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Opinion, please?

We're kind of juggling two terms right now. Both of them are a bit tongue-in-cheek, using slightly buzz-wordy internet/tech to describe something food-related, so a bit of low-key irony there. We'll probably go with one or the other of these, and I'm trying to build a case for one or the other. The basic concept is a restaurant/kitchen that purchases widely from around the city, and invites other people's creative contributions. The two terms we're throwing about are "Wiki Kitchen" and "Open Source Diner." Do either of those sound more useful as a concept phrase than the other? Of course I have opinions, but I'm trying to keep this paragraph opinion-free. Thanks for any input.


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May. 14th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
The second sounds much more appealing. Aside from the fact that 'wiki' just looks like an evil word for no reason I can think of, "open Source Dining" is more accessible to non-tech people, and just sounds... I dunno, friendlier.
May. 14th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Open Source Diner sounds more creative IMO. Mostly because Wiki has been done with almost everything. So that's the one I like more.
May. 14th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
To me, wiki kitchen sounds too much like myspace kitchen or something. You're making associations with another well-known entity, one a good number of people have mixed feelings about. Open Source is a lot more general and friendly, indeed, and can more easily apply to things that don't exist entirely on a webpage.
May. 14th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
#2 all the way. "Open Source Diner also brings in emphasis on "open", as in, welcoming, which is what you want. "Wiki Kitchen" seems sort of tiki-ish, in addition to other dubious associations mentioned above.
May. 15th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Just to reduce the standard deviation a bit more...

Open Source Diner. Wiki Kitchen, as said before, sounds a bit too gimmicky.
May. 15th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Too much of a naming conflict between "Wiki Kitchen" and Wiki Wiki. I'd be pissed if I went somewhere named "Open Source Diner" and wasn't allowed into the kitchen. How about just "Open Diner"?
May. 15th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
At first I liked Open Source but then a terrible idea occured to me: 'open source' sounds a lot like 'open sores.' It could get teased a lot on the playground with a name like that.
May. 15th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
I hadn't ever considered that :)
May. 15th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Open Source Diner
I prefer Open Source Diner because it implies eating whereas Kitchen implies only food storage or prep to me.

May. 19th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Open Source Diner
Jun. 1st, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
"Open Source Diner" all the way. "Wiki" is too faddish a word to use right now.
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