This past February, we asked for ideas to name the new online home for the plant science community (due to launch this summer) that we are building in partnership with the Global Plant Council.
Our community’s creativity was amply demonstrated in the great ideas we received. We reduced the initial list to the most viable options (i.e., those with available URLs and without trademark or copyright issues, etc.), and then we presented those options for a vote.
Voting results from Round One:
- PlantConnect.org: PlantConnect – the Plant Science Community
- Plantae.org: Plantae – The Plant Science Community
- PlantCommons.org: Plant Commons – the Plant Science community
- PlantScienceX.org OR thePSX.org: Plant Science Exchange
- PlantID.org: PlanTID – Plant Science Tools, Ideas, and Discussions
You speak; we listen!
With over 800 responses, we had quite the turnout. (Thank you!) But we also received a large number of comments encouraging us to be more creative and visionary with the names we were considering, along with many additional suggestions.
“All of them sound drab and unimaginative 🙁 Do we want non-plant biologists to think we plant researchers have no imagination and/or linguistic skills?…”
“Why not go with something less generic that reflects the function of the site as a point of growth and development…”
“None of these are inspiring. The top two are OK and at least convey what the platform is about…”
“It’s really hard to say, none of these are particularly appealing.”
And so here is what we are going to do . . .
We are opening up a second round of voting that includes the top three results from Round One, along with the new list of potential names based on your input:
Plantform.org: The Online Platform for Plant Scientists
IamPlantSci.org: I Am Plant Science
Top three from Round One:
PlantConnect.org: PlantConnect – the Plant Science Community
Plantae.org: Plantae – The Plant Science Community
PlantCommons.org: Plant Commons – the Plant Science community
Back to you!
Now it’s your turn (again). Please take a moment to complete the survey and provide your choice by Tuesday, April 28th at midnight EST.
And thank you so much for your engagement!