Sure. A while ago, JR Conlin (The Grayhound Chronicles) wanted to move his
story off of Geocities for a number of reasons, so he decided to get yet another
domain. Knowing full well that he probably wasn't going to keep writing TGC
for the rest of his life, he wanted something reasonably generic sounding.
So he did what he usually does when such problems arise. He got drunk. After
sobering up, he went through the list of ideas he had generated, and crossed
off the ones that were already in use, libelous, pornographic, or involved
monkeys and nerf balls (don't ask). Having effectively eliminated all of the
suggestions, he then decided on the cheesiest sounding name he could come
up with. "United Heroes".
Steve Keller (Christopher Ford, Amature Paranormalist) remarked, "UnitedHeroes?
That sounds like an ad campain from Benneton." JR knew he had a winner,
and landed the domain as fast as he could.
BitBooks.com. The idea didn't garner a good
deal of enthusiasm, so he set it up for himself and a few other authors he
liked (notibly JIM Evans (Files of Hydrogen Guy), Steve and himself). JR then
offered JIM and Steve the option of having links off of unitedHeroes (as well
as email addresses and several other bits of crap that he had gotten for free
and was more than willing for others to presume it was some act of generocity).
Shortly afterwards, D.L "not my real name" McKenzie (The Secret
Files of Phineas J. Magnetron) asked to be part of unitedHeroes. JR was flabberghasted
that someone would actually want to be part of the collective, and
after a bit of discussion between the other two members, D.L. was eagerly
The group was grown, embarassing rituals performed, and there was much rejoicing.