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SSB Log Entry 610
Pigeon Protocol Daily Update
IDEAS WELCOME (Naming Things)
Yesterday I talked about how I want to get rid of SSB-style sigils in favor of ones that are URL-safe and human readable. The idea was well received, but there's some disagreement as to what we should use instead of the current sigils.
Right now, we use
I had originally proposed changing them to the following:
The first two seem to work. The last one was not as popular, mostly based on the feedback that people don't like abbreviating words for various reasons. Eg: makes it harder for non-native English speakers to look it up in a dictionary, and it will act funny in screen readers (though I think the Base32 that follows a sigil would do the same anyway).
I'm not sure what I should use instead of
Does anyone have any other ideas? Another alternative I've considered is using single character sigils, such as
I'm open to more ideas. I will probably just go with