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Help me fix this shit. https://archive.arisuchan.jp/q/res/2703.html#2703

Kalyx ######


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 No.777[View All]

We are flirting with the idea of changing the name and theme of the site from lainchan to something else lain related, or even a completely different representation altogether. It's awkward now that applechan is associating with questionable content like (you know what I mean). I want to keep the name because I believe we actually represent the original lainchan. Can we get some opinions from y'all about this? I'm not interested in hearing about what we should have done or should have not done during the beginning, but rather what we should do now.
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 No.1186

ohmchan is so much cooler than arisuchan

 No.1187

>>1158
Hmm, what about easterncalcul.us then?

 No.1189

>>1187
I already own
easterncalculus.org
actually, but I am very much committed to remaining lainchan or switching to arisuchan/alicechan.

 No.1190

well so I guess it looks like we are without options…,

>says kalyx:

alice and arisuchan are teribad

>says seph:

lainchan or alicechan/arisuchan

>says a load of folks in this thread:

we should probably change the name

is there a way we could simply drop having a name alltogether? cause it doesnt look like we have a way to proceed

 No.1192

>>1190
I'd prefer to take some sort of action and I would hate to think we just wasted our time talking in circles. I believe it's more complicated than a re-branding and aesthetics but I trust the admins to take the next step before things get stagnant.

 No.1195

>>1189
Please don't name it arisuchan/alicechan

 No.1196

>>1189
>>1195

I'll put my metaphorical vote behind alicechan (I'm a fan of Lewis Carroll, what can I say?) with arisuchan a close second.

 No.1197

>>1195
tohachan (Blame!)
ghostchan (GITS)

 No.1198

>>1196
Why not both?

 No.1201

Reinchan.jp

 No.1202

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tfw .org is the avatar we lost control of

 No.1203

have we considered a neuromancer theme?
one like casechan.jp

 No.1204

>>1203
>casechan
I can't read this without the phrase "Notice me, Dixie-senpai!" running through my head.

 No.1205


- Blurchan
- greychan

- ohmchan
- blandchan

 No.1207

As far as the morbid symbology and subreptitious references go, I like alice. I agree with >>1084 as well. It could be something more creative than alicechan, like alicenoir or alice.space.
I like it less chan, less anime-centric, less cultish. As for the aesthetic/recurring theme; you don't enforce culture like it's law, you make culture through your interactions. I think we have enough personality to leave the chan+anime+etc culture behind, and cutting the cord from lainchan could be the transition event. As for the *lain projects, I think they can each discuss the matter and transition at will, if they think that the change can be an evolution for the better. The alizine for example could be less bleeding cyb and more playful, less technical, more /zzz/, etc, alice could be to .jp as .jp is to .org. It's a new perspective, a transition.

Also Kalyx is cyb and fun but this thread is bonkers.
>Kalyx: what should we do with the name?
>everyone: change it to arisuchan or alicechan.
>Kalyx: anything but change it to arisuchan or alicechan, over my dead body.
>everyone: [drama]
>Kalyx: [weird statements]
>everyone: [other ideas and domain names speculation]
>Kalyx: old lainchan was nice
>everyone: ^
>Kalyx: oh no idk what to do
>everyone: change it to arisuchan or alicechan.

>>1079
>Rainchan as a name would put emphasize on the importance of community precipitation.
It reminds me of that Blade Runner quote about tears in rain or tears in the rain.

>>1162
>People in that society could be induced to feel debilitating guilt over the slightest social or religious infraction, no matter how innocent by modern standards.
But his tale is up to the eyebrows in drug references. He'd be angry-mob-lynched in that kind of society for publishing that to children.

 No.1208

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>>1207
A conversation is bonkers to you?


btw perfect blue was something I considered back in 2014 in parallel to going with lainchan.

 No.1209

>>1208

One of the great tragedies of life is that the world never saw a Satoshi Kon/David Lynch collaboration.

