Picky point about forum name


#1

Hi,

I realise that on the scale of important work that DH needs to do this is at the very bottom, but I wanted to mention it anyway.

These forums are called three different names depending on your location and suggest DH only use one.

The reason I thought about this was because on the top of the web panel page there is a graphic that says “Support Forums” and I feel this is misleading because I believe it makes them sound “official”.

I fully accept that DH makes it very clear that the forums are NOT regularly monitored by DH staff and the best way to get support is to use the support form.

I know I might seem a little ‘anal’ to some but it wouldn’t take much to get right.

Would do you think?

Below is a list of names used.

Web Admin Panel: Support Forums
http://www.dreamhost.com/support.html: Discussion Forums
http://discussion.dreamhost.com/: Discussion Forums (Twice)
http://discussion.dreamhost.com/: Message Forum

Phillip
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#2

[quote]These forums are called three different names
depending on your location and suggest DH only
use one.

The reason I thought about this was because on the top of
the web panel page there is a graphic that says “Support
Forums” and I feel this is misleading because I believe it
makes them sound “official”.

[/quote]

This isn’t that picky at all, actually. I’ve always made a point of calling this forum the “DreamHost Customer Discussion Forum”, for the same reasons you mention. That is a bit long, though.

I’ll look into getting instances of it changed to better reflect its true purpose. Thanks.

  • Jeff @ DreamHost
  • DH Discussion Forum Admin

#3

How about “Madhouse Free-for-all Repository of Useless Information, Flames, Backstabbing, and Occasionally Inciteful (rather than insightful) Discussion Forum” ???


Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog


#4

[quote]How about “Madhouse Free-for-all Repository of Useless Information,
Flames, Backstabbing, and Occasionally Inciteful (rather than
insightful) Discussion Forum” ???

[/quote]

Ha!

If I do that, though, I have to make at least one of the words a Rewards link to someone’s account. :stuck_out_tongue:

  • Jeff @ DreamHost
  • DH Discussion Forum Admin