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Science Advisor titles changed

  1. Mar 26, 2013 #1

    Dembadon

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    I'm not sure whether this happened during the upgrade or sometime before, but I noticed the SA titles have changed to "Sci Advisor." The new title feels more "popular" and "casual," and it's really bugging me for some reason. :frown:

    Perhaps I can start a poll in GD if this topic is debatable (reverting to original title or keeping it the same)?
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2013 #2

    mfb

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    It happened together with the layout change, to align the length with other data there. In addition, "Homework helper" is "HW helper" now.I would prefer the old name(s), too.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2013 #3

    micromass

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    As mfb pointed out, the name had to be shortened to align with the other data. I also prefer the older name, but I think it's not possible to keep the older name without the left column looking really ugly. We'll see what Greg says.

    A personal suggestion: maybe we could try to come up with different names for Homework Helper or Science Advisors? Names that sound good, but that also align with the other data? If we find a good alternative, then perhaps Greg is willing to change it?
     
  5. Mar 26, 2013 #4

    dx

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    I don't have any problem with the new names, but how about Helper and Advisor?
     
  6. Mar 26, 2013 #5

    AlephZero

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    Too vague, IMO. (And a cynic might deduce that "advisors" were not "helpful"!)

    If you formatted the SA and HH titles on two lines along side the "medal" graphic, there should be room for the full description without messing up the left column formatting.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2013 #6

    Borek

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    Perhaps they will fit without ribbons.

    Edit: no, Science Advisor could fit, but Homework helper is way too long.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2013 #7

    mfb

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    In two lines, they fit easily.

    If the first one fits, what about the second? At least with the normal font size, they are equal:
    Science Advisor
    Homework Help
     
  9. Mar 26, 2013 #8

    Borek

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    Checked - without ribbon, both fit, but it gets crowded.

    attachment.php?attachmentid=57133&d=1364317405.png

    Sigh, wrong picture, should be with capital H. But I am not going to correct it now.
     

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  10. Mar 26, 2013 #9

    mfb

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    Looks like "Homework Help" would fit in.

    Another option is to use the same width as the PF award images:

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  11. Mar 26, 2013 #10
    "Homework help" sounds/looks bad.

    Perhaps, "Homework Pro" or "Homework Dude" or "Homework, yes!"
     
  12. Mar 26, 2013 #11

    marcusl

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    To be consistent, Mentor should be shortened to Tor or Men.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2013 #12

    Ben Niehoff

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    Maybe "Homework Guide"? Doesn't sound as catchy, though.

    I see "Science Advisor" fits after all. But "Science Guy" is catchy. Like Bill Nye.
     
  14. Mar 26, 2013 #13

    micromass

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    I like Tor. Maybe admin's should be called Ext then??
     
  15. Mar 26, 2013 #14

    Dembadon

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    Nice, it fits! :!!)
     
  16. Mar 27, 2013 #15

    Curious3141

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    This is probably not the best time to bring this up, but "Gold Member" reminds me of Austin Powers, and that makes me giggle. :rofl:
     
  17. Mar 27, 2013 #16

    lisab

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    Definitely has a 007 ring to it :wink:.
     
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