I wouldn't worry about it much, LLT. He's just trying to get a rise out of somebody w/ all that negativity. I do believe it's a dig at me though. I've had only a few interactions w/ the guy and the first time he completely insulted my intelligence in LC while the others was just bashing my subjective creativity.
As a side to to all; In the creative industry, it's faux pas to insult somebody's work or talk down on it unless you bring something else to the table. i.e, "Hey Johnny, Trafalaxy is completely stupid name and has nothing to do w/ Trafalgar in the Galaxy, you should name it CR@W because it goes more in line w/ the league plus symbolic anagrams are trending right now. Like #dontbeadouche".
Perhaps we should get a group of people together and get in contact w/ the CEO of Twitter and tell them to drop the hashtag as it "just makes things more complicated and... well... kinda tacky".
Anyhow and for what it's worth, I was really excited when I came up w/ the name Trafalaxy and seemed to go absolutely perfect w/ the event. Symmetry, I'm sorry you feel like the name sounds like an urban dictionary name for farting or an interstellar condom brand. You seem to know a lot about the subject and from what I gather, you hold those in a negative light. I remember reading that you hated the names of all the territories on Trafalaxy too. You also hate or are protesting the complexities of Pi-School & Periodic Table of Elements map that are in the works. You really care a lot for this site and for the betterment of the site and for that, i'm thankful.
I literally have no idea who you are. Your post was kinda funny though. The it's a "faux pas" to criticise a fellow in the "creative industry" routine was classic.
I did like that you appreciated the creativity that went into insulting a truly terrible name. I understand why you want to insult that creativity too. Criticism is a form of creation as much as destruction. I have not read the names of the territories on the map, but I'm guessing they're bad from what you say. I shall take a look, though.
I sort of feel it would ruin the main thrust of my argument though- that Trafalaxy is a terrible terrible name.
I mean, it sounds like a lazy traffic light, and that's me being lazy at coming up with a joke because I feel sorry that you're proud of it. That's me idling at amber. You can't tell me this was some kind of "Eureka!" moment.
It's sad- the end is just galaxy minus the "g". You're proud of that, replacing a few middle letters and adding "tra"? I guess Traniverse would have been quite a different map, to be fair.
It still sounds like an amateur novelist's attempt at a dramatic name for the terrorist hacker who will blow up the entire United States. Only E.Brett Conquer can stop him (we don't find out what the E stands for till the fourth novel).
the world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it- Albert Einstein