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Cooking has The Frying Pan.

Philosophy has Schrodinger's Discussion

So it seems the other stacks have super duper names for their chat rooms, while currently our chat is branded Gardening & Landscaping Discussion.

So, what's your suggestion? One suggestion per answer, please.

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Idea 2:

Garden Shed or Potting Shed or The Shed is where gardeners disappear to for a cup of tea (or something a little stronger).

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  • this appears to be the top voted answer after leaving the question open for a week Aug 10 '11 at 23:32
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The Green Room, maybe - trips off the tongue (only three syllables), a touch whimsical and, in the context of our site, conjures up the image of a club where gardeners might discuss their activities.

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This is just my opinion but why not the "Gardening Chat Room"?

I'm not entirely sure why sites want to come up with cutesy names. It gives everyone a bit of a chuckle, but then you've completely obfuscated what you room is about. When I look through the chat room listings, I never know what these rooms are for. "Meh, if you don't want to make it easy for me, why bother?"

It seems like a lost opportunity to attract an audience. Maybe I'm missing something.

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  • i take your point, but i think the appeal is in being able to mark chat out as an area that's a bit less utilitarian than the rest of the site. playfulness is carefully excised from the main site (rightly so). chat is where a bit of silliness is allowed to, er, blossom. Aug 2 '11 at 15:54
  • or perhaps not. i hadn't realised the plan wouldn't have your (or your team's) endorsement. Aug 2 '11 at 15:55
  • @Tea Drinker: My opinion is not the position nor policy of the team. I'm just trying to weigh the "silly factor" vs the clarity of a utilitarian name. Other sites seem to prefer your approach. It's just my opinion. I would support whatever name this community chooses for their chat room. Really. Aug 2 '11 at 15:57
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Idea 1:

Garden Fence is where gardening neighbours congregate to shoot the breeze over the garden fence.

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Idea 3:

The Patio or The Terrace or The Courtyard is where people congregate in the garden to socialise.

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Along the lines of Robert's answer -- "The Garden" provides a name that has an obvious purpose, while being less brute-force than "Gardening & Landscaping Discussion".

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The Compost Heap would be a good name, as it reflects both gardening and to a lesser extent landscaping and to a lesser extent computer science (which isn't particularly necessary).

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Idea 4:

Oasis somewhere to go and relax.

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