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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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replaylevel.com

free

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ExperiencedPoints.com

Currently availiable.

  • The sole existence of the d in this name makes it a nightmare to give out. "experienced" isn't in the lingo, where "experience" is, obviously the problem is ExperiencePoints.com is undoubtedly taken. I can't agree with this one, though. One little letter makes all the difference in the world. – VxJasonxV Sep 24 '10 at 20:31
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A bit gruesome, but funny:

EnableGibs.com

Available.

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youhavedysentery.com

  • 1
    ........lolwut? – GnomeSlice Sep 30 '10 at 3:11
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    @GnomeSlice: Oregon Trail – hobodave Sep 30 '10 at 3:57
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onemoresavepoint.com

  • too bad savepoint.com is taken – tzenes Sep 22 '10 at 4:32
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zoraflippers.com

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wheresthesavepoint.com

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standinfire.com

A favorite WoW past-time, also relevant in any game where standing in fire is a bad thing. e.g. life

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    Fire is a bad thing? Nintendo's most valuable advice has been "IF ALL ELSE FAILS USE FIRE". – Grace Note Sep 23 '10 at 11:00
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notreallycheating.com

Asking questions isn't really cheating.

Available, Go Daddy $7.50

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GameDetectives.com

Free.

  • Go Go Game Beating Answer.. (think Inspector Gadget) – alexanderpas Sep 26 '10 at 20:29
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spoilerzone.com

available

  • Not really true though – juan Sep 28 '10 at 20:53
  • @Juan I know, but neither would be "spoilerfree.com"... I'm still for thatonelevel – Zommuter Sep 29 '10 at 7:52
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8BitIlluminati

Experts since the dawn of gaming

Available through GoDaddy at standard rates.

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GamingLords.com

available.

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Gametopia.com

available.

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Here's an alternative angle that I've been trying. Hah, angle. I didn't even mean that. In any case...

Sleight Shot (sleightshot.com)

Available.

There's been a fair measure of support behind one of our logo proposals, namely that of a ball deflecting off of a paddle. While it is intended to represent something like Pong, I also look at it from the perspective of trick shots, reflections, and other demonstrations of cool sleight.

I started off with thinking about terminology for crazy maneuvers of skill. The intent is to convey the imagery that we're a place that harbours skill - tricky shots and maneuvers are not only interesting to see, but also fun to learn. I think it's an excellent imagery to show us off as a source of expert info.

All the easy, quick things like "skillshot", "trickshot", "angleshot", and "bankshot" (although bank-shot.com is available for $544, which is posted separately here) are all taken, but not this one. While it is a bit of high vocabulary, I do like the single-syllable nature of both words, and the alliteration.

This is technically reverse from your standard process, in which you devise a logo based on the title. But I found this to be an opportunistic window which to give another shot.

  • I'm not suggesting that we're going to use that logo (although I have voted for it). Rather, I simply used it as the source of inspiration for this perspective of thinking of domain names. I imagine that if we did go with this or bank-shot, that we'd need a logo with more ping and less Pong. – Grace Note Sep 20 '10 at 16:14
  • While I like this, I worry about the phonetic of SleightShot.com being just odd enough to make it a tough domain to find. – LessPop_MoreFizz Sep 20 '10 at 16:42
  • @LessPop The fact it's pronounced identical to SlightShot doesn't help much either. On the same vein of what I was going for, I also thought about wall jumping, which is present across a lot of games in many genres and varies between a basic and necessary skill to an advanced technique that opens up worlds of intrigue. But walljump.com is under construction. wall-jump is available, though. – Grace Note Sep 20 '10 at 16:53
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    This sounds like the name for a billiards SE. – hobodave Sep 23 '10 at 5:02
  • $544 seems a bit steep... :P – GnomeSlice Sep 30 '10 at 3:15
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Bank-Shot (bank-shot.com)

Available? GoDaddy lists it for $7.49 but there's also a bid price for $544 listed... so I'm not sure how this is looking. But it looks all green here.

This is following the same logic as this suggestion for Sleight Shot, based on our currently leading logo that depicts a projectile banking off of a surface (or in less complex terms, a game of pong).

Bank Shot is a more common terminology used for various manner of angle-based skill shots, and the intent of this domain name is to associate our expertise with a well-known concept. So in that way, it has a greater strength than Sleight Shot (which expends a thesaurus to achieve uniqueness and alliteration), but it requires a hyphen.

Vote for this one if you'd like the familiar terminology and do not mind the hyphen.

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Paragaming.com

Available.

The prefix "para", it means beside or beyond.

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    I like it ` ` ` ` – juan Sep 21 '10 at 15:41
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    Sounds like "paralyzed" or "paralympics"... – badp Sep 22 '10 at 8:14
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    @badp: or parasailing, parachuting... – RCIX Sep 26 '10 at 5:27
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gaming42.com

42 is the answer to life, universe, and everything, so I think it fits well with the whole Q&A thing we got going on. It is also simple and easy to remember

It is available for $7.49

Prices(s) are as retrieved from http://instantdomainsearch.com/. My perception is that this is the starting price or current "going price".

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Last second Entry, and still free:

lavaboss.com

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famouslastwords.com vitallastwords.com

both in the spirit of "ask before the end"

and also

anylastquests.com

a play on any last requests... (which is taken)

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onehithero.com & 1hithero.com

both free.

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level30syndrome.com

Available.

Reason? From Bubble Bobble Revolution Page on Wikipedia

"A bug in the North American version makes levels 31-100 unplayable since there is no boss to fight in level 30."

The term "Level 30 Syndrome" was coined in a context of an impossibly hard level or game, both literally, and figuratively.

  • too long for my liking – Elpezmuerto Sep 21 '10 at 17:07
  • I feel it isn't perfect, it doesn't hit the mark like SO, SF, SU, but it's close. – VxJasonxV Sep 22 '10 at 0:07
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cakeisalie.com

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gamingenlightenment.com

Available

Trying to spell 'enlightenment' might be a problem for some people though...

  • Too long. Ugly. – Macha Sep 25 '10 at 17:21
  • ... too hard to spell. – alexanderpas Sep 26 '10 at 20:39
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How about twisty-passages.com

  • Y'know, I upvoted this, but I think upon reflection we might want to keep the reference to within the past, y'know, quarter-century or so. :) – Austin Mills Sep 18 '10 at 6:58
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ToGameIsToWin.com

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joypadding.com

free

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Ok, ok, my last contribution:

  • noobschool.com
  • n00bskool.com

both available.

  • Keep posting your ideas, so long as they're new. :) My 16 suggestions totaled a -18 score last I checked... – badp Sep 19 '10 at 11:08
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    These sound as though the site is NOT for experts, which is bad. – WillfulWizard Sep 19 '10 at 15:26
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pwnpwn.com

available

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faqthisgame.com?

  • +1 for being clever. Maybe downvoter didn't get it ;) – David Sep 18 '10 at 8:23
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    -1, this isn't about frequent questions, this is about expert questions. – badp Sep 18 '10 at 9:15
  • pronounce it aloud. No, the moment I say this, I dump the game for good – Zommuter Sep 21 '10 at 8:05

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