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04/01/2009 07:04:53 AM · #26
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04/01/2009 07:12:19 AM · #27
Geez Kevin, your thread titles get worse and worse lol.
04/01/2009 07:26:25 AM · #28
I think sometimes people put to much into things. Fauna is really - "animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature". If you really want to get technical about it it is also "an ancient Roman Goddess of fertility or chastity". Another definition by Dictionary.com is "the animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna." It says to that its "a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animal]"

So to me it means anything alive that is not a plant.

How you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7?

Message edited by author 2009-04-01 07:27:09.
04/01/2009 07:30:55 AM · #29
Originally posted by limerick:

So to me it means anything alive that is not a plant.

How you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7?


What about a fungus? *runs and hides*

Message edited by author 2009-04-01 07:31:06.
04/01/2009 07:32:11 AM · #30
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Thought this one would be doing much better. Sure hope this is an April Fools joke.
04/01/2009 07:38:07 AM · #31
Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

Originally posted by limerick:

So to me it means anything alive that is not a plant.

How you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7?


What about a fungus? *runs and hides*


hahahha. I think I would put fungus as something that is not characterized by voluntary movement so it would be flora. :=)
04/01/2009 08:00:24 AM · #32
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Updated: 04/01/09 07:59 am

Doing crap, but my entry is an accquired taste I think!
04/01/2009 08:03:00 AM · #33
Doing rather better than it really deserves - still plenty of time for it to settle at a more appropriate score, though!

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04/01/2009 08:29:24 AM · #34
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Avg Vote: 6.3600
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And I'm off to bed. I expect a 5 in front of it by morning.
04/01/2009 09:29:23 AM · #35
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04/01/2009 09:33:49 AM · #36
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Updated: 04/01/09 09:32 am
04/01/2009 10:12:09 AM · #37
Originally posted by limerick:

I think sometimes people put to much into things. Fauna is really - "animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature". If you really want to get technical about it it is also "an ancient Roman Goddess of fertility or chastity". Another definition by Dictionary.com is "the animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna." It says to that its "a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animal]"

So to me it means anything alive that is not a plant.

How you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7?


Not very well. :(

How is yours? Both my FS and my Fauna are grossly underperforming. However for me that is not unusual on the first day for some reason. The first 15 votes are usually good, then it tanks, and then slowly claws back over the week. That is how I am justifying it to myself at least. :)
04/01/2009 10:19:18 AM · #38
Keep those 10s coming...

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Updated: 04/01/09 09:32 am
04/01/2009 11:06:32 AM · #39
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I'm pleasantly shocked that this is doing so well! :D
04/01/2009 11:08:39 AM · #40
Not too bad - one of my better beginnings :)
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04/01/2009 11:08:40 AM · #41
My score is dropping with every vote =/
04/01/2009 11:12:17 AM · #42
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04/01/2009 11:22:59 AM · #43
Originally posted by AP:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Just went through the images, I wasn't expecting a zoo/wildlife challenge. When I think of flora/fauna, I think of native, or transplant, species to a given region. I was looking forward to the various species from around the world. Anyway, just one man's take on the topic and there are some great images in the Fauna challenge...glad I'm in Flora. Good luck!


I think Zoo shots are def legit for this challenge based on the description though I must say I'd prefer if the 'animal' challenges would be divided into Zoo vs. non-zoo images, because aside from outstanding images such as ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1005/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_772713.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1005/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_772713.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' and others that in some way reference the fact that the animal is confined OR are extraordinarily creative, I'd prefer it if zoo images would not be compared alongside wild animal shots, b/c they're just apples & oranges.


Agree. It's not affecting my vote, just reset my expectation for the challenge!
04/01/2009 11:50:06 AM · #44
Originally posted by Adamsw216:

My score is dropping with every vote =/


Same here - I'm down .4 in the last few hours
04/01/2009 12:08:43 PM · #45
Originally posted by basssman7:

Originally posted by limerick:

I think sometimes people put to much into things. Fauna is really - "animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature". If you really want to get technical about it it is also "an ancient Roman Goddess of fertility or chastity". Another definition by Dictionary.com is "the animals of any given area or epoch; as, the fauna of America; fossil fauna; recent fauna." It says to that its "a living organism characterized by voluntary movement [syn: animal]"

So to me it means anything alive that is not a plant.

How you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7?


Not very well. :(

How is yours? Both my FS and my Fauna are grossly underperforming. However for me that is not unusual on the first day for some reason. The first 15 votes are usually good, then it tanks, and then slowly claws back over the week. That is how I am justifying it to myself at least. :)


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It was a 6.7 this morning but now it was asked to be validated. Echhh.

My FS is in the mid 5s and is down to. I hate FS! hahaha.

Message edited by author 2009-04-01 12:10:35.
04/01/2009 12:46:07 PM · #46
Main Entry: flo·ra
Pronunciation: \ˈflȯr-ə\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural floras also flo·rae \ˈflȯr-ˌç, -ˌî\
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from Latin flor-, flos
Date: 1777
1: a treatise on or list of the plants of an area or period
2: plant or bacterial life ; especially : such life characteristic of a region, period, or special environment <fossil flora> <intestinal flora> compare fauna

Main Entry: fau·na
Pronunciation: \&#712;fo&#775;-n&#601;, &#712;fä-\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural faunas also fau·nae \-&#716;nç, -&#716;nî\
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus
Date: 1771
: animal life ; especially : the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment compare flora
04/01/2009 01:15:28 PM · #47
Originally posted by HawkeyeLonewolf:

Main Entry: flo·ra
Pronunciation: \&#712;flo&#775;r-&#601;\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural floras also flo·rae \&#712;flo&#775;r-&#716;ç, -&#716;î\
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Flora, Roman goddess of flowers, from Latin flor-, flos
Date: 1777
1: a treatise on or list of the plants of an area or period
2: plant or bacterial life ; especially : such life characteristic of a region, period, or special environment <fossil flora> <intestinal flora> compare fauna

Main Entry: fau·na
Pronunciation: \&#712;fo&#775;-n&#601;, &#712;fä-\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural faunas also fau·nae \-&#716;nç, -&#716;nî\
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus
Date: 1771
: animal life ; especially : the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment compare flora


Is this in reference to the few who made a boo-boo when entering? LOL!
04/01/2009 01:18:56 PM · #48
My first challenge

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Not sure if this is good or bad?
04/01/2009 01:23:20 PM · #49
Originally posted by limerick:

Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

Originally posted by limerick:

So to me it means anything alive that is not a plant.

How you doing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' basssman7?


What about a fungus? *runs and hides*


hahahha. I think I would put fungus as something that is not characterized by voluntary movement so it would be flora. :=)


Fungi are typically described as microflora. Gold star for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' limerick! :)
04/01/2009 02:27:40 PM · #50
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That 6.xx is so elusive...
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