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Not that it matters, but what are pages called here?

 
Jimmie
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on 05/26/2011

We've got lenses, hubs, and now... what?

Wizzes? AJ called them that in a forum post.

Page seems a bit boring. What do we call our pages at Wizzley?

chefkeem
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on 05/26/2011

How about "wizzleys"?

Same as the authors.

Simple.

We are wizzleys who create wizzleys on wizzley.

Or, we call authors "wizzleyees". Nah.

Or, we call pages "wizzles" and authors "wizzies".

Possibilities abound.


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nightowl
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on 05/26/2011

Good question Jimmie. I am kinda partial to "wizzley" too, but it's still early in the game.

Hey! I've just created a new wizzley about "How to make..."

Or maybe wizzlet? wizzdom?


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chefkeem
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on 05/26/2011

Male author: wizzter

Female: wizztress

Sounds a little forced, tho.

 


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Jimmie
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on 05/26/2011

Yeesh. This thread is like a Dr. Seuss book. 

My tounge is twisted around!

I'm a wizard who writes wizzes at wizzley?

AJ
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on 05/27/2011

Must admit that I do like "Wizzes" but as with lenses, when writing for the wider community we still need to refer to them as pages or articles

makingamark
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on 05/27/2011

I must confess I like plain ordinary accessible names like "pages"! Laughing

That way I can tak to other people about them more easily.  I'd like to be able to talk about the content rather spend time discussing the funny name! 

I've never quite understood the way in which the content sites invent words for their products.  Serious question: Doesn't it make it more difficult for people to understand what they are about?

 


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Hans
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on 05/27/2011

I like wizzleys for the authors. Sounds like a big funny family... Maybe we are publishing wizzpages or wizzarticles?


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makingamark
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on 05/27/2011

Well I'm publishing pages! Smile

Seriously I spent years at Squidoo producing "sites" or "resources" or "websites" because nobody ever seemed to understand the word "lens" - so I just called them something else. 

I didn't have a problem with the concept oft he lens - however it just didn't translate to an accessible term understood by the man in the street (as in no explanation required - ever).   That'll be the one that hasn't quite got his head around what a blog is as yet!

I like the word pages so I'll stick with that.  If people want to call them something else that's fine so long as it's not a name which goes on all the pages.

I actually really liked the name of the german equivalent site PageWhizz - that sounds really good.

Except for one thing.  As I recall doesn't "wizz" translate into a word not used in polite company in the USA.  When I was visiting the US I used to say things like "I'll just wizz in this shop and..." and got met with startled faces and lots of giggles.

Then they explained to me what it means........

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wizz


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chefkeem
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on 05/27/2011

Katherine - authors may name their works anyway they want, of course.

I always thought that whiz (with an "h") means "pee". I pointed this out when I first met Simon and Hans. Close call, I thought.

In the end, it doesn't really matter, and when people talk...that's good.  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
makingamark
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on 05/27/2011

I was never quite sure which way it was spelt - I just used to say it and everybody used to giggle!

Mind you giggling is good too! Laughing




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Jimmie
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on 05/27/2011

Katherine,

The only thing is that it's a sort of shorthand among us writers. (Yes, with outsiders I don't use the terms hub & lens a lot.)

I can say, "I made a hub," and you know it's a page at Hubpages.

I can say, "I made a lens," and you know it's a page at Squidoo.

If we have no name, I have to say, "I made a page at Wizzley."

 

At any rate, they will probably organically become something. I like AJ's wizz.

chefkeem
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on 05/27/2011

Among us, I really like Jimmie's use of "wizzes" for pages, and "wizzleys" is cute for authors.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
nightowl
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on 05/27/2011

While the definitive nickname of our articles is still up in the air I'd like to suggest a name for a specific type of pages: The Quizzley

I'm currently working on a quizzley about Wizzley...

 


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chefkeem
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on 05/27/2011

Me, too, Anne! WOW - great minds....

Nah. Just kiddin'.

Ouuuh...you are so cle. ver.   


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ronpass
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on 05/27/2011

Good on you Anne!!


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on 05/28/2011

Not that this has anything to do with the topic but if there's a stone age, iron age etc. Will there be a "wizz age" some day? I mean there's pagewizz.com and now wizzley.com

Maybe we're Wizzarts (referring wizzard and art, 'coz it's both kinda magic moment for the author and art - well, writing is art.

And spam posts and spam articles could be named like "wizzfarts" - as fast as it's published it's banned - kinda magic, hm?


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lakeerieartists
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on 05/28/2011

Calling us wizards is not a bad idea.  :)  I am not real happy about calling the articles wizzes.


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chefkeem
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on 05/28/2011

Paula - I find wizards a bit overused. Re: wizzes - nothing is written in stone. Any suggestions?


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
KathyMcGraw
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on 05/28/2011

Please please tell me there won't be any "monsters" or trophies to go with the "funny" names.


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