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  1. darkie

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    Since we're hoping this magazine becomes a permanent fixture in the Smogon Community, we'll need a catchy name to keep things interesting. All members are welcome to submit names.

    This information might be useful: we're planning this to be a monthly or bimonthly (every other month) magazine. Stuff like "Smogon Weekly" is absurd, because we'd never be able to finish everything in time. Quality > Quantity.


    Let's keep submissions at a max of one name per person!
  2. tennisace

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    Die Smogon Zeitung (Alternatly Die Zeitung)
    Zeitung is newspaper in German, which is fitting since Smogon is German for Koffing. I think it flows well too.
  3. Jackal

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    PokerUS Weekly

    im actually surprised i came up with that so fast cause its pretty good imo!!
  4. Deck Knight

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    Excellence

    It describes what Smogon strives to achieve in a single word. A prefix is optional like "Smogon Excellence."
  5. RBG

    RBG It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
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  6. Thorns

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    I back Smogon Gazette. Something like the TAYlumrine Bimonthly would be cool too.
  7. LonelyNess

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    MoP suggested The Smogon Bar in #biuret and I think that would actually be a really great name for the magazine.

    Plus we can make "two pokemon walk into a bar" jokes.
  8. cim

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    Smogon Gazette was what I planned on suggesting, or Smogon Quarterly.
  9. darkie

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    This information might be useful: we're planning this to be a monthly or bimonthly (every other month) magazine. Stuff like "Smogon Weekly" is absurd, because we'd never be able to finish everything in time. Quality > Quantity.
  10. Floppy

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    smogazine

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    The Smogon Journal? or alternatively, just "the Journal"

    My city's newspaper is the Edmonton Journal, and I think it sounds quite professional, which seems to be the main purpose after all
  12. Farewell

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    The "Smogonite", or depending on the frequency "Smogonite Monthly"

    Logo can include Dragonite to fit the name.
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    Maybe something like the Smogon U. Folio.

    Something that captures "Smogon University" rather than just "Smogon" might be nice if we're going down that road.
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    I'm putting down Goethe for my submission.

    If you are the educated sort of person, you should know who Goethe was; Scientist, Court Official, Playwright. These things have some, albeit loose, connection to the values of Smogon University; the scientist, trying new ideas, experimenting and tinkering, creating new ways to play pokemon. The court official, a position of power, making one's views heard, contributing to the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. Finally, the playwright, the ability and loquacency to make those views hold water, to be heard and from this, respected. Also, Goethe was possibly the greatest German writer who ever existed; in this way he is tied to the word 'Smogon' itself. I got this idea from my school, where the most prominent scientists have a magazine of their own, called 'Hooke'... who you should also have heard of.

    So, Goethe. Thoughts?
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    Title!

    The Koffing Gas-ette: Smoking News in Purple Hues

    Haha.. Sorry for my bad sense of humor..
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    'The Smogon Rag' or 'The Smog Rag'
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    Unigon, basically a fusion between Smogon and University.
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    Maybe something short and sweet like The Smogon Messenger.

    Don't need to be putting a terrible amount of effort into a name, aye?
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    The Smogon University Journal. It gives it the feel of an academic journal, which is exactly what he what to project as "the authority on competetive Pokemon".
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    I like floppy's alot though. I also wanted to submit "the paper trail" but 1 sub/dude!!!
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    "der" is wrong
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    what about MetaGame
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