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Phobia
03-15-2005, 04:30 PM
The function of the HelpDesk has changed in previous months. It used to be a place where noobs asked questions of mods and everybody ignored them. Now it has become a frenzied sub-forum containing all manner of technical discussions (ie: computers, entertainment, etc.).
Our main forum is so busy that many of these threads drop off the front page before gaining any responses. With the helpdesk forum isolating them, they get response and often factual answers. The forum is a success.

However, it has now outgrown the name. We're seeking a new, more descriptive name for that forum. Please make your submissions below. The submissions will be compiled and a poll will be created. The creator of the poll winning submission gets something. Something worthless, no doubt. But there will be some gesture for the winner.

Mr. Flopnuts
03-15-2005, 04:32 PM
How about the "Help me I'm retarded" forum

Skip Towne
03-15-2005, 04:32 PM
The Nerd News

chiefs4me
03-15-2005, 04:36 PM
I changed my mind on the name I picked out. I think it is just fine the way it is. Everyone knows what it is for and where it is at, all they gotta do is look up.:)

Rain Man
03-15-2005, 04:37 PM
How about the Whelp Desk? Or maybe the Legion of Technogods?

RedNFeisty
03-15-2005, 04:38 PM
I'm stuck with "Bubble Busters"..........LOL

Yeah, Hoover, what was the meaning of not using the great name suggested for the dodgeball team!?! Huh, Huh, whats your anwser!?!

Braincase
03-15-2005, 05:06 PM
Geek Planet

Saulbadguy
03-15-2005, 05:08 PM
Technical Support.

Ari Chi3fs
03-15-2005, 05:11 PM
Tech Guru Hangout

chiefs4me
03-15-2005, 05:20 PM
Geek Planet




I would vote for that...:thumb:

Nzoner
03-15-2005, 05:34 PM
. Now it has become a frenzied sub-forum containing all manner of technical discussions


Technical Ecstasy

I borrowed it from a Black Sabbath album of the 70's.

carlos3652
03-15-2005, 05:38 PM
Techy support - Geek Squad

Boozer
03-15-2005, 05:39 PM
Tech Zone.

'Cause Zs are cool.

Phobia
03-15-2005, 06:35 PM
Geek Planet

I love it. But, may I suggest GeeksPlanet? Does that improve it slightly?

Hog Rider
03-15-2005, 06:39 PM
"Not Necessarily the Help Desk" ala Not Necessarily the News

Phobia
03-15-2005, 06:40 PM
"Not Necessarily the Help Desk" ala Not Necessarily the News

That's not necessarily a bad suggestion, J P. You should not necessarily be a stranger.

keg in kc
03-15-2005, 06:43 PM
To keep with the "Washington, DC" theme, call it "Silicon Valley." And then call the picture forum "Silicone Valley".


(groan)

Phobia
03-15-2005, 06:44 PM
To keep with the "Washington, DC" theme, call it "Silicon Valley." And then call the picture forum "Silicone Valley".


(groan)

That's cutesy, Kyle. I like cutesy sometimes.

keg in kc
03-15-2005, 06:46 PM
I think GeeksPlanet is the best so far, but hopefully we can do better. That's just too easy.

badgirl
03-15-2005, 06:47 PM
how bout the "anwser room" :hmmm: eh I got nothing.

keg in kc
03-15-2005, 06:48 PM
how bout the "anwser room" :hmmm: eh I got nothing.Maby.

I've been wading all day to say that.

badgirl
03-15-2005, 06:50 PM
Maby.

I've been wading all day to say that.
REALLY???? :hmmm:

Hog Rider
03-15-2005, 06:50 PM
That's not necessarily a bad suggestion, J P. You should not necessarily be a stranger.

I like to watch! :D

Hog Rider
03-15-2005, 06:54 PM
I like to watch! :D

Seriously, I usually come to the Planet and check the news several times a day and move on, but just don't have/take time to stick around for a dialogue.

I do appreciate the kind words about the "News"

JP

badgirl
03-15-2005, 06:58 PM
How bout "Geek Haven"? :hmmm:

JimNasium
03-15-2005, 06:59 PM
I would like to suggest 'WTF is going on here?' as the official helpdesk forum name.

badgirl
03-15-2005, 07:00 PM
"Geek Glorious Gab Room"?

keg in kc
03-15-2005, 07:05 PM
I would like to suggest 'WTF is going on here?' as the official helpdesk forum name.I was going to suggest "yeah, good luck with that, sucker".

chief52
03-15-2005, 07:20 PM
" Hey Dude...a little help?"

