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REQUEST: Please rename the project #27

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adambair opened this issue Dec 21, 2014 · 77 comments
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REQUEST: Please rename the project #27

adambair opened this issue Dec 21, 2014 · 77 comments

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@adambair
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@adambair adambair commented Dec 21, 2014

Don't get me wrong. I love and support The Pirate Bay... but... would it be possible to rename this project to something other than "openbay"?

I've poured the last two years of my life into my startup https://www.openbay.com which now has grown to 15 full time employees to whom I'm responsible.

I agree it's a great name, which is why we chose it over two years ago for our business. It's how our auto mechanics and customers have identified us for years.

SEO and brand recognition is an important part of our business and, as you could imagine, my inbox was flooded this morning with mentions of "openbay" that were not related to the business we've been growing. Quite disheartening, it was a rough morning :'(

I know this is a long shot... but please give it some consideration.

Thanks,
Adam Bair
CTO of Openbay

@DrOptix
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@DrOptix DrOptix commented Dec 21, 2014

That's a bummer. :-|

@adambair With all respect your website needs some fixing. It's outrageous that I'm welcomed with:

Openbay isn't available yet in your country. We're growing every day, so keep checking back!

Give me about page, give me details of what you do etc. You're Your designer/engineer who decided to show that idiotic page instead of some real info dose not deserve it's beer.

Edit:
Regarding the rename... if project owners wold like, maybe a same like:

  • OpenPB aka OpenPirateBay (naming idea comes from OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCV etc)
@vog
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@vog vog commented Dec 21, 2014

@adambair This website showing "Openbay isn't available yet in your country" is really a no-go.

As an alternative name, I propose:

  • OpenTPB (because TPB is a common abbreviation of "The Pirate Bay")
  • FreeBay (downside: contains "eBay" in the name)
@ddon
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@ddon ddon commented Dec 21, 2014

the same "Openbay isn't available yet in your country"

@MartinRogalla
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@MartinRogalla MartinRogalla commented Dec 21, 2014

image

@leolara
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@leolara leolara commented Dec 21, 2014

👍

@adambair
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@adambair adambair commented Dec 21, 2014

Thanks for the feedback! The country filter was left in place from our initial pilot period and is no longer necessary. I'll have it removed shortly.

@pmwoodward3
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@pmwoodward3 pmwoodward3 commented Dec 21, 2014

OpenCove?
ThePirateLagoon? lol

@ddon
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@ddon ddon commented Dec 21, 2014

Still getting "Openbay isn't available yet in your country"

@jzjzjzj
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@jzjzjzj jzjzjzj commented Dec 21, 2014

This project could be called AvailableBay. (:

@pmwoodward3
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@pmwoodward3 pmwoodward3 commented Dec 21, 2014

UpBay?

@jzjzjzj
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@jzjzjzj jzjzjzj commented Dec 21, 2014

TPBB - ThePirateBayBe (as in "ThePirateBay" + "offspring/baby of TPB" + "to be").

Or simply - PeopleBay, since we're no pirates anymore and such...

@pmwoodward3
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@pmwoodward3 pmwoodward3 commented Dec 21, 2014

ThePirateBae lol

@adambair
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@adambair adambair commented Dec 21, 2014

@ddon Sorry, was getting a cup of coffee before I kicked off the deploy ;) You should be all set!

port

Country filter removed.

@dt1973
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@dt1973 dt1973 commented Dec 21, 2014

How about not referring to TPB at all?

This whole charade smells like a fishy marketing stunt by IsoHunt to piggyback on TPB's misfortune.

@cpdean
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@cpdean cpdean commented Dec 21, 2014

Such Bay
Very Pirate
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@donaldallen
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@donaldallen donaldallen commented Dec 21, 2014

Open Seas.

@fskreuz
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@fskreuz fskreuz commented Dec 21, 2014

TheOpenPirate 👍

or maybe I'll "just drop the 'the'": OpenPirate

@pmwoodward3
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@pmwoodward3 pmwoodward3 commented Dec 21, 2014

TheHighSeas?

