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Should we rename the forum 'Art gallery'?

No, keep it 'Art Gallery'.
1 (20%)
Yes, change it to 'Media Gallery'.
2 (40%)
Yes, change it to 'Gallery'.
0 (0%)
Yes, change it to 'Art and Media Gallery'.
2 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Voting closed: March 17, 2011, 07:48:40 PM

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Offline VANGUARD

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Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« on: March 04, 2011, 02:25:10 PM »
I know I am stupid, maybe I'm the only one that sees this.

When I see "Art Gallery", I think of art. I see pictures, wallpaper, designs, such things like that, but not music.
I see there is music in the art gallery, and occasionally I tend to forget that's where to find music topics.

Would "media gallery" be better or not?

I'm only suggesting. no complaints. If you want it the same, that's fine, I'll just remember that's where the art and music is.

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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 03:14:24 PM »
Well, I think it's just a matter of how are you acustomed to say it.

Music is art, although not visual art, but auditive art.
It's not less or more art than any other arts (including also poetry, etc).

But I understand what you mean, and the common conception (or misconception?) of saying simply and colloquialy 'art' specifically to visual artistic stuff.

So you have a point there. Media gallery is not a bad name.
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 03:40:21 PM »
I used to joke that of the three major types of art (Music, writing, and visual art) the only one I couldn't do was "art".

More seriously, I think the word "media" has its own problems.

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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 07:37:57 PM »
I think when they started .com, they were thinking of art as in... um, pictures. But when people started doing music, it naturally went into the gallery.  And music certainly can be called art, except when I make it, of course. ;)
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011, 06:30:19 AM »
In terms of the definition of the word, I think "art" is more broad and inclusive than many of the possible alternatives, including "media," so I think it's okay as is. :)

That and the fact that changing the name would probably throw me for a loop for days on end, regardless of whether or not I knew it was coming. :P

And to be fair, the music hasn't ALWAYS ended up in the art gallery. It's kind of ended up all over the place. Another common spot is the Mess Hall. Art Gallery is just one of the more logical places to stick it, though, and seeing there's been a rise of musical endeavors as of late (more than in the past), it seems like there's an abundance of them.
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 09:22:35 AM »
thanks for the replies. media sounds nice, but maybe it does sound more music than art, then that wouldn't work.

its fine if it stays the same.
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011, 07:43:01 PM »
Well, to me media has just the opposite problem, sounds less like picture type art.  Again, the definition of media is not quite what I really think of as being media. I guess we could just drop art and call it The Gallery. But it has always been what it is and I really don't see a need to change.
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011, 07:43:28 PM »
Maybe we can compromise.

How about "Art Media" or "Media Art" or "Media and Art" ... or "Art and Media" ?

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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 07:45:12 PM »
Well if everybody thinks it needs to be changed, that might work.  But do we really need to change it?
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2011, 07:52:05 PM »
I (personally) am not worried about it and think the term "Gallery" suitable applies to "whatever our members wish to show ... and the forum admins approve of." (I threw in that disclaimer)

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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2011, 08:19:48 PM »
The same as Techpro. I'm not worried about it.
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011, 05:40:40 AM »
Ditto.
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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 04:00:34 PM »
I'm not either. It was only a suggestion, that's all.

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Re: Suggestion on renaming "art gallery"
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011, 07:54:22 PM »
Added poll.
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