no fucking way can i tell them to download "loserjabber"He has a very good point. :)
As LiveJournal becomes more and more popular, LoserJabber also needs to become more professional.
(Another more minor consideration is that the name "LoserJabber" misleads people into thinking it's a Jabber client. In fact, many of the first LoserJabber users downloaded it because of that.)
With this in mind, we propose:
LoserJabber needs a new name.
Alan suggested "LiveJournal", but I have two other considerations:
- The name conficts with other LiveJournal clients. There are Perl clients, Tk clients, and probably a Qt client (someday); I'd hate to grab the "obvious" name.
- I planned, at one time, to support other journaling systems, such as Advogato.
Now that I'm officially working for LiveJournal, I do have a bit of official-ness behind me, which means that I could name it "LiveJournal", and because Brad's paying me, I probably shouldn't be planning support for other systems, so maybe those considerations should not be... uhm, considered. :)
Also, the Win32 client I've been working on is just named "LiveJournal" (because it's very official; not much competition in the Win32 world). Then, they'd be nice and similar.
So, in true LiveJournal / open source fashion, I ask you, the user: Should I rename LoserJabber? If so, what to?
Should LoserJabber be renamed?
(If it should be changed:) What should the new name be?
If "Other", please suggest something. (Feel free to suggest it in a comment, instead.)
Or, just discuss it in the comments. I'd tell you what I'm thinking, but I honestly can't decide... though I think it should be renamed.