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How should we name ores?

After contributors
3
8%
After the countries from where the contributors originate
0
No votes
After colors in Latin or Greek
11
28%
After shapes
0
No votes
After complex mathematical formulas
1
3%
I hate you Grant, and your damn poll
3
8%
After where they are found
3
8%
After the real-life ore
15
38%
After historical rulers
1
3%
Other (Please Explain)
2
5%
 
Total votes: 39
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Ores

Post by kr0n05931 » 17 Nov 2008, 03:59

Crush brought up an interesting topic in another post, he said that one user on the wiki said we should name ores after contributors. The only problem this has is as an open source project, we have many contributors come and go and "Bjornite, Eugenium, etc." all sound a bit odd. He also said that we should name them something else because people would come in saying "This doesn't correspond to how it is in real life...", So I propose that we name ores after their corresponding color in Latin. Viridin (Viridis [Green]), Rubrum (Rubra [Red]), Caerulite (Caerulea [Blue]), etc.

What are you thoughts on this?
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Re: Ores

Post by EJlol » 17 Nov 2008, 08:11

I want to vote "I hate you Grant, and your damn poll" and "After colors in Latin or Greek" :P . In the end I just voted for the colors though. The downside with custom names is that people have to "learn" what a weaker metal is, and what a stronger.
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Re: Ores

Post by kickinyourface » 17 Nov 2008, 14:26

i choosed the latin and greek colors too but i really want to know who the guy was which voted for "i hate you grant, and ur damn poll" :D
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Re: Ores

Post by yasha » 17 Nov 2008, 16:14

I really wanted to vote "I hate you Grant, and your damn poll", but the I couldn't select other option. I selected by place where they are found, so you'll instantly know if you have that one, and where to find them.
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Re: Ores

Post by EJlol » 17 Nov 2008, 20:03

and what if you can find the same ore at different places?
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Re: Ores

Post by yasha » 18 Nov 2008, 18:19

EJlol wrote:and what if you can find the same ore at different places?
Call it by more popular one, or by bigger area. Two same ores can't be found at different parts of the world.
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Re: Ores

Post by Rotonen » 18 Nov 2008, 21:00

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Re: Ores

Post by kr0n05931 » 19 Nov 2008, 01:21

Rotonen wrote:
http://www.rinkworks.com/namegen/ [Consitency Needed]
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