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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!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ may I downvote the suggestions I don't like? \$\endgroup\$ – John Dvorak Feb 15 '14 at 18:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Jan Of course, that's how polls on meta work in general. \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Jester-Young Feb 15 '14 at 18:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ \me casts three downvotes \$\endgroup\$ – John Dvorak Feb 15 '14 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\$ – dmckee Feb 15 '14 at 19:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ almost? What is the consequence? \$\endgroup\$ – John Dvorak Feb 15 '14 at 19:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JanDvorak Your answer goes down by one vote, I suppose? \$\endgroup\$ – Gareth Feb 15 '14 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\$ – dmckee Feb 15 '14 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\$ – dmckee Feb 18 '14 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\$ – dmckee Feb 22 '14 at 22:24
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Well, the traditional generic name for the country club bar is "the nineteenth hole", which suggests The Nineteenth Byte or something like that.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I love this one \$\endgroup\$ – John Dvorak Feb 15 '14 at 16:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ This idea is awesome. \$\endgroup\$ – Undo Feb 15 '14 at 19:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ That name is perfect; it is exactly 19 bytes in size \$\endgroup\$ – Justin Feb 15 '14 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\$ – Jonathan Van Matre Feb 17 '14 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 Feb 20 '14 at 3:36
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How about Chat Cht?

It's the shortest name I could find.

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    \$\begingroup\$ What about xt? :-) (no...) \$\endgroup\$ – John Dvorak Feb 15 '14 at 17:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JanDvorak well then how about \$\endgroup\$ – mniip Feb 15 '14 at 17:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ cg is shorter :P \$\endgroup\$ – Doorknob Feb 15 '14 at 19:03
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    \$\begingroup\$ in which case pcg fits our favicon better \$\endgroup\$ – John Dvorak Feb 15 '14 at 19:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ Again we see the importance of an objective winning criterion. \$\endgroup\$ – ugoren Feb 15 '14 at 21:13
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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.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I like this. Very much a programmer version. \$\endgroup\$ – dmckee Feb 18 '14 at 0:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't like this. Only 10000 bytes. \$\endgroup\$ – Justin Feb 20 '14 at 1:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ 10011th Hole Grill, perhaps? :D \$\endgroup\$ – Jonathan Van Matre Feb 20 '14 at 3:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'd personally just prefer the 19th hole without binary. \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Seguine Feb 23 '14 at 12:07
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Hmm.. The Briefing Room because we make short (brief) code..? And it's a chat room of course.

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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\$ – Peter Taylor Feb 17 '14 at 12:01
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Code Hanger

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

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

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

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