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Old April 18th, 2011 (2:01 PM).
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Or Japanese Culture & Media, if you like?

A few reasons:
The description says "all things Japan", and there exist threads like this occasionally; such a rename would undiscourage them if they do indeed belong there.
Consistency: Other Entertainment was renamed similarly. Maybe variation is what you're after though, I don't presume to know.

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Old April 18th, 2011 (2:06 PM).
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Could swear we talked about this once. Hm. I'm game for it. It includes all aspects of Japan, and like you said, it is for all discussions about Japan. Sounds good to me. :)
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Old April 18th, 2011 (2:08 PM).
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I agree. See no reason why this shouldn't be changed. Just makes it broader.

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Old April 18th, 2011 (2:08 PM).
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"Welcome to the land of the Rising Sun! This area is for discussion on all things Japan, non-Pokémon anime and manga, Japanese music, movies and more."

That bolded part leads me to believe you can talk about anything in the forum. Rather than go for consistency and limit the possible discussions that are posted, why not name it Japanese Discussions instead?

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Old April 18th, 2011 (2:16 PM).
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Except "Culture & Media" isn't the best name you could dig out of the barrel and consistency in the naming would look stupid. So "Japanese Culture & Media"? Would look ugly and unnecessary.

As silly as the "Other" in all the other non-Pokémon forums.
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Old April 19th, 2011 (12:04 PM).
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Except "Culture & Media" isn't the best name you could dig out of the barrel
Probably not... I think Patchisou Yutohru just did better with Japanese Discussions.

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consistency in the naming would look stupid.
Is this your subjection or the majority opinion of the higher staff (assuming you alone aren't responsible for forum naming)?

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Why then was the change to Other Entertainment felt necessary?
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Old April 19th, 2011 (12:50 PM).
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"Welcome to the land of the Rising Sun! This area is for discussion on all things Japan, non-Pokémon anime and manga, Japanese music, movies and more."

That bolded part leads me to believe you can talk about anything in the forum. Rather than go for consistency and limit the possible discussions that are posted, why not name it Japanese Discussions instead?
I think this is the best solution. It implies more discussion than Japanese Culture & Media and Japanese Entertainment.
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Old April 19th, 2011 (12:54 PM). Edited April 19th, 2011 by Patchisou Yutohru.
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Is this your subjection or the majority opinion of the higher staff (assuming you alone aren't responsible for forum naming)?
Anything a staff member says in threads like this should be viewed as their impressions, unless stated otherwise.

Though, I personally agree with him in the consistency statement.
I'd rather forum names be unique than to be modeled after similar ones.

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Old April 19th, 2011 (1:05 PM).
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'Japanese Discussions' kinda made me laugh, I'm not gonna lie.. xD; can't quite pin-point the reason why, but.. I'd sooner leave the name as-is then vote Yes to changing it to that (Sorry, Nick!). Though, with 'Entertainment' in the title, it makes it seem like the discussions in there are meant to cover only media, not the culture or the language. If that's allowed, then the title and the description do seem to clash.

I dunno.. I like the idea of re-naming Japanese Culture & Media, but it also works to just leave it be IMO.




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Old April 19th, 2011 (1:34 PM).
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Japanese Discussions just makes it sound like it's a non-English forum. :( I prefer it the way it is.
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Would just Land of the Rising Sun not fit with the general consensus that the forum is about all things Japan? Or does it have to have Japan in the title to avoid potential confusion?
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How about either Japanese Cultural Discussions or Japanese Culture & Entertainment?

Just my two cents. Though both titles are kinda a mouthful, and might not properly convey what the area is about. :x

That's if it gets decided it really does need to be changed.

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Old April 19th, 2011 (2:01 PM).
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Would just Land of the Rising Sun not fit with the general consensus that the forum is about all things Japan? Or does it have to have Japan in the title to avoid potential confusion?
I prefer this to anything. I was thinking of that, but then I second guessed myself, because then that would really... be the only creative name on the forum.

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Old April 20th, 2011 (12:47 PM).
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Personally, I'd like for the forum to be more inclusive of all things Japan (and even outside of Japan if possible since, for instance, it would seem weird to talk about Korean movies in OE when they're more related to Japan than other places... but I digress). Land of the Rising Sun seems... I dunno... cheesy. Not that I have a better idea, but I don't mind the current name if the content isn't going to change.
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How about either Japanese Cultural Discussions or Japanese Culture & Entertainment?

Just my two cents. Though both titles are kinda a mouthful, and might not properly convey what the area is about. :x

That's if it gets decided it really does need to be changed.
I don't mind the current name...Japanese Cultural Discussions would work well too, IMO. So would Land of The Rising Sun.

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Personally, I'd like for the forum to be more inclusive of all things Japan (and even outside of Japan if possible since, for instance, it would seem weird to talk about Korean movies in OE when they're more related to Japan than other places... but I digress). Land of the Rising Sun seems... I dunno... cheesy. Not that I have a better idea, but I don't mind the current name if the content isn't going to change.
You have a point; I've seen Korean entertainment occasionally discussed in conversations pertaining to Japanese entertainment a few times. Maybe Oriental Cultural Discussion would work to be more inclusive...?
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Old April 20th, 2011 (1:24 PM).
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I agree with Patchisou Yotohru's comment above, some individuality and creativity amongst the individual forums should be encouraged. As for the name, Japanese entertainment does work, but seeing as the forum is about all things japan, the name should reflect that. There's more involved that just simply "entertainment" I like Japanese Culture, Japanese Cultural Discussions, or Japanese Discussions, but let's grab a thesaurus and look some other possibilities up before we judge.
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Old April 20th, 2011 (3:01 PM).
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You have a point; I've seen Korean entertainment occasionally discussed in conversations pertaining to Japanese entertainment a few times. Maybe Oriental Cultural Discussion would work to be more inclusive...? >_>
Oriental is an offensive term due to negative connotations of the past. I'd prefer not to have that anywhere on the forums.

That being said, after rethinking it, I'd prefer to keep it as is.

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Old April 21st, 2011 (3:09 PM).
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Huh, I must be out of the loop because I've never seen oriental in a negative light, before. I like that idea though, being inclusive to not only Japan but other East Asian cultures like China and Korea. :D

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Old April 21st, 2011 (3:16 PM).
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I think Land of the Rising Sun is a creative name that doesn't say too little about what's to be discussed there. There is a forum description as well, after all.

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Old April 21st, 2011 (3:40 PM).
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I think Land of the Rising Sun is a creative name that doesn't say too little about what's to be discussed there. There is a forum description as well, after all.
The only problem I could see with that is Bulbagarden uses it for their equivalent of Japanese Entertainment.

I know, they're not PC and vice versa, and it's a common phrase. But idk if using the same name for the same forum on another website entirely would fly over so well, especially since we're both well-known Pokemon forums. At the very least, it strikes me as highly unoriginal.

Don't really have much else to say about a possible name change. Out of everything suggested here, I prefer Japanese Cultural Discussions.
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My vote is for Japanese Discussion - it's general and encompasses everything Japanese. Personally I don't visit the forum often but I imagine there's not much non-media/entertainment stuff in the forum which would make the name change obsolete, however it's probably a good idea to change the name just in case somebody gets confused as to where to post.
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Old April 23rd, 2011 (1:44 PM).
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In concept, Japanese Discussion sounds the best to me, because it is, in fact, a catch-all term, and as such would promote a bit . . . wider discussion. In practice, though, it sounds kinda weird somehow.

My vote was gonna go to Land of the Rising Sun, but then sammi reminded me of Bulbagarden's, and . . . yeah. :/
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