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Why are we called "Sonic News Network" and nothing as plain as "Sonic Wiki" or something? Sounds like a news channel or something. Im just curious.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 15:49, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Funny thing is, that's what I thought this wiki was before I joined. I thought you guys were trying to be like CNN. But I really like the title because it isn't obvious like "Sonic Wiki". --  Splash the Otter   C  E  15:52, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm assuming this wiki was originally intended for both information and blogging, as Our Founder began writing some news articles in the very first day of the wiki. Serious Sam Minigun icon Heavy 15:59, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

SNN does still keep up to date through new articles, blogs and forums. It doesn't need to sounds like a news site as it's a wikia site.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 16:51, August 2, 2012 (UTC)


PitsBrother143 Reject the status quote
TALK PitsBrother 143
Never really thought about it.


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Glitchguy Who knew sound waves could be such a knock out?
TALK – 16:02, August 02, 2012 (UTC)
I think it's because it isn't as plain and obvious as "Sonic Wiki".
I know, this wiki is special, but a more simple and humble name would make those looking for our wiki know they are at the right place.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 16:51, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this is an actual Site Discussion forum, a Question forum or a General forum. If this is an actual Site Discussion, are you proposing a name change for the Wiki, Mystic? Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 17:01, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I guess it's more of a question, as I don't find it a big issue. However I would recommend such names as "Sonic Wiki" or "Sonic the Hedgehog Wiki" so that visitors who are looking for top quality information know they are at the right place. "Sonic News Network" sounds more like one of many Sonic's fan sites so a name as simple as "Sonic Wiki" will have visitors know they are at the right place. However Im not saying this is a major issue as still we have visitors and they can simply put "Sonic Wiki" in Google to find us, while I would recommend a more simpler name, I am curious why we sound like a news channel.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 16:54, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
I personally would like to go with anything other than "Sonic Wiki" and "Sonic the Hedgehog Wiki", because if memory serves a copy-cat Wiki that basically copied our articles used that name and I would rather not see us adopt that name shortly after said Wiki closes, or in general really because I think we're capable of coming up with a unique name for this Wiki in case we ever decide to get rid "Sonic News Network". Anyway, if you meant for this to be in the Questions forums I could move it there for you if you wish. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 17:01, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
Well like I said, no major issue. If any of concerns I wonder what the benefits if we were called "Sonic Wiki", such as more traffic to our site and such.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 17:05, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
IDT we'd need to change our name to "Sonic Wiki" to accomplish that, since I believe that "Sonic Wiki" is generally what people type out when looking for us anyway, and we're usually near the top in search engines. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 17:21, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

As far as I can figure out, we're called Sonic News Network because the site's founder, Guess Who, started it as an extension of a previous non-wiki site by that name that no longer exists. I admit that I often refer to us as "the Sonic Wiki" when talking to people who aren't users, as it's a really simple shorthand. (I've moved the forum to General. I think it's an interesting discussion, but nobody has suggested that we actually change the name.) -- Supermorff (talk) 17:11, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

I have suggested, but k.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 17:18, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
Oh yeah... Not sure how I missed that. If it's a genuine suggestion, feel free to move it back, although if it's a genuine suggestion it would probably be better to start a new site discussion and make it obvious what the suggestion is at the top of the page. -- Supermorff (talk) 17:22, August 2, 2012 (UTC)
Genuine yes. But I know some like to keep things as they are and while I tihnk the name change may benefit, I don't find ir a major issue to get into. I'll leave it to you if you think it's best.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 17:34, August 2, 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I made a new site discussion at Forum:Site name change Sonic News Network to Sonic Wiki. -- Supermorff (talk) 08:26, August 5, 2012 (UTC)

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