Proposal: Language Learning

This is just a suggestion. As this site would contain questions about multiple languages, would the name Language Overflow be considered good for it?

  • @Ooker I never said that my suggestion is based on expertise or anything. The name sounds good, relevant and important. So, I just threw in a suggestion.
    – Dawny33
    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:53
  • I'm not saying that this is a bad idea either.
    – Ooker
    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:57
  • @Ooker Ohh sorry. I haven't noticed that you were the OP for that question (My bad!) Thanks for linking it. :)
    – Dawny33
    Nov 24, 2015 at 10:59
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    Generally (always?), during beta, the sites are given very generic names. I imagine "Language Learning" or something similarly boring will be used. If/when the site graduates, that's when the more clever name is usually chosen, and that's when "Language Overflow", or other nominations, are most likely to be considered and voted on.
    – Flimzy
    Nov 24, 2015 at 21:37
  • @Flimzy But be careful, because the name can lead the questions the site will have. I have thought about it in Health SE before: I think the reason the site attracts personal questions is because of its name
    – Ooker
    Nov 26, 2015 at 16:23
  • @Ooker: Be careful about what? About reporting how SE works when it comes to naming things?
    – Flimzy
    Nov 26, 2015 at 16:29
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    @Flimzy no, I mean that a wrong site name can lead to bad questions, even with proposals. However, I don't think Language Learning could be a bad name
    – Ooker
    Nov 26, 2015 at 16:32
  • @Ooker: Then you responded to the wrong person, because I didn't make any name suggestions at all.
    – Flimzy
    Nov 26, 2015 at 16:32
  • @Flimzy I responded to your saying "If/when the site graduates, that's when the more clever name is usually chosen..."
    – Ooker
    Nov 26, 2015 at 18:08
  • @Ooker: So you responded to "This isn't the time for discussing names" by discussing names?
    – Flimzy
    Dec 2, 2015 at 9:15
  • @Flimzy LOL. Actually, I discussed the name before that comment. After that, I discussed about "If/when the site graduates, that's when the more clever name is usually chosen..." only, and nothing else.
    – Ooker
    Dec 2, 2015 at 10:38

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I would say no, it wouldn't be a good name. This is supposed to be a site for language learners, and the name reflects that. "Language Overflow" is much more vague - it could be a name of a site for professional linguists, or for people whose hobby is to learn about languages. Here are some more arguments: https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/a/5220/147300 (see "Seriously - sticking the word "Overflow" at the end honestly rolls pretty stupid as a name in 90% or more of situations").

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