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ok, this is where i'm going to start a discussion on renaming the forum named 'The Road to Rome'... basically i think we should drop 'The' to make it parallel w/ the other Mafia Game Forum Names... for example, let's look at my first sentence... if i was talking about New York, i would say, "Let's start a discussion on the 'New York' forum...", but if i'm talking about TRTR, the i would say, "Let's start a discussion on the 'The Road to Rome' forum..." it just doesn't sound right... i think i understand why 'The' was added to begin with, as in THIS is how you get to the regular games, by starting here... this is THE road to 'Rome' (Rome being the normal games), but i think 'The' is implied, much like 'You' is implied if i say, "Stop it!"... renaming TRTR will also help in building categories for games on the wiki... what are everybody else's thoughts?.. LyingBrian 09:56, 17 August 2007 (MDT)

"New York" and "Coney Island" are all places, but there is no "Road to Rome". I assume that the "The" has been placed there because, if there actually was a road to Rome, it would be called "The Road to Rome", rather than "Road to Rome". IMO, I think that "The Road to Rome" is fine as a title as it is. Somestrangeflea 10:25, 17 August 2007 (MDT)
I agree with SSF. "Road to Rome" sounds awkward to me. --YYCguy 11:19, 17 August 2007 (MDT)
in the context of places, though, "Theme Park" doesn't fit in either... you can go to "New York" or "Coney Island", but you don't go to "Theme Park", you would go to "The Theme Park"... but the correct context to think about this IMO is in the context of a title, not a place... i know "Road to Rome" may sound awkward, b/c you're used to saying it in your head when you read it, but "The Road to Rome" sounds just as awkward to me b/c it isn't parallel... LyingBrian 11:41, 17 August 2007 (MDT)
I agree with Brian that we should either change both or neither, because '(the) Theme Park' suffers from the same problem. I'd have no problem switching them around, and probably removing The from TRTR is easier, and makes more sense. Alternatively, we could give it a new and cleverer name altogether, but that's probably less simple for our newbies, since Road to Rome is mentioned all over the site... -- Mr. Flay 12:09, 17 August 2007 (MDT)
yeah, i thought about suggesting a new name as well, but i figured since it's been around for almost 4 years, it'd probably be better to leave it as it is, & just drop 'The'... i'm definitely in favor of dropping 'The' from TRTR than adding 'The' to Theme Park... LyingBrian 12:36, 17 August 2007 (MDT)
bump, lol
-- LyingBrian 17:27, 19 August 2007 (MDT)
Right, started a thread in the forum: http://www.mafiascum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5999 -- Mr. Flay 19:26, 19 August 2007 (MDT)