I see it has changed now. Still not sure when a post goes there but I am sure I will cypher it out. Good move by the 'planet IMO.

Phobia
03-15-2005, 07:28 PM
" Hey Dude...a little help?"

I see it has changed now. Still not sure when a post goes there but I am sure I will cypher it out. Good move by the 'planet IMO.

Actually, I was a little confused about how that forum worked until a couple days ago, too. If a post belongs there and it posted in the Lounge - don't worry. It's gonna take a while to get used to.

CosmicPal
03-15-2005, 07:42 PM
Geek Planet

To be consistent with the Planet Lounge, you need to reverse the words and call it Planet Geek.

Phobia
03-15-2005, 07:55 PM
To be consistent with the Planet Lounge, you need to reverse the words and call it Planet Geek.

That's redundant. It used to be called simply "The Lounge". I've changed it back to that.

|Zach|
03-15-2005, 08:03 PM
ZachIsHere.com

the Talking Can
03-15-2005, 08:09 PM
there are a lot of you nerds on this board, you shouldn't have a problem coming up with a new name..how about:


We Love The Borg And Don't Get Dates

|Zach|
03-15-2005, 08:11 PM
there are a lot of you nerds on this board, you shouldn't have a problem coming up with a new name..how about:


We Love The Borg And Don't Get Dates
Generally those who have less than 10k posts throw stones of that nature. :thumb: ROFL

Bob Dole
03-15-2005, 09:19 PM
**** this democracy bullshit.

Just call the ****ing thing "Knowledge Base" and be done with it.

JimNasium
03-15-2005, 09:21 PM
**** this democracy bullshit.

Just call the ****ing thing "Knowledge Base" and be done with it.
Eat me you crazy-azz Texarkanan.

Manila-Chief
03-15-2005, 10:54 PM
How about a very descriptive term like ..... well ...

HELP!!!!!

milkman
03-15-2005, 10:58 PM
Since I'm such a techno illiterate, and require step by step instruction, and still don't have a clue what I just did, even when I've manged to accomplish what I set out to do, I suggest "Land of the Lost"

the Talking Can
03-15-2005, 11:04 PM
**** this democracy bullshit.

Just call the ****ing thing "Knowledge Base" and be done with it.

What kind of troops are stationed at a "Knowledge Base"?

Phobia
03-15-2005, 11:11 PM
**** this democracy bullshit.

Just call the ****ing thing "Knowledge Base" and be done with it.

What a great suggestion. I'm guessing it will even garner a vote or two.... It really depends on if KCGannonStalker votes or not.

Claynus
03-15-2005, 11:16 PM
Free Technical Support

pink
03-15-2005, 11:18 PM
Training Camp or Geek Speak

Talisman
03-16-2005, 12:04 AM
Super Help Desk Xtreme
Faqs for Fags

or for more serious suggestions...

The 411
Ctrl Alt Delete

mcan
03-16-2005, 12:12 AM
How about...


Pigskin Park



Wasn't that all that place was anyway? "Hey guys, when will the Planet be back up?" etc...

badgirl
03-16-2005, 12:13 AM
How about "May I help you?" room

Ari Chi3fs
03-16-2005, 12:49 AM
Land of the Lost sounds good. heh.

HemiEd
03-16-2005, 01:01 AM
Tech Locker
Nerd Huddle

C-Mac
03-16-2005, 01:07 AM
Lost and Found Dept

J Diddy
03-16-2005, 01:08 AM
What kind of troops are stationed at a "Knowledge Base"?

The smart ones.

J Diddy
03-16-2005, 01:11 AM
Electronics Department

C-Mac
03-16-2005, 01:15 AM
From Tommy Boy...."The Nerdery"

C-Mac
03-16-2005, 01:49 AM
HardDrivers Education

luv
03-16-2005, 02:12 AM
Noobs Eyes Only

or

Enter at Your Own Risk (Answers to Questions that May Surprise You!)

keg in kc
03-16-2005, 02:26 AM
The Kloster School for Wayward Dweebs

ExtremeChief
03-16-2005, 03:08 AM
"here's help forum"

milkman
03-16-2005, 06:38 AM
How about...


Pigskin Park



Wasn't that all that place was anyway? "Hey guys, when will the Planet be back up?" etc...

I'd completely forgotten about that place.
Does it still exist?

Skip Towne
03-16-2005, 07:00 AM
I'd completely forgotten about that place.
Does it still exist?
I seriously doubt it. The owner was trying to sell it about 3 years ago but you could swing a dead cat through there and not hit anything.

morphius
03-16-2005, 07:15 AM
I'd completely forgotten about that place.
Does it still exist?
There was one member who was damn determined to kill that BB, after she helped destroy the Star one...

