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What should we call Masternodes from now on?

Servernodes
1 (4.3%)
Servicenodes
7 (30.4%)
Spreadnodes
11 (47.8%)
Smartnodes
3 (13%)
DNODE(s)
1 (4.3%)
Masternodes (Darkcoin/Dash trademark?)
0 (0%)
Wallet/Daemon (don't give them an extra name)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 22

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georgem

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Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« on: March 16, 2015, 03:58:11 am »
We got used to this word "Masternodes", but like any "bad" habit we can replace it over time and get used to something different, why not?

There is a rumour out there (not sure if true) that darkcoin/dash is going to trademark all it's features and names, (masternodes, darksend, instantx), and this will make the usage of those terms more restrictive...

But even if that rumour is not true, I strongly advocate that we move away from those fancy darkcoin names and finally find our own identity.

I like generic self-explanatory names like "servernodes" etc because by definition they can't be trademarked and will always stay in public domain, which is a good thing.

F**k trademarks, this doesn't have any place in opensource anyway.

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 04:55:59 am »
Someone suggested DNODEs before, maybe add a new option.

georgem

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 05:00:08 am »
Someone suggested DNODEs before, maybe add a new option.

What does DNODEs stand for?
Decentralized Nodes? And why all capitals?

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 06:15:16 am »
Why isn't there Smartnodes?
We just have to wait.

duboisi

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 06:20:04 am »
Someone suggested DNODEs before, maybe add a new option.

What does DNODEs stand for?
Decentralized Nodes? And why all capitals?
"D" is up to the imagination of each individual: Distributed, Decentralized, Dynamic,....
All caps because it is an acronym.

georgem

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 06:20:38 am »
Why isn't there Smartnodes?

I forgot your favorite. I updated the list.

georgem

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2015, 06:22:21 am »
Someone suggested DNODEs before, maybe add a new option.

What does DNODEs stand for?
Decentralized Nodes? And why all capitals?
"D" is up to the imagination of each individual: Distributed, Decentralized, Dynamic,....
All caps because it is an acronym.

Ok, I updated the list.

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 06:37:00 am »
I'm good with any of the options outside of masternodes. I chose servicenodes as I think it helps foster the notion that the ambition of this project is to be more than a currency.
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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 01:17:35 pm »
Perhaps the word "nodes" is too close. What about spreadservers?

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 06:14:44 pm »
Perhaps the word "nodes" is too close. What about spreadservers?

Well, nobody owns the word "nodes", so why bother.

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2015, 08:07:55 pm »
Perhaps the word "nodes" is too close. What about spreadservers?

Well, nobody owns the word "nodes", so why bother.

Just thinking of ways to distinguish ourselves.

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Re: Replacing the name Masternode, vote what new name to use.
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 11:45:33 am »
How about "early adopters and rich people" to avoid FUD. ;)

I'm sure we'll still get them called that by FUDers even though anyone can pick up a couple thousand spreads for a few bucks.
We just have to wait.