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Subject:  Re: New Name? Date:  8/19/2008  3:28 AM
Author:  havefunsaving Number:  228 of 597

Touchstone is a pretty cool character if you have read/watched As you Like it. Very merry guy and smart.

Ummmm... let me guess... a Shakespeare fan? :o)

I like a lot of what you suggested. Very different, yet well in touch with the Motley Fool name origins.

I could see myself going for TouchStone (also has the connotation of being something interesting and of value in weighing the value of other things).

From the Free Online Dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/touchstone:
Touchstone:
2. An excellent quality or example that is used to test the excellence or genuineness of others: "...the qualities of courage and vision that are the touchstones of leadership..." Henry A. Kissinger.

OR
Noun 1. touchstone - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

I also kind of like Fool Trove, or FoolTrove. I think whatever name we finally settle on will work better if it's all one word.

On the other hand, if we're looking at something that will become ubiquitous (such as Wikipedia), perhaps something that is indicative of the Fool (such as TouchStone), but not with "Fool" in the name might be more palatable to those not "in the know" about Fooldom. (You know, getting them to comprehend and accept the difference between "fool" and "Fool.")

Of course, I suppose we're also hoping that the "Flossary" will bring more folks into the Fooldom fold, as well, and then they WILL understand the difference. :o)

Anyway, I kind of like "TouchStone." And the more I think of it, the more it grows on me.

Welcome to the Fool Wiki, Tastylunch! Excellent beginnings. I look forward to your contributions.

Best regards,
Kathie
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