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  1. nigeW

    nigeW New Member

    Hi there

    The domain name for my current site ( is based on the following:

    You're On Your Own

    The intent behind it is that I like building CMS driven websites that enable end users to manage.

    The question I have is that in pushing the YOYO message, do you think it comes across negatively?

    The reason for asking is that I am looking to redesign the site and utilise a more text driven theme with responsive design, etc.

    I want to create a slightly less formal feel as that is more my style but at the same time wondered if the acronym creates the wrong connotation.

    Would appreciate any feedback.

    Thanks, Nigel
  2. benjamin.morgan

    benjamin.morgan New Member

    That definitely sounds NEGATIVE. Your on your own. No help, no support, nothing.
  3. Discovermypath

    Discovermypath New Member

    It's a negative statement on it's own. But I'm sure if you present it in a positive way people will accept it as positive.

    Your basically telling the customer that I'm a build your site, that you will be able to manage it on your own. You site just needs to portray that it is really easy to manage a web site on their own. <---(This is what I'm assuming you mean by YoYo)...

    Even though the saying is "Your On your Own", it's just a catchy, exaggerated way of saying "You can do this, it is easy!"... Obviously you need to let the clients know if they run into problems they can come to you for support. If you can do these things, I think it can work.
  4. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

    And of course YoYo CMS brings a mental image of something that is continually up and down.
  5. JakClark

    JakClark New Member

    And sounds awfully similar to the recently crazed 'YOLO' - which I should probably warn, I would take pleasure in poking anyone who says such in the eyes. ;)
  6. chrishirst

    chrishirst Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well I had to "Google it", but I'm right behind in eye poking queue!
  7. JakClark

    JakClark New Member

    It's probably for the best you had to - I had the pleasure of learning it's true definition from the not to intelligent ones on Facebook - needless to say I no longer have them as a friend. :p

    Back on topic, however; @original post - I think your name comes across both negatively and positively. It does give the impression that there is no hope for those with little experience - however, if you were to devise some cheesy slogan or something to re-assure the users saying something like "You're on your own - until now!". I'm not entirely sure but contradicting your name would definitely soften the negativity!
  8. Sllen Scott

    Sllen Scott New Member

    yeah, i would agree. i am still not quite sure as to how his site is supposed to go, but he can still give it a positive spin. say, the You're On Your Own message can emphasize the degree of freedom that users can have when in the site (that is if it is one of the thrusts that he want to follow).
  9. ilovedesign

    ilovedesign New Member

    I have to agree with everyone else on this one. You’re On Your Own does sound horribly negative and just hearing it brought back unhappy memories of my mother when disappointed in me throwing her arms in the air going “Well then, guess you’re on your own”.
  10. AsheSkyler

    AsheSkyler New Member

    It brings mixed feelings for me. Freedom and abandonment. "Yay, I can do what I want! Wait... what if I need help?"
  11. jumpingspider

    jumpingspider New Member

    I've got different point of view in this but as I read everyone's reply it seems like they had a point. Look for something more optimistic! How about,'Do it,Yes you Can!?
  12. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

    YOLO! I only just heard that nugget the other day. maybe nexttime someone says YOLO you can reply with YOYO. (or maybe YOYO mutherf*cker!). OMG ROFL!!! what happened to words??? it seems AFAIK (or should that be IMHO) that everything these days can be made into an acronym...
  13. che09

    che09 New Member

    This gives me a big LOL or should I say ROFL?!? Haha, I think in this modern world giving an acronym isn't unusual at all.

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