User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 33 to 40 of 44

Thread: Our foundations name

  1. #33

    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    100
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol

  2. #34

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    central upstate New York
    Posts
    439
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Smile

    Well, since the poll is now locked, I guess discussion can continue here.
    Odysseus, I just meant that it's obvious that Sarracenia is North American (or should be). I made that post before Nick suggested including other pitcher plants. Are they endangered as well? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img] Personally, I think it's quite enough to focus on Sarracenia - to start with. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    And I would like to thank Plantakiss for all the hard work she has put into this & all she has had to put up with. Great job! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I know it has only just begun. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    Restore our biosphere, create a new culture of kindness.

  3. #35
    Odysseus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    341
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (lavenderdawn @ Mar. 02 2004,16:12)]Personally, I think it's quite enough to focus on Sarracenia - to start with. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    And I would like to thank Plantakiss for all the hard work she has put into this & all she has had to put up with. Great job! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I know it has only just begun. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    Oh... Ok Lavendar. Thanks for clearing that up for me...I was baffled for a moment. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    And yes, I completly agree with you! We should stick to just Sarracenia, it's a lot of work already and we're just trying to name it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Odysseus
    Wife and I in the Netherlands. Sure miss living out there.

    My growlist
    A list of beginner CPs

  4. #36

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    N'awlins
    Posts
    313
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ok, sorry I havn't been to vocal in the last day or so. I had $750,000 worth of work that bid yesterday. (3 jobs, $360K,120K, and 275K. I was low bidder on the latter and am trying to hustle the second [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] )

    Currently, I am adding 2 names to the poll.

    North American Sarr. Coservancy

    North American Pitcher Plant Foundation

    If anyone has ANY additions or objections please speak up. I made a judgement call on the last poll, and the fault lies with myself. I really think that North American Sarr. Coservancy is going to win hands down from all the support I have seen for it, but I remain bias.

    So if ANYONE has any opinion on the poll which will be put up Thursday and will run the weekend, PLEASE SPEAK UP.

    We have been doing a ton of work on this program behind the scenes and its kind of frustrating when we get new opinions after the poll is in place. Conservancy was listed, and I overlooked it, but there where some new names presented that where not originally. So please, if you have an opinion, make it heard.


    Paul

  5. #37
    Guest
    The reason I chimed in about Darlingtonia and Heliamphora is that they are also pitcher plants. If the name chosen included the name 'Pitcher Plant' and 'American', it would imply Darlingtonia, Sarracenia, and Heliamphora. Each can be found in the Americas

  6. #38
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I prefer Sarracenia Conservancy or, if that's too invasive of Nature Conservancy turf, Sarracenia Conservation Society.

    But maybe we should wait until we've been through some debates regarding the group's goals and plans. Maybe some of the disagreements arise from differing perceptions of what we'll be doing. Bill Gates didn't name his company Microsoft and then decide whether to sell software or shoes.

    I see us as a Sarracenia Conservancy, so gravitate towards that name. Plus it sounds and looks good. On the other hand, if we intend to sabotage poachers' vehicles and to sleep naked in the swamps, we might want to consider naming ourselves Sarracenias First! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    But, whenever we focus on the name thingy, I think we'll be better off starting with some preliminary polls. Such as "Sarracenia or Pitcher Plant?", "National or American or North American or no redundant geographic adjectives", "Conservancy or Society or Foundation?" and so on. The goal isn't to cobble together some frankenstein monster of a name from the winning words, but to eliminate some less popular choices. Then we can choose a name.
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

  7. #39
    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Richmond, Virginia/Zone 7
    Posts
    10,335
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "North American" simply refers to range only. And you have to remember ...don't faint from shock....but not EVERBODY is a CP enthusiast/grower! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] The word "sarracenia" doesn't tell John Q Public this is about a North American-specific plant. Hopefully this organization will be known by non-CP people and organizations as well as the CP community. We have to remember this isn't all about CP growers, but the general public as well ...as this effort will preserve the plants for John Q. Public's children's future enjoyment and benefit

    This group is specificially about sarracenia...not other pitcher plants, only one of which is North American.
    "Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome

  8. #40
    herenorthere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    almost Hartford
    Posts
    3,785
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A lot of work is being done behind the scenes and the answer must be obvious to those making that effort. But why do we need a name right now? I'm guessing it's for filling out incorporation paperwork, but I don't know.

    I think the energy of the ongoing name debate would be better focused on discussing what the group is going to do, not what the group will be called. Yes, we're all interested in saving Sarracenias, but there must be a number of different ideas about what that means and how to do it. Maybe if the goals/mission/business plan are identified, the name will just fall into place. A preservation society and a conservancy are very different things. Which are we going to be?
    Bruce in CT

    Madness is something rare in individuals but in groups, parties, peoples, ages it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •