On August 30, 2007, Sky Marsen, on the World Transhumanist Talk list (WTA-talk) asked:
"I'm curious: why did you call this project Canonizer?
The 'Canon' designates texts emanating from an
'authority' and being imposed on a population as
normative. It implies rules and regulations,
unquestioned hand-me-downs, and a traditional standard
"Is this the meaning you were trying to capture? If so,
it sounds like you want this project to become some
kind of law. I'd have thought a title with a more
radical or ground-breaking nuance would be more
appropriate for this kind of project...or have I
So it was decided to Canonize the issue of what this POV wiki system should be called.