So after being an organizer, entertainer, and attendant of what feels like thousands of events that have taken place here (realistically hundreds), I often ponder on the thought process that goes into naming a room. Many people seem to use different bits of information of current and past data in an effort to use a room name that simply has 1 goal: attract users to the room. While I completely understand this notion, sometimes I think it can be misguided and/or seen as an instance of false advertisement or even coming off in a way that seems like the room owner is trying too hard. Allow me to explain.
When naming a room, I think the organizer / room owner should ask themselves 3 important questions:
1. What type of event is this going to be?
2. What is the demographic that I am aiming for?
3. What type of activities and entertainment will be available?
Far too often, I think events and parties are labeled as something that they are not, or give the hint of something else only in the interest of possibly drawing more people into the room. While this approach will work on most occasions, it also has its drawbacks. I will give you an example.
Example Room Name: Temple of Orgasm LIVE DJ SEX/ORGY/COLDS OK
A room name like this confuses me (and probably many others as well). What kind of room is it? Is it a party? Is it an orgy? Is it about the music? Sex? I have a few issues with a room name like this.
Most people here that know me well understand that I am very passionate about music and I absolutely love live DJ and music parties. However, i'm not a big fan of sex rooms. So what kind of room is this? What am I to expect in this room? I can tell you up front that colds and invitational sex PMs are a constant annoyance that I will usually avoid. So the issue here is that I might actually want to come in and enjoy this room, but I will probably not go in because of the "COLDS OK" part. I'm sure the room was not intentionally named this way in an effort to keep people like me away. I believe rooms like this are named in a way to attract more people. I mean.. it is 3dx and the sex aspect is something that will not be overlooked. However, in using a system like this, it will attract more people to the room, but also keep others from attending.
The problem I see is that I think it unintentionally attracts the wrong kind of people and pushes away the right kind of people. I have experienced instances of being an entertainer in rooms like this in the past. One thing I notice is that many of the people who are attracted to the room are not there for the music or the social aspect. They are there for the "SEX/ORGY/COLD OK" part. I have seen routine instances of the room population being say... 60 people, but my stream server shows only 45 connections. To me... this is a major problem because as DJ, my goal really is to entertain people and share music with everyone who attends. I would rather those 15 people who are not listening be replaced with 5 people who ARE listening. This would essentially make the room population of only 50, BUT... EVERYONE is enjoying the music.
I personally would rather stream to 50 people who are ALL there for the music and social aspect than to stream for a room of 60 people where 15 of them have zero interest in the music or social aspect and will usually cause disruptions and annoy people with colds and unwanted PMs.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I think people should give more thought about room names. In many cases, it seems like people don't have much faith in their DJs or hosts to be able to draw people in and keep them there. If you are running a party room and the focus is on the music and social gathering, then I believe that putting things like "SEX/ORGY/COLDS OK" is only going to disrupt and hurt that initial focus by attracting the wrong people, and also keeping out some of the people who would fit in more with that environment. Have more faith in your DJs, hosts, patrons. There are many aspects and reasons to why and how rooms get to be so populated. Its certainly not an exact science but in my opinion, a confusing name hurts you more than it helps you.