As you know, we have a chat room! Where you are welcome to come and have a chat about... whatever you like.

I have previously suggested potentially having chatcast/organised meetings in there. To kick things off, I think we should name it. Why?


is pretty boring really. I mean, I'm sure we can think up something better than that, to make a house a home. For example:

  • Gaming's chat room is named The Bridge.
  • Server fault's chat room is named The Comms Room.
  • Security's chat room is named The DMZ.

So, suggestions and thoughts?

Yes, if a good proposal comes around. If no good proposal comes now, it can stay "cryptography" without major damage for more time. Unfortunately, I now have no idea how it could be named. –  Paŭlo Ebermann Nov 11 '11 at 2:59
"Alice's and Bob's Room" (just kidding) –  HedgeMage Nov 11 '11 at 15:26
@HedgeMage actually I quite like "Alice's and Bob's Room", after all it is historical conventional notation in cryptography (this is the only field I've ever seen them used in, but apparently they are used in Physics too) –  Thomas Oct 31 '12 at 5:17
Thought I'd revive this discussion and make it a featured post so it shows up in our Community Bulletin. –  mikeazo Dec 5 '12 at 20:07
Is having multiple suggestions per answer really a good idea? –  CodesInChaos Dec 10 '12 at 18:18
@CodesInChaos, probably not, but there is a minimum character limit for an answer, so a lot of the room names might not be allowed as an individual answer unless we add some extra text to the answer. Perhaps that is better than the current practice though. –  mikeazo Dec 10 '12 at 18:44

4 Answers 4

The Crypt


The Knapsack


We could all hang out at our "pad", hopefully not just the one-time though.


Eve's Lair

Eavesdropper's Place

Cryptocrats Lair



The Plaintext Room

Of that list, I only like "Eve's Lair" –  CodesInChaos Dec 10 '12 at 18:18
Echo. "Eve's Lair "is nice. Alternatively, it could be "Eve's nest"… so people feel right at home ;) (Too bad the chat is so abandoned/inactive). –  e-sushi Oct 7 '13 at 16:55

How about Chosen Plaintext Room? Or just Chosen Plaintext.


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