>> I remember that Fab said he wanted the abbreviation to stay the same
>> (as opposed to what you seem to remember)
> You are completely wrong
I don't think so. The only explanation as to why Fab chose another word beginning with "O" is that he wanted to keep the "OWB" abbreviation.
> I also remember this.
You remember what? That "probably the biggest reason [...] to the renaming of the browser Odyssey (06-Aug-2011) was to avoid the confusion with "the other" OWB's
> you seem to miss the whole point by a mile or so
Let' see. Your point I was arguing was this: ""MUI-OWB" as they persist in calling it for some reason
". Here you clearly criticize "them" (which is OS4 people as usual with your nonsense "messages") for calling the browser a name which you *later on* in the discussion admit has been coined by the author himself. Sane people would detract their imbecile accusations as soon as they learn of the truth, but you manage to keep the accusations up and *at the same time* admit that the responsibility for the confusion lies with the author. To me as a layman this sounds like a case of cognitive dissonance
On top of that, you play dumb by pretending that you don't know the reason for calling the browser "OWB" but you *later on* show that you clearly know the reason.
> you always fail to see (or at least understand) the *message* behind the text
You seem to fail at grasping a simple concept: to prove that your "message" is the usual bollocks it's necessary to reveal the single points your "message" is based on as the nonsense they are.
> Changing a name of an application in order to simplify references to it in relation
> to completely separate applications, and to avoid confusion and unnecessary
> explanations as soon as someone mentions it (or the other application with the
> same name), becomes a completely pointless exercise if you use the abbreviation
> *as a name* (instead of the proper name) as soon as you make references to it
You still don't get it, despite the fact that I explained it to you in plain and proper language. The full and proper name of OWB v1.9 is "Origyn Web Browser", as that's what its "About" window reads on both MorphOS and OS4. How would using that full and proper name help any distinction?
> especially so when the abbreviation equals to both the old name and the name of
> the other application you wanted to distance from.
Can you once and for all name the one(s) you think are responsible for "OWB" being the abbreviation of both the old and the new name? Is it "them" who "persist in calling it ["MUI-OWB"] for some reason
> Typing "Odyssey" isn't particular difficult, it's not a particular long word,
> it's not difficult to remember.
Why do you expect others to use the name "Odyssey" for a browser that's cleary been named "Origyn Web Browser" by the author?
> There is *no need* to use abbreviations at all on that one,
> instead you could use the proper name directly
How would using the proper name "Origyn Web Browser" help?
> especially since the proper name has the benefit of avoiding confusion with the
> other, different application
How does the proper name "Origyn Web Browser" avoid confusion with those other, different applications?
> which pretty much was the point in bothering with a new name in the first place.
The new name "Odyssey Web Browser" was introduced with v1.14. The current OS4 version, which you were criticizing the inofficial name usage of, is a port of v1.9, so still "Origyn Web Browser" (see "About" window, regardless of OS). I explained that to you already, but "for some reason" you don't want to get it.
And how do you suddenly know what Fab's point in renaming was when in your previous post you were still wondering about it?
> By using the abbreviation "as a name", instead of the *proper* name [...], brings
> us back to square one, where people has to invent prefixes like "MUI-OWB" or
> "MOS OWB" or "OWB for MorphOS" to tackle the confusion
Using the proper name "Origyn Web Browser" for v1.9 wouldn't change that.
> regardless of version number, that's irrelevant
No, it's not. If I start OWB v1.14 or above, the "About" window reads "Odyssey Web Browser". With versions below it reads "Origyn Web Browser". Why should anyone believe you of all people that the version number is irrelevant when the program itself says otherwise based on the author's decision?
> Now please don't make a mountain out of a molehill on this, Andreas!
I'm merely replying to your nonsene. Stop it, and my replies will stop as well.