You're all missing the obvious "Groovy GR8" :-)

On 20/02/18 11:35, Paul King wrote:
Supreme Thanks Award Recognising contributions? :-)

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 7:08 AM, Kostas Saidis < <>> wrote:

    My own few cents, too:

    Groovy Star, Groovy Champion, Groovy MVP all have their pros and
    cons. I would suggest something along the lines of Groovy
    Exceptional Community Member (Groovy ECM) or Groovy Distinguished
    Community Member (Groovy DCM). New acronym, professional enough,
    focusing on the overall community and not only the language per se.


    On 19/2/2018 10:26 μμ, MG wrote:
    I have never heard "MVP" = "Minimum Viable Product", so I doubt
    this would pose a problem. Also do you suggest that people would
    actually read "Groovy has announced its Minimum Viable Products
    of 2018" ?
    STAR has 129 meanings as an acronym, btw, according to

    On 19.02.2018 20:39, Guillaume Laforge wrote:
    For me, MVP sounds too much like Minimum Viable Product :

    On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 8:32 PM, MG <
    <>> wrote:

        Following the sports analogy, what about

        "Groovy MVPs"


        Any game can have Most Valuable Players (even if only one is
        typically crowned in the US), and I think "Groovy announced
        its 2018 MVPs" has a nice ring to it.


        On 19.02.2018 12:03, Søren Berg Glasius wrote:
        I disagree with MG.

        A star is an object that shines, and in this case shines
        light on the Groovy language and ecosystem. Hence I think
        the name is both professional, and since it can be directly
        linked to the star in the Groovy logo I think it makes
        perfect sense. In sports you also have star players and in
        music (and Java) you have rock stars. That you can find
        examples that relates to games on Nintendo does not make a
        valid point IMO. The "All Stars" just makes it so much
        better - as that's what Paul, Jochen and others are .

        My few cents worth.


        On Sun, 18 Feb 2018 at 17:02 MG <
        <>> wrote:

            On 18.02.2018 13:38, Eric Kinsella wrote:
            +1up on Groovy Stars.

            "Get a life" ;-)

            But seriously, all the people one-upping "Groovy Stars"
            - consider whether that name really sends the right
            professional message with regards to Groovy ? I am
            convinced it does not.
            Managers who might decide whether Groovy can be used in
            a project are typically conservative and sensitive to
            those things, and they do not normally follow nerd
            humor... (next suggestion I see coming along the
            Stars-crossed-line, is to call Paul and Jochen "Groovy
            All Stars")

            As another example, it looks like "Pokemon Stars" on
            the Nintendo Switch might become a reality:

            On Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 6:13 AM, Daniel Sun
            <>> wrote:

                Hi Paul,

                     “Groovy Champions” make people associate it
                with "Java Champions"
                easily. As for "Groovy Stars", it is interesting
                but let me associate "Song
                Stars" and "Kungfu Stars" easily... I wish other
                people would not associate
                as I do...

                      Similarly, many years ago some one suggested
                to name current "Grape"
                as "Groovy Baby", the latter is interesting but
                not formal...

                      To sum up, +1 to “Groovy Champions”.


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