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Questions about starting new subreddits (self.AntiExtremes)
submitted 11 months ago by muad_dib
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[–]tardinator 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 11 months 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 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny - 11 months ago (0 children)
nope, internal vocalization is a thing. but I think keeping it simple is important.
[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 11 months 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! :)