Some of you are likely aware that there was concern about the name of our site from TLG in the past. As part of becoming Recognized LEGO Fan Media, this concern has resurfaced. I've been in communication with the LEGO community engagement team for several weeks about this, and this is where things currently stand as of this morning:
I’ve been talking with quite a few people around here and the requirement to alter the name still stands.
I am aware that previously it has been accepted, but over the past 5 years or so a lot of things have changed and we are forced to protect our trademark and intellectual property even more than ever.
Would it be possible to make a reasonable change where LEGO® Answers become part of the site name’s tagline?
Like “Something – Your place for LEGO® Answers!”
We got until end of year to adjust and find a solution.
I responded letting TLG know that we'll try to find a solution that works for everyone, and that we appreciate having until the end of the year to work something out.
Five years ago, StackExchange didn't allow us to choose our own name, but I'm hopeful that there is now some flexibility on this. I'm also hopeful that whatever name we choose will help us to clearly communicate to all users that we are not answering on behalf of TLG.
Based on the name suggestion from TLG, and the other thread where our community discussed this, I'd like to approach StackExchange about changing our name to "Brick Overflow". We would just show Brick Overflow on the logged in page, and update the info for anonymous users to read:
Brick Overflow is a question and answer site for LEGO® and building block enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute: [sign up link]
This is identical to the current language, aside from replacing "LEGO® Answers" with "Brick Overflow".
Since this represents a very significant change for our site, I'd love to get feedback on this.