Over a year ago I purchased the niche "Meta" which is described as "A place for discussion of the culture and community of Narrative". I made this purchase not because I thought the name of the niche was particularly strong (it isn't) but because I believed this would have to become the go to niche for discussion on the broader Narrative community. In time I believed I could make changes to the niche to sufficiently fix the errors made by the person who originally suggested it.
This February the niche Narrative Community was created and shot up to immediate success, becoming one of the top 10 niches on Narrative and fulfilling exactly the role I originally predicted Meta would fulfill. At first, rather than file an appeal for duplication (which are rarely granted anyway) I decided to see if I could just sufficiently distinguish the Meta niche by attempting to edit it's name and description. Each time I was told my edits were intruding on other existing niches (but somehow not already intruding on Narrative Community). I finally decided to file an appeal against Narrative Community just to see what the tribunal would tell me about my niche and where it stands. I was subsequently told that because the niche was too vague it should probably just be rejected.
I am not inclined to make complaints like this, but I have to ask, am I not being punished as an early adopter on this platform?
At the time I purchased Meta there were many valuable niches being auctioned off where time was of the essence. Given these time constraints and understanding how successful a niche for the greater Narrative community would be, I decided to make a bid for the niche despite the name. Can I be blamed that I did not sufficiently predict the name chosen for the niche would be so poor and nebulous that it would render the niche description invalid?
I understand the tribunal is not going to be inclined to shut down one of the top 10 niches on the platform at this point, but an equitable arrangement would be to at least allow me to edit the name of the niche to something suitable rather than force the niche to live in obscurity or face rejection due to my lack of foresight.