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Jin is ready to start working on your logo so we need to finalize the site name choice.

The top-voted choice, quicksave.com, is not for sale. The only viable candidate is "Pause for Help" (pauseforhelp.com), which we are currently holding.

If anyone has any awesome, last-minute brainstorming suggestions, now is the time to suggest it. Please don't repeat choices from the last thread. We need fresh ideas.

This is a great site for rapid-fire brainstorming of domain names: Instant Domain Search

We are shotgunning suggestions in our gaming room.

Note on Eligibility:

This is not about speculating on domains. After 2-1/2 months of selection and voting, it's time to make a choice. If you wish to suggest parked domains, you need to request and list the price first. Thank you.

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    what about "that one level", or "infinite lives"? – juan Sep 17 '10 at 18:13
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    +1 because I like "Pause for Help." – tzenes Sep 17 '10 at 18:15
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    I like that one level better than pause for help, can't we get a vote on those 2 possibilities? perhaps adding them as answers to this question? – juan Sep 17 '10 at 18:17
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    +1 Go with PauseForHelp.com – C. Ross Sep 17 '10 at 18:17
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    +1 for importance, but I dislike pauseforhelp.com, see answer. – badp Sep 17 '10 at 18:19
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    @Juan Manuel: No response on Infinite Lives. And everyone--absolutely everyone--that I market-tested "That One Level" on hated it. So I went with this communities highest voted choice, "Pause for Help." I was hoping to hear some better suggestions here. We should be able to do better. – Robert Cartaino Sep 17 '10 at 18:35
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    @WillfulWizard: Don't know. The longer we don't have a name, the less time Jin will have to work on finalizing the design. I'm still hoping someone will have an epiphany that will be met with a resounding "eureka!" – Robert Cartaino Sep 18 '10 at 6:12
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    PauseForHelp? Worst name on the list IMO. – Macha Sep 18 '10 at 13:51
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    This question has had a total of 45 answer upvotes and 37 answer downvotes... – badp Sep 18 '10 at 19:01
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    I wish the names would hold some gaming culture feel to it. For example, 1up.com. GamingOwls? PauseForHelp? – Doug Sep 19 '10 at 6:49
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    The amount of disagreement in this thread is stunning. Most of these 0's and -1's have 10+ votes in either direction. "Gaming.SE: We hate ourselves and want obscurity." – LessPop_MoreFizz Sep 20 '10 at 16:40
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    I don't like "PauseForHelp.com" – McKay Sep 20 '10 at 21:58
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    I don't like pauseforhelp.com at all. I like Juan's infinite lives suggestion, as well as a few of the answers below, which I voted for. – aranasaurus Sep 21 '10 at 22:21
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    All the names in both threads are awful... I think the problem with finding a good name for a gaming site is that gaming is huge on the web, so everything good is taken. I thought QuickSave was a great name but we can't even use it. – Corey Sep 23 '10 at 15:50
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    Robert, maybe you just need to make an executive decision and pick what you, as a PR man, think is the best. I somehow feel we are not qualified enough... also I would suggest looking not only on the total number of votes, but also on the upvote/downvote ratio. – Oak Sep 23 '10 at 19:37

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Boss-Level

is also available, (and works as a double-meaning-- the place where bosses, us, the experts, hang out) but I was afraid to suggest it on account of the hyphen (as bosslevel is taken (but then again, has copyright 2001, so it might be for sale)).

is available through GoDaddy (either 7.49 (with a coupon? Unsure how this instant site-finder works...) or 11.99, same as all the other ones through GoDaddy).

(Those looking for OneMoreBoss can find it as a separate answer. If you previously voted based on OneMoreBoss please revise your vote on this answer)

