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schweb
05-19-2011, 02:00 PM
Hey Mac-Forumers,
Our news bot needs a real name and this is your chance to help name it! This is part 1 of the contest where you can nominate a name for the bot. After nominations, we'll select four options that will be voted on by the community.

So be sure your name fits in our Community Guidelines and nominate an idea in this thread.

robduckyworth
05-19-2011, 02:07 PM
David "News Feed" Reed

MYmacROX
05-19-2011, 02:12 PM
Rosie the Robot News Bot. Or Rosie the News Bot Robot. :)

http://i798.photobucket.com/albums/yy263/Joelathon1/rosie.jpg

vansmith
05-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Android ;)

What about HAL?

RavingMac
05-19-2011, 02:38 PM
Mac the Bot

Ramimac1
05-19-2011, 02:40 PM
iBot News

Kevriano
05-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Basil....

triptolemus
05-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Newton

Deckyon
05-19-2011, 03:57 PM
RoSS Feeder

cwa107
05-19-2011, 04:09 PM
GlaDOS, as in, the deranged AI in Portal 1/2 :D

TattooedMac
05-19-2011, 04:30 PM
Havnt we got a short list of some kind ??

This is too hard lol


Isaac

dtravis7
05-19-2011, 04:46 PM
Here is everything so far.

David "News Feed" Reed
Rosie the Robot News Bot. Or Rosie the News Bot Robot
Android
Hal
Mac the Bot
iBot News
Basil
Newton
RoSS Feeder
GlaDOS, as in, the deranged AI in Portal 1/2
Skynet
Johnny5 from short circuit
Keith
Steve, in honor of Mr. Jobs
Brianna
Max Headline
Mac's Headline
R2D2? Or 3CPO
Beryl Bot
AWESOM-O 4000
Botnet
Cylon
Elvis
MacBot
Optimus
Optimus Macsimus
Mac's Headline
Bryan the newsbot
Newsbee
Newsbie
Jabba the Hut
Count Chocula
Grimace
Rupert Newsbot
Mr. Murdoch
Emperor Palpatine
Gary Gnus
The Grapevine
Darth Mac iBot
ScuttleBot
Buzz Lightyear
The iSmurf news bot
Isaac
Whistling Dixie
News-Bot
Waltzing Matilda
Oprah
Ron Burgundy
Macinfobot
XTNews
the9thark ???

CrimsonRequiem
05-19-2011, 04:53 PM
Skynet. :P

dtravis7
05-19-2011, 04:54 PM
I also like iBot in honor of Apples i! :D

I will try and keep that post with all the choices updated.

MYmacROX
05-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Skynet. :P

Funny!



I also like iBot in honor of Apples i!

I'm actually kinda tired of the whole "i" this and "i" that. Everyone is doing it.
I don't know, it's just getting old IMHO. That's all. :)

dtravis7
05-19-2011, 05:01 PM
I know but i always cracks me up. ithis and ithat! It's supposed to stand for Internet I guess. :D

How about MAC in honor of all who capitalize the whole acronym like in MAC address? :D

Ramimac1
05-19-2011, 05:24 PM
Johnny5 from short circuit :)

Command Alt Ego
05-19-2011, 05:51 PM
Keith

RavingMac
05-19-2011, 05:55 PM
How about Steve, in honor of Mr. Jobs?

BrianLachoreVPI
05-19-2011, 06:24 PM
LOL - so far I don't see a common name yet...

I still can't move past Brianna personally :) Although I kind of like Skynet as well... AWESOM-O 4000?

indychris
05-19-2011, 06:34 PM
With a little retro honor, I introduce Max Headline.

http://www.indy-archer.com/forums/mac-forums/max-headline.jpg

RavingMac
05-19-2011, 06:40 PM
With a little retro honor, I introduce Max Headline.

http://www.indy-archer.com/forums/mac-forums/max-headline.jpg

How about Mac's Headline?

Chris H.
05-19-2011, 06:47 PM
R2D2? Or 3CPO? *Star Wars nut*

harryb2448
05-19-2011, 06:50 PM
Plain old Beryl Bot!

vansmith
05-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Haha, you can take "Android" off the list unless the community here loves incongruity.

