FlexLogger Rename Poll

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Please register your vote for the FlexLogger name you think would work best:

https://linkto.run/p/JGTHHB7U
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Mark - WS7M

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Mark - WS7M

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Thanks for the votes so far.   The leaders are:

SDRLogger
FRLogger
SmartLog (tied)
WS7MLog (tied)

Vote soon if you have not already!

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Mark - WS7M

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So far, a pretty clear winner with SDRLogger.  Will give this poll another week perhaps as it will take me about that long to roll the name change in.

Thanks to all who have voted!
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Chris DL5NAM

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Great ! That means every SDR on market can used with SDRLogger !!!! 
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Good point Chris. SDRLogger does set expectations to work with other SDRs. Something more identifying a link to FlexRadio or 6K, like FRlogger.
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Jim KJ7S

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I am stuck either with FRLogger which, save any true conflict of interest on FLEX should stay FlexLogger , let's see... BowFLEX, FLEXeril, FLEX clothing, Soft Flex, need I say more.
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Jim KJ7S

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Ohh, I almost forgot... FLEX Seal!!!
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Paul

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Mark, I think you acceded too soon. Obviously no one would wish to fall out over something like a name. However, I think it's a shame that on one hand, Flex encourage 3rd party developers by offering the API. And then 'reward' those developers by being overly precious about the use of a word that is in everyday use. I would have thought they would be grateful for the added value which such applications give to their products.

I agree with the above posts, and not withstanding the poll, think the name needs to reflect the target SDR's;

FLEX i Log or similar, surely that can't be contentious?
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Geoff - AB6BT

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I agree that SDRLogger is too general. I think Mark should have his efforts acknowledged by including his call in the name. My vote is WS7MLogger or something similar.
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Larry - W9FLA

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I find Mark's program a flexible aid as it does much more than just logging.  My suggestion, not submitted and before the Flex request, was Flexaid.  Mark has certainly been a Flex Aide.
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Mark - WS7M

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I'm just going on by the poll... If you guys really want something different then get more people to vote!  :-)
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John - WA7UAR

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I prefer SmartLog (or perhaps SmartLOG) because it becomes associated with the other “built for Flex 6000” software: SmartSDR, SmartDAX, and SmartCAT.
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Paul

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John, Flex probably thinks it has rights over the words 'smart' and 'flex' ;)
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Ned K1NJ

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"Smart" should be OK.  It's become mainstream, even generic like Smart TVs, and
much else.
                                    Ned,  K1NJ
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Winston VK7WH

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SDRlogger appeals to me as Flex has been THE leader in SDR technology. SDRlogger also just rolls of the tongue and could also lead to additional sales for Flex. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Mark - WS7M

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Hi All,

At this point SDRLogger is in the lead so unless I hear serious frustrations and wailing and gnashing of teeth I will be renaming FlexLogger to SDR logger!

Mark - WS7M
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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So this will work with PowerSDR ? I'm being sarcastic, of course it won't. I vote against SDRLogger, my opinion because your software does not encompass SDRs, just one, FlexRadio 6xxx series. Unless you plan to add PowerSDR compatibility you will be vulnerable to complaints down the road Mark.
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Mark - WS7M

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all good points Mike.  So you are wanting to go against the poll and and make it something different?

At this point I'm trying to make everyone happy, including Flex and it simply may not e possible.
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Geoff - AB6BT

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Perhaps you could add a dropdown to the install and each user could enter the name they like best to "personalize" the installation.

Just sayin...
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Mike - VE3CKO, Elmer

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Thanks for asking Mark, you certainly won't make everyone happy so please don't let that slow you down. You are doing some great work. The name should somewhat give a strong hint as what the software does. In my opinion SDRlogger is kinda deceiving. You seem to not have a large ego so consider WS7Mlogger.
You are the lone developer and deserve all the credit. However if you plan to change your call or add other developers a name more generic but specific to Flexradio, SmartSDR would be more desirable, just what that is still to be determined.

6kLogger 6kLog Logger6k
SmartLog, SmartLogger

Man, we can do this forever :)




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Mark - WS7M

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Well SmartLog is gaining popularity in the poll.  A close second to that is WS7MLog

Anyway the rename will be a pain not only code wise but also making the install do everything to convert over from the prior.  So I'm in no rush!
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Mike - W8MM

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"SmartLog" seems to be correctly following a number of Flex product alignments without jeopardizing the "Flex" trademark (the real concern). 
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Chris DL5NAM

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Flex is not a trademark !
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Mark - WS7M

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Understood Chris but FRS has nicely asked me not to use Flex in the name.  I am honoring their request.
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Chris DL5NAM

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OK understand.

Honor who deserves honor = WS7Mlog !

Fix it :-)
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Mark,  This is a poll, not a vote, so you don't need to try to keep everyone happy.  (We have to do this at church all the time!)  You have sought feedback from people as to what they think are good ideas, but the final decision is YOURS as to what you think may help market your software (paid or free) to the most people in your target group.

If after the feedback you decide, as the creator of the software, that choice 2, 3, 4 or 8 is actually the best one overall, it is your decision alone.  (personally I like all of the top 4, since I was one of the people who suggested them!  [grin] ) 

I am, however sensitive to the thought that SDRLogger may imply compatibility with rigs other than the Flex-6000 series.  In that case, I would lean towards SmartLog/SmartLogger and FRLogger.  But WS7MLog or WS7MLogger are great as well.  And then people will know who to complain to if they can't get it running!  (;b)

All the best,

Ken - NM9P
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Joe N3HEE

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SmartLog+ because it is much more than a logger :)
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WH6HI - Pat

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Smarterloger is my vote......