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01 Feb 11, 04:19
By Luke
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Luke
I think we could come up with something clever that TWHL can still stand for. I'm with Soup, I really think we should keep the name.

Even if it stands for nothing, keep it TWHL. I feel like you're losing out on the history with a name change.
01 Feb 11, 04:48
By DiscoStu
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The Withering Here Lies?

You're forgetting that the TWHL part is what's presenting the problem, not the meaning of the acronym.
01 Feb 11, 04:57
By Luke
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Luke
Oh I know. My wit has been doing it's damnedest, and there's not a whole lot of options.

Just make it TWHL, standing for nothing.
01 Feb 11, 06:03
By Don Punch
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fmhl.com
01 Feb 11, 06:29
By ninja defuse
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@up
it sounds like a shitty game called "Football Manager"

twhl.info would be a good idea
01 Feb 11, 06:30
By AJ
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Glorious Overlord
As I mentioned, it's not really an option to call it TWHL because there's no domain names we can use.

I'm with PB: we need something memorable and relatively short. Something that's catchy and easy to remember, particularly with regards to the domain. Again, look at Rust as a good example: easy to remember without shoehorning it into something specific.
01 Feb 11, 06:31
By ninja defuse
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whole-halflife.com
whole-halflife.net

^^
01 Feb 11, 08:26
By Suparsonik
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Withstood the post-nuke test.
Bust?
01 Feb 11, 08:42
By potatis_invalid
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As I mentioned, it's not really an option to call it TWHL because there's no domain names we can use.

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twhl.info and twhl.eu are also available

There are also .se, .nu, .me, .biz, .tv, .dk, .be, .pl, .cc, .org.uk and probably a whole bunch of other TLDs without a "twhl" domain.
01 Feb 11, 08:46
By Penguinboy
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Haha, I died again!
We would like to expand the games the website focuses on. This means that we kinda want to drop the whole explicit 'Half-Life' in the site name. Also, I would prefer a first-class TLD like .org, .net, or .com. They're much nicer and appear more 'professional'. I think that even to this day potential new users are scared off by the .co.za in the current domain.
01 Feb 11, 08:52
By ninja defuse
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i think the name should be aimed to gold and source mappers, coders etc..

what do u think about: goldandsource.com
01 Feb 11, 09:07
By Stojke
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= O P L - 3 =
gas.com? lol

NWHL.com is so far the best name.
01 Feb 11, 09:38
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
The Goldsource Source
Your #1 source for all things Goldsource and Source.
01 Feb 11, 09:42
By potatis_invalid
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Mapping Gold or Gold Mapping
01 Feb 11, 11:05
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
Idk I think changing the site's name is a mistake.

I don't think it much matters if u want to represent other engines and games, since. Whenever I think of twhl, I'm not thinking "the whole half-life," but just a great community and level design site.

As far as having a .com, .org, or. net attached, I think is largely unimportant these days, at least for a site like this. I only pay attention to premium names if it's like a bank's site or something where I will be entering personal/financial info
01 Feb 11, 11:10
By psilous
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>_< Oh, I get it.. NWHL.. NWA.
01 Feb 11, 11:10
By Stojke
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= O P L - 3 =
So they should go for something like:

3dactiondiamondmappingcommunity.com

Im thinking of unitedmapping....
01 Feb 11, 11:24
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
ragincajunpotatoskinsandleveldesin.org

Solved.... = )
01 Feb 11, 12:30
By Luke
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Video Game Carpentry.

Our site can be about video games. And carpentry. And Jesus.
01 Feb 11, 14:29
By Blitzkrieg
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Worldshapers.com?
01 Feb 11, 14:36
By saw1833
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NWHL.com is so far the best name.


Who suggested this? I didn't see it anywhere.
With that said it sounds dumb, if we keep half-life in the name, we need to take out the "whole" and plus when saying acronyms, W's don't roll of the tongue. BOO.

But I do think catering to other games and engines would be better suited with a site not mentioning half-life or such.

Custom Maps R Us
CMRU ftw
01 Feb 11, 15:33
By DiscoStu
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I'm surprised that the all mighty Atom never replied to emails. Are you guys writing to the correct address?

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fmhl.com

fml.com?

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This means that we kinda want to drop the whole explicit 'Half-Life' in the site name.

OOOOH I SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING

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drop the whole explicit 'Half-Life' in the site name.

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the whole explicit 'Half-Life'

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twehl.com

tongue - :P laughing - :lol:
01 Feb 11, 17:26
By Rimrook
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www.usermadecontent.org

super generic!
01 Feb 11, 17:28
By Luke
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Luke
Actually...
01 Feb 11, 17:33
By Rimrook
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even www.mapstorm.org and www.levelstorm.org aren't taken grin - :D

edit: lol, even www.mapvault.org grin - :D grin - :D grin - :D
01 Feb 11, 17:50
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
hey whoa, careful Stu; lest we forget we're speaking of the father!
=)
01 Feb 11, 18:03
By Jessie
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Ladytype
It's like prayers, you just gotta wait and see if the almighty creator answers them.
But y'know.

