the taunt name that people of other consoles would use when referring to the 3DO. This is the 3D Zero. It's like, 'Oh, it's a failure, it's the 3D Zero, not the 3DO.'"

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Re: Changing the name

Post by Kyosho » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:34 am

I say change it. I mean, web address doesn't need to change. It's just a couple edits and a new forum logo.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:56 pm

Okay. Two more days, and i'll ask 3DO Experience,nicely, to change it to 3DO Experience :) :)

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Re: Changing the name

Post by NeoGeoNinja » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:13 pm

I voted 'Yes' - change it.

Just to 3DO Forums or the The 3DO Forum or whatever.

I admit that I too never got the 3DO Zone title, not that it ever really mattered though to be honest. But as it's being discussed, yeah... just drop the 'zero'... :)

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:31 pm

Just watched that part. Woa! I don't know how I had forgotten that! I was listening to to at work and must have only been paying half attention. Yes change it for sure.
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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DO Si » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:42 pm

NeoGeoNinja wrote:I voted 'Yes' - change it.

Just to 3DO Forums or the The 3DO Forum or whatever.

I admit that I too never got the 3DO Zone title, not that it ever really mattered though to be honest. But as it's being discussed, yeah... just drop the 'zero'... :)
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Re: Changing the name

Post by Lemmi » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:59 am

i say leave it alone

but i always go against people wanting to change things cause it iritates them
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Re: Changing the name

Post by goldenband » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:02 am

Lemmi wrote:i say leave it alone

but i always go against people wanting to change things cause it iritates them
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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:41 pm

Lemmi wrote:i say leave it alone

but i always go against people wanting to change things cause it iritates them

That has been the guiding light of my entire life.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by pitsunami » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:03 pm

I have voted yes but don't have a clue of what the
New name could be... maybe the 3DO forums.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by Lemmi » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:07 pm

ok new names

3DO One forums (hey atleast its higher than Zero )
3DO FZ10 forums
3DO the expensive hunk of shit from the early 90s (ok maybe a bit to wordy) :D
3DO employees are irritated by our old name forums
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3do.cdinteractive.co.uk :P
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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:18 pm

hmmm. We should run a competition. The winner gets to name the forum.

Naturally, i'll rig the competition, so Lemmi and Trev don't win. I don't think i can handle the psychological trauma.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DO Si » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:36 pm

Let's go with 'Trip's House', it could be like MTV's 'Run's House' but, um, text based.....of course there's always 'The Hawkins Experience'......

So, what's my prize?

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Re: Changing the name

Post by Trev » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:13 am

3DOKid wrote:hmmm. We should run a competition. The winner gets to name the forum.

Naturally, i'll rig the competition, so Lemmi and Trev don't win. I don't think i can handle the psychological trauma.
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Re: Changing the name

Post by NeoGeoNinja » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:18 am

3DO Si wrote:Let's go with 'Trip's House', it could be like MTV's 'Run's House' but, um, text based.....of course there's always 'The Hawkins Experience'......

So, what's my prize?
A remodelling of an exclusive Goldstar 3DO controller constructed solely from a composite of different Korean Dog Shits.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by goldenband » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:21 am

"3DO Zone"? It keeps the four-letter-word-starting-with-a-Z, I suppose.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DO Si » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:07 am

NeoGeoNinja wrote:
3DO Si wrote:Let's go with 'Trip's House', it could be like MTV's 'Run's House' but, um, text based.....of course there's always 'The Hawkins Experience'......

So, what's my prize?
A remodelling of an exclusive Goldstar 3DO controller constructed solely from a composite of different Korean Dog Shits.

No, no, no. It's ok. Don't thank me. It's already in the post...

Wow! Not as rare as Dinopark Tycoon but still, wow! Cheers, competition over guys. Unless.....'The Hawkins Hacienda'? Anyone?

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Re: Changing the name

Post by 3DOKid » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:24 am

OKay, we're changing it.

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Re: Changing the name

Post by Devin » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:34 pm

The name of the forums changed? Damn you and your committee! :roll:

In answer to the question, no I wasn't being sarky (snarky). I had extra capacity and the ability to open a 3DO forum alongside the CD-i forums. So 3DO Zone just sounded snappy and these forums were born. That's it!

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