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In a previous question it was agreed that we should have a new name for our chatroom and while a question asking for suggestions was made, our site has easily doubled in size since then. So at the suggestion of James and Monica;

What name suggestions do our users have for the Worldbuilding Chat? One suggestion per answer, please, for ease of voting.

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    $\begingroup$ We should have a run-off of the top two options once voting slows down and have people just vote for one option $\endgroup$ – James Jun 29 '16 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ @James I agree with that $\endgroup$ – TrEs-2b Jun 29 '16 at 18:20

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  • The Factory Floor, From Slartibartfast line to Arthur "Welcome to our factory floor" in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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    $\begingroup$ And meaningful even for people who don't know HHGttG -- nice. $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio Jun 29 '16 at 13:13
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    $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio I hadn't even thought of that great point $\endgroup$ – TrEs-2b Jun 29 '16 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ Not having read the Hitchikers' Guide, I don't understand the reference at all. $\endgroup$ – fi12 Jul 5 '16 at 0:57
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    $\begingroup$ @fi12 The Factory Floor is where they build the planets $\endgroup$ – TrEs-2b Jul 5 '16 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ @fi12 Isn't it implied? The building planets part no, but a "factory floor" is where things get assembled, put together, worked on. "World Building - factory floor - where we World Build" $\endgroup$ – Insane Jul 11 '16 at 7:09
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The World Workshop

It implies that this is where you can finish building unfinished worlds (and the alliteration is a nice bonus as well.)

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    $\begingroup$ Actually, it would work also without "world" for me. "Hey, what've you been doing? Well you know hanging 'round The Workshop." $\endgroup$ – clem steredenn Jul 1 '16 at 5:42
  • $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin you might want to post that as an alternative. $\endgroup$ – Monica Cellio Jul 3 '16 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio ok, here it is. Though I presume it's too late already. ;-) $\endgroup$ – clem steredenn Jul 3 '16 at 19:07
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Just for completeness:

Worldbuilders' General Chat

For anyone who wants to vote to keep it the same.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for adding this, I completely forgot $\endgroup$ – TrEs-2b Jun 29 '16 at 17:37
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Terra Forma


This is a play on words referencing both terraforming, aka world building, and terra firma, which literally means 'solid earth', but in common parlance refers to finally reaching the land that was your goal. This echoes the function of the site, Worlbuilding.SE, which helps people reach their goal of developing new worlds.

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The Workshop

A variant to fi12's suggestion.

Hey, what've you been doing? Well you know hanging 'round The Workshop.

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  • Magrathea, Who built Earth in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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The Green Dragon

Of obvious Tolkien fame and also coincidentally a sort of unofficial headquarters for the American Revolution.

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  • $\begingroup$ Sounds more like the chat room for rpg.sx, though. “Here be dragons” $\endgroup$ – Crissov Jul 1 '16 at 19:45
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House Of Illusions

Obvious. The perceptible world is an illusion and here, we endeavor to create believable illusions within the cosmic illusion.

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The God, the Bard and the Loony

Roles who are in the world-making and changing business, and an obvious Italo Western reference. (Improvements for the last one are welcome.)

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  • $\begingroup$ I also thought about (Great) Creatarea or Creatarium, the Handwavery Inn and A Godtogether, but didn’t like them as much. $\endgroup$ – Crissov Jul 1 '16 at 20:48
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Worlds in Collision

After the classic SciFi novel and movie.

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Words on Worlds

I like illiteration.

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The Great Link

the place where the founders get together. (in worldbuilding we are all founders of our own worlds, aren't we?)

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