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post #41 of 120
I voted for #2 'cause you can see a breast and she's not white. It seems more universal to me than the other two and definitely less institiutional.
post #42 of 120
I'm not getting why #1 is leading AT ALL. First of all, the only reason we know what it is is because it's a breastfeeding icon contest, but any ol' schmoe on the street will have no clue what that thing stands for!!! Will they?

At least, those are my humble thoughts!

I do find it interesting that #2 and #3 were nearly tied in the earlier contest, while #1 maxxed 12% of votes - it's quite curious how it's suddenly the favorite. ???

I voted #2 - it is more complicated - not so icon-like (but the breastfeeding signs in those other countries weren't icon-y either). #3 to me just looks like a mom snuggling her baby. At least #2 has some breast!
post #43 of 120
i voted #3. i was surprised that #1 was in the lead! like pp's, i thought it was hard to tell what it is. #2 is ok, but a bit too artsy-fartsy and different for an icon. i normally like artsy-fartsy and different, but i think the breastfeeding icon should be something totally simple and "normal" looking for the public. kind of to reinforce the fact that breastfeeding is perfectly normal and natural.
post #44 of 120
I voted #2, next choice would be #3.
post #45 of 120
I can't believe number one is in the lead, either. That's just weird. I think that number one is very angular, almost masculine. What's going on with that one being in the lead?

However, I do like number two, but number three is more like a universal symbol. It is feminine and maternal, but has that strange universal symbol feel to it.
post #46 of 120
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Originally Posted by laohaire View Post
So is anyone alarmed that only one person in this thread voted for #1?
Very. I have to admit that it makes me concerned about the reliability of the voting. For example, in some internet groups I will regularly see moms pleading for folks to vote for their child in some contest or other. Or maybe multiple voting is allowed?
post #47 of 120
I'm also puzzled.... #1 is just a strange front-runner, IMO. I voted #3.
post #48 of 120
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Originally Posted by inezyv View Post
Or maybe multiple voting is allowed?
Yes.
post #49 of 120
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Originally Posted by Brisen View Post
Yes.
how do you know? i blocked all my cookies to see if that's what the fam and friends of #1 were doing but it isn't doing anything - i can keep voting but the #s never change. like it's not "taking"....?

not that i want to cheat; i just wanted to see how #1 could possibly have so many votes.
post #50 of 120
When I went back to the voting page, the voting option was gone and the results were there again, just like on the MDC forums polls. Then I closed the window; clicked on Tools -> Internet Options... -> "Delete Cookies" button. I'm using Internet Explorer. Then I went back to the voting page, and the voting options were up again. Now, I didn't actually try to vote, so it might stop me then. I just didn't want to cheat. I suppose I could try it and, if it worked, go back and vote for the other two, to even it out.

ETA: I went back and tried voting... it brought the bar graph up, but the total number of votes didn't change. When I hit refresh, the number of votes went up by about five, so I couldn't tell if it was counting my vote or not. I don't remember what happened exactly the first time I voted, so i don't know if it automatically refreshes the number of votes when you vote. So, maybe you can't vote more than once with the same comp or ISP or whatever. Hmmm. What if my hubby and kids want to vote?
post #51 of 120
#1 is up to 42%. *sigh*
post #52 of 120
I'm with you guys. Surprised at number 1. I voted for number 3.
post #53 of 120
I voted for #3 both phases. I am stunned that #1 is winning. Will be very sad if it wins because nothing about it says bfing to me.
post #54 of 120
I voted for #3 I like that the hand of the child is lifted up reaching towards the mother. The only good thing I can say about #1 is it does look like a babywearing position.
post #55 of 120
nak
#1 is totally in the lead.

I was suprised it made it into the top three at all.
I voted for #3, but it was tough to choose between #2 & #3.

I originally voted for a symbol that looked a lot like #3, but it showed a breast, I was very suprised that it didn't make it into the top three, but #1 did.

I really think that the voting is being skewed. I seriously doubt the accuracy of these results.

~Moose
post #56 of 120
I'm getting pretty bummed seeing that number ONE is STILL in the lead.

How on earth did that happen? It was so NOT popular the first time 'round.

I really don't care which of the other two wins so long as it looks like nursing.

If I saw that sign (and didn't know it was featured here on Mothering) I wouldn't even know what it stood for. Would you?

I'd think, hey - here's a nice place where I can sling my baby. or...backpack with my baby? or....carry my baby....??? It just doesn't speak "nursing" to me or, apparently, anyone who has posted on this thread.

Just wanted to vent. I was so looking forward to having tees and totes of the winning image, but not this one. I don't think one should have to explain to everyone what it is. :
post #57 of 120
When I voted, right after I voted, (for #3) the part that said "number one" was in bold, and #1 was in the lead. Was it just bold because #1 is leading? Or was it indicating I voted for #1 by computer error?

What did the "results" page show when you all voted?
post #58 of 120
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Originally Posted by KittyKat View Post
When I voted, right after I voted, (for #3) the part that said "number one" was in bold, and #1 was in the lead. Was it just bold because #1 is leading? Or was it indicating I voted for #1 by computer error?

What did the "results" page show when you all voted?
It's bold because it's in the lead.....the earlier poll was like that too. (I know - kinda panicked me in the first poll because I thought I'd misvoted!!!)
post #59 of 120
why does 'maternal' have to be a big round plump figure?

okay; i looked again, because everyone hates 1 so much...and i am still liking 1 the best. the mom has that breast protrusion, her head is angled down, TO ME it really looks like she is nusring (a baby OR an older child, which is nice) if its the color, it could be reversed, just like number 2 is, but sadly most symbols currently in use are standard light on dark.

now, i understand what a pp said about how most mainstream people arent so deep in the breastfeeding culture, and wont be able to interpret a symbol at a glance like WE would...which is why 1 is best, IMO. I would think that 3 is just someone cuddling or holding an infant, 2 is very hippy (just like all those breastfeeders are )

1 just looks sleek and modern, and as a modern breastfeeding family, it really appeals to us! I just dont get all the hostility towards 1!! lol

I didnt see any of the others, I am not on here much, anymore.
post #60 of 120
i'm surprised #1 is winning. It seems hard to tell what it is to me.

I like 2 or 3 much better
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