  • -1 it sounds too much like a hype name – ixtmixilix Sep 18 '10 at 16:09
  • Neutral on this one. Doesn't have the same pop as Stage Six/Seven. – Mana Sep 18 '10 at 17:10
  • For the record, I'm more partial to Boss-Level than OneMoreBoss; So I wonder -- what are our thoughts on hyphens? Unacceptable? – Raven Dreamer Sep 19 '10 at 14:11
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    I like Boss-Level more as well - I rarely think of "One More Boss" as often as "One More Level" or "Finish This Level". As far as hyphens, I'm neutral but I know full well that many people dislike having to remember a hyphen. – Grace Note Sep 19 '10 at 17:36
  • By the way, when you upvote this proposal which one domain are you supporting? – badp Sep 19 '10 at 20:29
  • My fault. I'll split them into a separate answer. The question will be edited, so y'all can redistribute your votes appropriately. – Raven Dreamer Sep 19 '10 at 21:34
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    @Arda Just like people causing stack overflows are a small percentage of SO's userbase. – Macha Sep 20 '10 at 22:13
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    @Arda are you suggesting that most (or even some) gamers don't know what Bosses are? or Boss Levels? – tzenes Sep 21 '10 at 15:44
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    @Arda I think you are sadly mistaken if you think that Gamers do not associate the term 'Boss level' with gaming. I would go so far as to say "Better than 90% of gamers will recognize the phrase 'Boss Level' as gaming related" – tzenes Sep 21 '10 at 23:10
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    How does boss level apply to a game like Starcraft 2? – Doug Sep 23 '10 at 20:47
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    @Doug I don't want to spoil the ending for those who haven't played, but there is definitely a Boss Level in the Starcraft 2 Campaign. But I think you're missing the point. The point isn't that every game has a boss level (there are some that don't), the point is that gamers know what Boss Level means and to them it means something video game related. Not every Programming question is about a Stackoverflow but the term means programming to every programmer. – tzenes Sep 26 '10 at 0:32
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    @arda you've said as much before. Now obvious I and others disagree. If you want us to take it seriously them youre going to have to provide some really solid evidence that most english speaking gamers don't associate 'boss level' with gaming. – tzenes Sep 26 '10 at 23:06
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    @Arda bold claims require evidence. The word most came from my post to which you replied yes, but even if its a significant minority you're going to need evidence to back this claim up. A Boss Level is definitely a gaming concept, if I Google the term " Boss Level" I get games, gaming, and a band who's logo has an NES controller in it. – tzenes Sep 27 '10 at 15:31
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    @Doug at the risk of repeating myself: I think the idea that the title has to be inclusive to all game is a bit inane. SO isn't just about Stackoverflows, or even just about utilizing the Stack, its about programming and Stackoverflow screams programming to programmers. Boss Level screams gaming to gamers. We need to be focusing less on an "inclusive" name, and more on good branding. In this case, that means a name which reminds you of gaming. – tzenes Sep 30 '10 at 1:30
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    Small problem: bosslevel.com (without the "-") is taken and is not related to the topic at all. I think the two would be easily confused. – Baelnorn Oct 1 '10 at 23:59
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GamingOwls.com

Available.

Night owls. Wise gamers.

I don't know... GamingOwls.com; It hit me right off as cool, easy to spell, easy to remember, easy to theme, and even apt. -- Robert Cartaino

  • 4
    -1 it makes me think of old ladies who play DS... and Robert Cartaino liked it, which is an automatic -1. =) – ixtmixilix Sep 18 '10 at 16:10
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    I have never heard gowl as a word for genitalia, and I'm in Ireland. It's either regional, or uncommon. – Macha Sep 18 '10 at 18:21
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    The idea of owls (night time) also nicely fits into our current dark theme in my opinion. – user56 Sep 20 '10 at 4:54
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    Upvoting not because it's awesome, but because it's better than pauseforhelp.com in my opinion. – Oak Sep 20 '10 at 19:41
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    If we go with that, some pixelised owls should be added to the design... – DavRob60 Sep 28 '10 at 0:45
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dungeonmap.com

Of all the ones I've been throwing out there I really think this has potential. Especially given the double entendre that this site could serve as a dungeon map for stuck gamers.

  • 1
    I can't decide if it makes me think Legend of Zelda or Dungeons and Dragons more. – Raven Dreamer Sep 23 '10 at 16:20
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Gonna toss this one out because I might as well.

savemyprincess.com

She's available.

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    Not a fan, but +1 just for " She's available." – Pops Sep 19 '10 at 6:39
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HeartGaming.com

To go with the newest logo courtesty of Jin.

*Credit to Robert Cartaino♦ from this question: Logo for Gaming

  • I would very much like something with the word love in it – juan Oct 5 '10 at 23:58
  • "Boss-Love-l" ? ;P – Raven Dreamer Oct 6 '10 at 0:14
3
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GameTamers.com

We can help you tame your games.

