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Questions about starting new subreddits (self.AntiExtremes)
submitted 1 year ago by muad_dib
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[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (3 children)
Yeah it is a bit rough to pronounce, that's true, but thankfully it's usually just typed and read.
I think after weighing all the options personally I'm heavily leaning towards /x/ and then thinking we can call them subXes or subantiextremes to use the full expanded name. That both ties in to the site name and rolls off the tongue more easily.
[–]tardinator 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (2 children)
I have a voice in my head when I read, I know, sounds creepy. I like the way /x/ looks but calling it either of those is clunky when the inner-voice reads it.
Can you use a symbol instead of a letter? Like a star or something? Symbology is super catchy as a brand, just ask any corporate logo!
[–]Mike 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
nope, internal vocalization is a thing. but I think keeping it simple is important.
[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
Most everyone has some sort of inner voice when they read, it's not creepy at all, I understand what you mean completely. I thought about doing /æ/ for AntiExtremes, but I think it might cause some serious technical issues I'd rather avoid because it might have trouble interpreting the symbol on certain systems. Plus it's very hard to type, which is just annoying for the end user.
I think /x/ is kind of cool, it reminds me of 'x marks the spot' or 'Mr. X' (did you see that Simpsons episode?) or the 'x-files'. Has a kind of mystery about it, and I think that's catchy. Also a lot easier to remember than most other letters. Plus x is the default variable in math, in which you can put anything. So it works all those ways! :)