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#1 Aug 22 2013 at 9:03 AM Rating: Good
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Since it's pretty clear the "other" option is going to win, I"m putting up the new poll now. I'm going to put all the choices in. If it's a close vote between a couple, we will eliminate the lowest vote-getters and revote with less options. If it's more than a couple vote difference, we will just go with the winner of this poll.

What do you want the name of the Zam Free Company to be?
Karma Zameleons:17 (27.0%)
ZAM:13 (20.6%)
Zealous Altruistic Martyrs:2 (3.2%)
KAZAM:3 (4.8%)
Allakhazam:8 (12.7%)
Zambie Apocalypse:1 (1.6%)
Kraken Club:9 (14.3%)
Kentucky Fried Chocobo :4 (6.3%)
Knights of ZAM:6 (9.5%)
Legends of ZAM:0 (%)
Total:63


Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 11:32am by BartelX

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 10:24am by Thayos

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 10:24am by Thayos

EDIT: SORRY BARTEL! I thought I was editing the new poll I made!

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 10:25am by Thayos
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#2 Aug 22 2013 at 9:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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I picked Karma Zameleons because I'm vain as **** it involves the site name, a site feature, and an 80s pop culture reference all in one.
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#3 Aug 22 2013 at 9:10 AM Rating: Good
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I'm waiting until the end to vote so that if it's close I can be a tiebreaker and feel like I'm important.
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#4 Aug 22 2013 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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Knights of ZAM yeahh!...awww...
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#5 Aug 22 2013 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
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allakhazam, because it needs a pity vote
#6 Aug 22 2013 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Knights of Zam here... I didnt want my LS and FC to have the same name... Wasn't sure if the LS was being scrapped or not...
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#7 Aug 22 2013 at 9:44 AM Rating: Excellent
Thought about pulling a Bartel, but instead cast my vote for Knights of ZAM. As of this moment, it only trails by three votes!
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#8 Aug 22 2013 at 9:44 AM Rating: Good
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MitArgento wrote:
allakhazam, because it needs a pity vote


I picked this too... after much deliberation.

A throwback to the old website.
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#9 Aug 22 2013 at 9:48 AM Rating: Good
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Was torn between ZAM and Knights of ZAM so I just went with ZAM.
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#10 Aug 22 2013 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
I'm so conflicted between Karma Zameleons and ZAM, I chose Karma Zameleons but....ZAM really says it all. Gaaaaah!
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#11 Aug 22 2013 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Breaking News: Karma Zameleons get another world first!
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#12 Aug 22 2013 at 10:28 AM Rating: Good
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Wow, it's a really tight race so far!
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#13 Aug 22 2013 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
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Straight up ZAM
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#14 Aug 22 2013 at 10:33 AM Rating: Good
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Ack! Anything but repeating the Linkshell name. Why must everyone repeat? Why must everyone repeat?
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#15 Aug 22 2013 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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BartelX wrote:
Wow, it's a really tight race so far!

I think you're going to end up having to make multiple polls after this one. You can set it up like a mini tournament.
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#16 Aug 22 2013 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
Am I able to change my vote? I thought it would be a blind vote until results were posted, but obviously people can see which selections have a chance before casting their vote. I didn't look at the votes beforehand so now mine is a throwaway. Smiley: laugh
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#17 Aug 22 2013 at 10:40 AM Rating: Decent
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FrozenSherbet wrote:
BartelX wrote:
Wow, it's a really tight race so far!

I think you're going to end up having to make multiple polls after this one. You can set it up like a mini tournament.


NCAA style brackets?
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#18 Aug 22 2013 at 10:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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ACLinjury wrote:
FrozenSherbet wrote:
BartelX wrote:
Wow, it's a really tight race so far!

I think you're going to end up having to make multiple polls after this one. You can set it up like a mini tournament.

NCAA style brackets?

