Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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Should we rename Minetest?

Yes sure!
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No we won't!
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48%
maybe yes or maybe no: please comment!
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9%
 
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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by ABJ » Post

The same way that Minecraft is a rip off of Infiniminer.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

ABJ wrote:The same way that Minecraft is a rip off of Infiniminer.
yeah. but there name was pretty original (minecraft, even if it is probably inspired by starcraft and warcraft) and everyone copied it then.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by Sergey » Post

It's like JavaScript that has nothing to do with Java. But name was chosen because of popularity of Java.

After that billions of times the same question was asked — How Javascript related to Java? Is JavaScript a subset of Java?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

Sergey wrote: After that billions of times the same question was asked — How Javascript related to Java? Is JavaScript a subset of Java?
i probably asked it a hundred of times. @TheOppostition: you see what does a bad name? Most people ask the same question with Minetest.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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azekill_DIABLO wrote:
Sergey wrote: After that billions of times the same question was asked — How Javascript related to Java? Is JavaScript a subset of Java?
i probably asked it a hundred of times. @TheOppostition: you see what does a bad name? Most people ask the same question with Minetest.
Then just give some fricking good name for this project and stop all this discussion.

You are getting in a loop:
1."Let's suggest names"
2."Those names are bad"
3."Minetest should not change name"
4."Minetest should change name"
5.Just repeat all the same crap

Just decide already.
Happy new Year 2020: let's all aim finally for a clear vision of what we want to make of Minetest!

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

you're kinda true, but it's not mein decision, i already tried to purpose names, with sergey and abj and i think i needs to taken to the devs better than only debating for not much here!

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by ABJ » Post

What do you think of Fossblocks?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by Sergey » Post

ABJ wrote:What do you think of Fossblocks?
FOSS means Free and Open-Source Software?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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Glory! wrote:If you wanted to be serious, you should have posted in the general discussion section, where you'd have a bigger reach and heard more voices, resulting in a much more accurate representation of what the community wants. This subforum doesn't seem to get as much traffic as General Discussion.
I agree. The topic should be transfered.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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Foss as in Free Open Source Software but without the capitalization except for the start.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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Sergey wrote:
Glory! wrote:If you wanted to be serious, you should have posted in the general discussion section, where you'd have a bigger reach and heard more voices, resulting in a much more accurate representation of what the community wants. This subforum doesn't seem to get as much traffic as General Discussion.
I agree. The topic should be transfered.
How can i ask for it?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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azekill_DIABLO wrote:
Sergey wrote:
Glory! wrote:If you wanted to be serious, you should have posted in the general discussion section, where you'd have a bigger reach and heard more voices, resulting in a much more accurate representation of what the community wants. This subforum doesn't seem to get as much traffic as General Discussion.
I agree. The topic should be transfered.
How can i ask for it?
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10418

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by Lone_Wolf » Post

I like the name, it reminds me of my first minetest days...

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by bell07 » Post

At the first, I did not read all posts, maybe anyone did said already the same.
I do not like the "Test" in the current name. A test is like a "try" or "experiment" for me, nothing usable/playable. I did avoided the game a long time because of the name and because in base installation (Gentoo-package) without minetest_game it was just a "Test" with "minimal developer subgame" :(

Openminer/Freeminer I do not like too. There are a lot of "OpenXYZ" and "FreeXYZ" games in the FOSS scene, all of them are "Free Ripp-Offs of a closed souce game XYZ". Mostly binary compatible with the data of the "original game". This names are also acceptable for Clone Subgames only. FOSSBlocks is the same category for me.

MT is not "MC-lite" for me, MT is basically the engine that allow much more then MC ever will have. so we need an other name that does not suggest a connection to MC, but a suggestion to the unlimited possibilities. Something like "Cubic Universe (Engine)"?
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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

could be it. I have the same point of view as you!
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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by bell07 » Post

azekill_DIABLO wrote:could bei t.
Fixed the typo ;)

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

corrected typing bug ;P

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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I did not write FOSSblocks. I wrote Fossblocks, which is not the same thing.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by bell07 » Post

For non-FOSS insiders the Fossblocks suggest "Fossil blocks". It is the desired suggestions for the name proposal?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by ABJ » Post

Not really, though I admit you're probably right.

How about Liberty^3?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

no, it's weird and not attractive at all. who would buy a game with a math formula on it?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by ABJ » Post

How about Blockhead?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by Sergey » Post

ABJ wrote:How about...?
azekill_DIABLO wrote:How about...?
bell07 wrote:How about...?
... wrote:How about...?
How about developers discuss all that, at last?

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

by azekill_DIABLO » Post

i'm not even sure they noticed that really.

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Re: Should we rename Minetest? (poll)

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How about Cubix? Also, where are the developers?

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