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Offline DarkKanti

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« on: August 17, 2005, 08:43:41 PM »
As AMG is going through a lot of changes right now, we will also be changing the name of the site.  This is a place where you, the visitors of AMG, can suggest a new theme and a new name.  We're not sure if we're going to go with a theme yet, however, we are definately going to change our name and url, so we need your help to give us ideas on what we want to do.  There is no guarentee we will use any of the names suggested, but we might use them to help us form a name that we see fit for our site.

Edit- I actually thought of a theme.  Now here me out on this one...  I was watching Sealab 2021.  It was the episode where Sealab became a sovereign nation.  And that's my idea.  AMG could be a sovereign nation, with Pheld being the President/King/Commisar.  Each reviewer could have his own special title and so on.  Anyways, even though I totally ganked this idea from Sealab, I haven't seen any other anime site, or any website for that matter, with a theme like this.  I haven't exactly thought up a name for the site yet though.

Anyways, this is just an example of what I want to see.  You don't have to go into as much detail as I did, but it would be nice.  Thank everyone for your cooperation.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2005, 12:58:03 AM by DarkKanti »

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 06:38:31 AM »
Well, you know that I'm back, so this won't be too awkward, hopefully. I'll write up my apologies later.

The new change is a great idea. AMGReviews is a terrible name, honest. I think the new name should be Psychedelic Garden. Haha, I kid you.

Your sovereign theme is interesting, but it probably won't work. All I'm hearing is about the titles, and titles are the last thing you'd want to think about. It's the function of the theme that is important. Is the theme incorporated into the reviews and the website's goals? Does it resonate with every page and every section? I don't mind having a theme, but I think we work fine without one. If there is to be a theme for the site, I just hope that it's not childish, pointless, and/or unimaginative. It's gotta be something good to even be worth using.

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005, 07:19:50 AM »
AA's theme works well.  It really does attempt to uphold the values an academy generally has:  the thirst for knowledge, information, education, etc, etc.  Animesecrets is an example of the theme that works really badly.  I mean, they go on missions to review anime/etc?  WTF?  Doesn't work, imo.

Themes can be fun to brainstorm, but we have to remember, if we do go with a theme, it has to be something that will have to continually be interesting.

Anyway, Pheld knows my suggestion and the reasons behind it.  If I ever think of something better, I'll get back to you.

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2005, 07:46:44 AM »
Hey man, with the royalty thing, we could be mormons, that way, when I'm king, Tama and Ziri would both be my queens and I could bitch slap them and whatnot.

I don't have any ideas.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2005, 01:05:47 PM »
Quote from: DarkKanti
As AMG is going through a lot of changes right now, we will also be changing the name of the site. This is a place where you, the visitors of AMG, can suggest a new theme and a new name. We're not sure if we're going to go with a theme yet, however, we are definately going to change our name and url, so we need your help to give us ideas on what we want to do. There is no guarentee we will use any of the names suggested, but we might use them to help us form a name that we see fit for our site.


I think the changing of the name is a good idea, but for pete's sake warn us in ADVANCE what the new name and url will be to prevent confusion.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2005, 01:07:18 PM by AnimeGenesis »


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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2005, 02:42:13 PM »
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Animesecrets is an example of the theme that works really badly.  I mean, they go on missions to review anime/etc?  WTF?  Doesn't work, imo.

I never really cared for it myself either, but I've already started shit up by arguing against the manga/game "divisions" and the "Co-Op" page (among other things); I reckon not to speak up against that too. At least, not right now.

I still stand by my opinion on how the site should go, but it seems now that Pheld has decided to not quite do it that way; oh well, I warned j00.

Anyway, I'm too lazy to help you think up new possible names for the site; but as for a theme, I'm not too sure if you should go with one (in the sense of army theme, school theme, Pheld's World of Online Pedophilia theme, etc.). I mean, once you decide on one, you have to stick to it through and through, lest you want to end up confusing your visitors one day when you decide your current theme blows ass and is uncool and... yeah.