It is available from GoDaddy according to the Domain Name Search

3
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8bitheroes.com

Or variations on the bit/hero theme like:

8bithero.com

bitwisehero.com (as in bitwise and wise to things involving bits.)

We're not focused on 8-bit games of course, but I think that will be obvious to people visiting the site. And retro gaming has a place in modern gamer culture, a la t-shirts with space invaders.

(Everything I've tried in this theme is available.)

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    i think this would give the impression that the site is dedicated to retro gaming – Kip Sep 18 '10 at 16:08
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    sounds too much as a game specific site for 3D Dot Game Heroes – alexanderpas Sep 19 '10 at 4:41
  • @Alexander really? I wouldn't associate the two, especially considering 3D Dot Heroes isn't 8 bit. – tzenes Sep 20 '10 at 7:59
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    @Kip I think the idea that the title has to be inclusive to all game is a bit inane. SO isn't just about Stackoverflows, or even just about utilizing the Stack, its about programming and Stackoverflow screams programming to programmers. 8 Bit Heroes screams gaming to gamers. We need to be focusing less on an "inclusive" name, and more on good branding. In this case, that means a name which reminds you of gaming. – tzenes Sep 21 '10 at 15:47
  • I can agree with that. – alexanderpas Sep 26 '10 at 20:31
  • I really like 8BitHero. – antony.trupe Oct 1 '10 at 20:11
  • @tzenes- "8 bit heroes" screams "retro gaming" to me, not "gaming". – Kip Oct 8 '10 at 12:50
  • @Kip to give you basic brand analysis: Strong brands win over specific brands. This is why the brand "Grandma's Cookies" sells, while, "Women in their 80s Cookies" doesn't. Even though the picture maybe of a woman in her 80s, brand recognition of Grandma trumps it as the stronger brand. I shouldn't have to explain why Gaming is a stronger brand than Retro Gaming. – tzenes Oct 8 '10 at 15:50
  • @tzenes: exactly. so i guess you agree with me now? – Kip Oct 11 '10 at 13:16
  • @Kip I think you're missing my point. Gaming is stronger than Retro Gaming, so people will associate 8 bit Heroes with Gaming before they associate it with Retro Gaming. This is marketing 101. – tzenes Oct 11 '10 at 16:58
2
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Level-Up.com

Currently being parked and accepting offers for purchase. LevelUp.com is a Spanish gaming site, and is not available.

  • levelup.com levelupyourgame.net etc. – badp Sep 29 '10 at 20:19
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highlevelanswers.com

Plays on our Q&A concept.

  • doesn't portray gaming focus enough IMHO. – Gordon Gustafson Oct 4 '10 at 23:36
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GamingFortress.com

Available.

We have a bit of a history involving castles. But I figure, I'll try out a simplistic suggestion that just focuses more on being explicit about us being a gaming site. Because, when I think about it, sites like "GameFAQs" and "RPGamer" and "Hardcore Gaming 101" have been pretty successful.

And at the end of the day, a fortress is just another castle.

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Is the less than sign even a valid choice for URLs?

I<3Gaming.com

or

We<3Gaming.com

are both open, standard prices via godaddy.

Not sure whether "I" or "We" works better.

*Credit to Tobias Kienzler

  • Maybe just spell out "heart"? I could see that being annoying, although I love the general idea. – Ullallulloo Oct 5 '10 at 17:17
  • @Ullallulloo -- both URLS with "heart" spelled out are taken. WeHeartGaming.com actually looks like some sort of gaming clan. They've even got a heart-logo that looks nigh identical to that which Jin put up. – Raven Dreamer Oct 5 '10 at 20:37
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lavajumping.com

Not taken at all, common in many games and yet impossible in "real life".

Try googling "can you jump over lava?" -- all the hits are about gaming.

On a similar vein:

slimepools.com

spikedpits.com

walkingmushrooms.com

instadeath.com

everythingkillsyou.com

lowhitpoints.com

None of these are taken.

Warning!

By upvoting this answer you support lavajumping.com; by downvoting this answer you dislike lavajumping.com.

