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Re: Site mirror domain name: let’s find something easier

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:31:27 -0400
Message-ID: <53F3EC5F.7040305@w3.org>
To: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
CC: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hey–

I agree with all the reasoning above.

I don't think brevity is important, since this isn't a URL we're going 
to be promoting. Clarity is far more important.

I vote for webplatformstage.org, which seems to be the most 
straightforward URL, the easiest to understand at first glance, the 
easiest to refer to, and the easiest to convert URLs to (e.g. "just add 
'stage' to the end of WebPlatform to get the staging server URL").

On the down side, we may get confused with a theatrical production site, 
but that's a low risk. :P

Regards-
-Doug

On 8/19/14 7:54 PM, Jen Simmons wrote:
> I think it's a great idea to change this URL to something easily
> pronounceable, especially since this group has so many new people all
> the time, and does so much of it's organizing on conference calls.
>
> I agree with Eliot. Let's make this easy to say, and easy to understand
> from what's said. webplatformstg.org <http://webplatformstg.org> is
> still extra hard "Web platform stage dot org, but stage is 'stg' not
> stage". Sure 'stg' is three letters shorter, but constantly telling
> people how to mis-spell it is many words longer.
>
> webplatformstage.org <http://webplatformstage.org>
> or
> stagingwebplatform.org <http://stagingwebplatform.org>
> or stage-webplatform.org <http://stage-webplatform.org>
>
> All of these would be a great improvement over mroftalpbew.
>
> Jen Simmons
> designer, consultant and speaker
> host of The Web Ahead
> jensimmons.com <http://jensimmons.com>
> 5by5.tv/webahead <http://5by5.tv/webahead>
> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com
> <mailto:Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>> wrote:
>
>      >Proposal:
>
>      >I’d like to suggest webplatformstg.org <http://webplatformstg.org>
>     and we refer to it as "staging".
>
>     Slight modification on my part:
>
>     I’d like to suggest webplatformstage.org
>     <http://webplatformstage.org> and we refer to it as "stage".
>
>     If we say "stage," it makes sense to me to spell, "stage". All other
>     logic still applies.
>
>     My 2 cents,
>
>     Eliot
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Renoir Boulanger [mailto:renoir@w3.org <mailto:renoir@w3.org>]
>     Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:51 PM
>     To: List WebPlatform public
>     Subject: Site mirror domain name: let’s find something easier
>
>     Hi folks!
>
>     After a talk with Doug, about the strange domain name I created is a
>     pain to pronounce "Mrof Talp Bew".
>
>     We are calling for a vote to get a better name. Please tell us what
>     you think we should use?
>
>     I’d like to remind the reason we need this:
>
>     * Serve the same sub-domains as in production (e.g.
>     docs.webplatform.org <http://docs.webplatform.org>
>     docs.CHOSENNAME.FOO) but, under a completeley separate set of
>     servers (database, mail, web, cache, etc).
>     * Stage server and code changes before touching the live deployment
>
>
>     Proposal:
>
>     I’d like to suggest webplatformstg.org <http://webplatformstg.org>
>     and we refer to it as "staging".
>
>     The benefit of that name is that I could simplify code to a regular
>     expression.
>
>          /(docs|blog|stats|www)?\.?webplatform(stg)?\.org/g
>
>     Would match in code both webplatform.org <http://webplatform.org>
>     AND webplatformstg.org <http://webplatformstg.org> but also other
>     cases such as docs.webplatform.org <http://docs.webplatform.org> and
>     docs.webplatformstg.org <http://docs.webplatformstg.org>.
>
>     Opinion?
>
>     --
>     Regards,
>
>     Renoir Boulanger  |  Developer operations engineer W3C  |  Web
>     Platform Project
>
>     http://w3.org/people/#renoirbhttps://renoirboulanger.com/  ✪
>     @renoirb ~
>
>
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