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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] New mascot for TDE, or no?

From: Jim <zlists@...>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:22:48 -0400
On Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 14:15 (-0500), E. Liddell wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:50:11 -0600
> "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...> wrote:

>>>> Hash: SHA512

>>>> On 12/30/2014 10:12 AM, Alexandre wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >>
>>>> >> What about a bee or an ant? They are both efficient and productive
>>>> animals, which was go perfectly with the TDE.
>>>> >> Cheers Michele -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> > I'll look at these possibilities! I did some test with the salamander,
>>>> and I'm not too sure about it. It is a
>>>> > little bit disguisting...
>>>> >
>>>> > -Alexandre
>>>> I am also a bit perplex by the salamander....

>>> Legendarily, the salamander is associated with elemental fire.
>>> ( )
>>> Depictions of it in that capacity often don't resemble the real
>>> animal all that much.

>>> E. Liddell

>> No one liked the heron idea?  (*honest* beedback would be appreciated)

> There's nothing wrong with the heron either; I think we're just still at
> the "flinging ideas around" stage.

>> I'm not sure the salamander is a good choice; OpenSUSE got away with an
>> iguana but most of the other reptiles are bound to induce revulsion in a
>> non-negligable portion of the populous.  I'm not sure about a bee for the
>> same reasons; it seems most people can identify with mammals and birds but
>> not so much with insects, arachnids, and reptiles.

If you don't mind a comment from someone who is an almost completely
passive observer on this project (Yo, Darrell, got some new Slackware
build scripts?)...

Having been stung way more than my fair share of times, I can't say I
find a bee logo as appealing.  And most people consider ants to be

On the other hand, some moths and butterflies are beautiful, and I
except that people have warmer and fuzzier feelings about them than
about most insects.  Not that I'm suggesting the idea, just mentioning
it as a counter-point to painting all insects with the same brush.

> The more discussion we have about this, the more I think there there's
> *something* potentially objectionable about *any* animal we could pick.

I expect you are right (although googling "cutest animal" gives a page
of pictures of animals, some of which most people probably wouldn't
find objectionable, but possibly none of them are relevant to TDE, if
that matters).