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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).

  • this appears to be the top voted answer after leaving the question open for a week Aug 10, 2011 at 23:32

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.


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.

  • 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, 2011 at 15:54
  • or perhaps not. i hadn't realised the plan wouldn't have your (or your team's) endorsement. Aug 2, 2011 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, 2011 at 15:57

Idea 1:

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


Idea 3:

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


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".


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).


Idea 4:

Oasis somewhere to go and relax.

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