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Old 03-27-2009, 07:19 PM   #61
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I associate the Athenaeum with the conservative gentleman's club of that name, in Pall Mall, London
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It's a private club; very elitist; and only admitted women in 2002. I doubt whether that name would be conducive to inclusive discussion. But if a pretentious snob's corner is wanted, then the name is fine.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:31 PM   #62
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I associate the Athenaeum with the conservative gentleman's club of that name, in Pall Mall, London
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athenaeum_Club,_London

It's a private club; very elitist; and only admitted women in 2002. I doubt whether that name would be conducive to inclusive discussion. But if a pretentious snob's corner is wanted, then the name is fine.
Hrm. Good point. I was thinking more of it's library and association with (alleged?) intellectuals...
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What about the previous Round Table suggestion? I rather like it.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #64
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What about the previous Round Table suggestion? I rather like it.
Given all the Monty Python fans round here (pun intended), I'm not so sure that's the best name for a serious discussion spot...
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:18 PM   #65
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Given all the Monty Python fans round here (pun intended), I'm not so sure that's the best name for a serious discussion spot...
I'm not a hard core Monty Python fan so I don't understand why Round Table wouldn't be appropriate. (Or is that something else I need to check the wiki for.) Personally I've never chuckled or giggled at the phrase Round Table, but then again I suppose every phrase might have a funny or irreverent connotation to somebody, right?
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:31 PM   #66
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Great...then will the name be changed from Ministry of Silliness to Ministry of Silly Walks?
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:55 PM   #67
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Here's a few ideas for you.

The Alcove
Conference Room
Debate Society
The Den
Dialogue House
The Exchange
Parley Place
Quorum
The Symposium
The Vault

I think MOd BOb mentioned voting on the name. I think that would be a cool idea.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:16 PM   #68
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:24 AM   #69
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move the silly to its own section, leave the rest, call it 'the nut house' or something like that
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:22 AM   #70
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move the silly to its own section, leave the rest, call it 'the nut house' or something like that
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Now there's an idea worth the voting You could call it Bedlam
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:52 AM   #72
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I suspect that is a US-specific expression. I'd never heard of a "water cooler" until I looked up its meaning on reading this. Perhaps not a good idea to use such a term on a world-wide board like MR.
Harry, did you ever see the film "9-to-5"? A lot of discussion goes on at the water cooler.

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Old 03-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #73
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I know what a water-cooler is, Don; I just didn't know that's what they were called. They'd always been a rather vague "that thing that you can get a cup of water from" in my mind .
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It's a play on keeping on topic, and it's a place for discussion.



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Old 03-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #75
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Let's just ban all lack of seriousness (paticurlarly silliness) from the forum entirely. We could actively enforce it by adding a squad of new moderators to police the threads who would delete all comments that veered from the topic or caused one to smile or chuckle. Repeat offenders would be expelled. Strict adherence to the thread topic, as defined narrowly by the thread owners, would then be maintained so long as we maintained constant vigilence. I'm all for it.
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