Which is why some of us break out into cold sweats when this BB goes down, because we know she posts here now.

milkman
03-16-2005, 07:18 AM
There was one member who was damn determined to kill that BB, after she helped destroy the Star one...

Which is why some of us break out into cold sweats when this BB goes down, because we know she posts here now.

As much as I despise the bit.....poster, I'm not sure how she destroyed the Star board.

morphius
03-16-2005, 07:22 AM
As much as I despise the bit.....poster, I'm not sure how she destroyed the Star board.
Well, she was talking with one some of the Admins and she was one of the few people that fought with them. She may not have had a major hand in it, but being that there were dozens of threads over here with people celebrating be rid of her, I think one could assume that she sure as hell was a reason that many people happily jumped ship so quickly.

Baby Lee
03-16-2005, 07:27 AM
As much as I despise the bit.....poster, I'm not sure how she destroyed the Star board.
The Star BB was destroyed by the moderator axing posts and posters left and right. The person in question was not said moderator, but was active in defending and egging on her actions.

milkman
03-16-2005, 07:28 AM
I can only speak for myself, but the primary reason I jumped the Starship for the planet was the seeming endless performance issues with that board.

I thought that was the same for most, but I guess I could see how she could drive people away.

She is the most irritating cun.....poster I've encountered.

Baby Lee
03-16-2005, 07:30 AM
I can only speak for myself, but the primary reason I jumped the Starship for the planet was the seeming endless performance issues with that board.

I thought that was the same for most, but I guess I could see how she could drive people away.

She is the most irritating cun.....poster I've encountered.
When did you leave?

milkman
03-16-2005, 07:31 AM
When did I leave the Star BB?

Aug 2000.

Actually, I joined this forum the same day you did, and I didn't go back to the Star.

Baby Lee
03-16-2005, 07:37 AM
When did I leave the Star BB?

Aug 2000.

Actually, I joined this forum the same day you did, and I didn't go back to the Star.
Just making sure we weren't talking about two different migrations. I understand people had several issues with the format of the replacement Star BB.

milkman
03-16-2005, 07:49 AM
Just making sure we weren't talking about two different migrations. I understand people had several issues with the format of the replacement Star BB.

I just assumed we were talking about the old format.

I have been back there since the new format started up when I haven't been able to get on here, for whatever reason.
I swear I could feel my brains being sucked out little by little with each passing second there.

pink
03-16-2005, 08:00 AM
The Kloster School for Wayward Dweebs
hey. watch it.

Bob Dole
03-16-2005, 08:08 AM
hey. watch it.

Women don't get a vote.

Get out.

pink
03-16-2005, 09:18 AM
Women don't get a vote.

Get out.
neither do BOB's that can't decide what they want to be called this week.

don't make me come down there, boy.

badgirl
03-16-2005, 09:32 AM
neither do BOB's that can't decide what they want to be called this week.


:LOL:

badgirl
03-16-2005, 09:46 AM
Hey the "Help Desk" is spelled backward, is that the new name? :hmmm:

Bob Dole
03-16-2005, 09:56 AM
neither do BOB's that can't decide what they want to be called this week.

don't make me come down there, boy.

You know you want to come on down here, darlin'.

morphius
03-16-2005, 09:57 AM
All I can come up with is Technophila, and damn that just kinda sucks.

Its a wonder my son even has a name.

Archie F. Swin
03-16-2005, 10:10 AM
I'd Call it
"The Think...." no
"The Drunk Tank"
or just plain
"Nuthooks"

cron912
03-16-2005, 10:10 AM
DamnUMicrosoft!
Ask a (Planet) Geek
Digital Discussions

Ebolapox
03-16-2005, 10:13 AM
I got nothing

-EB-

yunghungwell
03-16-2005, 10:17 AM
I was thinking it should be...


"How to erase porn from your PC."

pink
03-16-2005, 10:28 AM
You know you want to come on down here, darlin'.
yeah, but who would i ask for when i knock at the door?

ROYC75
03-16-2005, 10:29 AM
The Help Desk should be seperated from the " PC & Electronics "


It should be simple for the simple minded folks to understand..... OK TK !

milkman
03-16-2005, 10:31 AM
Help Me Mr Wizard!

Bearcat
03-16-2005, 10:46 AM
Technology for tommykats

Bob Dole
03-16-2005, 11:33 AM
yeah, but who would i ask for when i knock at the door?

The chihuahuas don't ever answer the door.

big nasty kcnut
03-16-2005, 12:24 PM
the tech hut