I was merely trying to cut to the chase since they've (Looney Labs) said (and I'm heavily paraphrasing) "we're rebranding in the best way possible based on paid professional recommendation without trying to disenfranchise our loyal customers and volunteers. we need to change this name, because after all this is a business."
I'm a big fan of Fluxx. Many of my friends and family are too and have been for years. I was expecting to find a group of people who really liked the games and didn't care about something as small as the title of a volunteer position. That's why I joined this list. The last several hours of back and forth pushed me away from this and I've now removed myself from the list.
I never said or inferred "don't express yourself". I meant "be constructive not argumentative". What I left out is a "just": Also, if you're going to reply, offer your own idea of an alternate name instead of just "i agree" or "i disagree".
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Stephanie M. Clarkson <thespian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Ben Campbell <bl.campbell@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Another lurker-first-time-poster:
> Just call them Loons or Lunatics. Lab Loonies... something like that...
> ties in with branding very well. Maybe have a contest to come up with the
> best name. Also, if you're going to reply, offer your own idea of an
> alternate name instead of "i agree" or "i disagree".
Can I suggest that that's a polite way of saying 'don't express
yourself'? Some of us like Rabbits and want them to reconsider this
move. Some people don't like it the change, though they don't mind the
idea of change, but just can't tap dance on command, and still want to
express their feelings.
I don't like this change, but if lots of people had responded with
'No! It's a fabulous new name!' I'd have let it go. But I'm getting
frustrated with people telling anyone contributing to this
conversation how they should reply.
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