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Team name straw poll

LincLinc Community InstigatorDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited Sep 2007 in Folding@Home
I'd like to take a straw poll here and see what people think. :)

I've made this a public poll, meaning everyone can see who voted for what. I did this to make it transparent and so we can see who hasn't chimed in. I'll leave it open at least until the LAN starts (one week).

I didn't create this with the intention of the results being binding, but I think it would help everyone to get a clearer picture of what people think. :)

I made the third option vague so it wouldn't dilute votes. I imagine it would entail another set of discussions and round of voting, but that's outside my purview.

To clarify two points: Team names do not need to be unique, and we can change our team's name without Stanford's permission. I've researched this and sorted it out with TBonZ, Dr. Pande, Bruce (community forum admin), and Del Lucent of Pandegroup. We can actually login to Stanford with our team info for the first time since (probably) 2002. Thanks to them for their help!
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  • RADARADA Apple Valley, CA
    edited Jun 2007
    I chose Team S-M because I feel we need to at least pay a little homage to S-M. Prime, MM, Shorty, Keebs, Kwitco (still sounds like a place to get a Slurpee :bigggrin:), Prof, and anyone else I might have missed, did an amazing job keeping S-M a quality place to hang out on the web. If is wasn't for their hard work and tenacity under the S-M banner, the new Icrontic could have not risen from the ashes.
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Whichever name we use perhaps the #93 needs to be in front of it.
  • lemonlimelemonlime Canada
    edited Jun 2007
    To me, it matters very little. Team Icrontic is less confusing to any new members, but Team SM has that warm familiar fuzzy feeling :) Either way, its all good :)
  • edited Jun 2007
    How about "Team 93"

    That pays homage to both the original Icrontic forums and also Short Media too, which Team 93 moved to after the hack job.
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    muddocktor wrote:
    How about "Team 93"
    That could be a contender if people want to go with the third option :)
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    I kinda like Team 93. Good suggestion, mudd!
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jun 2007
    I concur with mudd also. Excellent "neutral" Team name.:thumbsup:" alt=":thumbsup:" />
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    To me, the core function of the team name is to tell people where to find us and promote the site to people looking at the stats. We're already "Team 93" regardless, so why be redundant?
  • SPIKE09SPIKE09 Scatland
    edited Jun 2007
    Please not team 93!! it will just leave the door wide open for Nomad to ask the dumbass question "whats the team number dudes"
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Team 93 is not a good name, that's my personal opinion.
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    I'm okay with Icrontic or Short-Media, but I think something like "Icrontic - Reborn," would be cool. People can still fold for the other Icrontic team (#33693) if they so desire, and a name like that would help differentiate the two.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Team Penismightier. That's Pen is Mightier, you gutter dwelling sickos.
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Team #93 or Team Icrontic. Either is fine. Realize... I love Short-Media and will never forget the name. And it is just a name. Everyone here is the same, just the URL is different. I see SM & IC as one entity.
    • Naming it Team Icrontic is fine since it's less confusing for new members.
    • Team #93 is doubly redundant... But it's safe and unchanging....
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    I was trying to figure out if I-SM-I spelled anything, since that has been the historical progression.
    Just nothing cute. No 'new' or 're-anything'.

    I haven't looked at the stats. Where would our production be if we were all one team? Would we be able to catch anyone?
  • SPIKE09SPIKE09 Scatland
    edited Jun 2007
    edcentric wrote:
    I was trying to figure out if I-SM-I spelled anything, since that has been the historical progression.
    Just nothing cute. No 'new' or 're-anything'.

    I haven't looked at the stats. Where would our production be if we were all one team? Would we be able to catch anyone?
    Icrontic are on less than 700PPD at the moment so I doubt it :sad2:
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    edcentric wrote:
    I was trying to figure out if I-SM-I spelled anything, since that has been the historical progression.
    Just nothing cute. No 'new' or 're-anything'.

    I haven't looked at the stats. Where would our production be if we were all one team? Would we be able to catch anyone?

    Yea, the team died with the site... for the most part.:o

    How about "The New Icrontic"? or something about "new"
  • a2jfreaka2jfreak Houston, TX
    edited Jun 2007
    Team Nine Three

    Team Determination

    Team Overachievers

    Team Adversity Overcome

    Team Shorontic . . . OK, maybe not that one.
  • AuthorityActionAuthorityAction Missouri Member
    edited Jun 2007
    I vote for Team Icrontic, I think it's a good idea to keep everything consistent.
  • dragonV8dragonV8 not here much
    edited Jun 2007
    QCH2002 wrote:
    I see SM & IC as one entity.