@alexanderGugel
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@alexanderGugel alexanderGugel commented Dec 21, 2014

Tortuga?

@evanwolf
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@evanwolf evanwolf commented Dec 21, 2014

Flotilla. Anticipating a federation among the many independent ships at sea.

@jaimehrubiks
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@jaimehrubiks jaimehrubiks commented Dec 21, 2014

TPDream [The Pirate Dream]

It represents the archetype that The Pirate Bay sowed [analogy to torrent seeds] us after all this years, and makes a reference to a dream, a goal, that we aim and that will always persist no matter what authorities and governments do to destroy it. Dream also refers to something which is often related to the sky and the clouds, which is what this is all about, the internet, and sharing ideas.

@eeertekin
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@eeertekin eeertekin commented Dec 21, 2014

+1 OpenPB

@bonny1992
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@bonny1992 bonny1992 commented Dec 21, 2014

+1 OpenPB
or
Open Bay Project

@chrise86
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@chrise86 chrise86 commented Dec 21, 2014

@alexanderGugel haha I quite like Tortuga!

@repat
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@repat repat commented Dec 21, 2014

German podcaster Tim Pritlove renamed his podcast Chaosradio Express to CRE because everybody was calling it that anyway. I liked the idea and would suggest this project to be called tpb.

@jasonm23
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@jasonm23 jasonm23 commented Dec 22, 2014

OpenTPB sounds fine and retains full historical integrity ;)

@sneilan
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@sneilan sneilan commented Dec 22, 2014

+1 OpenPB

@tvvocold
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@tvvocold tvvocold commented Dec 22, 2014

Since it was released in github, so I prefer this one:
"torhub"/"BThub" (torrent hub) if u guys add a upload feature in openbay.

@vog
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@vog vog commented Dec 22, 2014

@farukuzun "LibreBay" has the same problem as "FreeBay". It contains "eBay" in its name.

@martinmarty
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@martinmarty martinmarty commented Dec 22, 2014

How about UrBay?

@sneilan
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@sneilan sneilan commented Dec 23, 2014

TheFreedomBay

@mpancorbo
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@mpancorbo mpancorbo commented Dec 23, 2014

Freetortuga (from Isla Tortuga (in)famous caribean island where pirates met)

@ProLoser
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@ProLoser ProLoser commented Dec 23, 2014

EBay. I'm pretty sure that one's available

@sneilan
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@sneilan sneilan commented Dec 23, 2014

You shut your mouth :)

-Sean Neilan
http://seanneilan.com/
sean@seanneilan.com / sneilan1@gmail.com

On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM, Dean Sofer notifications@github.com
wrote:

EBay. I'm pretty sure that one's available


Reply to this email directly or view it on GitHub
#27 (comment).

@jzjzjzj
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@jzjzjzj jzjzjzj commented Dec 23, 2014

@ProLoser If that's taken, maybe iBuy...

@joelwallis
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@joelwallis joelwallis commented Dec 23, 2014

+1 for OpenPB format.

@adambair I feel for this situation of taking his business name, but consider the boost of your name when people discover this name on the Web. Many people will just land in your page for a wrong path, but also they will discover your service. :-) If I was in your feet I will be tailoring my website at maximum to give to these users a very good impression of a service that existed before OpenBay born and has a nice relationship to their community.

#my50cents

@ProLoser
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@ProLoser ProLoser commented Dec 23, 2014

OpenPirate, not that it really helps our credibility

@ghost
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@ghost ghost commented Dec 23, 2014

OpenTPB, would be a good name as someone up top suggested.

@gh0st19
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@gh0st19 gh0st19 commented Dec 23, 2014

+1 for OpenPB

@ghost
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@ghost ghost commented Dec 24, 2014

The freedom bay 👍

@sneilan
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@sneilan sneilan commented Dec 24, 2014

THE FREEDOM BAY

@jasonm23
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@jasonm23 jasonm23 commented Dec 24, 2014

The Freedom Bay 👍

@dragon788
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@dragon788 dragon788 commented Dec 24, 2014

I like TFB aka TheFree(Dom) Bay.

