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#91 of 120 Old 11-04-2006, 04:38 PM
 
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If I understand it, almost everyone is being recorded as voting for "1"? Does this mean that the original votes that put "1" as a finalist may also be skewed? BTW, there is a thread in Questions and Suggestions about this.
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I voted for 2 and 2 is showing as being in the lead on my screen.

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Looks like my vote has been changed to #2 now. Is there a moderator taking note of this or something?
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Well, I just checked, and it has me as having voted for 2 which I didn't (at least it isn't 1 though).

nothing more to say I guess :
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Apparently the one in bold is the leader, not what you voted for
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...6&postcount=21

nothing more to say I guess :
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I was just going to post that! LOL. I love the revised version of #2 someone posted here-- that one is the BEST!!! wahhh, I want that one now!!

ETA: at least #1 is not winning anymore, imo!
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I voted #2

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I love that #2 edited one - good job!

I voted for number three because it looks the most like a traditional icons, but thinking about it again, I think that #2 is the easiest to tell what's going on. #1 doesn't look like anything and #3 just looks like someone holding a baby. I wish #2 were simpler, though.

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A friend of mine, who has not even seen this thread, asked me on the phone if I saw the leader on the BF symbol. She too thought it was completely bizarre that #1 would have so many votes.
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I'm totally supportive of number 3 though I wouldn't be disappointed with number 2. I flat out do not care for number 1. The hard angles in the drawing are not flattering at all. I still think mine should have won but I didn't even make into the top 12 LOL.. But then I'm biased to my own artwork..
I do think it's odd that number one has such a high vote number when only one person has flat out said that they liked it.. That seems a little fishy to me, no?
What did one of mean by saying that the formula companies were voting for number 1? That kinda confused me.. Why because it looks so distant and unloving? I'm having a brain fart.
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I voted for 3 but 2 is showing as bolded for me. If you guys are right and it bolds the one you voted for, this is definitely screwed up.

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So. #3 won. Looks like either they figured out the errors or the public voting didn't matter anyway.

Woo-hoo!

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Looks like we support holding children.



Wish it looked more like breastfeeding....
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I agree I don't like it, I think is was #2 I wanted.
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I'm glad number 3 won, some might want something that looks more natural and really like breastfeeding, but we need to look beyond our own limits and clearly, something more graphic wouldn't fly in say saudi arabia. And I believe the contest wanted a sign that would be used internationally.

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some might want something that looks more natural and really like breastfeeding, but we need to look beyond our own limits and clearly, something more graphic wouldn't fly in say saudi arabia.
But it is supposed to be about breastfeeding isn't it? What's the point in a breastfeeding symbol that doesn't look like breastfeeding? I don't think any of the options put forth were "graphic" even for international standards. But this is coming from someone who doesn't believe that mama's should cover up and should breastfeed anywhere and everywhere.....
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looks like a man holding a baby to me
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i cant believe that it won! you cant even tell that its for breastfeeding! i wanted #2! and i to totally agree with the previous post!

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I'm happy. Not all handicap people are in wheel chairs, but that doesn't seem to ruffle feathers. Not all moms show boob when breastfeeding, I think it's fine.
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Also, here's part of the interview which makes me like the design even more.

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MM: What elements/aspects of breastfeeding did you hope to convey?
MD: I wanted the icon to accurately convey a child nursing on his mother's breast rather than being held by a mother or parent. I wanted the image to be feminine. I wanted to give the impression of breast on the icon (the space between the baby's arm and his/her chin), without having to show a breast in its entirety. While I feel that breastfeeding and breasts are natural, I didn't want to alienate those people who may have a more conservative view about exposing breasts, since this image could be released into the public domain.

MM: What do you hope your symbol conveys?
MD: I wanted the symbol to communicate to the public quickly, at a glance. I knew that it might be reduced to a small size and I didn't want the integrity of the design to be compromised by the small scale. Therefore, I designed an icon that could be recognized from a distance. I also wanted the design to be reversible in color—allowing the child to be blue and the mother white or vice versa—in order to match the other international icons for baggage claim, bathrooms, telephone, information desk and so on. I didn't want the symbol to be a departure from these other international symbols, lest it confuse the public into thinking that it was something other than a public service icon.
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I don't really like it either. It doesn't even look like its a BF symbol. Like a pp had mentioned, it looks like its just holding the baby.
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#2 might be a lovely picture to hang on your wall, but it would be nothing but a blue blob up on a sign 40 feet away. Completely useless as a symbol to be recognizeable from far away by people with widely different cultures.

I'm glad #3 won. I readily admit to enlisting every mother I knew to vote for that one instead of the other two.
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I really like #3 (I voted for it when there were 12, too). I think the baby's arm suggests breastfeeding; at least my dd sticks her arm up like that, but not when I'm just holding her.
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3 i my least favourite. It looks leastr like bf than any of the final 3 to me.

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I really like #3 (I voted for it when there were 12, too). I think the baby's arm suggests breastfeeding; at least my dd sticks her arm up like that, but not when I'm just holding her.
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As a picture 2 was my favorite. But as an icon, 3 was my favorite. 1 didn't convey affection, while 3 does convey some.

It is too bad that it can't be more specific but I think it's hard to do that in an icon people will not be looking closely at. It has a certain cultural anonymity which I think is appropriate for an icon.
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I really liked three as well & voted for it both times. The child's raised arm & the mother's lifted left elbow instantly says breastfeeding to me, & I think it's generic enough that it will be adopted in many places. I hope so anyway.

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Looks like we support holding children.



Wish it looked more like breastfeeding....

That's exactly what I thought!

Oh well, hopefully I will grow to like it more.
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while I'm happy with the end result, I must admit I'm a little perplexed at how we got here.

Why did they provide vote totals for the preliminary round of the contest but not the final selection?

Why did #1 appear to be getting so many votes, and then not win?
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#2 might be a lovely picture to hang on your wall, but it would be nothing but a blue blob up on a sign 40 feet away. Completely useless as a symbol to be recognizeable from far away by people with widely different cultures.
I agree. #2 was beautiful, but way too complicated for a public service icon. I think #3 is more likely to be used by the general public as well.
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I'm glad number 3 won, some might want something that looks more natural and really like breastfeeding, but we need to look beyond our own limits and clearly, something more graphic wouldn't fly in say saudi arabia. And I believe the contest wanted a sign that would be used internationally.

Perfect winner
Common misconception here...my understanding is that women bare their breasts to nurse in the middle east. It's their heads that stay covered.
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