Release slogan SOP

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Wed Feb 24 20:33:51 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 06:44:19AM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:43 AM, Paul Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:32 AM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> >> I did a bit of work on the [[Release slogan SOP]] page, including
> >> adding some automagic links that will update with each release.
> >>
> >> I also created a {{Slogan}} template (at [[Template:Slogan]] maybe
> >> obviously) that we'll be able to use for F14 and future releases.
> >>
> >> My remaining tasks are to help flesh out the rest of the SOP, and
> >> remove the ideas area entirely, replacing it with the instructions for
> >> creating a new [[F<#> release slogan]] page, which is very short and
> >> simple.
> >
> > I believe this work is done -- please review the content and feel free
> > to edit if you find anything amiss.
> After looking over some of the submissions thus far (they're already
> coming in!) - do we need to add something about "Things that are
> direct quotes / references to TV shows, movies, etc are likely to not
> pass legal review"? (I'm assuming this is the case.)
> We have a lot of sci-fi quotes going on.
> Of course, if that's entirely okay, I may be adding in "So say we
> all," "And we have a plan," etc. :D

Quotables are *very* low on the scale of actual copyright infringement
risk.  That doesn't mean they make good slogans -- they usually don't
-- just that the primary problem isn't a legal risk.

/me thumbs down on most of those just for aesthetic reasons.

My personal front-runners, the ones I love best so far:

* "Rock it."  I mean, what can I possibly add to that?  The pun is
  really tightly coupled to English, but even losing that in
  translation, the sentiment is awesome.

* "Lift off."  Great mental image that's a pefect fit for the release
  name and art.

* Someone suggested "Launch yourself," which is a bit cumbersome, but
  "Launch" might be good.

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