    There is another name right here.........TEAM SMIC.;D
    just kidding.:)
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    All the same to me:

    Team Icrontic: it's a rich history, our origins, and our first Folding team (#93)
    Team Short-Media: our biggest growth

    What is most important to me is what the rank and file team members want. They are the folks that make the site and the team.
  • witenoizwitenoiz 19,356 miles East of Kansas City, MO Member
    edited Jun 2007
    I joined Short-Media and had no idea what or where Icrontic was until facts about it's demise and now the resurrection. Yes - a major effort for Mr General and Prime, MM, Shorty, Kwitco and all the rest for keeping the original going and all the effort rebuilding. :respect:" alt=":respect:" /> I kind of like Short-Media Reloaded: Icrontic :cool:" alt=":cool:" /> Well - That's too long but. Hay :D I like it. Jack
  • SPIKE09SPIKE09 Scatland
    edited Jun 2007
    It's all good got My vote, whatever you guys decide is good enough for me I am just a tourista here.
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    Keebler wrote:
    To me, the core function of the team name is to tell people where to find us and promote the site to people looking at the stats.
    So, it's nothing more than an advertising gimmick?
    We're already "Team 93" regardless, so why be redundant?
    There already is a team name using "Icrontic" in the title, so why be redundant?
  • LincLinc Community Instigator Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    profdlp wrote:
    There already is a team name using "Icrontic" in the title, so why be redundant?
    I see what you did there, but it didn't make sense. The reasons for not changing team numbers are self-evident. 33693's name is pretty much irrelevant to this discussion. :)
    profdlp wrote:
    So, it's nothing more than an advertising gimmick?
    What team isn't promoting something? You don't form a team just to promote Folding@Home - you're not required to enter a team number. You form a team because you're a subset of people running Folding@Home that have something in common. What we have in common is this website and the community here. Why else have a team? :)
  • WingaWinga South Africa Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    profdlp wrote:
    So, it's nothing more than an advertising gimmick?
    Keebler wrote:
    What team isn't promoting something? You don't form a team just to promote Folding@Home - you're not required to enter a team number. You form a team because you're a subset of people running Folding@Home that have something in common. What we have in common is this website and the community here. Why else have a team? :)

    These are both strong arguments.
    The Folding@home T- shirts that were made have a huge 93 splashed in red on the back and not a whisper of the name Short-Media. The shirts were proposed at a time when folding fever was at a high and SMX rigs were going out faster that you could count em.
    In my short tenure here, that for me was the time Short -Media folders were the tightest. T-shirts are great advertising mediums yet the site itself was never advertised. It was about folding and that's how it should remain. The site can come and go and there will still be people who will continue to fold.

    I wear my T-shirt with pride and believe me its not for the number it represents but the team. That's why I say for me both points are valid. I'm proud of the Team the 93 represents. We get to know who that team is through the forums. So to that extent the name is relevant. It instills a sense of pride of belonging of camaraderie and importance.

    I'm torn between the two camps and have not been able to cast my vote.

    (BTW welcome back Prof :) I missed your unique take on things)
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    The team is on this website. The members are from this website. The team is hosted on this website. The team should use this site's name.
  • airbornflghtairbornflght Houston, TX
    edited Jun 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    The team is on this website. The members are from this website. The team is hosted on this website. The team should use this site's name.

    agreed.
  • KentigernKentigern Milton Keynes UK
    edited Jun 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    The team is on this website. The members are from this website. The team is hosted on this website. The team should use this site's name.

    As I understand it only the team name will change, not the team number (93).

    Therefore it makes sense to change the name from Team Short-Media to Team Icrontic (if available).

    My two pennies worth :)
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    The name change is a foregone conclusion, so no one who supports the idea need worry.
  • NLichtmanNLichtman Spring Valley, CA
    edited Jun 2007
    RADA wrote:
    I chose Team S-M because I feel we need to at least pay a little homage to S-M. Prime, MM, Shorty, Keebs, Kwitco (still sounds like a place to get a Slurpee :bigggrin:), Prof, and anyone else I might have missed, did an amazing job keeping S-M a quality place to hang out on the web. If is wasn't for their hard work and tenacity under the S-M banner, the new Icrontic could have not risen from the ashes.

    Well said! Here here!:cheers3:
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    The team is on this website. The members are from this website. The team is hosted on this website. The team should use this site's name.
    It would add more weight to your statement if you were actually an active member of the team and had managed to turn in a WU or two since January of 2006. Talk is cheap. ;)
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Okay, here's the same statement from someone with a lot of weight behind him (in more ways than one ;) ):

    "The team is on this website. The members are from this website. The team is hosted on this website. The team should use this site's name."