 No.1210

>>1207
I agree with all that say "drop the *chan", it'd be a good way to separate the community we have from the soykaffest that is ChanZ.
I don't know anymore what the character of the site is supposed to be. I like the fact that we have a strong technical character, but maybe it's because I'm a computer autists. Maybe we can call ourselves HAKMEM?
Just kidding. >>1208 Perfect Blue is cool too. By the way, I know you're DA GREAT KALYX founder of lainchan n all but… what do the mods, and particularly, our admin Seph-sama think?
This conversation is going nowhere, let's just change the name to dicks.club or something.

 No.1211

>inb4 lainchan.jp gets forked into arisuchan

 No.1212

>>1210
>By the way, I know you're DA GREAT KALYX founder of lainchan n all but… what do the mods, and particularly, our admin Seph-sama think?
I personally like arisu/alice-chan for all the reasons cited in >>1167 and more, but it's not just about me. I'm not going to break the staff in half over a fucking name.

 No.1213

>>1212
So half the staff don't want to change the name, yet it looks like the majority of the community do?
Is this site catering to the staff or community, I forget?

 No.1214

>>1213
Id like to point out the fact that the staff is part of the community, and the community composes the staff.

Looking at this thread it remains difficult to really see the leanings of the community overall, its possible that there are some people who would strongly opine here, but never visit /q and consequently are unaware of this thread, its also possible that there are people who simply see this thread as probably going no where and arent participating even though they do have an opnion on the matters at hand.

We just can't easily evaluate the actual leanings of the community here.

 No.1215

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I'm down with calling it easterncalculus.org, it doesn't have the annoying "chan", implies some intellectual content, and all around a great name.

 No.1217

>>1215
My non existent vote is for Eastern Calculus.

 No.1219

Here's a list of all the ideas I've seen so far, sorry if I missed yours.

Arisuchan
Alicechan
TohaChan
сукаchan
Knightschan
Mikachsn
cybpunkchan
cybchan
channoir
ohmchan
tekchan
cryptochan
* cypherchan
tohaheavyindustries.inc
robotchan.org
Sprawl.jp
Lyokochan
Leanchan
la.industries
GhostChan

.chan.space: >>1048

netchan
cyberchan
hackchan
tekchan
virtualchan
anonchan

motokochan.jp
kusanagichan.jp

TheWired.jp
hackerz.biz
chisachan.jp
sephchan.jp
Reinchan.jp

Blurchan
greychan
ohmchan
blandchan

easterncalculus.org

 No.1220

This thread is pointless.

 No.1221

>>1220
I really feel like it is, they're taking too long to act and I don't see sign of resolution.

 No.1222

>>1221
we are busy bruh. Nobody who volunteers here is stretching themselves out too far like we did at old lainchan. Seph especially has been doing irl stuff. Same with me and the others. The name change/not change is not on our top ten list.

 No.1223

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Ah well,

 No.1224

>>1220
>>1221
.jp isn't going anywhere. I think we've got plenty of time to sort this out, and it wasn't ever implied that it would be quick.

 No.1226

>>1219
Eastern Calculus is the best name here. The Wired is the second runner up, I don't like starting with "The"

 No.1227

>>1213
it's /their/ site. I couldn't care less if they change the name to pepethefrog.rocks, the community is different from the handle. That's why we have a nice userbase here after the split and all the drama that it spawned

 No.1229

>>1227
>Nice userbase
What users?

 No.1230

>>1229
You, me.

 No.1231

>>1230
Only us and the mods.

 No.1232

>>1231
More than two users and this would be mayhem

 No.1233

>>1043
>la.industries
I like this. It keeps the Lain association, the importance of which has already been discussed, but breaks the Lainchan association. It's also a nice wordplay. And it would satisfy the people who want to break any chan association.

