Jules Standen, founder of the popular Gearslutz forum, has confirmed that it will be changing its name to Gearspace in April.
The change comes as a result of a petition raised earlier this year, which campaigned for the name to be changed to something “that more appropriately represents the gear community.”
This ignited a heated debate, after which Standen confirmed that the name would be changed to something more “inclusive”. We now know that Gearspace will be that name; Standen says that this is “better suited to professional environments and the audio education world.”
The site will now have a new URL, www.gearspace.com, but all existing bookmarks will continue to work. Gearspace should be fully live by the middle of April.