I hope it's not too early to start asking what to name our chat room.
One name per answer, please.
Lost in Translation
A sort of play on how things can be confusing in a new land, so you come on here to find out what it means :)
Much less 'official' than my previous suggestion, yet surely familiar and welcoming to expats :)
Much like The Embassy, I just like saying the word more :)
Just sounds remote and kinda cool - the place to find others like yourself.
Referring to the fact that the chat is open, and borders don't matter. (I originally wanted to use the Chat Sans Frontières, which would refer to Jeux Sans Frontières, international TV competitions, but I found out that in English, the French title is used, and that would be confusing.)
In the style of yester-year
Because it's about asking questions about that distant place rather than where you're from.
The New Life
Most move for a particular reason, for a better job, life, health etc...
Because you used to live somewhere but now you're going to live somewhere else.
Because we have the main site, the meta site, and the chat room is somewhere else.
Because we are
Because that's the (usually extremely crowded, slow) line I have to get in at the airport whenever I come home - as opposed to the one (local passports - usually not at all crowded) that my wife gets to use.
Because it means "border" literally, which separate countries. You'll cross one or more when you expatriate.
But it also means a new expanse of the world at its edge, the chatroom is where you'll discuss the new frontiers that the site might pursue, as in making decisions about scope and policy.
Because it's funny (-:
Unless you have no sense of humour.
Or unless you have actually been forcibly exiled.
But then again maybe you've been forcibly exiled but still have a great sense of humour (-:
There are also totally random reasons to like it: It's really short. It starts with the same first two letters as the site name.
I do like "The Embassy" but embassies serve a much broader purpose and clientele than the expatriate community.
This is an effort to capture that "special expat twist" - the inevitable adjustments that come with a new context.
A person who is the first to do something; an innovator!!!
Not to plug my home state... I'm actually rather ashamed that this is the only thing anyone anywhere knows about Kansas... But it seems appropriate.