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 Post subject: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2000 6:22 am 
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As you will have noticed, we have been having a bit of a Spring clean here at criticaldance and one of the remaining items on our list of possible changes is the name of the site.<P>What's your view? Does it give a flavour of what the site is about? Does it sound too negative? Is it not very important, as long as dance appears somewhere and persuades you to try the site?<P>Do tell us, as we have been agonising over this issue, as it is probably now or never, as there is clearly a downside to changing once you have become known.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2000 11:27 am 
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My vote is against changing it as the name seems easy for most people to remember. And we are also now fairly well known in some communities. Therefore, I would rather we keep the name. What do others think?


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2000 4:20 am 
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i hope some of the new people will comment on this. stuart already knows what *I* think... Image

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2000 5:09 am 
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I think the name is good and the connotations of the word critical suitable. When I first heard of the site I had the impression perhaps something critically important was going on.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2000 7:04 am 
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Thanks, Michael. You see, Stuart and Susan, there *are* people who think like me. Image


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OK, i'm reading azlan.......but you know i don't agree! Image

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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2000 11:16 pm 
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Yes, Grace, I know that all too well. Image


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2000 1:37 am 
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Many thanks to those who have expressed their views. We need to make a decision on this soon now, so I remain very keen to hear the views of as many people as possible, as it would be a great help to us and at least give us more confidence in any steps that take.<P>So, I'm going to put a deadline on this discussion of midnight (PST) Tuesday 2nd May. <P>Speak now or forever hold thy piece.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:28 pm 
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Well, to me the name implies a critical juncture in dance. It also eludes to "critical mass," in which dance fans can still make a difference when it comes to viewing dance, instead of allowing a handful of critics dictate the direction of this art form.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:30 pm 
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Oh, I forgot to add that many people have told me it is an easy name for them to remember. I suppose they think it's "stylish."


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2000 4:08 am 
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Maybe swapping the words around could solve the search engine problem, make it <BR>dancecritical


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2000 4:23 am 
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Michael, thanks for the thought. This was an issue that I was worried about, but Tim Martin has recently told us that the name criticaldance is not a problem with regard to the search engines.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2000 5:08 am 
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Well to be honest, as a dancer the name sort of always hit me the wrong way, but since everyone else was ok with it, I never said anything. It seemed more suited to that OTHER site.


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2000 6:17 am 
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Good to hear from you, Lucy.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>It seemed more suited to that OTHER site.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Now which site is that, I wonder?


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 Post subject: Re: What's in a name?
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Hmmm lets see???? Could it be...naw!


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