[WiZ] The Fee For a Change of Name Instrument is $80 [PAID]

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[WiZ] The Fee For a Change of Name Instrument is $80 [PAID]

Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:45 am

Why did a small town rename itself after a geographical feature, one which was not present and would not have proved particularly attractive?

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Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:16 am

Hi WiZ again!

Was the geographical feature included in the country after the borders were redefined? Like after a war?
Is the small town in list of continents?
Was the small town forced to rename itself? Was the small town conquered by an enemy? Was the geographical feature considered holy by the people of the place? Did they just want to change the name of the town because of sonething wrong with the previous name?

Geographical feature = something permanent? E.g. mountain? Trees? River? A lake after the construction of a dam? An artificial strait? Or Something like tornado? Coastals (like before the small town had no merger on the sea but then became a coastal town?)? Winds? Was the geographical feature included in few months? Few years? Decades? One year?
Was the geographical feature artificial? Did it form naturally?
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Re: [WiZ] The Fee For a Change of Name Instrument is $80

Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:00 pm

Hi WiZ again! Ciao, Earnest!

Was the geographical feature included in the country after the borders were redefined? no Like after a war? no
Is the small town in list of continents? North America
Was the small town forced to rename itself? no Was the small town conquered by an enemy? no Was the geographical feature considered holy by the people of the place? no Did they just want to change the name of the town because of sonething wrong with the previous name? no

Geographical feature = something permanent? yes E.g. mountain? Yes, this; no to rest Trees? River? A lake after the construction of a dam? An artificial strait? no; this was not a temporary or artificial feature Or Something like tornado? no Coastals (like before the small town had no merger on the sea but then became a coastal town?)? Winds? no Was the geographical feature included in few months? Not sure I understand; the geographical feature never materialised in or around the town Few years? Decades? One year?
Was the geographical feature artificial? no Did it form naturally? This type of feature forms naturally
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Postby Enjay » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:54 pm

Did the town rename itself after a specific mountain? Did it have "mountain" in the name after it was renamed? "Mount"?

Did they want people to think there was a mountain in or near the town?

Was the change intended to materially benefit the inhabitants of the town? Increase visitors? Was it a tribute to something? A publicity stunt?

Is the process of changing the name relevant? Was the name change voted on? Decided by he town leaders? Were the majority of inhabitants in favour of the change?

Was there anything relevant about the former name?

Did it rename itself permanently? Temporarily?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:59 pm

Did the town rename itself after a specific mountain? no Did it have "mountain" in the name after it was renamed? yes "Mount"? no

Did they want people to think there was a mountain in or near the town? No; this would have been neither an aim nor a particularly desirable side-effect

Was the change intended to materially benefit the inhabitants of the town? no Increase visitors? no Was it a tribute to something? no, small ish A publicity stunt? very much yes

Is the process of changing the name relevant? not at any specific level Was the name change voted on? yes Decided by he town leaders? no (outside of supporting the citizens' decision) Were the majority of inhabitants in favour of the change? yes

Was there anything relevant about the former name? yes

Did it rename itself permanently? Yes, although the issue of returning to the former name has been tabled Temporarily? no
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Postby Enjay » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:11 pm

Did the former name bear any resemblance to the new name?

Is an item of pop culture relevant? Was the new name a reference to something (beside mountains in general)?

Did the town receive money for changing the name? Is a brand name relevant?

Was the new name just "Mountain"? "_______ Mountain?"
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Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:20 pm

Did the former name bear any resemblance to the new name? yes, in a sense....

Is an item of pop culture relevant? not 'pop culture', but explore Was the new name a reference to something (beside mountains in general)? The name was intended to reflect a mountain at face value. However, a reference of sorts is being made...

Did the town receive money for changing the name? no Is a brand name relevant? no

Was the new name just "Mountain"? yes "_______ Mountain?" no
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Postby Enjay » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:47 pm

Was the previous name anything to do with mountains? With a particular mountain? With another geographical feature? Was it "mountain" in another language?

If the town was on or near a mountain, might it have have changed its name for the same reason? Or is the fact it is not near a mountain relevant to why they changed the name?

Is the new name ironic in some way? Is the town particularly flat? Is it the highest point in a very flat area?

Not pop culture, but...another form of culture? Is art relevant? Literature? Film?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:52 pm

Was the previous name anything to do with mountains? yope With a particular mountain? no With another geographical feature? Yes, slight DOYD of 'geographical feature' Was it "mountain" in another language? kāore

If the town was on or near a mountain, might it have have changed its name for the same reason? no Or is the fact it is not near a mountain relevant to why they changed the name? no

Is the new name ironic in some way? no Is the town particularly flat? no Is it the highest point in a very flat area? no

Not pop culture, but...another form of culture? yes in the broadest possible sense Is art relevant? no Literature? yope Film? no
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Postby Balin » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:22 pm

Did the previous name have to do with weather or climate?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:27 pm

Did the previous name have to do with weather or climate? no
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Postby Balin » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:51 pm

Was the previous name a name of a person? Was it mistaken as being related to a certain person?
Was the name changed to increase tourism? Decrease it?
Was the former name an abbreviation of some sort? Was it longer than "Mountain"? Shorter?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:54 pm

Was the previous name a name of a person? Yes, in part. FA lurking Was it mistaken as being related to a certain person? no
Was the name changed to increase tourism? Decrease it? neither
Was the former name an abbreviation of some sort? no Was it longer than "Mountain"? Shorter? neither :P
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Postby Balin » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:58 pm

Was the previous name also "Mountain"? Is someone named "Mountain" relevant?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:39 am

Was the previous name also "Mountain"? Is someone named "Mountain" relevant? no to both
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Postby Enjay » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:03 pm

Was the previous name a word? If so, an eight letter one? More than one word? Was the previous name something that would generally be considered a "name" (as opposed to a symbol or a sound or something?)

Was there some reason why they didn't want the old name any more?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:07 pm

Was the previous name a word? sometimes If so, an eight letter one? it consisted of eight letters More than one word? sometimes Was the previous name something that would generally be considered a "name" (as opposed to a symbol or a sound or something?) yes

Was there some reason why they didn't want the old name any more? no, the old name wasn't particularly undesirable
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Postby Enjay » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:51 pm

I'm sure I posted another set of questions but they don't seem to be here now...

Did the town have multiple previous names? Different variants of the same name? Different spellings?
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Postby WiZ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:05 pm

I'm sure I posted another set of questions but they don't seem to be here now... Image

Did the town have multiple previous names? no Different variants of the same name? no Different spellings? no
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Re: [WiZ] The Fee For a Change of Name Instrument is $80

Postby trebor » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:22 am

Is a change in population size relevant? (I’m thinking of a situation where a place used to be called Mole Hill or something, and when it grew in size they renamed it Mountain...)

Are the names of any nearby locales relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] The Fee For a Change of Name Instrument is $80

Postby WiZ » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:10 am

Is a change in population size relevant? (I’m thinking of a situation where a place used to be called Mole Hill or something, and when it grew in size they renamed it Mountain...) This is precisely the name change that happened - however, it was just for the sheer novelty value.


***** SPOILER *****

Mountain, West Virginia, was named Mole Hill until 1949. The citizenry decided on the name change for the sheer sake of making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill. It is believed the town was initially named after a local family of the same name.


Congratulations, Trebor, on the solution, and thank you everyone for playing.
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Postby trebor » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:42 am

Ha ha! What a delightful group of citizens!
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