Stretch
05-19-2011, 07:57 PM
I like the Newton suggestion.

Botnet or Cylon are my suggestions.

Netty4mac
05-19-2011, 08:00 PM
Elvis ;)

cwa107
05-19-2011, 08:07 PM
I also like iBot in honor of Apples i! :D

I will try and keep that post with all the choices updated.

I'll second iBot.

McYukon
05-19-2011, 08:53 PM
I third the iBot, just make sure Kash has all the legalities of the lowercase i checked out :P

BrianLachoreVPI
05-19-2011, 11:20 PM
iBot seems almost too - predictable?

iBOT

http://www.gizmodo.com/images/ibot.gif

Gary Gnus? No gnus is good gnus...as long as we're on an 80's kick ;)

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhelnnkFCU1qzr8nao1_400.jpg

vansmith
05-19-2011, 11:39 PM
Optimus because who doesn't love a robot that's also a truck?

MacLicious
05-20-2011, 12:23 AM
What about MacBot? Kinda sounds theatrical, like MacBeth....Ok well maybe not theatrical. But good for MacForums, MacBot. Took 2 people's good ideas and melded into 1.

RustProofCorn
05-20-2011, 12:27 AM
I for one love the name Android because it hilarious. But how about Elppa kinda sounds like a name when u say it out loud.

Boosted_Brian
05-20-2011, 12:35 AM
MAC... Macintosh Announcement Center.

Lifeisabeach
05-20-2011, 01:45 AM
What, no one has suggested Bender yet?

Howsabout a name that has a double-meaning as an acronym? I'm wholly uncreative in this respect but for example:

Ah never mind. Boosted has made my point already.

6string
05-20-2011, 01:48 AM
Optimus because who doesn't love a robot that's also a truck?
Optimus Macsimus?

indychris
05-20-2011, 02:25 AM
How about Mac's Headline?

That's what I was trying to get at, but it's probably not that clear. Mac's Headline. http://forums.mathewsinc.com/images/smiles/icon_smile_thumbup.gif

http://www.indy-archer.com/forums/mac-forums/macs-headline2.jpg

Aptmunich
05-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Bryan the newsbot.

dtravis7
05-20-2011, 08:46 AM
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. I have them all on a list on the first page of this thread. If anything is missing let me know.

Markuse
05-20-2011, 09:28 AM
How about "Newsbie" or "Newsbee"?

MYmacROX
05-20-2011, 12:23 PM
R2D2? Or 3CPO? *Star Wars nut*

Star Wars nut, eh? Hmm, because you know it's actually C3PO, not 3CPO. :Smirk:

Lifeisabeach
05-20-2011, 12:49 PM
Star Wars nut, eh? Hmm, because you know it's actually C3PO, not 3CPO. :Smirk:

*ahem* It's "C-3PO". And "R2-D2".

schweb
05-20-2011, 12:55 PM
I think we're about to have a Star Wars nerdfest throw down :P

vansmith
05-20-2011, 12:55 PM
Bryan the newsbot.That is a fantastic name. I think we should go with that one. In fact, why are we even having this debate anymore? ;)

schweb
05-20-2011, 12:56 PM
Jabba the Hut

iWhat
05-20-2011, 01:36 PM
That is a fantastic name. I think we should go with that one. In fact, why are we even having this debate anymore? ;)

I protest. Justin should be replaced with Bryan, obviously!

BrianLachoreVPI
05-20-2011, 01:41 PM
I protest. Justin should be replaced with Bryan, obviously!

:Angry:

vansmith
05-20-2011, 01:56 PM
I protest. Justin should be replaced with Bryan, obviously!Do you mean "Bryan should be replaced with Justin"? If not, thanks for supporting a great name! :P

iWhat
05-20-2011, 02:04 PM
Do you mean "Bryan should be replaced with Justin"? If not, thanks for supporting a great name! :P

Someone used their telekinesis on my keyboard, and it came out wrong. Ugh, I lose.

schweb
05-20-2011, 02:59 PM
Count Chocula
Grimace

Aptmunich
05-20-2011, 03:35 PM
Rupert Newsbot

McBie
05-20-2011, 03:48 PM
Rupert Newsbot

This is the one, I think we have the answer ....

or ... what about Mr. Murdoch ?