>>1214
>its possible that there are some people who would strongly opine here, but never visit /q and consequently are unaware of this thread
This is a good point. There's been a lot of suggestions made, and a survey. I think it would be a good idea to either take the survey or make a new one (make sure it does not require JS) and make it a link at the top, under the link to /λ/. It could say something like "We are considering changing Lainchan's name. Please take this survey to let us know which name you like the most." Then, everyone on every board would see it and have a chance to quickly give their input. I would also suggest having options for "No Change" or "Lainchan" and "Other" for the people who do not want a change or do and just do not like any of the suggested names. If "other" is popular, it can be discussed more. Otherwise, whatever gets a lot of support and admin approval could be used, or the top few could get a new survey to decide the final name, etc. It would not take a lot of work and might help get things rolling a little bit.

 No.1236

>>1233
la.industries doesn't remotely make me think of lain, but "latin america" instead.
lain.industries
navi.industries

 No.1237

>>1233
>>1236 (Me)
dumb me, I didn't notice the 'la.in' part
irrelevant post so saging the sticky

 No.1249

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Like previous posters stated, I don't think that we have to rush it. Forcing a solution right now might result in an undesirable outcome anyway. Cyberpunk, a fantasy that has become reality, certainly is an influence for the most of us. My feelings about this site is that it should be a refuge from the craziness that is happening in the wired and outside of it (take the battle between the far left and the far right as an example or the ongoing increase of living costs) and at the same time an incubator for solutions, we haven't dreamed of. In my view, we'll be able to come up with a name for this place after at least many months of activity. After a certain amount of time has passed we could take a look at what kind of users are attracted to the site and which kind of content they regularly share and discuss. We can derive a name to summarize the sites activity and describes its prevalent mood while also hinting into the direction that the community has to take.

>>780
How about bingeing RL :)

 No.1265

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>>777

alephchan.org

A reference to the short story "The Library of Babel"[1] by Jorge Luis Borges and its infinite, yet periodic, library (hence the reference to an aleph number)[2].

Alice in the style of >>1075 could be a mascot (no reason to keep just one). That banner is straight-up beautiful.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Library_of_Babel
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleph_zero

 No.1266

lewdchan.xxx

 No.1280

>>1207
My votes on alicechan or rainchan.

 No.1282

gobackto.jp

 No.1284

>>1282
>gobackto.jp
lol. someone should buy that just as a redirect.

 No.1346

I prefer alicechan to arisuchan, since it's the actual name rather than weebspeak

 No.1347

>>1346
>I prefer alicechan to arisuchan, since it's the actual name rather than weebspeak

I think they are using both:

>>1074
>If you look at the banners, some say Arisuchan and other say Alicechan. Some link to arisuchan.jp and others link to alicechan.jp. I think it would be more appropriate to have both than just one or the other.

 No.1349

Why does the name have to be "SOMETHING"-chan ? Why not break with convention and give the site a unique name?

There are endless examples you could draw on from Serial Experiments Lain that would be true to the spirit of the site as well as unique.

> It's awkward now that applechan is associating with questionable content like (you know what I mean).

Any time your site has "chan" in the name, normal people will assume there is pedosoykaf.

Normal people cartoons of schoolgirls plastered all over your site and naturally ask, "Why would a grown man collect and share such images?" Since you've basically made a whole fucking site dedicated to an anime about this you should get used to people assuming you're a peedo.

 No.1359

>>1349
I'm also in favor of a unique name. I'm getting tired of seeing "chan" for image boards.

 No.1363

>>1349
not to be rude but are we trying to appeal to so called normal people? it seems the theme of this cha– erm, this site is fairly niche, and generally our audience consists of people who will be informed as to the nature of the site by the term chan, not confused unduly offput.

that said, I have nothing in principal against the use of a name other than chan, i just dont really concur with the view that we should avoid such a name on the grounds that it has the term chan. its a description, in this case, its a valid description. there is nothing wrong with honest descriptive names.



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