In the poll for naming the readers of The Signal Watch, it came down to a tie. We dealocked on "Watchmen" and "The Signal Corps". Sensing this might occur, at some point, I told Jamie "hey, if we have a tie, you get the deciding vote".
So, the voting completed and the blog hopelessly gridlocked, I asked Jamie to write in today with her decision.
Hey, Signal Corps!
Ryan wanted me to expound on my choice of a name for his readers.
1) "Watchmen" is too well known as an already established title. Someone new to the site may get confused by the usage as a label for readers. I think "Signal Corps" is a little easier association to make to the blog's title, "The Signal Watch".
2) I know that the label "Watchmen", much like "firemen", "policemen", what have you, is not generally perceived as strictly identifying a group of dudes but rather a group of peeps. However. I am not a "men" and I know there are many other Signal readers who are not "mens" and therefore I prefer the gender neutral "Signal Corps".
3) I am the wife. End of discussion.
If it makes you feel better, lots and lots of things begin and end with #3 here at HQ.
So, welcome to The Signal Corps! We look forward to your participation!