The Future of TWHL Created 7 years ago2011-01-31 06:49:13 UTC by AJ AJ

Created 7 years ago2011-01-31 06:49:13 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 04:19:55 UTC Post #289872
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.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 04:48:37 UTC Post #289873
The Withering Here Lies?

You're forgetting that the TWHL part is what's presenting the problem, not the meaning of the acronym.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 04:57:36 UTC Post #289874
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.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 06:03:30 UTC Post #289875
fmhl.com
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 06:29:55 UTC Post #289876
@up
it sounds like a shitty game called "Football Manager"

twhl.info would be a good idea
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 06:30:06 UTC Post #289877
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.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 06:31:30 UTC Post #289878
whole-halflife.com
whole-halflife.net

^^
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 08:26:52 UTC Post #289880
Bust?
Suparsonik SuparsonikWithstood the post-nuke test.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 08:42:54 UTC Post #289882
As I mentioned, it's not really an option to call it TWHL because there's no domain names we can use.
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.
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Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 08:46:45 UTC Post #289883
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.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 08:52:33 UTC Post #289884
i think the name should be aimed to gold and source mappers, coders etc..

what do u think about: goldandsource.com
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 09:07:30 UTC Post #289885
gas.com? lol

NWHL.com is so far the best name.
Stojke Stojke= O P L - 3 =
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 09:38:00 UTC Post #289886
The Goldsource Source
Your #1 source for all things Goldsource and Source.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 09:42:23 UTC Post #289887
Mapping Gold or Gold Mapping
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Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 11:05:44 UTC Post #289888
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
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 11:10:14 UTC Post #289889
_< Oh, I get it.. NWHL.. NWA.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 11:10:30 UTC Post #289890
So they should go for something like:

3dactiondiamondmappingcommunity.com

Im thinking of unitedmapping....
Stojke Stojke= O P L - 3 =
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 11:24:03 UTC Post #289892
ragincajunpotatoskinsandleveldesin.org

Solved.... = )
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 12:30:04 UTC Post #289895
Video Game Carpentry.

Our site can be about video games. And carpentry. And Jesus.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 14:29:28 UTC Post #289897
Worldshapers.com?
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 14:36:29 UTC Post #289898
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
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 15:33:38 UTC Post #289899
I'm surprised that the all mighty Atom never replied to emails. Are you guys writing to the correct address?
fmhl.com
fml.com?
This means that we kinda want to drop the whole explicit 'Half-Life' in the site name.
OOOOH I SEE WHERE YOU'RE GOING
drop the whole explicit 'Half-Life' in the site name.
the whole explicit 'Half-Life'
twehl.com
:P :lol:
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 17:26:05 UTC Post #289901
www.usermadecontent.org

super generic!
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 17:28:37 UTC Post #289902
Actually...
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 17:33:17 UTC Post #289903
even www.mapstorm.org and www.levelstorm.org aren't taken :D

edit: lol, even www.mapvault.org :D :D :D
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 17:50:22 UTC Post #289904
hey whoa, careful Stu; lest we forget we're speaking of the father!

)

Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 18:03:46 UTC Post #289905
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.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 18:15:40 UTC Post #289906
HLCA - Half Life collection agency lol

theworldmakers.net
TWM

or just worldmakers.net

I think it should be a word representing creation.
Stojke Stojke= O P L - 3 =
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 18:19:31 UTC Post #289907
mapvault.org and worldmakers.net are pretty catchy actually. how about prefixing with the good 'ol twhl?1! =)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 18:19:52 UTC Post #289908
thewebsiteformerlyknownasTWHL.com

And with that, I'm done spamming names.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 18:43:47 UTC Post #289909
I like worldmakers. Its sounds respectable like Polycount, 3Dtotal, or GameArtisans.

go retro and call it WorldCrafters :D

MapCrafters, CrapMafters. I'm done spamming too.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 19:04:05 UTC Post #289910
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.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 19:12:06 UTC Post #289911
There's something very flowing about the letter L.
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 19:32:57 UTC Post #289912
"I posted my map gg_epicdust on LevelLords.org."
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 19:44:36 UTC Post #289914
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
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 20:14:15 UTC Post #289916
lol'd at func_forum.
I like subdivide and mapspawn.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 20:15:58 UTC Post #289917
The Map Mesa? The Mapper's Mesa? TMM?

I also like map vault, the grid, leakfree, the map silo.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 20:19:25 UTC Post #289919
My vote is for "The Silo"

...also, 'the skybox' and 'world-wide worldcrafting' have sort of an appeal to them as well.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 20:20:29 UTC Post #289920
How about mapstrike.org ? :D
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 20:33:33 UTC Post #289921
!!

futurehl
futuretwhl
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 21:09:14 UTC Post #289924
Subdivision? That actually sounds like we're a group.

bah i know i said i'd stop spamming. its just so much fun!
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 21:19:47 UTC Post #289926
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
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 21:36:56 UTC Post #289927
I really like mapvault. Keeps heritage, but is general.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 23:04:35 UTC Post #289928
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...
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-01 23:48:49 UTC Post #289929
The Grid Actually doesn't sound that bad either.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-02 00:04:39 UTC Post #289930
Somehow I think single word website names might be prohibitively expensive. >_<
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-02 01:17:20 UTC Post #289931
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.
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-02 01:43:11 UTC Post #289932
goodoletwhl.com?
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-02 02:50:00 UTC Post #289933
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.
AJ AJGlorious Overlord
Posted 7 years ago2011-02-02 03:14:09 UTC Post #289934
I had to go back and reread the original post.
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