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#61 of 120 Old 11-02-2006, 01:39 PM
 
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#1 doesn't look like a bf'ing mom to me and I will be really upset if it wins..
I voted for #3 although I like #2 as well.
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I really think that the voting is being skewed. I seriously doubt the accuracy of these results.

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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.
MelMel, I think the reason so many of us don't like it is because it's not immediately recognizable.

In other words, WE know what it stands for because we're voting for a breastfeeding icon. But if it wins, the rest of the world will be looking at it without the help of knowing what it's for, and may just not get it.

I would never, never guess that was a nursing icon if I wasn't on here voting. And once I would "get it" I'd probably think, "Wow. That's weird. Couldn't they have come up with something better?"
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I wouldnt be 'upset' if 1 didnt win, i dont really care which one wins, they are all fine and will serve the purpose well

this just isnt an issue to me, lol. just trying to help some of you understand why a more distanced person (which despite my post count, I think i am... at least I'm getting more and more each day ) may like number 1....since there was so much incredulence and hate towards 1 and the fact that its winning. Now, there are many cases of vote tampering in the world this time of year, but this is a mothering. com symbol poll!?! some perspective, please : : :
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I voted 3, but I would like to see it look more like a woman, like this: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/anndria/ll11.jpg #1 to me just looks like a person holding a baby. #2 Is too detailed for me and it looks like she is wearing a turban or something.
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I voted 3, but I would like to see it look more like a woman, like this: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/anndria/ll11.jpg #1 to me just looks like a person holding a baby. #2 Is too detailed for me and it looks like she is wearing a turban or something.
That really looks nice!
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I voted 3, but I would like to see it look more like a woman, like this: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/anndria/ll11.jpg #1 to me just looks like a person holding a baby. #2 Is too detailed for me and it looks like she is wearing a turban or something.

huh? turban?

the one you linked too is really nice. I like that one the best
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I knew I was looking at a bfing symbol and I had no clue that there was a protrusion that was meant to be her breast in #1. At a glance, IMO, it's not immediately obvious, which is important for an icon like that.

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this is a mothering. com symbol poll!?! some perspective, please
I believe it is a contest for an international breastfeeding symbol. It is being hosted by MDC but meant to go beyond here.

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I voted for #2. The second and third are the best but the first looks like someone just holding a baby.

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I agree #1 looks like the library symbol, and is too modern and angular. #2 is too hippy dippy :

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Another I voted for #2 here because it actually shows a recognizable breast. I didn't mind 3 but #1 didn't do anything for me. I was excited by the idea of an international symbol for breastfeeding but I'm not sure if #1 will get the message across globally.
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i really liked your revised one, soleil!

great idea!

since we're "revising icons" i chose # 2 but would like it more without all the details, like this one:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...evisedicon.jpg
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If you're going to revise #2 I think her exposed breast should be a tiny bit smaller. It doesn't look like there's room for two on her chest, yk?
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Im really surprised that #1 is in the lead. It seems so clinical and boring and honestly can't even tell its supposed to be a breastfeeding mama. I love #2 and like # 3....
Ya me too, #1 is ugly IMO and I was all like WHAT #1 sucks, I think #2 is the best
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: I'm glad and relieved I'm not the only confused mama here. #2 is clearly about breastfeeding the others could just be mama and baby or mama holding baby.
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since we're "revising icons" i chose # 2 but would like it more without all the details, like this one:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...evisedicon.jpg
I like this one!
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i really liked your revised one, soleil!

great idea!

since we're "revising icons" i chose # 2 but would like it more without all the details, like this one:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...evisedicon.jpg
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Formula companies are voting for #1
I knew it was a conspiracy. :
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I voted for #3 as well - I was torn between that and #2.

I don't think #1 looks like a breastfeeding symbol at all.
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I really liked 2... I think it can easily be fixed to be more....easily reproduced. I think #1 just was odd... I was very upset to see it in 1st place. #2 is my favorite... #3 is great too, but I really wanted something that showed breast, since it's a breastfeeding icon.
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I just realized it says I voted for #1 too, when I actually voted for #2! This thing is definitely flawed!
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Im really surprised that #1 is in the lead. It seems so clinical and boring and honestly can't even tell its supposed to be a breastfeeding mama. I love #2 and like # 3....

I have totally agree with that! Number one is just... bizarre.

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Has anyone notified the moderators about votes cast for one icon showing up as a vote for another icon? I don't understand how you can tell,but something weird is going on. Has anyone told the powers that be yet?
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How do you determine what you voted for?

 

 

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I voted for #3.However,why can it not just be a circle with a dot in it-a breast,an aim,a circle of protection,a simple abstract symbol...

Is there a way to access the first,bigger group of considerations?Not to vote,just to browse?

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i really liked your revised one, soleil!

great idea!

since we're "revising icons" i chose # 2 but would like it more without all the details, like this one:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...evisedicon.jpg

Thats the best one Ive seen by far!
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Im really surprised that #1 is in the lead. It seems so clinical and boring and honestly can't even tell its supposed to be a breastfeeding mama. I love #2 and like # 3....

I have totally agree with that! Number one is just... bizarre.

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I posted the link on a breastfeeding board at another site, and everyone THERE liked #3 best too, so I dunno WHO is voting for #1 so much! :
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When it shows poll results, your choice is bolded.
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2 is my favourite, it has the most "international" feel to it, despite that I voted for 3 because it was the most icon-ish and would probabnly be easiest to get adopted internationally.
I have no idea who is voting for 1.

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