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Why not comment on themes? Based on Beefy Miracle the design team needs all the creative help they can get. We had a wonderfully themable name, the best in years, and the design team took zero advantage of it. And plenty of the comments are pretty flat. You keep saying No, but if you can think of something, and then you say "Don't tell us". And why does it need to be themable if you're not going to use it?

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I do agree that some improvements to themeability guidelines would be welcome. For example, I actually rather like Magic Satchel, myself, though I'm not sure I can think of a great way to theme it-- except, of course, for pop-out menus, which could look pretty cool. Breakpoint (talk) 22:42, 16 October 2012 (UTC)


  • People suggesting the names are filling out the themable field, and they are obviously a bit biased.
  • The design team are the ones who will be doing the work. If you have ideas about how something we marked as not themable could be themable, though, it's certainly worth bringing up for discussion on the design list.
  • We did not said only "No." There are many where we said no and provided a rational explanation as to why, and many where we said yes and provided examples of how it could be themed, hopefully to help name suggesters understand what makes for a themable name.
  • "Beefy Miracle" is unfortunately not actually a wonderfully themable name for a desktop wallpaper. I had to pull beefy out of the plymouth splash for Fedora remix I used with a class of kids I was teaching because of concern it looked like a large dancing penis. (I am not even joking.)

--Duffy (talk) 15:45, 22 October 2012 (UTC)