Much as I'm not that keen on Divergent Universe, I can't for a moment see why it would appear to be an endorsement by BF. I suspect even amongst some BF fans, without Googling that they wouldn't know what it referenced, or thought in fact referenced something else.
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I disagree that using the name Divergent Universe would be seen as an endorsement by BF. No more than using the actual company name in the forum title would be.
Apologies if that came out wrong or offensive to anyone here or at Big Finish, it certainly wasn't my intention to start a argument, I probably could have phrased it a bit better (hence why I mostly lurk) I merely felt as it's an independent forum it would be better (i.m.o) to keep things simple and straight to the point, rather than reference the audios directly.
That's merely my point of view as a relative Newbie to Big Finish, and a only occasional poster, I'm sure some of the more active members have a better perspective on things and more of a stake in any potential changes to the forum, and I'm sorry once again if I've come across as trying to dictate things and/or offensive.
One of the benefits of DU (for me) is the idea of some artwork and branding; I've never grasped how we might represent the Not... option. Maybe somebody could illustrate, or would that option just go with some sort of artistic pattern?
I get the benefits... (shorter name, two initials, has an ironic applicability for the current situation), I just wish I liked the name better! lol. I will admit, I don't "love" NotTheBigFinishForum moniker either... but I like it better than DU for reasons I've stated in other threads here before.
In a way, my last-minute suggestion of "The Big UnFinished Audio Drama Forum" (which was too long, so shortened: "The Big UnFinished Forum"), might have been ideal, although I doubt it would have won any contest. I say ideal in that it doesn't contain the exact spelling of Big Finish, but conveys what we are.
Still, I don't think Big Finish really can object to either of our currently suggested titles.
I became pretty certain DU would win the vote a few days ago, but that didn't change my vote any!
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