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Old 11-01-2006, 06:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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....
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I agree! I don't like #1 at all, it doesn't even look like Breastfeeding, just someone holding a baby.

I really like #3. Vote for 3!!!
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I, too, was very surprised that #1 was so far in the lead. I had a hard time deciding between the other two, and it was so easy to reject #1.

I was quite surprised by this because when I voted in the first poll, the poll results very nearly reflected my opinions exactly.

I suspect the polling is being run by DiBold, or Gov. Blackwell.

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huh, that's odd. That one had the least amount of votes when I voted.
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Formula companies are voting for #1
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Formula companies are voting for #1
Well someone is skewing the results, that's for darn sure.
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#1 reminds me of a library symbol I've seen.

I voted #2.

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I agree completely. I can't tell #1 is breastfeeding. #2 I like the best because it shows the breast. #3 is great too, I just like #2 more.

I'll be really disappointed if #1 wins.
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#2 is really artistic and I like it, but I think it's too hippie dippy looking for most audiences and either will alienate people or just would never be used. I voted for #3.
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I totally agree. It was easy to eliminate #1, but harder to choose between #2 and #3. I would also be disappointed if #1 were to win. I voted for #2 because it really looks like a mom nursing her babe, and as if the mom is lovingly looking down on her babe. I'll understand if #3 wins because it is simple and more icon like.

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You know, looking at it again, I wish I could change my vote to #3. It really stands out. Dumb me

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I thought it was weird that #1 is winning. It looks like 2 "i"'s, not like breastfeeding, although there is a boob outline.

I wonder how the contest is being publicized, and if some other place is sending their members here to vote...
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i totally agree, and i was surprised to see that #1 was in the lead. as brisen said, my first thought when i look at #1 is "library"!

#2 is sweet but the style is a bit different from most other 'international signs of ...'

go #3!!!
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I really don't understand why #1 is winning either. It doesn't even look like a child breastfeeding -there is no contact between child and mother.

I like #2 better than #3 because #2 looks like a person of color breastfeeding. And frankly, there are more POC breastfeeding in the world than white women. Just my .02.
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#2 is really artistic and I like it, but I think it's too hippie dippy looking for most audiences and either will alienate people or just would never be used. I voted for #3.
Exactly that for me. And I voted #3. (I voted for that one the first time around too).

Well.

Should someone alert a moderator?

Or is this just going to be how the vote goes?

Since it seems like #1 isn't the popular choice around here....

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i liked 2... i think its the only one that doesnt just look like a woman holding a baby. i was really dissappointed that so many of the suggested breastfeeding icons just looked like woman holding baby, not women breastfeeding a baby... it is for a breastfeeding icon after all, isnt it? :
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I voted for 3 and was really surprised it wasn't number 1 in the poll! Maybe the designer of number one has lots of family and friends voting....

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I'm torn between 2 and 3

Here's why: I like #3 because it's simple yet gets the point across and is in line with most other icons (like the washroom people and public transit people for example). However, I like #2 because of the details- I like that you can see the breast and I like how the mother's gaze is implied, but those very details make it more stylistic and less of an 'icon' kind of...

My thoughts are jumbled on this one!

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that's funny. I just voted and was really surprised that #1 was winning. I voted for #2.
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hmmm....is #2 wearing a sling do you think? or just a nursing top? the more I look at it the more the lines don't make sense (which is okay, 'cause maybe it means there are multiple interpretations)

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i didn't like #1 at all, and I chose #3.

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I suspect the polling is being run by DiBold, or Gov. Blackwell.
me too!
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To be honest I like them all. I think maybe #1 is leading in the votes because it looks more like a standard universal symbol, similar to other symbols like the line-man and the line-woman on restroom doors. I think #2 is beautiful, but not standard-symbolly (hey, a new word!) enough -- a bit too artistic if that's possible! I really like #3 and that’s the one I voted for. It hits the right balance for me between being really attractive and also very clear on what it is, a woman breastfeeding a child.

Won’t it be cool to actually see the new symbol in places like airports and stuff, and know we had a hand in it? I can’t wait!!

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I think they all look very "Westernized" - the only one that doesn't is #2 - which I voted for.
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I voted for # 2. when I voted before there were more choices and mine isn't in the top 3. I really just wish there was one with an actual breast as a BREASTfeeding symbol in the top 3 though,yk?

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I voted for #2 because it's clearly shows a woman breastfeeding a child. The other two symbols are definitely open to interpretation.
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I voted #3.

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I liked #2 from the beginning. It got the most votes in the preliminary round. To me, it most clearly said "nursing."

But if you look at the number of votes, it is really close right now b/w all 3. There have only been a little over 2000 votes cast so far. Considering that the prelims had over 20,000 votes, any one of those icons could take off.
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nak

didnt read all the responses....but,

i voted for #1. it was a real toss up though, between 1 and 2. 3 was out because the figure looks like it is just holding the baby. number 2 was the best, you could see the breast and it's appealing, but like a pp said, its kinda not in synch with other standard symbols and more arsty/hippy looking. which i personally like but may not be the best universal symbol.

i chose 1 because while at first glance it was general and clinical, it DOES show a breast (a triangle protrusion where the childs head is) and the child is nursing in a non-typical front facing/side view position, which made it an interesting composition.

so while dull initially, i really appreciated that it did have the breast, and would blend well with other symbols currently being used in facilities.
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I went with #2

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