What should I name my board? Jul 5, 2006 11:58:36 GMT -8
Post by D.D on Jul 5, 2006 11:58:36 GMT -8
enchant said:A common question comes up around here on the discussion boards and GOAYB. "What should I name my board?" or "I don't know what to name my board!".
Most cases, a person will have a name already picked out when signing up for a forum. However, there are the rare occasions when they know what kind of board they want, but haven't a clue what to name it. So this thread is to help tell your experiences in deciding a title and give some suggestions in picking out a name.
Try thinking of something that symbolizes the theme of your forum. For example, if you like Harry Potter, then think of things that make you think Harry Potter. Should be relatively easy, but the trick is to think of something that is catchy, recognizable and yet unique. So I would suggest thinking of one particular theme. So lets say I like the the Dobby scenes. So then I would think of all the words that reminded me of him, such as , elf, house elf, Dobby, house slave, eyes, magical, pillowcase, sock, Malfoy, etc...and then I would try and match them up. The House of Dobby, The Magical Sock, The Eyes of Dobby...you get the idea.
Another thing, I like to do, is be unique. It is hard to come up with a name that hasn't been used before. You normally wouldn't think its hard, but it is. I would suggest looking at a thesaurus and dictionary.A simple task to be sure, but sometimes simplicity is best. This is a good way to find words of the same meaning and put a bit of creativity in your title. So , maybe instead of The House of Dobby, The Magical Sock, The Eyes of Dobby you might try something like, Dobby's Domain, Freedom of a House Elf, An Elf's Vision, etc
These are some tricks I like to use when giving suggestions. What are your techniques, experiences and suggestions?
Also, the name of your forum should be search engine sensative. Meaning that it is easily picked up and search by users of search engines.
Try to get it straight to the point as possible. Try to eliminate words like the, to, of, a, etc..