And not just kid'ish. It seems like two overrused words in the advertising world.
Between the word cosmo and quest, all sorts of images start popping into my head from Cosmopolitan to the Holy Grail. Although knowing how any reference to <you know> take a life of their own, maybe it's appropriate.
On the other hand "Punch Paul Beardsley If You See Him" is clumsy too. If we go that route, I suggest shortening it to "Punch Beardsley".
I lived through the baut conversion after a minor panic about it. I guess I'll handle this one.
ETA: crossed posts with Perikles... make it fithded.
Yes, Universe Today. Why not?
"Punch Beardsley" does have a certain ring to it... hey, what am I saying?
Personally, I would be sad if the Bad Astronomy part were dropped. I'm aware that we don't really have any connection to Phil anymore, that he hasn't really been around in years. However, I've always regretted that; I like Phil. I came to the Bad Astronomy site many times before clicking on the link to the forum, and I was a member long before the merger. If we're going to drop the name, well, I'll cope. I'll cope no matter what it's called. I'll still wish it were otherwise.
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Universe Today would be far better.
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Although I came from the Bad Astronomy side, I'm with group who recommends naming it Universe Today. Although I would request we add "Punch Beardsley" sub forum, just because it sounds like so much fun.
I would vote for Universe Today as well.
I am just mixing a Beardsley Punch - it's an absinthe-based cocktail ...
CosmoQuest sounds a bit like some product name you could order in one of those late-night tv commercials/demonstrations. I'd vote for anything that is more plain descriptive sounding, rather than something sounding like a commercialized product, be it Universe Today or simply Astronomy Forums or something like that.
Is this one of those opionion polls where we can add "beer"?
I note the OP mentions Fraser and Pamela, but not Phil (except by "et al").
I'm very much on the hate CosmosQuest, like UniverseToday side.
Get up, a get-get, get down.
We all like Phil, of course, but "Bad Astronomy" is similar to BAUT in that it needs to be explained to people. We debunk bad astronomy, but that's not mentioned in the name.
Universe Today Forums? Works for me.
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While I'm using a post for silliness, I might as well get all my bases covered....
I, for one, welcome our new Cosmoquest (or whatever it will be called) overlords.
There, glad I got that taken care of.. now I got to clean the mandrake's cage.
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I kinda like "Wormhole" but that might encourage malware.
I've suggested an alternative for the name to Fraser... we'll see if it flies. I don't want to mention it publicly for various reasons until it is accepted/rejected.
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Cosmoquest is a bit cheesy, but it's probably along the lines of something I'd come up with. But, IMO, we are far enough removed from our Bad Astronomy origins that I'm fine with a name change. Frankly, as long as we keep the Order of Kilopi rank and the Proving Grounds section, I'll thank Fraser for keeping the forum open and go along with his decision.
I'll (n=n+1)th the dislike of CosmoQuest as a name for the combined forum.
If I may.
The earlier suggestions don't really represent what the forum is about, at least to me.
I would suggest "Science and Astronomy Discussion", or something along this line.
Then again, what do I know
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CosmoQuest sounds entirely new-age-ish for my taste.
How about New Universe Today...or NUT, for short?
Otherwise...even though I'm originally from the old BA board...I'm with the others in being for Universe Today.
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