@sneilan
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@sneilan sneilan commented Dec 25, 2014

FreedomBay!!

@bactisme
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@bactisme bactisme commented Dec 25, 2014

OpenPB fort me

@shortdudey123
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@shortdudey123 shortdudey123 commented Dec 25, 2014

@adambair you should also turn off SSLv3 😉

@defel
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@defel defel commented Dec 25, 2014

+1 openpb or opentpb

@breakzplatform
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@breakzplatform breakzplatform commented Dec 26, 2014

+1 OpenPB or FreedomBay

@mdesjardins
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@mdesjardins mdesjardins commented Dec 26, 2014

Hey guys, I'm one of the other developers at www.openbay.com.

As Adam said, we've spent literally a couple of years trying to get our startup off the ground, and this really sucks for us. And I'm a fan of TPB - I've maybe even used it a few times :)

This isn't a case of some big corporation trying to exercise it's legal muscle to ward off bad PR, we're literally a few people running out of a co-working space in Cambridge, MA USA.

The thing that really sucks for us is SEO. Many users (especially older ones) have gotten in the habit of just typing "openbay" or "open bay" into google and not the URL bar - it's actually a pretty large percentage of our organic search hits. This happens even more when we're lucky enough to get any press. What those search engine users get for search results right now are a bunch of news sites about "piracy," which isn't a great thing, particularly for that demographic. It'll likely stay that way for a long time because it'll take a while for articles from the likes of Ars Technica and Techcrunch down on the search results.

So yeah, @joelwallis is right above - we did see a decent uptick in traffic when news of this project broke. But now it's back to normal - it's still a little early to tell if users are backing out when they hit the search results, but I can't imagine it won't have a negative impact.

It'd be so awesome of the project could be renamed out of the kindness of your hearts. We figured it wouldn't hurt to ask nicely. :/

[Plus if I get a vote OpenPirateBay sounds good 😁 FreedomBay isn't bad but it might not convey the FOSS aspects of the project]

@DrOptix
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@DrOptix DrOptix commented Dec 26, 2014

I, as an enthusiast of this project, I would really like to hear an official comment from @isohuntto

@HiddenKn
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@HiddenKn HiddenKn commented Dec 27, 2014

Hmm, I really think we should move away from PirateBay in the name, in fact, putting pirate in the name at all might not be the best idea. There might be people out there that want to use openbay for, for example, linux torrents. I think FreedomBay sounds pretty awesome, personally.

@vog
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@vog vog commented Dec 27, 2014

@mdesjardins I believe hat FreedomBay conveys the FOSS aspects pretty well! You know, "Free" as in "Freedom", not ...

@adambair
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@adambair adambair commented Dec 29, 2014

bump re: @DrOptix +1 would love to hear something from @isohuntto on this issue!

@Turakar
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@Turakar Turakar commented Dec 31, 2014

I think that all these Open... Names should be reserved for OpenSource projects. Otherwise, the name missleads to thinking the company would produce OpenSource Code.

There are a lot of Open.. thingies: OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCV etc.

@Narno
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@Narno Narno commented Dec 31, 2014

openTPB 👍

@nareshlamgade
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@nareshlamgade nareshlamgade commented Dec 31, 2014

how about openPirate :D

@cybernet
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@cybernet cybernet commented Jan 2, 2015

+1

@NeonCoyote
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@NeonCoyote NeonCoyote commented Jan 2, 2015

Tortuga +1

@holtzermann17
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@holtzermann17 holtzermann17 commented Jan 2, 2015

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

OpenBay sponsored by OpenBay. That should take care of your SEO.

@mdesjardins
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@mdesjardins mdesjardins commented Jan 4, 2015

@isohuntto - any thoughts on this issue? Hate to be a pest but it really affects us 😟

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