Release slogan SOP

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Wed Feb 24 21:18:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> 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.

Houston, we have a problem


Mission control, we have a release.

probably not good ideas. I like Rock it :).

Stephen J Smoogen.

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