Follow

If anyone ever wondered what i'm up to in my spare time when not working on @prismo (i doubt anyone did but still i think this one is pretty neat) - i'm working on a clone!

Any ideas for a good name?

@mbajur I was going to say "fumblr" but maybe that's not a great name ...

Many sites seem to go with animal noise names (toots, tweets), maybe "Barkr"?

@Rai barkr sounds kinda aggressive but you're a second person who said "fumblr" :)

@mbajur Haha, mushing words together is just too easy! Maybe Fedblr instead of fumblr. Or Woofr instead of barkr!

@switchingsocial @Rai oh Yes dogs are the Best. Anyway, does fumblr sounds like being related to some real word? Or is that just tumbr spelled phonetically?

@mbajur @Rai

Fumble is a real word in English, it means "to touch nervously" or to mess up touching something (they often use it if someone drops the ball in sport).

@mbajur @switchingsocial Yep, particularly in american football, a "fumble" is to drop the ball, I think, so it has a negative context

@Rai @switchingsocial damn, why several independent people came up with it then :D

@mbajur @Rai

Maybe because it just sounds like Tumblr? But words that sound like Tumblr might cause legal problems? :/

@switchingsocial @Rai True that. That might be another deal breaker for fumblr.

@mbajur

@prismo

What would a federated tumblr clone mean? Sorry for being confused.

@Salixj

It would mean a site that looks like Tumblr (social blogging) but has a structure like Mastodon (lots of independent servers talking to each other to form a single big network).

@switchingsocial
That sounds fantastic. I wish you tons of success. Have you figured out a name yet?

@mbajur
Just make it friendly and anti-bully.

About the name, how about Stumbl? :blobsmilesweat:
@prismo

@mbajur @prismo backflip, pommel horse, trampoline, parkour, cartwheel, handstand, roundoff, somersault.

@mbajur @prismo

Splinters (decentralized parts of a larger part, as well as a knock at how policy split apart its community)

@mbajur

I'd suggest _not_ mimicking Tumblr in some way. I used to cringe when I saw things like 'quitter' but at least that was just an instance name. So someone's instance could be called fumblr or whatever, but doesn't seem right for the platform.

Tumblelogs were a thing before Tumblr became synonymous with them.

@mbajur maybe something around the world 'cascade'?

@mbajur
You could use the word toot for the wordblending instead of federal, I imaigne tooblr doesn't mean anything. (I like that it ends with blr, because of the linguistic pattern of naming birdblr, bookblr, studblry, any kind of blogging).

@mbajur @prismo wouldn't it be good to join @PixelFed instead - this seems quite advanced already?

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon

Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!