What do you think of the name change from enrager.net to libcom.org?

I was against it, I still am
23% (9 votes)
I was against it, I'm now for it
10% (4 votes)
I supported it, now I wish it'd change back
0% (0 votes)
I supported it, and still do
43% (17 votes)
Was never bothered
25% (10 votes)
Total votes: 40

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Steven.
Nov 3 2005 19:06

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Steven.
Nov 3 2005 19:06

Right well it's pretty much half a year to the day when enrager.net died and was re-born as libcom.org

In retrospect - cos there was a lot of bitching at the time - what do you all think of the decision?

What do you think of how the site and the forums have moved on since then? If you prefer any bits, why and what? If some things have got worse, again what and how?

We're going to be doing a big user survey at some point soon, this is kind of a preliminary feeler...

Many thanks for any feedback 8) red n black star

LiveFastDiarrea
Nov 3 2005 19:07

It doesn't seem like 6 months, how time flies when you never leave your computer.

Refused
Nov 3 2005 19:07

I still think "libcom" is a crap name.

oisleep
Nov 3 2005 19:11

i still type in enrager.org to access here

LiveFastDiarrea
Nov 3 2005 19:14

how, when the site was never called enrager.org?

Steven.
Nov 3 2005 19:14
oisleep wrote:
i still type in enrager.org to access here

We never even owned enrager.org

Lazlo_Woodbine
Nov 3 2005 19:19

I'm still against the name, and still use 'enrager.net' to log on.

however, what I am most definitely for is the increasingly sensible moderatin policy that has been implemented -- and also the way we've all grown as people, and as a community, ahhh 8)

embarrassed embarrassed sad

oisleep
Nov 3 2005 19:19
John. wrote:
oisleep wrote:
i still type in enrager.org to access here

We never even owned enrager.org

true

Steven.
Nov 3 2005 19:21

MWah-hah-hah-hah-hah-hah

Quote:
I was against it, I'm now for it 12% [ 1 ]

Vindication! twisted

Lazlo_Woodbine
Nov 3 2005 19:23
John. wrote:
Vindication!

You know that was you voting tongue

Go on -- we need a publick poll option!

gav
Nov 3 2005 21:31
Lazlo_Woodbine wrote:
Go on -- we need a publick poll option!

your not on urban75 now lazlo, so stop putting k's at the end of every word angry

Rob Ray
Nov 3 2005 22:04

There's no option for 'Very against, now ambivalent'. angry

PaulMarsh
Nov 4 2005 09:05

Its a cack name, and the way it was done, ignoring the views of what seemed to be a clear majority of users, was cack handed.

Still, people will get used to anything in the long term.

the button
Nov 4 2005 09:18

I wasn't bothered then, and I'm still not. neutral

ftony
Nov 4 2005 09:31

i don't really mind. i'd say i prefer enrager from merely aesthetic reasons, but libcom is fine too. it's the wonderful community of lovely people that makes this site, not its name.

*sickbucket on standby*

kalabine
Nov 4 2005 10:09

i was against it, but i like it now black star

meanoldman
Nov 4 2005 10:43

The forums have improved immensly in the last 6 months.

meanoldman
Nov 4 2005 10:47

Although the ICC people do seem to have replaced the primos as interesting thread destroyers in chief.

Rob Ray
Nov 4 2005 11:14

Haven't heard from them in a while actually, their latest zine issue had another 'crushing' libcom debate article though (full page eek).

the button
Nov 4 2005 11:27

Yeah, it's a bit fucking sad that we appear to be their main political *cough* intervention.

ticking_fool
Nov 4 2005 11:33

The library's really, really useful and the edited history articles are good as well (although I'd prefer more references in them so I can chase stuff more easily, but that's just laziness).

Never gave a flying one about the name.

Garner
Nov 4 2005 13:39
Jack wrote:
Lets not forget the most important bit of the site: The Library http://www.libcom.org/library

Yeah, the library's wicked.

I still think the name's a bit naff, though.

ticking_fool
Nov 4 2005 14:01
Quote:
Yeah, it's a bit fucking sad that we appear to be their main political *cough* intervention

No, no, it's all very serious. Apparently,

Quote:
More and more these forums are a point of reference for a whole new generation of people looking for answers about the future capitalism has in store for humanity. Our participation in such forums is thus aimed at stimulating this process of discussion and providing a communist perspective on the questions it raises.

(http://en.internationalism.org/wr/286_forums.html and check this as well http://en.internationalism.org/wr/287_anarcho_trenchists.html)

So they're not just sitting on their arses pretending that arguing with people who are bored out of their mind at work is a serious political act. No, no, they're building for a communist future. And anybody suggesting that cut and pasting great big chunks from discussion forums is a great way of filling up space with no effort will get a slap.

Steven.
Nov 4 2005 14:54
ticking_fool wrote:
The library's really, really useful and the edited history articles are good as well (although I'd prefer more references in them so I can chase stuff more easily, but that's just laziness).

We're upgrading the history section soon, and gonna put in a bunch of references/further reading when we can. If you've compiled any for articles we've got, or would like to we'd love to have them and we'll chuck them on...

Rob Ray
Nov 4 2005 16:00

Btw when's the new newswire gonna be doing the replacing of the old one (In general, liking the design of the new one btw, very easy to navigate - is the top bit of the page gonna have the latest news on it or just the admin bit?).

Steven.
Nov 4 2005 16:03
Saii wrote:
Btw when's the new newswire gonna be doing the replacing of the old one (In general, liking the design of the new one btw, very easy to navigate - is the top bit of the page gonna have the latest news on it or just the admin bit?).

Yeah latest news, 1 or 2 stories only. Should be up by tonight - glad you like it 8)

LiveFastDiarrea
Nov 4 2005 16:07

I hadn't noticed that before, it looks good.

meanoldman
Nov 4 2005 16:19
John. wrote:

Yeah latest news, 1 or 2 stories only. Should be up by tonight - glad you like it 8)

Tonight? Bugger, I might actually have to post something! angry