So this question was recently posed to me and so I decided to dig up the reason behind it then share it with everyone.
akp982 (Andy) was bought up by SpiceRex many years ago, it was then he learned the true meaning of spice and began his journey. SpiceRex sent him to earth as a guardian to serve and protect the newly created Spiceworks Community. Along this journey Andy and his chief advisor SAM (Scott) made selected people SpiceHeads to help him in his quest, this is their story…
Ok so it didn’t really start of like that.
It all started back in 2008 with the first Annual User Conference or SpiceWorld (as most of us know it) during the happy hour some of the users/attendees got chatting to a couple of the Spiceworks guys Frances and Greg about Spiceworks and the community and came with the idea of that community members should have name. The next day the guys started chatting about “Memories of SpiceWorld 2008” and up came the subject of having a name for members again.
MyShell (who has now unfortunately left Spiceworks) quickly created a SpiceList entitled “Best Name For Spiceworks Users”, some great ideas like “Spicers” and “Spiceheads” started to come up but there was one strong standing name from the start “Spice Heads”. It quickly took the top spot and well now has over double the votes compared to any of the others.
As with most things Spiceworks like SpiceWorld or SpiceCorps the space was dropped and SpiceHeads was born.
And that’s how it started…
This is yet another thing started by the community, “Of the Users. For the Users. By the Users!”
A number of the things you see around Spiceworks and the community are ideas thought up by SpiceHeads then grasped with both hands by Spiceworks and developed. From the idea of product comparison tables to SpiceLists and of course the latest invention SpiceRex. You can always get involved with the new features in Spiceworks by joining the beta groups or checking out the feature request section.
So I guess the real question is if we are SpiceHeads, what are the Spiceworks Employees? SpiceStaff, SpiceGirls or something else?
Post your ideas and vote on the community SpiceList “Best Name For Spiceworks Employees”