24 votes

What will Tildes users be called?

On Reddit it's easy -- Redditors. Ending in a vowel, Tildes makes that a bit less straightforward. This obviously is not a super high priority question, but I had the thought a few minutes ago. Are we Tilders? Tilds? ~rs? Anyone have any ideas that are a bit more creative and easier to say?

41 comments

  1. [2]
    rkcr Link
    Ooh ooh! I can introduce you all to one of my favorite words ever. What you're searching for is the "demonym" for Tildes users. "Redditors" is the demonym of "a person who uses reddit".

    Ooh ooh! I can introduce you all to one of my favorite words ever.

    What you're searching for is the "demonym" for Tildes users. "Redditors" is the demonym of "a person who uses reddit".

    32 votes
    1. Scion Link Parent
      Ha! I've actually heard that before but couldn't think of the word. It makes perfect sense too. In Greek "demos" translates roughly to "people" and "nym" means "name". Name of the people!

      Ha! I've actually heard that before but couldn't think of the word. It makes perfect sense too. In Greek "demos" translates roughly to "people" and "nym" means "name". Name of the people!

      11 votes
  2. [7]
    humblerodent Link
    Maybe I'm crazy, but how about just Tildes users? We don't really need to recreate Reddit's culture. No one says Facebookers, Instagrammers, Twitterers, Stack Overflowers.

    Maybe I'm crazy, but how about just Tildes users? We don't really need to recreate Reddit's culture. No one says Facebookers, Instagrammers, Twitterers, Stack Overflowers.

    22 votes
    1. [3]
      Ganymede Link Parent
      I mean yeah, reddit is the only internet community I can think of that has such widespread usage of a demonym (thanks @rkcr!) I guess imageboard culture does it too though, e.g. 4chan -> anon.

      I mean yeah, reddit is the only internet community I can think of that has such widespread usage of a demonym (thanks @rkcr!)

      I guess imageboard culture does it too though, e.g. 4chan -> anon.

      9 votes
      1. ManSlug Link Parent
        YouTubers and when it was around Viners.

        YouTubers and when it was around Viners.

        4 votes
    2. [2]
      Flashynuff Link Parent
      Simplistic and to the point -- just like the rest of the site. I don't think we need anything fancy, so this is perfect.

      Tildes users

      Simplistic and to the point -- just like the rest of the site. I don't think we need anything fancy, so this is perfect.

      6 votes
      1. haykam821 Link Parent
        More like, simplistic and a mouthful. "Redditors" is much easier to say than "Reddit users" as well.

        Simplistic and to the point

        More like, simplistic and a mouthful. "Redditors" is much easier to say than "Reddit users" as well.

        3 votes
    3. Scion Link Parent
      Yeah, I wasn't intending to imply that we need a demonym, just that coming from reddit it's a bit instinctual to use one and I had no idea what to refer to us all as.

      Yeah, I wasn't intending to imply that we need a demonym, just that coming from reddit it's a bit instinctual to use one and I had no idea what to refer to us all as.

      3 votes
  3. Eivetsthecat Link
    Apparently the ~ was originally added to type writers through the use of a dead key, which was a key not marked for a function. I don't have any ideas for names but I though that was a cool little...

    Apparently the ~ was originally added to type writers through the use of a dead key, which was a key not marked for a function. I don't have any ideas for names but I though that was a cool little aside to add to the decision making.

    14 votes
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      Amarok Link Parent
      That was part of the idea. I think maybe we're thinking about this the wrong way as well. On reddit it's redditors, because the site is about users. On tildes, the ~ itself is the community...

      That was part of the idea.

      I think maybe we're thinking about this the wrong way as well.

      On reddit it's redditors, because the site is about users.

      On tildes, the ~ itself is the community indicator, because this place is about the communities first, not the individual users.

      That said I still haven't seen a groovy demonym for tildes users. :P

      15 votes
      1. [2]
        flaque Link Parent
        Woah I like that. People on ~ are just ~?

        Woah I like that. People on ~ are just ~?

        4 votes
        1. cfabbro Link Parent
          ~rs would probably work better since we use ~ to refer to the site as a whole already and them being the same would be confusing.

          ~rs would probably work better since we use ~ to refer to the site as a whole already and them being the same would be confusing.

          6 votes
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        1. jgb Link Parent
          If the idea of this site is, in some ways, to emulate early reddit, then one can expect it to have a pretty sizeable proportion of techy and *nix types.

          If the idea of this site is, in some ways, to emulate early reddit, then one can expect it to have a pretty sizeable proportion of techy and *nix types.

          4 votes
    2. [6]
      jgb Link Parent
      One of the most exciting things for me about going to university this autumn is getting my own webpage at *.ac.uk/~myusername/.

      One of the most exciting things for me about going to university this autumn is getting my own webpage at *.ac.uk/~myusername/.

      3 votes
      1. [5]
        Silbern Link Parent
        Same here! I have mine already, www2.hawaii.edu/~acjones8 . Our school even provides SSH access so you can actually log on and use linux as it was originally designed, a large webserver with...

        Same here! I have mine already, www2.hawaii.edu/~acjones8 . Our school even provides SSH access so you can actually log on and use linux as it was originally designed, a large webserver with literally dozens of people using it simultaneously. Only downside is that it's really hard to use it by default with only 20MB storage space, but still. And once you have to deal with a laggy or sometimes inconsistent internet connection, now I realize why vim uses its command system :O

        3 votes
        1. [3]
          Deimos Link Parent
          If this is something you run into often, I definitely suggest looking at Mosh: https://mosh.org/ It specifically handles keeping you connected over SSH even if your internet drops out or changes...

          And once you have to deal with a laggy or sometimes inconsistent internet connection, now I realize why vim uses its command system :O

          If this is something you run into often, I definitely suggest looking at Mosh: https://mosh.org/

          It specifically handles keeping you connected over SSH even if your internet drops out or changes IPs, it worked very well for me in a few cases where I had to deal with an unreliable connection.

          5 votes
          1. Silbern Link Parent
            Thank you very much! I've been looking for a solution to intermittent disconnects or when the connection drops, and this looks perfect :O

            Thank you very much! I've been looking for a solution to intermittent disconnects or when the connection drops, and this looks perfect :O

            2 votes
          2. jgb Link Parent
            I was just thinking about how one would implement a 'predictive' shell for slow connections earlier today. This is a really neat piece of software.

            I was just thinking about how one would implement a 'predictive' shell for slow connections earlier today. This is a really neat piece of software.

            1 vote
        2. jgb Link Parent
          That's cool! I don't really know what sort of facilities my uni will have - and it of course depends where I end up, which is mostly dependant on how much time I don't spend on this website :D

          That's cool! I don't really know what sort of facilities my uni will have - and it of course depends where I end up, which is mostly dependant on how much time I don't spend on this website :D

          1 vote
  5. [4]
    jgb (edited ) Link
    Squigglers :P E: I guess pessimistically, one could use 'Negators', given the semantic of ~ in much of CS.

    Squigglers :P

    E: I guess pessimistically, one could use 'Negators', given the semantic of ~ in much of CS.

    8 votes
    1. [3]
      Eivetsthecat Link Parent
      Augmenters

      Augmenters

      1 vote
      1. [2]
        RobotRaven Link Parent
        Just for users from ~music though.

        Just for users from ~music though.

        1. Eivetsthecat Link Parent
          I figured to augment is to add to by definition. Like adding a piece to benefit the whole.

          I figured to augment is to add to by definition. Like adding a piece to benefit the whole.

  6. flaque (edited ) Link
    The site's already referred to as ~, so ~rs?

    The site's already referred to as ~, so ~rs?

