Author Topic: When will organisations learn that the general public can't be trusted?  (Read 2574 times)

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Offline Sushi

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Re: When will organisations learn that the general public can't be trusted?
Quick follow-up to close the story:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36225652

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The UK's new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, after Boaty McBoatface previously topped a public vote.

The £200m vessel will be named after the world-renowned naturalist and broadcaster, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed.

The move, coming days before Sir David turns 90, would recognise his "legacy in British broadcasting", he said.

But they will be naming a submarine on the vessell, Boaty McBoatface though!  :yes:

That's an extremely good compromise.

 

Offline BTA

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Re: When will organisations learn that the general public can't be trusted?
I remember hearing about this on reddit /r/worldnews, and someone brought up the old Mountain Dew, but I would like to redirect you to a recent poll done in Texas producing some similar results:



That's an extremely good compromise.

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Offline Dragon

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Re: When will organisations learn that the general public can't be trusted?
That's an extremely good compromise.
Seems like it's becoming the usual way of getting out of such a fix. See ISS Node 3 debacle that I mentioned a while back. They didn't name it after Stephen Colbert (who won the pool), either, but they did give his name to a treadmill aboard it.

Next time they want to do something like that, they should just cut to the chase and run pools to name various fixtures and equipment around the ship instead of the ship itself. :)

 
Re: When will organisations learn that the general public can't be trusted?
Next time they want to do something like that, they should just cut to the chase and run pools to name various fixtures and equipment around the ship instead of the ship itself. :)

Rudder von Rudderface?