Chat rooms of other sites have oftentimes witty names, e. g. Interpersonal Skills has The Awkward Silence, Academia got The Ivory Tower and The Workplace offers its users The Water Cooler.

On the one hand, renaming Parenting's chat room could increase its appeal (not so generic anymore, maybe a bit funny), on the other hand it may appear less serious.

So, is there interest in renaming the chat room or should it stay as it is?

I decided to not combine asking for suggestions - not renaming would then have been an answer Parenting - because it's probably easier to discuss it first in a separate post. After all, the site is pretty old and it was never renamed, so maybe there is no interest. In the past there seems to have been initiatives to increase participation. Renaming it may help, a bit.


Thread to post / vote on suggestions: How should Parenting's chat room be named?

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That's a great idea! I'm in favor.

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    I'm in favor as long as it's called The Timeout Corner Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 1:38

In order to get a balanced view, vote this answer up if you don't like the idea.

  • I guess I'll vote it down, since I like the idea. Nice humor!
    – user26495
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 0:11

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