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The current rendering of "personal finance & MONEY" may suggest to newcomers that the MONEY part isn't also intended to focus on the personal.

Yes, I know "MONEY" is intended to be a lighthearted jibe at how seriously we sometimes take the concept. But it throws the weight of the title into a less-well-defined space.

So:

Should we rename this discussion to just be "personal finance"?

Or should we change the presentation to make it clearer that we're talking about "Personal Finance & Money" ?

(Not necessarily recommending either as the ideal rendering, but the one we have doesn't reliably communicate what it's intended to.)

marked as duplicate by Chris W. Rea, MrChrister Dec 15 '14 at 18:45

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  • (BTW, I still can't log into the pf&M meta using Firefox, and have to switch to IE to post here.) – keshlam Dec 3 '14 at 4:50
  • Just my opinion, but drive by users who take more info from the logo than the help page or tour aren't bound to be long term community members. – MrChrister Dec 3 '14 at 6:03
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    @keshlam I've never used anything but firefox on this site – littleadv Dec 3 '14 at 6:04
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    @MrChrister: I don't think I've ever looked at either a help page or tour on StackExchange. And drive-by folks sometimes do decide to stay; that's certainly how I got here. More importantly: If we can make a trivial change that improves our experience by reducing the number offtopic questions that have to be cleaned up, I would call that a win. – keshlam Dec 3 '14 at 6:12
  • @littleadv: Wish I knew what was different about my setup, but so far I can use FF to log into anything except this one discussion. When I click on "log in" here, I just get bounced back to the page I clicked it from -- as if I was already known -- but it still shows me as NOT logged in rather than changing that state. Some odd value of cookies, or some odd script dependency, or something... – keshlam Dec 3 '14 at 6:15
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    Do you really think there's a major issue with newcomers ' expectations? I think your suggestion would be great if the 'money' were a source of confusion for a larger number of new members, but, IMHO, it seems to be fewer than 1 in 20. – JoeTaxpayer Dec 3 '14 at 12:25
  • Depends on your definition of "major" 1 in 20 is a failure rate no business would accept. The benefit isn't large, granted, but the cost is trivial. Price/performance. I've had my say; you folks can decide whether you care enough to make the investment. – keshlam Dec 3 '14 at 12:56
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    I agree that "money" seems to be a negative. I can certainly recall cases where people were confused by it (or willfully interpreted it to mean they could ask economics questions), but I can't see any real benefit to it. Is there a benefit? – BrenBarn Dec 10 '14 at 7:45
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    Agreed, we could close this as a dupe of that. I still think the gain-to-pain ratio argues that we should really Do Something about this, but I'm not an admin so all I could do was raise the question (again). – keshlam Dec 11 '14 at 20:14

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