UPDATE: We will have a new site identifier. (details below)
What did Xunicef.org mean
When ”X” originally chosen it was thought a good way to identify former staff of UNICEF.
- x phonetically being short for or equivalent to ”EX”
- e.g. Ex (relationship), someone with whom a person was once associated, often romantically
However, some of various ages have been surprised by the name and indicated that in certain common situations “X” can mean “against. re:
- X mark, a common written symbol of negation or affirmation.
- X out over illustration of cigarettes, food, drink = no smoking , eating or drinking.
- X-rated, a rating given to films suitable for an adult-only audience
- “ex” – may mean “divorced” -which is not the desired image
- “Alum” as in alumnae? but “graduation, diploma” image didn’t seem to convey the relationship for different former staff
“… So we are considering a different URL to be able to reach the same site…without confusion
We will have a new site identifier. It will NOT have “unicef” embedded in the url. During the change an alternate URL’s is likely (“cf1946“) to allow continued access to the previous postings in the meantime. Other less likely alternatives : cf-more; cf-extended, CF-extra; CF-continue, more4CF;
Recently, we learned that UNICEF has had incidents that compromised the security of its own websites and all offices and units have been asked to be vigilant and aware of the security of their web properties. Third-party hosted websites are not encouraged. A digital governance framework will be issued later …..
In the past when a variant on the name of UNICEF was used for commercial purposes it became a legal issue. Most likely the framework now being developed will include guidelines that will affect us.
xunicef.org, xunicef.com, Reunion XUNICEFers are three distinct groupings at present.
Xunicef.ORG is the name of our site and association (retirees and former staff) at present.
Xunicef.COM was registered by one member to have an update-able mail list. It proved a useful way to contact all and especially with a sub list for those interested in the planning and holding of reunions.
Info on 2015 former staff and friends reunion in Budapest is at: http://budapestreunion.com/
hash tag for comments is https://tagboard.com/Budreunion2015/243307
Reunion XUNICEFers is a link on FACEBOOK for those who have an account https://www.facebook.com/reunion.xunicefers.