Help us name our Adult site Part 2
February 6, 2008 3:29 PM   Subscribe

PornFilter question- some of you metaheads might remember our last question here; wanted to say a big thank you for those suggestions. (I will also be taking metahead Britain’s advice and will be giving a donation to the charity of your choice, will determine thru another post). Question inside due to graphic nature/language. Not for the easily offended. Thanks :)

We have narrowed it down to two domains and need your help in picking one. Before I reveal the finalist, I want to give you the criteria of judging.

1. Most memorable
2. Easiest brandable (think Bangbros, Realitykings or Naughty America)
3. Initial response (what you think of when you first hear the term)

The basic idea would be to have a domain which we can create the identity of our sites behind. This would be the umbrella under which all of our sites would be in (we have sites in all niches, so the domain wont reflect the niche). Think how mainstream BangBros; and sites of that nature have become, so please consider what term might have more mainstream appeal.

Domain 1: CreamTeam

Domain 2: TeamSkeet

If any of you guys would like a free password to our sites, drop me an email (in my profile) and ill set you guys up 
posted by boyinmiami to Computers & Internet (44 answers total)

 
CreamTeam

It flows better.
posted by jayder at 3:33 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam. "Skeet" is largely unknown to people that aren't into hip-hop, as far as I'm aware.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 3:35 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam sounds very dated. I like TeamSkeet. I'm a girl.
posted by Vaike at 3:36 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam. As a 29-yo male, I am part of your target audience—WTF is a skeet?
posted by infinitewindow at 3:38 PM on February 6, 2008


Team Skeet brings up mental images of a bunch of naked 50 year old fat guys with shotguns simultaneously shooting at a launched clay pigeon.
posted by mss at 3:42 PM on February 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


CreamTeam, because everyone loves a bad pun, and it's easier to parse and recall.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:44 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


infinitewindow: This?

of the 2 names, i like CreamTeam but im not in love with either name. what are the names of all your other sites so we can see how well it all flows together.
posted by hummercash at 3:44 PM on February 6, 2008


TeamSkeet sounds like an Olympic event.

CreamTeam sounds like porn.
posted by veggieboy at 3:45 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam's easier to brand, but both require a facial flagship.

Sorry I dropped the ball on talking about Porn 2.0 site. I still think that taxonomy's something that's worth paying for.
posted by klangklangston at 3:51 PM on February 6, 2008


I like CreamTeam. Bonus points because you'll get hits from people looking for these guys:

http://www.discogs.com/artist/CreamTeam
posted by saraswati at 3:56 PM on February 6, 2008


I would go with CreamTeam for the reason raised by Inspector.Gadget - "skeet" isn't understood in this context by people who aren't in to hip-hop. (Not being in to hip hop/rap myself, I only recently learned skeet's new meaning.)
posted by dbolll at 4:04 PM on February 6, 2008


+1 vote for CreamTeam.
posted by patr1ck at 4:05 PM on February 6, 2008


creamteam as well. teamskeet just doesn't do it for me.
posted by hylaride at 4:12 PM on February 6, 2008


Yeah I just found out what skeet meant and I thought I had a well-rounded porny vocab... No I have to email and old friend with that last name and tell him what his last name means. So one more vote for creamteam.
posted by ob at 4:25 PM on February 6, 2008


Now=No
posted by ob at 4:26 PM on February 6, 2008


CreemTeam has a more international, uh, flavour.
posted by oh pollo! at 4:34 PM on February 6, 2008


B(oYo)BIES need the CreamTeam. This is one time that I think my vote should weigh heavier than others.
posted by B(oYo)BIES at 4:36 PM on February 6, 2008


TeamSkeet is kinda cool, but agree with the majority that many wouldn't get it. CT is my vote.
posted by CwgrlUp at 4:41 PM on February 6, 2008


I'll second CwgrlUp - I like the sound of TeamSkeet, but only a fraction of the audience will know what it is on first read, versus CreamTeam, which I think just about everyone will get right off the bat.
posted by mjgrady at 4:47 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam is catchier, flows better and would also be easily understood by non native English Speakers.

Plus, very few would be interested in something that rhymes with "parakeet". Or would they?
posted by _dario at 5:11 PM on February 6, 2008


TeamSkeet is kinda cool, but agree with the majority that many wouldn't get it.

I'm going to go against the fray and say that if I were making the decision, I would purposely choose the less-obvious name that had a bit of "wtf" going for it. That will create more buzz for you, build up curiosity; rather than picking the low-hanging fruit, you take an unknown term and make it your own. That's how to really turn everyday words into a brand (not that "skeet" is an everyday word, but it's also plucked from street slang and not some totally invented word like "Xerox" or "Microsoft," one that had zero connotation before it was coined).

You also lessen the risk that someone else is using the name innocuously and brings action.

