It came up in chat that perhaps we should give a name to the main chat room, like how the main Arqade chat room is called “The Bridge.” Is this a good idea, and if so what names do you recommend?

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As I mentioned in my other answer about the site name:

The Practice Room

... in reference to the common experience of musicians of all styles of music!

And if the site ends up being called Music: Theory & Practice, this also becomes a play on "chat room" and the site title. ;-)

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  • I like that name! Slightly better than the one I posted, in fact. – Bradd Szonye May 15 '14 at 22:10
  • This is the highest vote, when will we change it? :D – seseorang Jun 7 '14 at 5:10
  • @seseorang Done! – NReilingh Jun 7 '14 at 7:15

@Dom's suggestion from the chat:

The Green Room

The green room is a general term for a room that performers hang out in before they perform.

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  • This one occurred to me too. So far I like this one second best. I like that it has "room" in the name, for one thing. – Bradd Szonye May 17 '14 at 21:42
  • As a non-anglophone, I had no idea what this term meant 10 seconds ago. – Édouard May 26 '14 at 21:25
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    @Édouard See? This site is so educational! – Codeswitcher May 27 '14 at 23:51

Another alternative:


Well... backstage.
Although it also fits other performing arts it might fit the bill here. However not every musician is a stage performer and might never be backstage (such as composers, producers, studio musicians, etc). But the chat is kind of backstage to the main site.

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  • This one has a bit more personality, I like it. – user28 May 16 '14 at 1:17
  • I like this for a "site meta" type of room. – NReilingh May 16 '14 at 20:43

The same discussion came up with the suggestion of calling our main chat room:

The Pit

. . . in reference to orchestra pits and mosh pits.

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    Nice getting to vote for my own name :P – American Luke May 16 '14 at 0:17
  • My immediate association is with holes leading to oblivion ... so my -1, sorry! – user28 May 16 '14 at 1:18
  • @Matthew No worries, I personally like the Practice Room myself! Posted this because it was suggested in chat. – Bradd Szonye May 16 '14 at 1:19

The Grapevine

... in reference to the song.

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Or an alternative:

The Jam

Not the band, but the session where everyone contributes

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    Classical musicians don't 'jam' :P – American Luke May 16 '14 at 13:46
  • There are improvisation competitions though. However, these aren't very common. @AmericanLuke – 11684 May 17 '14 at 21:37

What about


Because of its Greek roots: συν (sun - u pronounced like German ü) = together and φωνή (foni) = voice.


I mixed some words up, luckily shevliaskovic caught it. Turns out it is an even better fit, in a chat room voices are together. (Bit awkwardly phrased, my English is not perfect either.)

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    Actually, φόνος means murder :P The word 'Symphony' comes from the words 'Συν' and 'Φωνή' (Φωνή means voice) – Shevliaskovic May 18 '14 at 18:16
  • Whoops, this is not the first time I mix those up! Feel free to edit! Good thing I may use a dictionary in class. @Shevliaskovic – 11684 May 18 '14 at 19:17

The Music Room seems fairly apposite to me! If we've got one, we're lucky. if we haven't most of us would like one...

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Or we could add something like

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Chat Band


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    I actually kinda like that. :) – Codeswitcher May 17 '14 at 18:17

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