Actually, I like www.usermadecontent.org. It doesn't have a whole lot of ring to it though. www.mapvault.org seems a pretty decent idea to me. Well, better than some.
01 Feb 11, 18:15
By Stojke
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= O P L - 3 =
HLCA - Half Life collection agency lol

theworldmakers.net
TWM

or just worldmakers.net

I think it should be a word representing creation.
01 Feb 11, 18:19
By Captain Terror
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when a man loves a woman
mapvault.org and worldmakers.net are pretty catchy actually. how about prefixing with the good 'ol twhl?1! =)
01 Feb 11, 18:19
By Soup Miner
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Me, mad? Haha, quite likely.
thewebsiteformerlyknownasTWHL.com

And with that, I'm done spamming names.
01 Feb 11, 18:43
By Rimrook
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I like worldmakers. Its sounds respectable like Polycount, 3Dtotal, or GameArtisans.

go retro and call it WorldCrafters grin - :D

MapCrafters, CrapMafters. I'm done spamming too.
01 Feb 11, 19:04
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
Hmm... Dunno... Of course, there is an easy test.
A sentence like:
"I found this tutorial over at Polycount." just flows off the tongue.
Same with
"I posted about my vtf problem on Interlopers."

"I found this map over at Worldmakers." It doesn't seem as nice.
01 Feb 11, 19:12
By Jessie
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There's something very flowing about the letter L.
01 Feb 11, 19:32
By Rimrook
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"I posted my map gg_epicdust on LevelLords.org."
01 Feb 11, 19:44
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
brushflow
mapspawn
mapsource
brush-up
the facility
the silo
the creative collective (TCC)
I vote also for the map vault, map vault, TMV, the vault... ect
Atomic maps
worldwide worldcrafting
func_forum
info_mapping_resource
the skybox
the void
leak free
the leak
the warehouse
mappers warehouse
the architect
SNTC - say no to carving
the carve
the hollow
mappers hollow
the grid
the subdivide
the pointfile
fps makers
01 Feb 11, 20:14
By Rimrook
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lol'd at func_forum.
I like subdivide and mapspawn.
01 Feb 11, 20:15
By Blitzkrieg
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The Map Mesa? The Mapper's Mesa? TMM?

I also like map vault, the grid, leakfree, the map silo.
01 Feb 11, 20:19
By psilous
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My vote is for "The Silo"

...also, 'the skybox' and 'world-wide worldcrafting' have sort of an appeal to them as well.
01 Feb 11, 20:20
By Striker
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How about mapstrike.org ? grin - :D
01 Feb 11, 20:33
By ninja defuse
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!!

futurehl
futuretwhl
01 Feb 11, 21:09
By Rimrook
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Subdivision? That actually sounds like we're a group.

bah i know i said i'd stop spamming. its just so much fun!
01 Feb 11, 21:19
By Nefarious
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What makes "The Whole Half-Life" such a good name is the fact that it matches well with the subtle physics puns that were used in Half-Life, such as the chapter headings (e.g. "Surface Tension").

I do like the idea of "MapVault." It does preserve an aspect of TWHL, the only thing about it is that it seems a little too specific, and by default not generic enough.

As of this moment I can only think of a few, and most of them are just variants of each other. They aren't particularly good and probably unappealing in that they include some generic terms. I've annotated the ones that I sort of like and aren't terrible.

[Science/Pun]

Ground-State

Ground-State Game Editing (GSGE)

Ground-State Game Modification (GSGM)

Ground-State Level Design (GSLD) This is O.K.

[Roots lie in HL to preserve history, not indicative of HL]

The Lambda Map Bunker (TLMB)

Lambda Level Design Collective (LLDC)

Lambda Level Design Reactor (LLDR) I kind of like this one.

The Level Design Collective (TLDC)

The Level Design Reactor (TLDR) harr harr, and this one
01 Feb 11, 21:36
By Luke
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Luke
I really like mapvault. Keeps heritage, but is general.
01 Feb 11, 23:04
By kdunivan
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Colective.com sounds nice....

I still like WorldCrafters myself....sorry soup...

I don't know what everyone is talking about with the acronym TWHL. I think of the word TWILIGHT everytime I see it.

Don't ask me why...
01 Feb 11, 23:48
By Crollo
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Trollo
The Grid Actually doesn't sound that bad either.
02 Feb 11, 00:04
By TheGrimReafer
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ADMININATOR
Somehow I think single word website names might be prohibitively expensive. >_<
02 Feb 11, 01:17
By Soup Miner
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Me, mad? Haha, quite likely.
Why are we so intent on coming up with new titles for TWHL?
Just because twhl.com is taken doesn't mean we have to change the name of the whole community, just the URL. "Map Vault" and "The Grid" sound great and everything, but the TWHL title is really a lot more than just a title to me.

Maybe I'm just being a grumpy old man, but I've been here since late 2003 and the actual title of this community has a special place in my heart. If it absolutely must be changed, I'd strongly encourage the admins to keep the idea of playing on the Half Life name as a fraction in mind. EG: 2Half, HalfSquared, etc.
02 Feb 11, 01:43
By DiscoStu
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goodoletwhl.com?
02 Feb 11, 02:50
By AJ
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Glorious Overlord
As we've said countless times already, keeping the name Half-Life related and then branching into other makes no sense. We're trying to build the community, not keep everything small-scale and sentimental.

As well as this (not that this has a massive bearing), in a purely legal matter, we do not own the name TWHL. This is atom's brand and IP and it's not ours to simply do as we wish with it.
02 Feb 11, 03:14
By Soup Miner
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Me, mad? Haha, quite likely.
I had to go back and reread the original post.
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