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

Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Banana Man » Tue May 01, 2012 5:39 am

How do I vote none of the above?
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Kiwi » Sun May 06, 2012 10:20 pm

I absolutely respect and admire Option A.
But I have really liked 'Because we're all wrong sometimes' from the moment I first saw it sneak up on the site banner. I find it deliciously funny and self-deprecating. It suggests that we don't have to take ourselves too seriously. For me, respect is implicit in the phrase.

Having said that, option A is a better, clearer mission statement whereas Option B is a slogan. So Option A for clarity, but I'm still voting B, just because it makes me smile more. Thanks for cooking it up, Emery, even if it only gets to enjoy a short (yet happy!) life.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Aaron » Wed May 16, 2012 9:57 am

I like the one we have. To me it suggests the people who post here have an air of humility about them and I like that.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Keep The Reason » Wed May 16, 2012 10:21 am

"Because everyone can learn!"

would be my motto of choice.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby mitchellmckain » Thu May 17, 2012 10:58 pm

mitchellmckain wrote:
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.


I was put in a position to defend the value of this earlier this month. When I picked my sister up at the airport, she ranted about how the internet encouraged everyone to think that their opinion was as good as any fact. I therefore had to dispute this for the assertion of fact is usually someones opinion that being shoved down the throats of other people. Of course I am not happy at all with how so many people think that the conclusions of science are of no value because "supposedly" they can all change in some future scientific revolution -- and thus my beef with Thomas Kuhn. I tread this subtle line, therefore, by highlighting the distinction between that for which there is objective evidence and that for which there is not. I may not support the claim that knowledge must be limited to the former but I very much affirm that the former has a weight that cannot be ignored in the government of free society.

My sister, by the way well represents the kind of rabid liberalism in which I was raised -- AND frankly the intolerance of anything that disagrees with its dogma.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby StillSearching » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:58 am

Kiwi wrote:But I have really liked 'Because we're all wrong sometimes' from the moment I first saw it sneak up on the site banner. I find it deliciously funny and self-deprecating.


Aaron wrote:I like the one we have. To me it suggests the people who post here have an air of humility about them and I like that.


Weird. I had the exact opposite reaction the first time I saw it.

So, Emery. What's the verdict?

...or is it too soon to call it?
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby StillSearching » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:33 am

Spandex?
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby OzAnt » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:14 am

LOL. I had exactly the same reaction!

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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby StillSearching » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:42 am

I think Emery is channeling his inner King Solomon. :D
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Rian » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Emery wrote:Alright, let democracy reign. Motto with the most votes win.

My favorite won - so where is it? :? :(
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Rian » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:13 am

Emery wrote:Alright, let democracy reign. Motto with the most votes win.

Emery, I'm calling you to account. Please change the motto back.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Emery » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:45 am

Thanks Rian, I got your email. I'll try to post the old motto again this weekend. Thanks for voting everyone.
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Rian » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:52 pm

Yay! Thanks!
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby Rian » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:25 am

I was just going to post a little reminder, when I looked up, and ...

*cue heavenly music*

I saw it!!!! Our wonderful motto!!!!

Thank you!!
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Re: Poll: which motto do you prefer?

Postby StillSearching » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:47 am

:highfive: (That's for you, Rian!)

Emery, this is for you:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!
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