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Old 30 March 2017, 03:53 PM
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Default Local authority instantly regrets asking public to name new ferry

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Public bodies in Britain really don't learn from their mistakes.

They whole Boaty McBoatface saga and the lesser known Gritty McGritface incident should've taught them not to trust the public ever.

http://mashable.com/2017/03/30/float...ht-ferry-name/
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Old 30 March 2017, 04:06 PM
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oh, dear!
They will never learn...
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Old 30 March 2017, 07:02 PM
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They did say the "best" suggestions would be put to a vote, not the most popular ones. But yeah, at this point it doesn't make much sense to invite completely unstructured public input.

You could put up names you actually want to a vote, or choose 5 you actually want, and open the sixth spot up for suggestion from which you'll choose the best suggestion, but opening the whole thing up for suggestions and voting is unlikely to go as intended if you want to pick a serious-sounding name.

(I actually don't really care that the names are silly, but it would bother me if every new vessel followed the same pattern.)
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Old 30 March 2017, 07:26 PM
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Right, it'll get old soon enough if everything is Thingy McThingface. That said, I have to agree that it is indescribable that they keep walking right into this in the same country.
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Old 30 March 2017, 08:13 PM
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There's a group in San Diego campaigning to bring a major league soccer team to the city, building them a new stadium to replace the one the Chargers left behind (a considerably more modest one than what that team wanted us to build for them, naturally). They've set up a poll on their Facebook page to rate suggestions for a team name.

You'll never guess what name is in the lead, last time I checked....
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Old 30 March 2017, 09:50 PM
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Actually, I kind of like Clarke tty Clank.
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Old 31 March 2017, 10:27 AM
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Right, it'll get old soon enough if everything is Thingy McThingface. [/I]
Especially since Ferry McFerrington works so much better.
No imagination these people, no imagination.
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Old 31 March 2017, 11:35 AM
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Boaty McBoatface was funny. Repeating the joke to death isn't.

Personally, I would name it Ferry-go-Round or Spenser's Ferry Queene.

But nobody's asking me. Oh, wait - they are! Well, maybe I just don't want to share my amazing ideas.
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Is this the definition of insanity?
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