Cheers ... McBie

schweb
05-20-2011, 03:53 PM
This is the one, I think we have the answer ....

or ... what about Mr. Murdoch ?

Cheers ... McBie

Why not just use his real name, Emperor Palpatine?

BrianLachoreVPI
05-20-2011, 04:00 PM
I still don't see Gary Gnus on that list - makes for a good avatar too :)

McBie
05-20-2011, 04:02 PM
The Grapevine.

Cheers ... McBie

RavingMac
05-20-2011, 04:06 PM
Why not just use his real name, Emperor Palpatine?

For that matter his chief henchman, Darth

We could even call him Darth Mac iBot

BrianLachoreVPI
05-20-2011, 04:06 PM
How about ScuttleBot - a play on this term Scuttlebutt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuttlebutt) . In the military the day's news, gossip, rumors etc...is referred to as Scuttlebutt

schweb
05-20-2011, 04:07 PM
Buzz Lightyear

McYukon
05-20-2011, 05:06 PM
Is this still going?

The iSmurf news bot!

dtravis7
05-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Yes, still going. Keep the suggestions coming! :D

Again I have tried to update that master list I started on the 1st page. If anything is missing, do let me know.

schweb
05-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Probably keep this open through the weekend at least, don't want to rush creativity. :)

TattooedMac
05-20-2011, 05:20 PM
If anything is missing, do let me know.

Uh Hummm O:) Whistling Dixie






Isaac

dtravis7
05-20-2011, 05:24 PM
Uh Hummm O:) Whistling Dixie

Opps on Isaac. Was Whistling Dixie another suggestion?

:D

Tryx
05-20-2011, 10:57 PM
News-Bot

Chris H.
05-20-2011, 11:49 PM
Just hit me that it isn't 3CPO, it's C-3PO. *headsmack*



*ahem* It's "C-3PO". And "R2-D2".


Star Wars nut, eh? Hmm, because you know it's actually C3PO, not 3CPO. :Smirk:


And it's been awhile since I saw Star Wars. ;P

McBie
05-21-2011, 09:55 AM
Waltzing Matilda

Now go and find an avatar :)

Cheers ... McBie

McBie
05-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Oprah

Not related to my previous suggestion -_-

Cheers ... McBie

schweb
05-21-2011, 10:24 AM
Oprah, she does talk a lot.

RavingMac
05-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Oprah, she does talk a lot.

And now that she's closed down her show she'll need a new gig. ;)

McBie
05-21-2011, 10:47 AM
And now that she's closed down her show she'll need a new gig. ;)

Exactly, It is all part of a great master plan -_-

Cheers ... McBie

TattooedMac
05-21-2011, 05:50 PM
Was Whistling Dixie another suggestion?

:D

nah, i don't think it would cut it in that list........

Langstrump
05-21-2011, 10:12 PM
the9thark

TattooedMac
05-21-2011, 10:23 PM
the9thark

LMFAO now that has just made my day :P

dtravis7
05-21-2011, 11:05 PM
I would put that in the list but due to forum rules, I better not. :D

Lifeisabeach
05-22-2011, 12:14 AM
the9thark

That reminds me… just what were the 1st through 7th arks anyway?

RustProofCorn
05-22-2011, 03:29 AM
Ron Burgundy

schweb
05-22-2011, 07:56 AM
Ron Burgundy

That's good.

Kevriano
05-22-2011, 08:01 AM
Ron Burgundy

Think we may have a winner right there. Classic.

cwa107
05-22-2011, 10:16 AM
Think we may have a winner right there. Classic.

Agreed! Perfect avatar too:

Langstrump
05-22-2011, 10:42 AM
I would put that in the list but due to forum rules, I better not. :D

Aww! I thought it was a good one. May I ask why it is against the rules? I read them through. Couldn't find what I needed.

Lifeisabeach
05-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Morbo.

Can't get enough Futurama: Character Bios: Morbo (http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/CharacterBios/morbo.dhtml)

cwa107
05-22-2011, 10:50 AM
Morbo.

