Proposal: Operations Research
UPDATE: Stack Exchange has made a final decision on the name of this site: It will be Operations Research. Further discussion below is welcome, but bear in mind that the site is now officially "OR".
I think it is time to make a decision about what the name of our site should be. As noted in this answer, Stack Exchange prefers to finalize the name of a site when the site reaches ~45% commitment (which we have passed — yay!), and well before the beta launch.
I propose that we use this thread to discuss and vote for site names:
- Each answer below should contain a proposed site name only. Feel free to add a new answer if you want to propose a new name.
- Use the comments below each answer for discussion about the names.
- Up-vote the (one) name that you prefer.
I am not sure exactly what the procedure is for finalizing a site name -- I assume this is done in coordination with SE staff -- but in any case, I do not believe our vote here will be binding.
Note: I realize that the naming question here on SE is a part of a much larger question about whether our field should call itself Operations Research or Management Science or Analytics or Industrial Engineering or Decision Science or Science of Better or ….. This debate has been going on for decades and we are not going to resolve it on this thread. Let’s try to keep the discussion focused on the name for the SE site, to the extent that that’s possible.