The previous owner of TSR once considered calling the website 'banaboo' Watch

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    Reading http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/History_of_TSR

    Quite interesting.

    The situation was not ideal to all. Even d himself had his original suggestion of “Banaboo.com” subjected to almost universal criticism, despite his claims that was best for its obvious connotations of “tropical, outdoor, youthful fun”. Exactly what kind of forum he was planning to create with such a name is unknown to us mere members, but I can say with some certainty that it would definitely have involved beach volleyball and reggae.

    Acaila, however, summed up the mood of the forum on the matter: “it sounds like a really babyish way of saying bananas”.
    I found the thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=45513

    (Original post by 2004)
    Health and Relationships gave 13 year-old girls nationwide an opportunity to announce their impending motherhood to a student audience, while Debate and Discussion gave Tory nut-jobs a chance to moan about the imminent disintegration of society. General Chat remained much the same as ever, albeit possibly with a few extra “OMGWTF!!!???”s.
    Nothing has changed. :rofl:

    Planned moderator revolutions:
    As usual, a number of members spoke out against this change, with a few even going as far as to plan revolutions against the existing system. Mr White –author of the history above this- joined with yours truly in an uprising that was quickly ended, when Mr White was made a moderator. This state of affairs quickly ended when A read through White’s private messages, quite possibly finding several messages discussing a certain planned revolution. White was quickly demoted, and thus the circle of life completed.
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    Good lord, we definitely dodged a bullet.

    "Banaboo" :yucky:
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    It's also close to the courier site "banadoo.com" Coincidence?
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    Dark days, indeed.
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    It's a shame how we no longer do yearly site histories :o:
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    Hahahahaha
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    Horrid name
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    he sounds like a wasteman
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    A silent moment of thanks is in order, I think
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    It's a shame how we no longer do yearly site histories :o:
    :sadnod: We should try to get that going again, even if there's a bit of a gap.
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    (Original post by Illusionary)
    :sadnod: We should try to get that going again, even if there's a bit of a gap.
    :ditto:

    Do you know why it stopped? :curious:
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    :ditto:

    Do you know why it stopped? :curious:
    Lack of interest from members posting submission, then after a year or two without member interest the article-writing competition just wasn't run any longer.
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    Sounds like a peado's pornsite.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    It's a shame how
    we no longer do yearly site histories :o:
    I think you guys should try another one this year. Just to see if it works out. It should be at around the same time as the awards thing. More interest from people, probably.
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    (Original post by This Excellency)
    I think you guys should try another one this year. Just to see if it works out. It should be at around the same time as the awards thing. More interest from people, probably.
    I'd certainly be in favour :yep:
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    Booookaboooooo Baaaanaboooooo, a story a day or he just can't play for you... :flute:
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    It's a shame how we no longer do yearly site histories :o:
    I think it should be back, definitely. Resume it so people who use this site in 10 years can see what went on now.
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    (Original post by cpdavis)
    :ditto:

    Do you know why it stopped? :curious:
    (Original post by Illusionary)
    Lack of interest from members posting submission, then after a year or two without member interest the article-writing competition just wasn't run any longer.
    And those that did submit gave us entries we couldn't possibly use.

    (Original post by This Excellency)
    I think you guys should try another one this year. Just to see if it works out. It should be at around the same time as the awards thing. More interest from people, probably.
    Yes, it was traditionally run at the same time as the TSR awards
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    I think it should be back, definitely. Resume it so people who use this site in 10 years can see what went on now.
    Pretty sure we could also write a retrospective history for the past few years (as a summary rather than a detailed blow-by-blow account), there have certainly been a lot of changes: the new rep system, site updates, the 2011 riots, the hacking incident, etc.

    Now...who's up for putting in all the hard work?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Pretty sure we could also write a retrospective history for the past few years (as a summary rather than a detailed blow-by-blow account), there have certainly been a lot of changes: the new rep system, site updates, the 2011 riots, the hacking incident, etc.
    After all, nothing wrong with leaving a legacy.

    Now...who's up for putting in all the hard work?
 
 
 
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