Brainstorming for the slogan of new release v8.4...
After 2 editions Declare variables, not war and Make Apps, not war,
the release candidate v8.4 will be out in 5-7 days.
In this release we will keep supporting Ukraine for its resistance and against the invasion of Russia.
With the idea of “Stand with Ukraine” behind, I would like to find a slogan more subtle or more original, with the association of programming (if any).
Feel free to submit the slogan/edition name you found here if you have any idea.
I guess you know the pictures of Mariupol, Butcha and other cities and incidents, but you want some kind of “funny”, Ukraine war related slogan for the next release? That’s disgusting! I have a slogan for you: Stay at your business, i.e. producing good software, and don’t mess around with politics only to gain attention for your project.
We have to keep in mind always that Don Ho is not a native English speaker, so his use of certain words is often not what readers think, or what he intends.
In this case I would choose to interpret “funny” not as “humorous” but rather as…well, actually even I don’t know how to say it, concisely. :-(
We all (can) choose to support various causes in our own way. Some donate money, some lend their voice, most do nothing. Notepad++ is Don’s voice, unless he is famous in some other way that we don’t know about (probably not).
I propose a new slogan:
“EUROPE stop destroying himself”
Explanation. Europe does not agree with the position of Russia for military special operation. Signs sanctions. It is logical here, we have no Russian claims to Europe.
Refusal to oil and gas, no problem. Refusal to export semiconductors - we will live, do not die.
BUT! Why banned the export of fertilizers?
In Europe, the harvest of agricultural products will fall and as a result, hunger will come. Your experts already warn your governments about it. This sanction, I do not understand. It is extremely dangerous for Europe itself. Practically suicide.
Now Latvia closes the plant for the production of fertilizers, from which 98% went to Europe.
Предлагаю новый слоган:
"Европа прекрати уничтожать себя "
Пояснение. Европа не согласна с позицией России по военной спецоперации. Воодит санкции. Тут логично, мы россияне претензий к Европе не имеем.
Отказываются от нефти и газа, нет проблем. Отказываются экспортировать полупроводники - жить будем, не умрем.
НО! Зачем запретили экспорт удобрений?
В европе упадет урожай сельхоз-продукции и как следствие наступит голод. Ваши эксперты уже предупреждают ваши правительства об этом. Этой санкции, я не понимаю. Это крайне опасно для самой Европы. Практически самоубийство.
Теперь и Латвия закрывает завод по производству удобрений, из которого 98% уходило в Европу.
The word should be “subtle” but not “funny”. Sorry for my bad expression and I do understand the anger from @dinkumoil due to my bad usage of the word - the word “funny” should never be used for such catastrophe - I’ve learnt an English lesson.
Just clarify my intention for the action I wanna take:
Since the 1st edition to support Ukraine, the donation page has been redirected to Ukraine, you can see on Notepad++ official site. And I’ve got a lot feedback from Notepad++ users for confirming their donation.
A more subtle slogan draws the attention and it can increase the donation to Ukraine - it’s about marketing, Notepad++ doesn’t need to gain attention, its position is already there.
Once again, sorry for my bad expression, which is not my intention. Hope my explanation is clear.
while (conflict) standup++;
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Nice one, but the intention (for supporting Ukraine) is not explicit.
However, thanks to your suggestion, I’ve got one:
++not only goes with the suffix of project’s name, but also means the continuation of supporting Ukraine.