Can't get enough Futurama: Character Bios: Morbo (http://www.gotfuturama.com/Information/CharacterBios/morbo.dhtml)

Believe it or not, Morbo is (or was) actually a forum member. He had the avatar and was in character too. Haven't seen him around in ages, but it was pretty funny back in the day.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/m0rb0.html

iWhat
05-22-2011, 11:01 AM
Believe it or not, Morbo is (or was) actually a forum member. He had the avatar and was in character too. Haven't seen him around in ages, but it was pretty funny back in the day.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/m0rb0.html

I think he had a crush on me. Once he knew I had a goat, the rest was history.

Lifeisabeach
05-22-2011, 11:16 AM
Believe it or not, Morbo is (or was) actually a forum member. He had the avatar and was in character too. Haven't seen him around in ages, but it was pretty funny back in the day.

http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/members/m0rb0.html

Hah! I wish I was better at role-playing like that.

I've actually just recently stopped waffling and picked up the Futurama DVDs and am getting caught up finally. I've seen most of the original episodes, but still missed one here and there. I wish they'd remaster the series on Blu-Ray though. The DVDs are riddled with telecining and combing artifacts, though I've made rips that alleviates that for the most part.

Moss
05-22-2011, 11:59 AM
I could get behind Ron Burgundy. Hilarious movie!

MYmacROX
05-22-2011, 02:05 PM
Hah! I wish I was better at role-playing like that.

I've actually just recently stopped waffling and picked up the Futurama DVDs and am getting caught up finally. I've seen most of the original episodes, but still missed one here and there. I wish they'd remaster the series on Blu-Ray though. The DVDs are riddled with telecining and combing artifacts, though I've made rips that alleviates that for the most part.

I'm in the process of watching them all through Netflix on my TV. They're in the instant que, so whenever I'm bored I'll sit down and watch a few episodes of Futurama. I love it!

Stretch
05-22-2011, 02:48 PM
Ron Burgandy is an awesome choice!

Gandalph
05-23-2011, 06:45 PM
How about 'Macinfobot".

osxx
05-23-2011, 11:09 PM
XTNews

robduckyworth
05-24-2011, 07:38 AM
I still like "the9thark" :P

schweb
05-24-2011, 08:02 AM
Thanks everyone. Poll will be up in the next few days!

avin7000
05-24-2011, 11:24 AM
I vote for iBot :)

Pat Mac
05-24-2011, 11:18 PM
I like MacinNews Bot ;P

Chris H.
05-26-2011, 11:52 PM
Despite my erroneous naming earlier, I think it should be iBot as well.

Or iNews

Buzzard2010
05-30-2011, 06:04 PM
For those of you who have been a part of a different debate, I vote for Brian or Bryan or Bryon! ;)

- Simon

Chris H.
07-04-2011, 10:50 PM
Have we given up here or are we waiting for part two? :D



I still say iBot. :P

schweb
07-05-2011, 09:44 AM
Have we given up here or are we waiting for part two? :D



I still say iBot. :P

Nope this is coming, we got a little side-tracked with the MoTM poll in the middle, you'll find this poll coming later this week!

harryb2448
07-05-2011, 07:13 PM
No Beryl no vote alas!

Sonicjet
07-07-2011, 11:24 PM
What about the Johnny Ive approved Eve from Wall-E?

quin
07-16-2011, 06:55 PM
Roscoe. After Edward R. Murrow because you have to have integrity when it comes to news. Not like Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. Right?

6string
07-16-2011, 07:55 PM
Why haven't we got MacDaddy yet?

TattooedMac
07-16-2011, 08:09 PM
Why havnt we got a poll yet ??

dtravis7
07-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Why havnt we got a poll yet ??

Because LION was delayed? :D Grin.


Not sure.

robduckyworth
07-17-2011, 06:56 PM
The News Bot hacked my answering machine yesterday and deleted my messages.

I think we should call him Murdoch.

vansmith
07-17-2011, 06:57 PM
PoutineBot. Why? Perhaps the better question is why not? ;)

BrianLachoreVPI
07-17-2011, 07:28 PM
PoutineBot. Why? Perhaps the better question is why not? ;)

The avatar would be revolting...almost as bad as Rob's...That's why not :D