    3 votes
  7. Pilgrim Link
    Maybe mustaches...my daughter said that ~ looks like an invisible man's mustaches lol

    Maybe mustaches...my daughter said that ~ looks like an invisible man's mustaches lol

    3 votes
  8. cfabbro (edited ) Link
    There was a conversation about this before which I can't find now though, since it was quite a few days ago and we have no search function yet. :/ I think the general consensus was tildiers......

    There was a conversation about this before which I can't find now though, since it was quite a few days ago and we have no search function yet. :/ I think the general consensus was tildiers... which, given we generally refer to the site as just ~ could be represented with ~rs

    But if someone can come up with something better, awesome.

    2 votes
  9. Silbern Link
    Tillers? Tilts? Tilds? Tildeners? Sneks? Snekkers? Nope ropes? ...Also today I found out that if you Google "donomonym calculator" you get back a wiki page of Pokemon rivalries, a role playing...

    Tillers? Tilts? Tilds? Tildeners? Sneks? Snekkers? Nope ropes?

    ...Also today I found out that if you Google "donomonym calculator" you get back a wiki page of Pokemon rivalries, a role playing forum for nations and politics, and a map of Oceania. Pretty fascinating how Google works sometimes...

    2 votes
  10. [3]
    Apollo Link
    This connects with something I've found odd. @Amarok said that ~ refers to the community, all of us users as a whole. But why, then, is the website called tildes if together we are one tilde?

    This connects with something I've found odd. @Amarok said that ~ refers to the community, all of us users as a whole. But why, then, is the website called tildes if together we are one tilde?

    2 votes
    1. [2]
      jgb Link Parent
      Tildes because it's a set of tildes, which together form one cohesive tilde.

      Tildes because it's a set of tildes, which together form one cohesive tilde.

      5 votes
      1. Apollo Link Parent
        I suppose that makes sense. I guess all the different colors in the ~ represent the mesh of all our diverse users, too. Pretty neat.

        I suppose that makes sense. I guess all the different colors in the ~ represent the mesh of all our diverse users, too. Pretty neat.

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    insubstantial Link
    I'm still partial to "tildiers", pronounced "til-deers". opens up a world of mascotry.

    I'm still partial to "tildiers", pronounced "til-deers". opens up a world of mascotry.

    1 vote
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      eladnarra Link Parent
      I know you probably mean a deer mascot, but I was reminded of these birds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killdeer

      I know you probably mean a deer mascot, but I was reminded of these birds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killdeer

      2 votes
      1. insubstantial Link Parent
        Because it is a birb, it is already superior to any deer.

        Because it is a birb, it is already superior to any deer.

        1 vote
  12. ilios Link
    I think 'Tilders' runs off the tongue easiest.

    I think 'Tilders' runs off the tongue easiest.

    1 vote
  13. rorso Link
    I agree that a name isn't needed, and we shouldn't make the site about the users or create some kind of cult/clique type classification. It encourages too many us-vs-them comparisons. It should be...

    I agree that a name isn't needed, and we shouldn't make the site about the users or create some kind of cult/clique type classification. It encourages too many us-vs-them comparisons. It should be focused on Tilde itself as a community and a website, and the users are just Tilde Users.

    1 vote
  14. [2]
    Razorsoup Link
    Tildies? The way I used to incorrectly pronounce "tildes".

    Tildies? The way I used to incorrectly pronounce "tildes".

    1 vote
    1. Archimedes Link Parent
      Reminds me of 4chan's obsession with "tendies".

      Reminds me of 4chan's obsession with "tendies".

      1 vote
  15. roadrunner Link
    Maybe deñizens or ñatives could work. Neither are fun to say initially, but maybe they become fun.

    Maybe deñizens or ñatives could work. Neither are fun to say initially, but maybe they become fun.

    1 vote
  16. DildoShwaggins Link
    Tildos. I really missed a good opportunity.

    Tildos. I really missed a good opportunity.

    1 vote