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Hi, My Name is... #1

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maxboeck opened this issue Apr 16, 2019 · 22 comments

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commented Apr 16, 2019

Since "Webring" seems to be a trademarked term, we need another name!

I think it would be nice to let the community come up with ideas.
Here are a few first ideas of mine to get the ball rolling (in no particular order):

  • Hudddle (with 3 d's)
  • Link Loop
  • Site Hoop

All ideas welcome!

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commented Apr 16, 2019

Ad hoc:
Linked List
Web Set
Huddddle (with 4 d's)

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commented Apr 16, 2019

  • Web Bevy
  • Link Lot
  • Site Set
  • Hudddddle (with 5 d's)
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commented Apr 16, 2019

@ste-vg I see a pattern here.

maybe we do the google thing and it has as many d's as there are members 😂

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commented Apr 16, 2019

Web Hudddles – I dig it.

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commented Apr 16, 2019

wwwring

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commented Apr 16, 2019

Contiguity

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commented Apr 17, 2019

I think it's important to keep "ring" for the throwback.

First choice: Webring (Sosumi!)

Second choice: IndieRing

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commented Apr 17, 2019

@gerwitz +1 for IndieRing

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commented Apr 18, 2019

The US trademark for "Webring" was granted in 2007, almost a decade after the term was used as generic term by a whole lot of websites. It doesn't seem enforceable to me as even a brief trawl through archive.org should find all sorts of prior use of the term in a generic fashion. It seems almost funny to me that they even bothered to register it as a trademark in 2007. But I'm not a lawyer.

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commented Apr 18, 2019

I also like keeping the ring idea.

Ringlet

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commented Apr 19, 2019

I agree that keeping ring in the name is good to keep the connection to the 90s original.

IndieRing is nice! There's an official IndieWeb Webring though, might be a bit confusing.

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commented Apr 22, 2019

Interknot

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commented Apr 22, 2019

ClickClique

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commented Apr 22, 2019

Portkey ring!

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commented Apr 22, 2019

Gnirbew - webring backwards

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commented Apr 22, 2019

net loop
internet loop
internet ring
web loop
web circle
net circle
web circuit
net circuit

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commented Apr 23, 2019

How about toppic. It has nothing to do with rings, but a ring is typically as collection of websites on a given topic, and members of a ring are, hopefully, the top picks on that topic.

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commented Apr 24, 2019

Hypercircle or HyperRing?

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commented Apr 24, 2019

Some options:

  • max-webring
  • webring.js
  • node-webring (Is your project a Node thing? I looked at your repo twice and I still don't know. Not my area.)

Imagine trying to explain to an experienced internet user what your project does without using the word webring.

I did some searching and determined that there were some efforts to make commercial webrings and some of them had 'webring' in the name. Obviously none of them were very successful.

As far as I know, all the webrings that I interacted with were stand-alone CGI programs. webring.pl, that kind of thing. Putting some string of your choosing in front of or behind the word webring would be in line with tradition--both for the standalone scripts of yesteryear and the commercial webrings I read about today.

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commented May 13, 2019

...A good contender "webring-kit" may have been overlooked on April 14. ;)

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commented May 16, 2019

Thank you all for your input!

as far as I understand, the issue has been with the term "webring", as that is the tm'd name from 2007. so names containing that are maybe problematic. but then again, as @WorldMaker stated above, webrings have been around far longer than that, and I also have my doubts about the enforceability of that trademark.

Ideally, I'd like to stick with "Webring".
If that's really impossible, my current top choice is "IndieRing" (HT @gerwitz)

For now, I'm closing this thread. Thanks again!

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commented May 25, 2019

Late comer, but if Webring doesn't work, Sitering? Quite obvious, but without violating the trademark.

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