You will probably already know that due to legal problems I had to rename the site from its original name of scrabblehelper.net.
Well I only had a week to do it, and so I had to choose a new name quickly.
I reckoned a lot of the site’s users would miss the announcement, and would turn to Google to find the new site. After a couple of hours of research I found that far more people search for phrases including the words ‘cheat’ and ‘words’ than any of my alternative names. So I quickly registered the name cheatwords.net and moved the site.
Well it turns out that a lot of you really didn’t like the name ‘cheat’. In retrospect, that should have been obvious to me! I’d always shied away from the ‘cheat’ label myself in my 5 years running this site. People use the helper for many reasons, and I’d always felt that the site attracted word lovers who enjoyed playing Scrabble, not cheaters.
I certainly never meant to offend anyone, and didn’t intend to effectively call you cheaters!
Anyway, for the last week I’ve run a poll to see what people thought of the site name, and the results are now in.
A whopping 4590 people voted!
As you can see, the overwhelming majority (66%) wanted the site name to change, and so who am I to argue?
Don’t worry if you still have cheatwords.net bookmarked. That domain will still work, it will just re-direct to wordhelper.org.
Sorry everyone – I’m only human 🙂