I really don't see how it's straightforward. "Absurd" and "Anything goes" at least have fairly clear definitions (of which "anything goes" is closer to what we're going for here; "absurdity" usually involves deliberate craziness in order to mess with the reader's mind). "Weird" can mean unusual, abnormal, surreal, uncanny, magical, creepy, or just out-of-the-ordinary. Most fictional settings are "weird" on some level.
Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor, so Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
Well, fortunately, we're actually down to two now. So we just need enough more votes to resolve which of the two to use. If all else fails, we could have a run-off, but I'm hoping that won't be required.
I do think people are being a little too paranoid about the potential for misunderstanding here. English has a lot of inherent ambiguity, due to words with multiple meanings and whatnot, and some people will misinterpret just about any name. I agree that World of Weirdnessmight be a little too ambiguous (even though it was my suggestion), but Planet Anything Goes seems clear enough to me. Anyone who would assume that means Free Sex Future is probably going to be misusing so many other tropes that they should be called in for a little chat with the mods. :)
World Of Whatever sounds like a planet where apathy is their hat.
Anyway, I think our problem is too many good choices. I don't see how adding more will fix that. I've actually already voted down choices I think are good simply to help push this towards a resolution, but it hasn't helped.
(Personally, I still think Unconstrained Absurdity is one of the best choices, but that seems to have sunk to the bottom, for whatever reason.)
To me, all the ones with "planet" in them immediately make me think it has something to do with space travel, whereas "world" does not carry the same connotations by virtue of being vaguer (as it could refer to the setting as a whole, a literal planet, a dimension, or the like).
I must be cruel, but to be kind
That bad may begin, and worse be left behind
Alternative Titles: Planet Eris 2
12th Dec '12 2:13:11 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.