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Poll: Favorite bird?

Tufted Titmouse 12 (27%)
Woodpecker 8 (18%)
Red-Breasted Nuthatch 6 (14%)
Bushtit 5 (11%)
Greater Peewee 2 (5%)
Blue-and-White Swallow 11 (25%)
   Discussion: Favorite bird?
Eri · 18 years, 6 months ago
how about an "uhm, i have a favorite bird?" option?
lawrence Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
based on the available choices, I'm not sure it's really about birds. just a guess, though. :)
Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
yeah, I'm with ya! where's the "other" button? heh! *tweet tweet* and Big Bird wasn't even there! *gasp*
It's a girl! · 18 years, 6 months ago
All I can say is there must be a whole lot of lonely ornithologists out there who came up with those names (I'm assuming the people who study birds are the ones that name them when they discover a new one)

Either that or they're all twelve year old boys!
Jºnªthªn · 18 years, 6 months ago
What's next? Favorite writer.... Balzac Favorite plant..... Orchid Favorite civil engineering task.... Erection

Mollie Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Yes, the poll has hit a new low.
Brian Dinsky · 18 years, 6 months ago
ha...bushtit. i can't help but grin like an idiot (moreso than normal, that is)
emilie is CRANKY · 18 years, 6 months ago
o/' chestnut brown canaaaryyyyyy, ruby throated spaaaarrow... o/' etc, etc :) *grins*

oh, and (being a bit of an ornithologist myself, hehehe) i don't think we actually have any of those over here. though i did see two black kites in the south of france last week *smirkle*

oh, and my favorite? definitely gouldian finches :)
emilie is CRANKY Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
oh, sorry, yeah we do actually have woodpeckers *slaps forehead*
goovie is married! · 18 years, 6 months ago
anybody else earwormed now with the python bookshop sketch? just me, then? right. ok.
Mamalissa! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Do you have the one without the Gannet?

(ALBATROSS!!!)
goovie is married! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
"the one without the gannet"?? they all have the gannet! it's a standard british bird! albatross!!
Talcott Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
alright then, I'll remove it
[page being torn out]
any other birds you don't like?
lawrence Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
I can't buy that. It's torn.
Mamalissa! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Have you got "Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying?"
Mamalissa! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Have you got "Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying?"
Andrea Krause · 18 years, 6 months ago
OK...what's with half this thread getting modded down below threshold? Can anyone seriously object to a lack of helpful discourse based on a poll like THIS? Gah...if it's a silly poll that people can't seriously respond to, I think it's ridiculous to mod folks down who don't add enough to the discussion. Come ON.

Sorry. Just ticked off when I came and suddenly half the posts were below threshold and I could see no logical reason.

-AK
Josh Woodward Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
the problem has been addressed :-)
Andrea Krause Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Sorry I freaked. I just know if it happened to me in a thread as non-serious as this I would probably take it as a personal affront. So I got defensive in their favor. Heeee. :)

-AK
nate... Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Well, it's been addressed relatively speaking. People still have the ability to mod posts..... and unfortunately, people are still using it to show either agreement or disagreement with said posts.

It appears, as expected, that people are misusing the system.... and moreso, missing the point. But, again, perhaps that would be fixed by having a disclaimer..... or an "are you sure?" sort of window... with an explanation... when you click on thumbs up or down.... so that people are made aware that this is not a way of showing agreement/disagreement?

Just a thought....

Talcott Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
See, it's stuff like this that makes me favor just droping the system, at least for now. On a big board it's definitly useful, but I don't think we need it here.
Could we maybe try it without mods for a couple of polls and see how things go? If the lack of mods becomes leads to abuse, than my all means put them back, but right now I think they're just causing more problems than they solve.
goovie is married! Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
What Talcott said. In my opinion, the current mod system discourages people from posting -- if our words aren't perfectly chosen, thought-provoking, and meaningful, we run the risk of being modded down and having our ratings slip (correct me if I'm wrong...I still don't get this whole thing). That doesn't exactly cntribute to a feeling of welcome, or an atmosphere of open discussion. And as I and others have pointed out before, there's already been abuse of the system, and as long as the system continues, so will the abuse. I would actually like a return to the old FHDC moderator system, because I think moderating trolls and abuse is more important (and useful) than moderating every single post people make in every single forum. I don't think people should be judged here by whether or not everything they say is "relevant" to everybody else in the community. As long as people are willing to follow the acceptable use policy and treat others as they want to be treated, they're OK by me.
Josh Woodward Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
I agree. I dropped the mod system for now. Let's see how it goes and if we need something in the future, we can go that route.
Jºnªthªn Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
My post is still modded out. What a bunch of total f***ing losers you people are. Mod that!
iPauley · 18 years, 6 months ago
... closest to "European Swallow" I could find. :-P

"...maybe if it were an African Swallow..."

-- Pauley
nate... Back · 18 years, 6 months ago
Well, it's certainly better than the european spit. *nodsnods*
Jºnªthªn · 18 years, 6 months ago
s**k my Scolopax rusticola
Jason Reiser · 18 years, 5 months ago
Come on people... what's better than an ex-parrot?!?

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