Amen to that, however I don't think we should rule out WikiAss and WikiCauc
too quickly... (I cant think of another dirty word that would actually work
now, but still). Yes, I agree WikiFest would be a good idea, and probably
one of the best here. It reminds me of KiaFest or a rock concert, but it's
still good. We can always append the year on the end, like so: WikiFest06 or
WikiFest '06. I actually do like that name, *almost* as much as Wikimania,
which I agree ManiaWiki would be a bad idea.
FYI, WikiWorld was thrown out, a few times, actually, but rescinded out of
fear of trademark infringement of LinuxWorld and MacWorld. Again, are we
sure we want CamelCase?
On 1/4/06, Zachary Bos <zakbos(a)bu.edu> wrote:
This is my first post to the list; am I going about this in the right way?
I propose ManiaWiki not be considered, since it has a horrible clanking
sound. Dactyl-trochee is not a conventional English structure; the phrase
lacks a sense of completeness, and thus lacks impact, since the final
unstressed syllable trails off . . . the concept is not resolved by the
sound, so to speak.
WikiMania (trochee-dactyl) is metrically effective, but as some have
pointed out, it might not be desirable to promote the event as being manic.
In any case, the name is taken; no great loss.
WikiSym is 1) opaque and 2) too exclusively academic, though why not
ressurect the classical notion as symposia for deep drinking no less than
for deep thinking. WikiSem, from Wiki Seminar, is overly narrow. If this is
to be more than a single-session, "seminar" is not an accurate
I'd vote for Wiki2006 as being very workable. I am surprised WikiWorld has
not been offered, or some derivative e.g. "Wiki World Congress."
WikiThrong, WikiCrush, Wiki Ass (for assembly), and WikiCauc (for
caucus) should probably be discarded outright. Why not WikiCamp?
I SUGGEST WikiFest: it contains both social and professional connotations,
the connotation of being annual, and an atmosphere that is celebratory,
festive, and purposive. I muchly prefer it to Wikimania.
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