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What should Keyhotee be re-branded as?

BitMail (BitMail ID)
8 (8.7%)
BitKey (BitKey ID)
25 (27.2%)
KeyMail (Key ID)
15 (16.3%)
Leave it alone!
38 (41.3%)
Something else.
6 (6.5%)

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Offline onceuponatime

Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2014, 10:20:22 pm »
I agree that the branding should have "bit" in it (as in bitShares, bitMem bitMusic, etc.) in order to retain the family of products feeling.

I hope suggestions will continue to be submitted as I don't feel that "just right" name perfection yet.

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2014, 10:29:51 pm »
That's not a fair poll. You should include Keyhotee as an option too

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2014, 10:46:37 pm »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.

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Re: Keyhotee - Rebranding
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 10:52:05 pm »
BitKey is interesting; a great allegory for unlocking access to a secure space:

Keyhotee ----> BitKey

Keyhotee ID ----> BitKey ID.


I think KeyMail and KeyID are catchy:

Keyhotee ----> KeyMail

Keyhotee ID ----> KeyID


That said, my vote still runs with bit-something. There is just too much momentum/value in attaching to the bit-space.

I like BitKey with BitKey ID, BitKey Mail, etc.

I Also thought of:

KeySet could contain KeyID, KeyMail, etc.

or

BitSet with BitID, BitMail, etc.

or

AngelSet with AngelID, AngelMail, etc.

or

BitAngel with BitID, BitMail, etc. (if "Bitangel" doesn't collide with "Bitangels")
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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 10:52:18 pm »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.

+5% agree with the beauty of the name!

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2014, 10:53:50 pm »
We have some flexibility to keep that meaning and increase clarity.  Currently the protocol, the network, and the application are all called Keyhotee.  We could keep Keyhotee as a name for the initial application, and name the network and protocol BitShares ID for consistency.

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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2014, 10:58:18 pm »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.


"Treat Keyhotee as a code-name"  Keyhotee is a great project title, but not an optimal theme fit with the rest of the brand in order to harvest the benefits of name recognition, etc.

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 10:58:27 pm »
We have some flexibility to keep that meaning and increase clarity.  Currently the protocol, the network, and the application are all called Keyhotee.  We could keep Keyhotee as a name for the initial application, and name the network and protocol BitShares ID for consistency.

But the bitshares brand stands for crypto equities... keyhotee is nothing like that. I find it fine when the difference to bitsahres is also visible in the name.
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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2014, 10:59:57 pm »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.

OK. How about DonKeyBit?
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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2014, 11:03:42 pm »
That's not a fair poll. You should include Keyhotee as an option too
+1 Agree

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2014, 11:08:18 pm »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.

I would never have associated honor and courage with Quixote, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. I've always understood Don Quixote as a sad, silly man who couldn't tell what really mattered in life. Googling "quixotic" gives me this definition as result #1: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." That's what you want to say about one of your most powerful products? :)

While I'm throwing my cents around, I'd vote against "BitKey" because people won't pronounce the "T" and it will sound like "bikky." Nothing wrong with that per se, it's just that people will be hearing a new word they don't know and it will add an un-necessary level of confusion.

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2014, 11:18:33 pm »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.

I would never have associated honor and courage with Quixote, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. I've always understood Don Quixote as a sad, silly man who couldn't tell what really mattered in life. Googling "quixotic" gives me this definition as result #1: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." That's what you want to say about one of your most powerful products? :)

While I'm throwing my cents around, I'd vote against "BitKey" because people won't pronounce the "T" and it will sound like "bikky." Nothing wrong with that per se, it's just that people will be hearing a new word they don't know and it will add an un-necessary level of confusion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote

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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2014, 11:29:50 pm »
Not having "bit" in the brand sets you apart. Bit is used inflationary by now.
Key-hotee = (Don) Quichotte. I love that :)

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2014, 12:10:41 am »
There are a lot of great ideas here that have great merit.

I would hate to lose the subtle deeper meanings behind the choice of Don Quixote as a hero for whom honor and courage outweighed the inherent dangers of the quest.

I would never have associated honor and courage with Quixote, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this. I've always understood Don Quixote as a sad, silly man who couldn't tell what really mattered in life. Googling "quixotic" gives me this definition as result #1: "exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical." That's what you want to say about one of your most powerful products? :)

While I'm throwing my cents around, I'd vote against "BitKey" because people won't pronounce the "T" and it will sound like "bikky." Nothing wrong with that per se, it's just that people will be hearing a new word they don't know and it will add an un-necessary level of confusion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote

Hmmm... I'm getting the sense that anti-Quixote sentiments may not be popular here. :) I read the article and Quixote still seems pretty absurd in his out-of-touchness. It still strikes me as a very strange brand association. But maybe it's just me...

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Re: Keyhotee Rebranding - BitMail / BitKey / KeyMail / KeyID
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2014, 01:04:21 am »
I don't think Cervantes ever wrote them, but the words of Don Quixote from the musical Man of La Mancha capture the spirit of great undertakings against impossible odds for the best of reasons:

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause

And I know if I'll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I'm laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.

The fact that Don Quixote was tragically ill-equipped for his self-appointed task makes his heroic spirit all the more impressive.

There are those who may correctly conclude that we are but tragic fools for undertaking our Quest.
That does not deter us.  Most people believe that the dragons of our day are merely windmills.

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