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[–] KyloRen 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I actually hate it. It makes it sound like it's all about getting upvotes. Doesn't sound "cool" either. Why not "UnitaVerse" . "Unita" is Latin for Unite, I think. As in uniting different topics and people together. I kinda like the sound of "Subverses"

Edit: Sorry if I sounded harsh. That was not my intention.

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Thank you for the feedback. I too like the sound of subverses, but we need to have a catchy, short and easy to remember name. Finding suitable and available 4-letter domains is not easy though.

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[–] obnoxious_commenter 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Yea, the name change is meh. Regardless of what the final name is, subverses should stay.

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[–] a_wild_zubat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I like the simplicity that Voat has, but like /u/KyloRen said, it sounds like the site is all about the voting. I do agree with you though, that WhoaVerse should not be the final title, but I also am cautious about names like UnitaVerse because it comes off as a little corny.

P.S. Please consider the sloth mascot idea.

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[–] typesoshee 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

"Subverse" even sounds and works better than "Subreddit." It's less syllables to pronounce than Subreddit, and it sounds like a "sub-universe" where WhoaVerse is the main universe. "Subreddit" is just "sub" tacked onto "Reddit," which isn't as clever.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Today I learned that not too long ago, "Voat" was called "Whoaverse" and people were opposed to the name change

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[–] AssuredlyAThrowAway 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

Honestly, whoaverse is better and more unique.

You already have some decent word of mouth PR going on with the whoaverse name. I wouldn't waste that by changing names.

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[–] thesaltyrainbow 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Agreed. If you are determined to change the name though, consider sticking with the "verse" theme (as in universe correct?).

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[–] whoa_there 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree. -- at least put it to a vote.

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[–] OWNtheNWO 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How about just 'Verse', and you can call the subs Universes. See my separate comment.

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[–] jcd_1999 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Then we can say welcome to the 'Verse!

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[–] gamehelp16 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Tbh I think the word "voat" is actually weird :/

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[–] tabularassa 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I definitely agree with this. The fact that when you wrote it, right away you had to explain how it's pronounced sounds like a bit of a problem to me.

A name needs to be not only catchy, but ideally also simple to remember, spell and pronounce (how many times did you see people asking how 'whoaverse' was pronounced? Definitely not the best thing you want in a brand name or internet site name).

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[–] typesoshee 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Makes me think it's some unfamiliar foreign language, like Dutch or something. Maybe ok for European users that are used to seeing foreign words in their daily life, but I think it feels particularly weird for North American English-speaking users.

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[–] MatAeronautics 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I suggest the new mascot to be a goat :p Mainly because "Voat the goat" sounds fun.

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[–] PuttItOut 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I believe this would be an ideal thing (it is both funny and genius at the same time). It would create a visual association, a linguistic mapping, and a phonetic relationship all in one. It would make the word "voat" seem natural and unforgettable.

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[–] MatAeronautics 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Plus goats are trending.

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[–] id 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

...woah

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[–] ciaran 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

And have it in a boat.

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[–] Cameron 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

you win!

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[–] Brian 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Much, much better than WhoaVerse. Hopefully theres a way to change the names of subverses like "ideasforwhoaverse".

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thanks! Sure thing, it will take a while and it will take quite a bit of effort, but everything should work out in the end.

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[–] flyawayhigh 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

WhoaVerse is difficult to pronounce and it is difficult to write and remember.

That's because it should be spelled WoahVerse

Shouldn't you pick something that is a .COM?

masterverse.com ... is not taken ... I need TIME TO THINK!!

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[–] Nameless 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I guess that means I'll be detained. ;-)

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[–] Teh_Sauce_Guy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

vo-at.co = vo atco = vo atko = atko

It was under our noses the whole time!

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I... I'm busted. :)

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[–] MrHarryReems 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

FWIW, I'm not a fan. As KyloRen noted, it does seem to indicate a general emphasis on the upvotes. Also, I feel that not having a .com domain is a detriment.

That said, at the end of the day it doesn't make much of a difference. You can call it pooverse.tv and I'll still be here.

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[–] Teh_Sauce_Guy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

+1, we should call it pooverse.tv

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