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Re: Renaming Noise


Don't we already present Noise in the OS as a music player? Doesn't the icon have the purpose of showing the user what the app probably does?

IMO "Noise" relates more to music than "Tempo" does. Also, if we are going this way with Noise because the name should directly show people what the app does, we should probably rename Geary and Midori too. And the makers of Empathy, Skype, Spotify, Steam, Firefox, Opera, Launchpad, Google Plus, Banshee, Clementine should probably have to start to think about a new name too.

When we moved from Beatbox to our own fork the choice was made to name it "Noise". That already resulted in some confusion among the users. Renaming it again will only yet again result in more confusion.

There will always be people who say a certain name is not good for the app, or that it is weird. The same will happen when you rename it to "Tempo", or any other name for that matter. 

IMO Noise should only be renamed if there is a really, really good reason to, and some users complaining it may sound negative is a good reason, i think. Also when you choose to rename it, the new name should be significantly better than the old name, if you want to show the confused users that it was really necessary and useful to make the change.

Just my two cents,

Op ma, nov 19, 2012 at 3:14 ,David Gomes <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> schreef:
It's trivial to you because you know what Noise is. It's a media player, you know it.

For people who don't, it's better if that name it is installed under in the computer is "Music Player" or something like that. It's easier for most people.

On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 1:23 PM, Jaap Broekhuizen | Mobiel <jaapz.b@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
What is "many"? Seems like a trivial thing to me...


"Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff" <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>schreef:

>2012/11/19 Jaap Broekhuizen <jaapz.b@xxxxxxxxx>:
>> Is there an actual logical reason to rename Noise?
>"Noise" is perceived as something negative by many (the kind of people
>who are not crazy about metal or industrial), that's it AFAIK.
>Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
>OS architect @ elementary
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