Update: Barring anything unforeseen, the switch is scheduled for Monday, May 9. Hold on to your beer mugs, wine glasses, and whiskey tumblers.
Recently, we solicited a thread to Propose a new name for Beer SE!
As you can see from the diverse responses, voting, and comments... naming is hard! You can never satisfy everyone's vision of how a community as diverse as this one should be labeled. So I compiled all of your suggestions and shared the various points and discussions with the Community Team.
An expanded Beer + Wine + Spirits site has all the pieces of an interesting community; we are very enthusiastic to see this initiative finally take hold — we just need a name to capture the entire scope.
We had to bend a few of our naming conventions for sites, but I think I've finally gathered enough support to move forward with a really comprehensive and straight-forward name for this site:
- Name: Beer, Wine & Spirits
- URL: alcohol.stackexchange.com
Given the history and future direction of this site, I thought a comprehensive and simply-stated name would work best for this site. The scope of the site is for all alcoholic beverages and while many of the proposals were fantastic, they weren't necessarily clear what the site was about.
We're excited to get the new site name and URL in place immediately.