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collect instances of brand confusion between GitHub and Gittip #539

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chadwhitacre opened this Issue Jan 28, 2013 · 11 comments

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chadwhitacre commented Jan 28, 2013

cf. #138

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The first time I talked to @clone1018 on Skype, he kept saying "GitHub" instead of "Gittip."

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chadwhitacre commented Jan 28, 2013

The first time I talked to @clone1018 on Skype, he kept saying "GitHub" instead of "Gittip."

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Here's a dude who showed up in #gittip asking for Markdown help: https://botbot.me/freenode/gittip/1792557/

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chadwhitacre commented Jan 28, 2013

Here's a dude who showed up in #gittip asking for Markdown help: https://botbot.me/freenode/gittip/1792557/

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Honestly, I was never very comfortable with making Gittip rest on top of api.github.com

@sigmavirus24 ref: https://botbot.me/freenode/gittip/1796285/

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chadwhitacre commented Jan 28, 2013

Honestly, I was never very comfortable with making Gittip rest on top of api.github.com

@sigmavirus24 ref: https://botbot.me/freenode/gittip/1796285/

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Was the prefix 'Git' in Gittip an intentional association with Git or GitHub? When I first heard of Gittip I assumed it was aimed at the GitHub audience and It's very hard to distance the two in my mind. Occasionally people assume Octopress is a product of GitHub because of their use of the 'Octo' prefix and I can imagine it has caused unnecessary confusion. Are you considering a name change?

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Was the prefix 'Git' in Gittip an intentional association with Git or GitHub? When I first heard of Gittip I assumed it was aimed at the GitHub audience and It's very hard to distance the two in my mind. Occasionally people assume Octopress is a product of GitHub because of their use of the 'Octo' prefix and I can imagine it has caused unnecessary confusion. Are you considering a name change?

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@imathis The initial idea was a "tip jar for GitHub" but it quickly became much broader, even before I launched it. We tried to change the name early on (#138) but came up short. It's a nuisance but I don't have a good solution right now. It's like Wikipedia and WikiLeaks.

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chadwhitacre commented Jan 30, 2013

@imathis The initial idea was a "tip jar for GitHub" but it quickly became much broader, even before I launched it. We tried to change the name early on (#138) but came up short. It's a nuisance but I don't have a good solution right now. It's like Wikipedia and WikiLeaks.

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Wow that's quite an issue thread. What is the purpose of this issue then? A collection of misunderstandings to one day inspire you to rename?

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imathis commented Jan 30, 2013

Wow that's quite an issue thread. What is the purpose of this issue then? A collection of misunderstandings to one day inspire you to rename?

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What is the purpose of this issue then? A collection of misunderstandings to one day inspire you to rename?

Something like that. :) I've noticed it often enough from people close to the project, even, that it seemed like it'd be interesting to track.

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chadwhitacre commented Jan 30, 2013

What is the purpose of this issue then? A collection of misunderstandings to one day inspire you to rename?

Something like that. :) I've noticed it often enough from people close to the project, even, that it seemed like it'd be interesting to track.

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I just did this again in IRC but botbot.me isn't in the channel to log right now. :-/

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chadwhitacre commented Apr 26, 2013

I just did this again in IRC but botbot.me isn't in the channel to log right now. :-/

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Pruning as open-ended and unactionable.

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chadwhitacre commented Sep 18, 2013

Pruning as open-ended and unactionable.

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Sam (age 6):

githubblimp

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chadwhitacre commented Feb 12, 2014

Sam (age 6):

githubblimp

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And, not to be outdone, Ruthie (age 3):

gittipruthie

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chadwhitacre commented Feb 12, 2014

And, not to be outdone, Ruthie (age 3):

gittipruthie

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