Poll: which motto do you prefer?

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Which motto do you prefer?

Where differences and respect co-exist
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57%
Because we're all wrong sometimes
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43%
 
Total votes : 28

Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Emery » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:54 am

Alright, let democracy reign. Motto with the most votes win.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Keep The Reason » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:41 pm

Neither?

I think you need a better one overall.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Rian » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:26 pm

voted - I think it was fairly clear that the "respect" referred to people, not to their positions.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby OzAnt » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:50 pm

I too don't like either one either, sorry. :-(

However, Scott's post got me thinking, so in the spirit of honesty, how about "Boldly moving forward, in a mostly friendly & circular fashion"? :-D

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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Dr Mundo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:03 pm

OzAnt wrote:I too don't like either one either, sorry. :-(

However, Scott's post got me thinking, so in the spirit of honesty, how about "Boldly moving forward, in a mostly friendly & circular fashion"? :-D

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I like this one.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby mitchellmckain » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:29 pm

Both are ok with me but I voted for the one we have just because I don't like the implication of change that something is wrong with the one we already have.

On the other hand, I can suggest an alternative also.

"Because there is much to learn in a discussion with those who think very differently than ourselves."

or same thing in the other format.

"A place to learn from a discusson with those who think very differently than ourselves."

Perhaps these lack what a good advertisement requires, but this expresses the value that I see in this forum anyway.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby StillSearching » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:07 am

mitchellmckain wrote:Both are ok with me but I voted for the one we have just because I don't like the implication of change that something is wrong with the one we already have.


"Differences and Respect" predates the one we already have. It would be a change, but back to what it was. And, something is wrong with the current one. It sucks. :twisted:

I like where you're going with yours, but it seems like you're headed back to "Where Differences and Respect Coexist" to me.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Keep The Reason » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:20 am

"Come for the rumble, stay for the π"
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby StillSearching » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:06 am

"Bringing owls to Athens since 2006"
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby mitchellmckain » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:50 am

StillSearching wrote:I like where you're going with yours, but it seems like you're headed back to "Where Differences and Respect Coexist" to me.

I prefer to stick with the "going" because that means you are striving for an ideal, but declaring yourself to be there already is not only pretensious but living in a fantasy land. Besides just because you are learning from a dialogue doesn't mean that you are learning what the other side is pushing.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby NH Baritone » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:12 pm

A positive motto would not refer to being wrong, so I picked (A).

The podcast has been one that is remarkable in its level of mutual respect. I assume you hope that YouTube prompts a stream of viewers to download and listen to your back catalogue. You are less likely to kindle the curiosity of these newbies if your tag line spotlights moments of error.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby marcuspnw » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:41 am

I think you guys should go with the truth:

"Please listen to our podcast or our wives will make us do more chores."

This site's only major flaw is that it takes itself too seriously so I offer more choices for your consideration:

"Waste your time with us."

"Life is too short. You can't heap scorn and derision on strangers when you're dead!"

"Join us when you need that break from fapping to internet porn. We're less harmful than a cigarette."

"Heaven's joy overflows whenever we ignore the important people in our lives and stare blankly at or listen attentively to a machine."

"Your mother would like it if you listened to our podcast. And you can't argue with Mom unless of course she's a member of this forum."
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby NH Baritone » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:08 am

marcuspnw wrote:I think you guys should go with the truth:

"Please listen to our podcast or our wives will make us do more chores."

This site's only major flaw is that it takes itself too seriously so I offer more choices for your consideration:

How about this one:

"For years, we've hijacked your ears. Now we're coming for your eyes."
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Rian » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:19 am

StillSearching wrote:
mitchellmckain wrote:Both are ok with me but I voted for the one we have just because I don't like the implication of change that something is wrong with the one we already have.


"Differences and Respect" predates the one we already have. It would be a change, but back to what it was. And, something is wrong with the current one. It sucks. :twisted:

I like where you're going with yours, but it seems like you're headed back to "Where Differences and Respect Coexist" to me.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby mitchellmckain » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:17 pm

Ok you convinced me. I changed my vote.


marcuspnw wrote:"Your mother would like it if you listened to our podcast. And you can't argue with Mom unless of course she's a member of this forum."

I liked that one. I think one of the main values of forums like this is that we can speak our mind when the consequences of doing so in other venues causes us to just keep our mouth shut.
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