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Our lovely chatroom is currently sitting there with a terribly generic name: Software Recommendations.

What should we name it?

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    Yay, bikeshedding! I actually think the generic name is okay, isn’t it? Call it “Software Recommendations.SE site chat” for now., – mirabilos Feb 5 '14 at 16:06
  • Ah, there it is! #D – Izzy Feb 8 '14 at 0:05
  • Especially since the site itself has a terribly generic name :) – Enjabain Feb 10 '14 at 16:26

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Soft wrecks

(ha-ha-only-serious)

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    I'm down. Let's do this. – dotVezz Feb 5 '14 at 1:30
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    I suggest adding a "The" at the beginning. Sounds more like a place then. – Seth Feb 5 '14 at 6:23
  • Great minds think alike. I made this joke just hours earlier. – Tim Post Feb 5 '14 at 6:57
  • Took me a few secs. After getting the joke: What's the "K" for, Jay... ahem, G? – Izzy Feb 8 '14 at 0:07
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Thought of this overnight...

The Rec Center

It's not perfectly matched to our topic, but it sounds kinda good. Maybe it'll give some people inspiration to come up with something better!

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Software Rex

The meanest, biggest bad ass chat room on the plains.

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    I like this, but not as a chat room name. A chat room name should evoke a place or an audience (“The Bridge”, “The DMZ”, “Mos Eisley”, “The Hangar”, “The Screening Room”, “Chez Cosette”, …), not a creature. – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Feb 5 '14 at 17:38
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The Suggestion Box

I can't take credit for this one, someone else came up with it.

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Control F

Well known key combination, where Control can have the meaning as in Control Room too. And F can mean multiple things :)

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  • Like the ship-wrecked computer geek, screaming "F1, F1!" :D – Izzy Feb 8 '14 at 0:08
  • Ouch, need to correct myself: F7 would be a better fit than F1. Or "F1-F7" for "HelpMe-Find"? – Izzy Feb 8 '14 at 0:25
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The Warehouse

Because we serve (Soft)Warezs and will soon have lots of them.

Warehouse 101 sounds cool too, somehow.

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I tried to make a joke about swrecs in reference to Sean Connery on Jeopardy saying "schwords" (like swords) for "S Words" when talking about the category of questions pertaining to "S Words". I failed. Couldn't think of anything pithy -- all the pith got stolen by Robert's answer above. Seriously, "Software Rex"? That's a whole mouthful of pith. ;x

I was thinking of the extremely lame, pun-free name Word of Mouth. I have to explain it for it to make any sense, so it's probably bad, but once you get it, it kind of tickles. A little. Maybe.

So there are often surveys on registration forms or purchase forms for software online, which ask "How did you hear about us?" or "How did you hear about X product?", and one of the choices is "Word of Mouth".

Well.

It would seem fitting that people would hear about their software literally in the "Word of Mouth" channel about this site, or from the site itself, and then go buy that software.

Not funny, right? Oh well. I tried.

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  • I like Word of Mouth, (although the german equivalent, translates like Mouthpropaganda, would be cooler somehow) – Angelo Fuchs Feb 8 '14 at 9:36
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    I hope you can refrain from making it Shreck #D Well, the other Shreck might be not a much better choice... – Izzy Feb 9 '14 at 15:06
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Much soft

So fluffy. Very recommended.

This name also means that there is a lot of software around, implying that it is sometimes difficult to find the best match.

(variation on Angelo's answer)

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  • This is so cheesy, but somehow I love it. – Undo Sep 11 '15 at 3:56
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Softwarehouse

Because software, house, and warehouse in one.

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Fluffy recommends

I just think that Software should have been called Fluffyware in the first place. I mean "soft" is such a boring word, ain't it?

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