I just used my super awesome mod powers to rename our main chatroom from the predictable and dry "The Workplace" to "The Water Cooler", on a whim. It's a cool name, suggested by Rarity, and it's a reminder of the Area51 days of the site.

Several other sites have cool names for their main chat rooms, some examples are:

Do you like it? Can you think of a better name? Should I be forever exiled for (ab)using my super awesome mod powers on a whim?

  • Flagged for abusing mod powers. I was gonna do that...
    – Rarity
    Apr 17, 2012 at 15:47
  • @Rarity Next time don't hesitate ;P
    – yannis
    Apr 17, 2012 at 15:48
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    I vote we flog you from the yard arm... then keep the name. Apr 17, 2012 at 16:40
  • @rar Not for the main room, chat room tags only make sense for topic oriented chat rooms, not for the general discussion one.
    – yannis
    Apr 17, 2012 at 17:14
  • That makes sense...but most sites have tags in gen discussion too
    – Rarity
    Apr 17, 2012 at 17:16
  • @rar Click the tags on Root Access and The Bridge, they aren't real tags ;P
    – yannis
    Apr 17, 2012 at 17:19

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Whoever suggested this name is a genius. We should keep it.

  • Agreed, I think it's the most sensible name, and it reflects what chat is to the site (a water cooler discussion).
    – voretaq7
    Apr 17, 2012 at 17:39
  • Absolutely this 100%. Apr 17, 2012 at 20:47
  • I was about to suggest water cooler... I think it is the best solution. Or perhaps Coffee Machine... Apr 18, 2012 at 5:05
  • We can call it the Scuttlebutt on Talk Like A Pirate day.
    – hairboat
    Apr 20, 2012 at 16:15
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    @AbbyT.Miller that or the Wat arrrrr Cooler
    – Rarity
    Apr 20, 2012 at 19:40
  • @Rarity I'm going to act like you didn't leave that comment and walk away ;-)
    – Dynamic
    Apr 21, 2012 at 0:27

How about...

The Lobby

(not my best idea ever :P)

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