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on naming

Posted Dec 2, 2004 15:50 UTC (Thu) by zooko (guest, #2589)
Parent article: A look at Xfce 4.2

I've never looked at Xfce, because

1. I mentally pronounce it "x-feces".
2. I assume everyone else does the same.
3. I assume nobody will be willing to use it or enhance it because of the negative
connotations of the name.
4. I assume that it won't be very good.

Perhaps I should reconsider this chain of logic. But also the developers should reconsider the

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Posted Dec 2, 2004 15:59 UTC (Thu) by zooko (guest, #2589) [Link]

NB: the reason the developers should consider changing the name is that there may be other
people who, like me, have negative associations with the current name but who, unlike me, did
not become consciously aware of these associations and reconsider them.

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Posted Dec 2, 2004 17:19 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

Just think "X-Face". It's much easier.

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Posted Dec 2, 2004 19:04 UTC (Thu) by coolian (guest, #14818) [Link]

I thought you were kidding, in which case it's hilarious, but if you're
serious, seek psychiatric help.

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