The name of our chat room is currently just "Emacs". How should we name it?


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We could call it *scratch*, perhaps.

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    Or "Scratch Buffer". Sep 24, 2014 at 15:32
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    @FaheemMitha: I think legoscia was going for a pun: Chat is French for cat. Cats scratch.
    – Drew
    Sep 26, 2014 at 4:25
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    @Drew I suspect you're overthinking it. :-) Sep 26, 2014 at 8:07
  • This or @FaheemMitha's.
    – iKlsR
    Sep 27, 2014 at 15:33

*Messages*, obviously.

(Or *chat*, but it feels too redundant.)


M-x chat would be my suggestion. But something less obvious may be better...

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    +1 If the question is about what to put as the name of the link leading to it, then Chat is what people will look for and recognize. I guess the actual destination of that link could (also) have a cute, Emacs-specific name, but users should be able to look for "chat" and find that destination.
    – Drew
    Sep 27, 2014 at 16:18

chat-mode would be nice too, especially if we can throw it somewhere on the screen that looks like the modeline.


*scratch* is more of a hidden name, in my opinion. I missed it when I was looking for the Emacs chat room and I created another one. May I suggest changing it to something more obvious?

I think Wooble's idea of M-x chat is a good one.

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    This answer looks more like a comment to me, rather than an answer. Also, if you search for "Emacs" on chat.SE, it will still find the actual room because 'Emacs' is in the room description, as a part of the site link.
    – ProgramFOX
    May 15, 2015 at 15:29

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