Yeah, just smaller. Maybe with just the top four vote getters.
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#19 Aug 22 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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If we had the time for it, I'd be up for that. As it stands, I think I'll let this poll run until tomorrow. Then take the top 3 (or 4 if it's close) and run a new poll. So if you voted for one of the ones that gets tossed out, you'll get a chance at redemption!
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#20 Aug 22 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not a fan of having the FC be the same name as the LS for one very simple reason. It's an in-joke.

Linkshell names can be whatever.. but the Free Company name is the outward-facing front of the group. Karma Zameleons makes absolutely no sense without already knowing what Zam is and how it works. Whether stated or not, part of the function of a group like this is to increase the size of its own community, and that's hard when it's not really identifiable.
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#21 Aug 22 2013 at 11:11 AM Rating: Good
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
I'm not a fan of having the FC be the same name as the LS for one very simple reason. It's an in-joke.

Linkshell names can be whatever.. but the Free Company name is the outward-facing front of the group. Karma Zameleons makes absolutely no sense without already knowing what Zam is and how it works. Whether stated or not, part of the function of a group like this is to increase the size of its own community, and that's hard when it's not really identifiable.


Nice assessment. Look at it this way, 10 want the FC to = the LS name, and 31 want something else.


Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 12:12pm by Valkayree
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#22 Aug 22 2013 at 11:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Nice assessment. Look at it this way, 10 want the FC to = the LS name, and 31 want something else.


How about this...

In addition to this poll, we should start another one (now) that doesn't have Karma Zameleons on it... and the poll that runs tomorrow could be the linkshell name versus the winning alternate name.

Boom, problem solved. Best way to find out whether the "something else" crowd would really beat out the linkshell name.


EDIT: Or, we could just have tomorrow's poll be just Karma Zameleons up against the one other top vote-getter. Rather than have three or four options (which I originally supported), I think having a simple head-to-head matchup would be the best way to ensure we get the right name, given the time constraints.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2013 10:17am by Thayos
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#23 Aug 22 2013 at 11:20 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually, I'm going to start a second poll now with just these three options, which are really the top alternative vote-getters now:

ZAM
Allakhazam
Kraken Club
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#24 Aug 22 2013 at 11:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
I'm not a fan of having the FC be the same name as the LS for one very simple reason. It's an in-joke.



This here is the reason why I didn't vote for it to be the FC name. I don't even know what the joke is, and to be fair and honest I'd rather see something else for the FC name.
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#25 Aug 22 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Good
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I think the top two should have a run off. Just my two cents.
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#26 Aug 22 2013 at 11:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Knights of ZAM, huh? Does that mean everyone will "Join the KoZ"? Smiley: clown
#27 Aug 22 2013 at 11:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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This here is the reason why I didn't vote for it to be the FC name. I don't even know what the joke is, and to be fair and honest I'd rather see something else for the FC name.


It only truly makes sense if you know your 80s music.
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#28 Aug 22 2013 at 11:34 AM Rating: Good
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
I'm not a fan of having the FC be the same name as the LS for one very simple reason. It's an in-joke.

Linkshell names can be whatever.. but the Free Company name is the outward-facing front of the group. Karma Zameleons makes absolutely no sense without already knowing what Zam is and how it works. Whether stated or not, part of the function of a group like this is to increase the size of its own community, and that's hard when it's not really identifiable.


Initially I had really wanted it to be Karma Zameleons, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought it needed to be changed. I just think the FC should have a name that is different from the LS. I think it's ok to have a silly FC name if that's what we wanted, but I think it should be unique. I mean to be fair, no one outside our community is really going to identify with ZAM, Allakhazam, or KAZAM either unless they already know what this site is.
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#29 Aug 22 2013 at 11:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I vote for Zam. It should be something that correlates closely to the website so that folks interested in joining post-launch do not get confused.
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#30 Aug 22 2013 at 12:35 PM Rating: Excellent
Interesting.
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