For the record, first time I read "AMGReviews" I thought it was some crappy Ah! My Goddess review fansite. >_>

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2005, 09:56:59 PM »
Yes, everyone will get fair warning on the changing of our url and new name.  Do not worry.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2005, 04:05:35 PM »
Don't we have more important things to do, like getting some more CONTENT to our page? Worry about the name later, get the reviews running!

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2005, 05:21:22 PM »
...Yes...I think we're working on that. I should forward the reviews right about now... erg.

EDIT: Actually, this is a great opportunity to change our name. Perhaps it is the ONLY time that we can change our name. Our site is still very small and is practically in hibernation. Let's take on a new identity while we can.

Worrying about a new name and a possible theme is no biggie. We're not being distracted by it (staff), no one's writing reviews slower or proof-reading less material because we keep stopping every 15 seconds to think, "What should the new name be?!!!"

Oh yeah, new email. Read!
« Last Edit: August 19, 2005, 05:49:36 PM by Tamashii »

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2005, 12:02:08 PM »
What about calling it AnimeMecca? I even checked the web and nobody is using animemecca.com. I apologize if the idea's crap,as it sounded better in my head.


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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2005, 04:16:41 PM »
The first problem with that name, and this is to assure that all future names avoid this, is that it is focused on Anime. We're a 3 genre site and the name must be full-clear of any bias towards a specific genre.

"Mecca" indicates that there is a theme to the site. A "mecca", or mechanical/technology, theme will require a lot of photoshop/graphics work to make a layout that fits the feel. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen, and the idea of a theme based on mecca is not too appealing.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against you. It's just that's how I analyze stuff.

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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2005, 09:02:30 PM »
What about a military theme?  Tama and Ziri would be generals, Pheld would be Commander in Chief, and reviewers would be colonels.  Members would start out at private and work their way up.  The reviews are part of our "battleplan" to increase knowledge of anime, games, and music.  A little cheesy, I know, but I kinda like it.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2005, 10:34:07 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2005, 11:26:15 PM »
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The first problem with that name, and this is to assure that all future names avoid this, is that it is focused on Anime. We're a 3 genre site and the name must be full-clear of any bias towards a specific genre.

"Mecca" indicates that there is a theme to the site. A "mecca", or mechanical/technology, theme will require a lot of photoshop/graphics work to make a layout that fits the feel. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen, and the idea of a theme based on mecca is not too appealing.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against you. It's just that's how I analyze stuff.


That'd be "mecha".

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mecca

That's mecca.

Anyway, you're not gonna get much better than AMG if you want all aspects of the site in the name without having a theme.

Unless you can decide on a theme, I'd leave it as AMG. It's not incredibly interesting, but it's pretty easy to remember and it won't leave a visitor asking themself "what was the name of that site again".
Then again, AnimeMecca's not too bad.

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2005, 09:29:24 AM »
Whoooops! I'm losing my otaku-touch. Sorry about that.

I'm not saying that we have to have a name with all aspects in it. I'm saying that the name cannot be genre-specific. A name like "Euphoric Visions" for example, is a great name, because it is cool and does not link to any specific medium. By the way, that's a hentai site, so yeah. =P I couldn't come up with a good example... but hey, Twilight Whispers! There you go. Something like that--that's what I like, I don't know about you guys.

We cannot leave it as AMG. All Music Guide is also "AMG". The name is lame and unimaginative, and if you want a cool site, I believe, you need a cool, catchy name with it.

And if the name is cool and unique, the visitor won't be asking themselves "What was the name, again?"

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I think we mentioned that in this thread. I don't like it because it sounds like we ran out of ideas and had to become a military. Also, it's hard to incorporate the theme into the site. What do we call reviews? How does the review/grade itself relate to the theme? And like you said, it's really cheesy. I think the site works fine without a theme. But if someone can come up with a good one that works, then we'll adopt it, probably.
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