I'm hoping we're nearing the end of beta soon, but even if we aren't, our chatroom name is so bland. "Code Golf." Look at all the creative names others have thought up:

  • "Root Access" for Super User
  • "The DMZ" for Security
  • "The Renderfarm" for Blender
  • "The Litter Box" for Pets
  • "The Hangar" for Aviation
  • "You Are Here" for Travel
  • "The Water Cooler" for The Workplace
  • "The Whiteboard" for Programmers
  • etc...

Can we think of a better name for our chatroom?

Only one idea per answer, please. Vote up the ideas that you like!

  • \$\begingroup\$ may I downvote the suggestions I don't like? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 18:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Jan Of course, that's how polls on meta work in general. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 18:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ \me casts three downvotes \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 18:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ One of the big advantages (for some things, anyway) of the per-site metas is there is no meta-rep (you just use your rep from the main site) so downvoting unpopular suggests is almost free of consequence to the recipient. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ almost? What is the consequence? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JanDvorak Your answer goes down by one vote, I suppose? \$\endgroup\$
    – Gareth
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JanDvorak On the mother meta the question- and answer-bans are enabled (albeit with much looser triggering criteria). I don't know for certain if they are or are not active on the per-site metas, but I didn't want to overstate the situation. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 23:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'll add here that we don't have to have only one name. We can use one for a while, and when it feels stale choose another one. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 3:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ For the nonce I've gone ahead and made it "The Nineteenth Byte". When we're bored of that I suppose we'll use the then highest voted answer not yet used. Or something. I'm not marking this [status-completed] because I think that continued input will help for future name changes. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 22:24
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    \$\begingroup\$ I've gone ahead and marked this as status-completed because we never changed it in seven years despite what dmckee said, so I think it's safe to say this is final, lol. \$\endgroup\$
    – hyper-neutrino Mod
    Commented Jul 13, 2021 at 14:11

9 Answers 9


Well, the traditional generic name for the country club bar is "the nineteenth hole", which suggests The Nineteenth Byte or something like that.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I love this one \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 16:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ This idea is awesome. \$\endgroup\$
    – user11043
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ That name is perfect; it is exactly 19 bytes in size \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ I saw the question and immediately thought "The 10011th Hole". We are definitely on the same wavelength. Posted mine as a separate answer, so that voters may choose as they wish. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 22:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ "The 19th hole" has a nice ring to it and uses a single metaphor from golf. "The Nineteenth Byte" is a mixed metaphor. \$\endgroup\$
    – DavidC
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 3:36

How about Chat Cht?

It's the shortest name I could find.

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    \$\begingroup\$ What about xt? :-) (no...) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 17:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JanDvorak well then how about \$\endgroup\$
    – mniip
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 17:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ cg is shorter :P \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ in which case pcg fits our favicon better \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 19:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ Again we see the importance of an objective winning criterion. \$\endgroup\$
    – ugoren
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 21:13

The 10011th Hole, riffing on the 19th hole.

@dmckee is here earlier with a riff on the same premise, but I a) arrived at mine independently, and b) rather like the idea of using binary. So you've got options.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I like this. Very much a programmer version. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 0:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't like this. Only 10000 bytes. \$\endgroup\$
    – Justin
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 1:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ 10011th Hole Grill, perhaps? :D \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 3:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'd personally just prefer the 19th hole without binary. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 12:07

Hmm.. The Briefing Room because we make short (brief) code..? And it's a chat room of course.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I like this, although it does have a sort of newsy-political feel to it. It made me think if we had a community slogan, it would have to be "Brevity is the soul of bit." opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/… \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 18, 2014 at 2:07

How about having a Kolmogorov challenge to output the text "Programming Puzzles & Code Golf"?

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    \$\begingroup\$ It doesn't have much redundancy to work with. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 12:01

Code Hanger


What about for e!? Golf plus code plus short variable name


Going with the "Puzzle" theme, how about Cross Words?


The Press of Inspiration alludes vaguely to the work of squeezing out a few more bytes in code golf


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