...no one has voted NO, I think we can safely assume everyone would like to see a name change. yes?
I propose asking CNET to rename this forum to Coffee Clatch. It seems much more in line with the stated intentions than a Speakeasy. Vote Yes or No by posting.
A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation.
A place for the illegal sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, as during Prohibition in the United States. a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
The term comes from a patron's manner of ordering alcohol without raising suspicion ? a bartender would tell a patron to be quiet and "speak easy".
Speakeasies became more popular and numerous as the Prohibition years progressed, and also became more commonly operated by those connected to organized crime. Although police and federal Bureau of Prohibition agents would raid such establishments and arrest the owners and patrons, the business of running speakeasies was so lucrative that such establishments continued to flourish throughout the nation. In major cities, speakeasies often were elaborate, offering food, live bands, floor shows, and stripteases. Corruption was rampant; speakeasy operators commonly bribed police either to leave them alone or at least to give them advance notice of any planned raids.