Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

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    Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    As anyone who has been with TDH for some time can see, we have had some difficulty determining how to smoothly integrate the custom Mandalorians as well as the Expanded Universe Mandalorian based characters (like Jodo Kast) into our board. Of course there is also the question of characters such as Durge and other EU bounty hunters as well as custom bounty hunters who might use some Mandalorian armor pieces, but aren't truly "Mandalorian."

    After a great deal of discussion we believe we have a good feel for the direction we would like to go. We will soon be changing the name of the "Mandalorian Variants" forum to a new name, which has yet to be determined, which will expand that forum to encompass all custom bounty hunters as well as all EU bounty hunters.

    We will also be creating a few new forums to capture a broader audience and give our members more room to grow and share your love for Star Wars costuming.

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    poetic


    by any other name...

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    May not be the best name, but how about "Outer Rim warriors"?

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    Great Idea Mr Dent...

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    How about "Scum and Villiany"

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    never_ending_fett said: View Post
    How about "Scum and Villiany"
    I like that name!

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    never_ending_fett said: View Post
    How about "Scum and Villiany"
    Thats good, or maybe "Bounty Hunter's Guild" to pay homage to that in-universe institution that was destroyed by Boba Fett himself. Would be pretty fitting to have that used on a forum focusing on Boba. =)

    Sounds like a winner to me. My only concern though is TDH taking a more RPF style turn towards Star Wars costuming. Not that I'm saying thats a bad thing at all, but is that where TDH needs to go?

    The more TDH opens up, then the possibility arises to become less exclusive on it's original theme. In 5 years from now, will TDH still be "Boba and Jango Fett Elite Costuming Forums", or "Star Wars Elite Costuming Forums"? I think this is a very valid question in the sense of what best serves the current membership and potential future membership of TDH.

    I'm definately not the person who needs convincing that this is a good idea. However, is it the *best* idea?

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    another vote for scum

    Good morning,

    I did not take this to be a call for suggestions, but I'd like to cast my vote in support of the preoffered Scum and Villainy title. Direct from the film that started it all, the term is very appropriate and encompasses the desired demographic nicely.

    I displayed a rose in my first post to comment that I have confidence that any other name chosen would likely serve just as well. I appreciate the thought put into details like this.

    TDH Staff,
    You run a tight ship. Kudos.

    Be well,
    Thomas

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    NovallTalon said: View Post
    Thats good, or maybe "Bounty Hunter's Guild" to pay homage to that in-universe institution that was destroyed by Boba Fett himself. Would be pretty fitting to have that used on a forum focusing on Boba. =)

    Sounds like a winner to me. My only concern though is TDH taking a more RPF style turn towards Star Wars costuming. Not that I'm saying thats a bad thing at all, but is that where TDH needs to go?

    The more TDH opens up, then the possibility arises to become less exclusive on it's original theme. In 5 years from now, will TDH still be "Boba and Jango Fett Elite Costuming Forums", or "Star Wars Elite Costuming Forums"? I think this is a very valid question in the sense of what best serves the current membership and potential future membership of TDH.

    I'm definately not the person who needs convincing that this is a good idea. However, is it the *best* idea?

    Tom
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    Bounty Hunters Guild was the new name chosen for the official detachment of the 501st a couple months ago, so I dont think that would work

    I throw a blind vote out for scum and villainy as well!

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    NovallTalon said: View Post
    My only concern though is TDH taking a more RPF style turn towards Star Wars costuming. Not that I'm saying thats a bad thing at all, but is that where TDH needs to go?

    The more TDH opens up, then the possibility arises to become less exclusive on it's original theme. In 5 years from now, will TDH still be "Boba and Jango Fett Elite Costuming Forums", or "Star Wars Elite Costuming Forums"? I think this is a very valid question in the sense of what best serves the current membership and potential future membership of TDH.

    I'm definately not the person who needs convincing that this is a good idea. However, is it the *best* idea?
    Tom,

    Your concern is very valid. We have struggled and debated TDH's future for some time. Our belief is that if in 5 years TDH is only "Boba and Jango Fett Elite Costuming Forums" then TDH will be a ghost town. We believe a large part of what has made TDH a success is not the subject, but the way in which it has been presented and the way in which things are handled here, as well as the type of individuals who make up the core of our community.

    We went through a similar struggle with the custom mandalorians. When we originally opened our doors, we didn't support or allow them, but when we saw it was best for the community and was foolish to turn our backs on those who wanted to venture out beyond Boba, Jango, and Zam, we made a change and opened the board to the customs. That was a turning point for us and a step in the right direction.

    While our vision for the future is still a bit cloudy, our plan is to continue to expand and grow as we feel we have something special to offer and don't see why our members should have to visit other places to get information that could be provided here.

    In regard to TDH becoming "the RPF," well, we have heard that a lot over the years, however, this will simply never be the case. The RPF is run in a very different manor than we run TDH and its membership lacks the cohesive sense of community that is seen here. Also, the RPF is an "everything for everyone" type of board. This is not the future of TDH. Will TDH eventually be "Star Wars Elite Costuming Forums?" Maybe. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but we do feel a strong need to offer our members more.

    With all of that being said, TDH is and always will be primarily focused on Boba, Jango, Zam, and other bounty hunters.

    D

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    I like Scum and Villainy myself. It leaves the doors open to any number of other ventures down the line, while still embracing what we have now.

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    In regard to the new name of the forum, while "Scum and Villany" is a good name, due to other changes we are working on, it may not work for this forum. We appreciate your suggestions, but the final name will have to fit into a larger naming convention.

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    The Dent said: View Post
    In regard to the new name of the forum, while "Scum and Villany" is a good name, due to other changes we are working on, it may not work for this forum. We appreciate your suggestions, but the final name will have to fit into a larger naming convention.
    Is that to say that many of the other forum's names will be changed eventually too in order to fit this larger naming convention? Not that it's good or bad either way, just wondering.

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    never_ending_fett said: View Post
    Is that to say that many of the other forum's names will be changed eventually too in order to fit this larger naming convention? Not that it's good or bad either way, just wondering.
    A slight reorganization may be required but a mass name change to the forums will not be needed.

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    Hmmm....

    I really like Scum and Villainy.





    I think it fits into the broader sense of the rest of the Bounty Hunters out there.


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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    How about " the Bounty Hunters Guild"???

    I am sure it will be shot down but I felt I had to suggest it.

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    Bounty Hunters Guild was the new name chosen for the official detachment of the 501st a couple months ago, so I dont think that would work.



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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    oh thats right...my bad...sorry
    Maybe just call the link to the variants fourm "The Cantina"

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    I just noticed that Scum and Villainy got used as a section heading including the forums for Jango Zam and the customs. I like how things are organized now. It's the small tweeks that really make the site that much better, more professional, and the number 1 place to come for Star Wars costuming information.

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    Re: Mandalorian Variants Forum Name Change

    Yes, it was a good call on your part, NEF. We are in a constant state of improvement and hope that we always will be.

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