If you would instead like to vote on one of the alternatives, please make a separate answer for it.

PS: This edit allows you to change your vote for this answer.

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    walking mushrooms... lol; different audience IMO – juan Sep 17 '10 at 20:06
  • I love spikedpits.com :) – Oak Sep 17 '10 at 20:06
  • Some of these are neato-keeno... but will be very weird if we don't update our site design to reflect it. – Grace Note Sep 17 '10 at 20:08
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    @Grace Design is the very reason why we need a name now – badp Sep 17 '10 at 20:15
  • Point taken. [ ](o/~) – Grace Note Sep 17 '10 at 20:20
  • On that newest entry, I thought about other options besides just HP, but stopped after I thought of lowlife.com... – Grace Note Sep 17 '10 at 20:27
  • +1 for everythingkillsyou.com – ixtmixilix Sep 18 '10 at 16:08
  • @ixtmixilix like he said, if you like one of the others add that as an answer. This is just voting for lavajumping – tzenes Sep 21 '10 at 4:51
1
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AnswerFarming.com

Available.

0
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Ragequit.com

Taken, unfortunately, but it does look like that domain might be sold for a dime. The website is broken, dead and hasn't been updated in 2 years.

  • +1 Hahaha I like it. Funny to watch. – Petrus Theron Oct 4 '10 at 0:34
0
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killedbyagrue.com

or

killedbygrue.com

  • As great of an idea as this is, it's too classic for the new kids here :). I mean, honestly, look at the suite of questions. Civ, Dwarf Fortress (which arguably shares fans with rogue-likes), Starcraft 2? Yeah. – VxJasonxV Oct 4 '10 at 2:37
0
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255lives.com

Available.

  • Why 255? Why not any other number? – Doug Sep 30 '10 at 5:35
  • It was often the number of lives that old games were hacked to have by cheat programs. This is because 255 is the highest number that can be represented by a single byte, so it was just a matter of changing the value of the byte which represented "number of lives". – Blorgbeard Sep 30 '10 at 9:00
0
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gamingstack.com

Available, and plays on the immense popularity of stackoverflow and the "stackexchange" brand. We already have visits from Google with people searching for "gaming stack exchange" or "gaming stack", might as well go with it.

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    those were probaly lazy googlers – alexanderpas Sep 30 '10 at 22:30
0
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PlayerTested.com

Available.

-1
votes

clicktoreload.com

not taken,will cost about 8 bucks on godaddy

  • 1
    and for the older crowd: shootawayfromtheTVtoreload.com ;-) – Drew Sep 25 '10 at 1:08
-1
votes

justonemoreminute.com

... because that's what a good game makes you think at 3am...

also, the shorter onemoreminute.com,
both available

-1
votes

insertdisc2.com

available

  • I actually like this. This or some idea like it might not be such a bad idea. disc-two.com is open, but that's kind of a hard form to remember. – VxJasonxV Sep 21 '10 at 7:50
-1
votes

TripleDamage.com

Available. Not very creative but better than "pauseforhelp.com", in my opinion.

-1
votes

30extra.com

as in, lives

  • I like this one. It flows smoothly, and extends are nice. – Grace Note Sep 22 '10 at 11:07
-1
votes

flagjump.com

.

-1
votes

redrupees.com

-1
votes

After reading this

In 85 days we cast 1,450 votes on 235 different domain names and we still don't have a clear winner.

I suggest:

TheGamingSiteWithNoName.com

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votes

Concerning the possible shift in direction regarding the WebApps v. Nothing To Install Debate I figure this one should come to a vote too:

gaming.stackexchange.com

Available :>

  • The funny thing is, this is our site name. – VxJasonxV Dec 14 '10 at 22:09
-1
votes

GoodGameRe.com

Available.

  • What does the Re stand for, exactly? – Grace Note Oct 4 '10 at 12:42
  • restart! "gg re!" – Petrus Theron Oct 4 '10 at 12:53
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OneMoreBoss

is available through GoDaddy (either 7.49 (with a coupon? Unsure how this instant site-finder works...) or 11.99, same as all the other ones through GoDaddy).

Seeks to invoke the feeling of a good game, as in, "I'll go to bed after OneMoreBoss"

-2
votes

DontReset.com

available

kind of like "don't give up" ?

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