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Dwayne Hendrickson
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Why rename it? Well, because every year I have at least one person (maybe more) that signs up thinking this is the Virtual Flea Market. That creates headaches for me, but worse, it results in an empty table at the Physical Flea Market and that means two things:

* Another seller on the waiting list didn't get in
* Fewer games for ya'll to peruse and purchase.

I will be redesigning the sign up form outlining that this isn't the VFM but I think renaming the Physical Flea Market might help. Here is a poll for you pick from the best ones. The poll will end on Oct 1st. I reserve the right to not be bound by the outcome of this poll.

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What new name should be bestowed upon the Physical Flea Market?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Grail Bait Extravaganza
2.7% 5
Cash & Game Exchange, Meeting @ Coordinated Hour (C.A.G.E.M.A.T.C.H.)
12.3% 23
Thunderdome
5.9% 11
Game Garage Sale
20.3% 38
Chaos in a Conference Room
3.7% 7
Put Your Stuff on a Table to Sell It to Random Passerby (not La Donn)
6.4% 12
BGG Swap Meet
27.8% 52
Bartertown
27.8% 52
Selling Last Year's Kickstarters
6.4% 12
BGG Bazzar
39.0% 73
Trader Meeples
1.6% 3
BGG.Con Gamer's Market
17.1% 32
The Cardboard Orchestra
0.5% 1
Voters 187
This poll is now closed.   187 answers
Poll created by okiedokie
Closes: Sat Oct 1, 2016 6:00 am
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Kevin "Coop" Cooper
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Voted Bartertown, but I would suggest BGG Bartertown.

Also BGG Bazaar is misspelled.

Also, also "selling last year's kickstarters" hits a little close to home.
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Matt Freitas
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yea i like bgg bartertown as well.
 
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So, who run bartertown?
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Having found one of my grail games last year, "Grail Bait Extravaganza" sounds good to me. meeple
 
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swap meet and garage sale are the closest description of this event. naming it something funny won't help newcomers know what it is. my 2p
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No option to leave it the same?
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majicbaby wrote:
swap meet and garage sale are the closest description of this event. naming it something funny won't help newcomers know what it is. my 2p


I think BGG Bazaar is closest. I'm not swapping anything (well technically I'm swapping games for money, but that's more like selling than trading) and it's not taking place in a garage (unless we're being moved out into the parking garage, which would be odd).

Hence I voted for BGG Bazaar. It's not quite a bazaar either, but it's closer than the other two options I think.
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Dan Cristelli
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C'mon. How is Thunderdome not in the lead? Have y'all tried to walk through there?
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Regai wrote:
No option to leave it the same?


There is always that option, however:

"Why rename it? Well, because every year I have at least one person (maybe more) that signs up thinking this is the Virtual Flea Market. That creates headaches for me, but worse, it results in an empty table at the Physical Flea Market and that means two things:

* Another seller on the waiting list didn't get in
* Fewer games for ya'll to peruse and purchase."

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coopasonic wrote:
Also BGG Bazaar is misspelled.


Yes, what terrible spelling. It wasn't even close to Bizarre.
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Yeah, I was trying to spell Bizarro.

"Me am happy me burned my grail game"
 
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Board game Bazaar rolls off the tongue better then BGG Bazaar.

Then it could be abbreviated to BGB!
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It makes me so sad that "BGG Swap Meet" is getting votes when we have options like "Cash & Game Exchange, Meeting @ Coordinated Hour (C.A.G.E.M.A.T.C.H.)". Life is short, allow yourselves some humor.
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fr33py wrote:
Board game Bazaar rolls off the tongue better then BGG Bazaar.

Then it could be abbreviated to BGB!



Hmmm, I'm liking that.

Personally, I'm wanting to stand in front of the doors and scream WELCOME TO THUNDERDOME!!!!!!
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Two men enter, 30 games leave.
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okiedokie wrote:
Personally, I'm wanting to stand in front of the doors and scream WELCOME TO THUNDERDOME!!!!!!

What's stopping you?

I'd advise that you not stand in front of the doors.
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okiedokie wrote:



Hmmm, I'm liking that.

Personally, I'm wanting to stand in front of the doors and scream WELCOME TO THUNDERDOME!!!!!!


Dwayne, I will 100% shout this with you at the start of bazaar.
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You missed the option: Fleaple Market.

Shame, really...shake
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okiedokie wrote:
Regai wrote:
No option to leave it the same?


There is always that option, however:

"Why rename it? Well, because every year I have at least one person (maybe more) that signs up thinking this is the Virtual Flea Market. That creates headaches for me, but worse, it results in an empty table at the Physical Flea Market and that means two things:

* Another seller on the waiting list didn't get in
* Fewer games for ya'll to peruse and purchase."



I don't see that option in the poll.
 
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Well, I could decide to leave it the same but the name IS getting changed. So I guess there is no option.
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We Have Fleas

How is this not an option?
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How is "The Tarantula Fountain" not an option!?! Or "Clown and Donkey Show"?
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It should be "Trading Meeples"
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Forget it Jake.... it's Bartertown...
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