    I agree with this 100%.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Team Icrontic - I just like the idea of the site name being the team name... it just makes sense...
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    Team Icrontic - I just like the idea of the site name being the team name... it just makes sense...

    As I said before, that is a foregone conclusion.

    I think it would be nice to keep at least some ties to the Short-Media days, but am under no illusions that it will happen. :(
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    There is always the SMx rigs... We can address keeping the SMx project so named, naming a rig after Short-Media, or a Milestone named after the "name Short-Media". ;)
  • GargoyleGargoyle Illinois Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    QCH2002 wrote:
    There is always the SMx rigs... We can address keeping the SMx project so named, naming a rig after Short-Media, or a Milestone named after the "name Short-Media". ;)

    I think that even if new rigs go back to the ICx naming scheme, the existing SMx rigs will always serve as reminders of our rich history.

    Just as I remained proud to host Icrontic_11 after our site became Short-Media, our SMx hosts are surely proud to be representing four of the best years of our history. :thumbsup:" alt=":thumbsup:" />
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    Both of the last two posts have made some positive suggestions, and are much appreciated. :fold:" alt=":fold:" />
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Indeed... It would certainly make me feel better about the name change if the SMx project name stayed the same.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    I agree 100% all SMx rig should keep there current SMx##'s and not be changed just like the past IC rigs kept there names.

    I also like the SM reward or milestone.. what number who knows maybe 93,000? lol

    Also the SMx project should stay that... The SMx Project
  • QeldromaQeldroma Arid ZoneAh
    edited Jun 2007
    II also like the SM reward or milestone.. what number who knows maybe 93,000? lol
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    I kind of like the idea. I do have a couple of thoughts: We have yet to have a 10,000,000 award winner ... maybe a commemorative SM award for that achievement ... :) ... but that may occur under a different name. Perhaps 5,000,000 would be appropriate?

    I joined SM- so maybe my vote is more sentimental value right now than anything. (thanks for letting me muse)

    And, Prof- it's VERY good to see you around and you've been missed- hope you're OK.
  • NLichtmanNLichtman Spring Valley, CA
    edited Jun 2007
    This all sounds fine and dandy but try to actually do something about this.
  • QeldromaQeldroma Arid ZoneAh
    edited Jun 2007
    checkmate wrote:
    This all sounds fine and dandy but try to actually do something about this.

    Yet if nothing is said, then nothing is done at all. And I have that feeling about this ...
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    profdlp wrote:
    It would add more weight to your statement if you were actually an active member of the team and had managed to turn in a WU or two since January of 2006. Talk is cheap. ;)

    Red herring.
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    No, valid point.

    Why should non-members give a flip what the name is?

    You're not the only person who isn't involved with Team 93 to have voted in favor of the name change. That ought to be taken into account.

    (But won't be, so don't worry. After the name change you can go back to not giving a hoot about the whole FAH project.)
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    I would like the idea of a major milestone being named after Short-Media. I'm thinking 4 million - 1 million for each year of Short-Media. :thumbsup:" alt=":thumbsup:" />

    At the LAN, any team members are more than welcome to strike up a discussion about the naming. I think the LAN will be the deciding time. Some sort of official vote probably after the LAN and the name change soon after that.

    Realize everyone... the people that are team staff are often also site staff. We've been busy with the transition, staff additions/ subtractions, the LAN, and normal life stuff. I, for example, am running the Games at the LAN, taking on the milestones area, and just finish a grad class yesterday. I've been up to my eyeballs with things and trying to grab all the strings attached to a name change has been difficult. Please have patients and the Team Staff will get things done. Cool? :D
  • pseudonympseudonym Michigan Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    The team is on this website. The members are from this website. The team is hosted on this website. The team should use this site's name.

    I agree with the bucket.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    finish a grad class yesterday
    Congratulations, Q! I know you worked hard for that.
    Please have patients
    Sorry, that would be practicing without a license.
  • QCHQCH Chicago Area - USA Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
    Leonardo wrote:
    Congratulations, Q! I know you worked hard for that.
    Thanks Leo... Still have 4 classes until I'm done with my degree but it's less than 10 months away... not that I'm counting. :D
  • profdlpprofdlp The Holy City Of Westlake, Ohio
    edited Jun 2007
    QCH2002 wrote:
    ...Some sort of official vote probably after the LAN and the name change soon after that...
    That reminds me of the old joke "we'll give him a fair trial and then we'll hang him".

    "Foregone conclusion", get it?
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Jun 2007
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