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What Shall We Call Ourselves - III

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game IV: Polls' started by Cyc, Dec 29, 2003.

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Which Name Would You Choose For DGIV?

Poll closed Jan 1, 2004.
  1. Parisians

    12 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Fanaticans

    18 vote(s)
    60.0%
  1. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    In the first poll for this issue, we moved up the top 6 of 15 Options. In this poll we're bringing up the top 2 of 6. This means that only the Options that got 25% of the vote (which was quite large at 23) move up. I considered bringing up Les Civerables to this poll, but considering Stuck_As_a_Mac's statement that he voted for Parisians, I'm not feeling guilty anymore about that. So there we have it! The top two vote-getters are your Options ~

    Parisians

    Fanaticans


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    Discussion can be found right here and right here.
     
  2. Stuck_as_a_Mac

    Stuck_as_a_Mac Aptenodytes forsteri

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    Je sue un Parisian
     
  3. FortyJ

    FortyJ Deity

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    Any chance you're studying French at the moment Stuck? ;)
     
  4. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    I, of course, voted for Parisians. :thumbsup:


    End the Monotony! Vote Parisians!
     
  5. Furiey

    Furiey No Longer Just Lurking

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    I would have liked to have gone for something different, but I'm not from Paris, so it has to be Fanaticans for me.
     
  6. Stuck_as_a_Mac

    Stuck_as_a_Mac Aptenodytes forsteri

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    @40- im a butcher of the french language! my history teachers refuse to let me do a reading if there is anything french in it. give me latin and any of its romance derivatives, but not french.

    Vive Parisians!
     
  7. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Je suis un Parisian aussi.

    SaaM: Let's hope you don't run into the french spelling police (or a teacher) here. They wouldn't like that you "sue a Parisian". The word for "am" = "suis". ;)
     
  8. FortyJ

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    ack... cough... the words just don't flow for me. Parisians would certainly be a departure from old, but it just lacks the homage to our site that I feel is necessary.

    I'll always be a Fanatican at heart.
     
  9. FionnMcCumhall

    FionnMcCumhall Emperor

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    id prefer a french translation of fanatica instead of what we have here. Like forty it doesnt flow for me and lacks the homage to the site.

    But the people have spoken :) so we must live with it
     
  10. Karsten Strauss

    Karsten Strauss Chieftain

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    Out of those two choices, I've got to go with Parisians.

    On a side note, Rik give Stuck a little credit with the French. Most people from the US could not have come up with that. And just to mention it, we should have been Nederlanders.
     
  11. donsig

    donsig Low level intermediary

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    I vote for none of the above.
     
  12. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Perhaps you will one day; So far no RL civ has achieved conquest, domination, diplomatic or cultural victory. Sure a spaceship was launched, but Alpha Centauri isn't reached yet. And the Dutch are still in the game. With Patience and enough luck the Dutch will get a conquest victory in RL. :lol:

    But as a matter of fact, my french isn't correct either. I just got commented upon by my GF that it is Parisien, not Parisian.
     
  13. Bootstoots

    Bootstoots Deity Retired Moderator

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    I voted for Fanaticans. Parisians sounds strange as far as our demogames are concerned, and plus, what are we going to call ourselves, Paris? And if so, I think everybody would have to agree that Vandelay, Paris (or any other city name, I just used one of DZ's as an example) sounds strange.
     
  14. Sharkey

    Sharkey Le Penguin

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    Woohoo!

    Fanaticans is winning!
     
  15. Cheetah

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    I realy don't like any of the options, but voted for Fanaticans.
     
  16. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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  17. Fier Canadien

    Fier Canadien Citizen

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    [robotspeech] French spelling police reporting, monseigneur ![robotspeech=off]

    (et puis, un parisien, ça sue vraiment!)

    By the way, I voted Fanatican again.
     
  18. Noldodan

    Noldodan 2 years of waiting...

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    Perhaps if you had participated in the discussion and voted in the previous polls, you would have gotten better choices.
     
  19. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    i voted Parisians but both were pretty poor
     
  20. donsig

    donsig Low level intermediary

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    I did vote in the previous polls. My time has been limited lately and what little I've posted recently has been in the CoL/CoS discussions.
     

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