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So, I think that went well; there are lots and lots of fabulous posts and comments and discussion that I found and linked to and there may be more I haven't seen.

(One Very Important Note for contributors; PLEASE come and drop me a link to your post. This somehow did not happen consistently this round, and it really does matter. Even if you know I read you, I might be ill, or behind, or distracted, or even mistakenly think that you're making a private post about cooking and don't WANT a bunch of strangers dropping in, and I might miss your post, or not know I am meant to link it, and that would be SAD. A lot of posts got linked later than I would have liked because of this issue, and I am haunted by the fear I may have missed a whole pile somewhere.)

In general, many thanks and much love to all of you, I was afraid to commit to hosting more than one round because of my spoon-supply issues, but this round was surprisingly manageable. I am, for now, inclined to keep hosting the carnival, at least for one or two more rounds. I generally like to make sure things are at a certain level of maturity before I foster them out, if I can; it seems to make for better longevity.

Ergo, a poll.

Discussion of any or all issues related to the carnival is MOST welcome in comments; the poll is meant to get me certain information which I want to have in a handy format, not to limit general discussion.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 59


I am taking this poll

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... and I participated in the last carnival.
15 (25.4%)

... and I read more than three posts from the last carnival.
27 (45.8%)

... and I am planning to get around to writing something/reading more than three posts from the last carnival.
9 (15.3%)

... and I missed this carnival but am hoping to participate in the next carnival.
5 (8.5%)

... and my level of participation/interest is hard to describe but I have generally warm feelings towards the basic idea and some opinions to express.
3 (5.1%)

... despite having neither read nor participated, nor planning to in future. I like taking polls. I appreciate having a box to check and I understand that you may therefore choose to ignore my comments.
0 (0.0%)

The next Carnival should be

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... in three months
26 (53.1%)

... in six months
17 (34.7%)

... in twelve months
4 (8.2%)

... at some other regular interval; I will explain in comments.
2 (4.1%)

... in three, six, or twelve months - I will say which in comments - but first you should shift things to avoid a conflict which I am about to tell you exists.
0 (0.0%)

May I help?

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I'll promote the carnival!
22 (44.9%)

I'll collect posts!
1 (2.0%)

I'll beta posts!
6 (12.2%)

I'll do general hand-holding!
5 (10.2%)

You have a problem which you haven't noticed yet; I am about to point it out and offer to help fix it, or at least make some suggestions!
2 (4.1%)

There is a potential awesomeness-increasing option for this carnival that you haven't thought of; I am about to point it out and offer to help implement it, or at least make suggestions!
3 (6.1%)

I don't want to commit to a regular gig but I hear rumours you have a chronic illness; if you're flat on your back next deadline I'd be willing to join the Last-Minute Carnival Saviour Squad!
10 (20.4%)

I can't do anything concrete, but I'll think good thoughts and say good words about the carnival or send people over here if I get a chance! (Don't think I don't value this: trust me, I do! - MRN)
30 (61.2%)

I have a theme suggestion:

We Ticky Because We Care!

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Fox!
16 (32.0%)

Sox!
13 (26.0%)

Knox!
7 (14.0%)

Box!
9 (18.0%)

Fox in Sox!
22 (44.0%)

Knox in Box!
7 (14.0%)

Fox in Sox on Knox in Box!
13 (26.0%)

Knox in Box on Fox in Sox!
9 (18.0%)

Chicks!
12 (24.0%)

Bricks!
9 (18.0%)

Blocks!
9 (18.0%)

Clocks!
16 (32.0%)

Chicks with Bricks Come!
8 (16.0%)

Clicks with Blocks Come!
7 (14.0%)

Chicks with Bricks and Blocks and Clocks come!
16 (32.0%)

Goat!
12 (24.0%)

Boat!
12 (24.0%)

Moat!
7 (14.0%)

Coat!
11 (22.0%)

Truffles!
17 (34.0%)

Brownies!
19 (38.0%)

Cakes!
15 (30.0%)

Pie!
20 (40.0%)

Tarts!
13 (26.0%)

Ice Cream!
19 (38.0%)

Gelato!
18 (36.0%)

Creme Brulee!
16 (32.0%)

Cookies!
16 (32.0%)

Candy!
9 (18.0%)

Apples!
19 (38.0%)

Grapes!
14 (28.0%)

Peaches!
20 (40.0%)

Plums!
17 (34.0%)

Raspberries!
27 (54.0%)

Blueberries!
18 (36.0%)

Blackberries!
21 (42.0%)

Elderberries!
14 (28.0%)

Organic!
20 (40.0%)

Fair Trade!
29 (58.0%)

Sustainable!
26 (52.0%)

Bioregional!
19 (38.0%)

Homegrown!
23 (46.0%)

Gleaned!
15 (30.0%)

bananamous* comment:

Date: 2012-02-15 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love this idea, and was sad that life got in the way of my participation this time.

Perhaps the next one could be in three months, when 1) it's not the ramp-up for SOCCER SEASON WHICH EATS MY LIFE, 2) my maternal unit will not be having cancer surgery, 3) my, um, love life, will be less dramatic, and 4) there won't be a rash of deaths in my extended tribe, (most of which I haven't been able to talk about here, but I know you know of at least the one, because *you* called me.) I've been so absent here lately, and it makes me frustrated.

So, next time. Lord willin', and the creeks don't rise.

* bananamous: adj. of unknown identity, unless one actually know the person in question reasonably well, in which case it's like your lover standing there in a little Robin Hood mask and not another stitch -- ostensibly disguised, but oh yes, you know exactly who that is.

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