Three things I do think CreamTeam has going for it: it rhymes; it's got broader possible application since "cream" can apply to plenty of things in porn; "cream" has been in use as sexual slang for just about ever, so you don't have to worry about it becoming dated.
posted by pineapple at 5:23 PM on February 6, 2008


also for CreamTeam. flows better, sounds better, broader set of meanings.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:39 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam, though you'll want to register alternate spellings like CremeTeam if they're available.
posted by jjb at 5:52 PM on February 6, 2008


nthing Cream Team

"flows" better (natch)


also, skeet makes me think of guns
posted by craven_morhead at 6:02 PM on February 6, 2008


I would have no idea what 'skeet' refers to except that it was in the footnote of a DFW essay about some vegas porn awards, but that said I like TeamSkeet better.
posted by moift at 7:20 PM on February 6, 2008


Wait. So Skeet Ulrich . . . .? Go figure.

P.S. If you go that direction, SkeetStreet. Implies an activity and a setting for it.
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 7:29 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam. Rolls off the tongue.

When I see the word skeet, I think of Lil Jon and gold caps and big guys jumping up and down.
posted by stinkycheese at 8:10 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


SkeetTeam

Flows better than the original translocation. I have no idea what Skeet means, though, although if I consumed some of your product for free or was exposed to enough samples, I might begin to understand what Skeet is, if it's a particular aesthetic, assuming that you will only/mainly be showing "skeet" porn.
posted by porpoise at 8:30 PM on February 6, 2008


When I hear the word skeet, I think of scat.

Feature or bug?
posted by Chuckles at 8:32 PM on February 6, 2008


Of the two, CreamTeam is better. I agree with everyone who mentioned clay pigeons and shotgun associations for TeemSkeet.
posted by primalux at 9:11 PM on February 6, 2008


CreamTeam makes me think of something sophomoric and white trashy and nasty, someplace I don't want to visit because the presentation will be jokey and stupid, which means the porn is probably bad. As if it were Beavis and Butt-Head filming porn of their ugly next-door neighbor.

TeamSkeet is better (and SkeetTeam is even better than that). I had to go look up the meaning, so it's not so obviously porn, like RealityKings.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:27 PM on February 6, 2008


The term "skeet" is going to become dated, as pineapple said. In a year, it will be something else. Are you going to have to change the name of the site, including losing all the name recognition? Or are you going to keep the ridiculous old name? Unpleasant options, both.

If your content is good, it won't matter a bit. People will go to any site with a ridiculous name if the content is good. That's probably more optimistic than you want to plan for, though, especially while you're thinking ahead, now.

CreamTeam is decent enough, and doesn't have the faddish language problem. I vote for that, or maybe something else.
posted by ctmf at 10:47 PM on February 6, 2008


Those are both really gross and unappealing.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 11:12 PM on February 6, 2008


I like cream team.
posted by bilabial at 11:44 PM on February 6, 2008


Going with CreamTeam. I don't know what skeet means...

but i'm very happy we have a user called bilabial in this thread, seems appropriate..
posted by jontyjago at 12:17 AM on February 7, 2008


Cream Team with pointers from variant spellings. You could also use Skeet team and have it point to Cream Team so you can discard it if it becomes dated. When I first read Skeet Team I thought of guns and target shooting.
posted by jadepearl at 2:58 AM on February 7, 2008


As a European if I saw a link for "skeet" I'd not click on it. Don't know the word, too similar to scat, and I'd steer clear in case too gross for words. Others might click on it because of the very novelty/uncertainty/hoping for something bizarre, but if it's fairly mainstream site you'd probably disappoint those looking for something bizarre and scare off those with mainstream tastes.
posted by Gratishades at 3:41 AM on February 7, 2008


Team Skeet.
Definitely.
"Cream" is so...80's, 90's.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:29 AM on February 7, 2008


Thank very very much :) I will let you guys know which one we go with.

Thank you again!
posted by boyinmiami at 10:33 AM on February 7, 2008


Skeet Skeet Skeet...
Ha ha ha!! I can hear Chris Rock or Dave Chapelle saying it right now. And then some rapper singing about "Sheets that I skeeted on." Ha ha... eew?
Skeet skeet skeet!
Mmm, they could be my sheets and that's still funny.
(Btw - Cream? The thought has always made me feel ill. *shudder* That's just wrong.)
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har at 12:03 PM on February 7, 2008


Neither seems particularly appealing, but 1 is less bad than 2. 2 seems more juvenile to me.
posted by Asymptote at 1:28 PM on February 7, 2008


TeamCream made me think of the Dream Team. But if I typed 'www.creamteam.com' into my browser I'd be pretty sure I was going to a porn site.

The term 'skeet' is probably known by more people outside of mostly-white and older Metafilter, but yeah, it would make your target audience smaller. Judging it only from it's name, I'd guess it featured porn featuring African-Americans.
posted by Thoughtcrime at 5:25 PM on February 7, 2008


Meh. I would not go to either of those sites. "Oh. Facials. Never been a porn site dedicated to that ever." [/sarcasm]

I would totally go to: holycrapthatgirlworksatthelocalcoop.com, though. Jus' saying, the section of the market you're trying to imitate is totally saturated, but the door is wide open on porn that is original and doesn't suck. Howsabout some variation on girlfriendexperience dot net. Works for escorts.
posted by Skwirl at 2:35 AM on February 8, 2008


CreamTeam sounds better
posted by WizKid at 9:23 AM on February 15, 2008


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