Re: [TaxoCoP] Re: new Taxonomy Community of Practice motto desperately needed....
- That's funny. I've never really thought about how I sound to others when I say it, but I've always referred to it as "Taxo Co-op" (for cooperative). It wasn't until fairly recently that I abashedly learned 'CoP' was really 'C.o.P.' which is really 'Community of Practice', but co-op has still stuck with me anyway. Maybe it just needs an extra 'o' ...
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Sorry, less, I admit it, than inspiring ... sigh... :-(
How can we rally the community around urgent, pressing, world
changing taxonomy issues with such a self deprecating slogan?
("We're really not that bad... really... give us a try... You won't
hate it... that much... " it says. )
"Remember: Use Your Taxonomy Powers for Good Not Evil"
"So Many Taxonomies, So Little Time"
"I heart taxonomies"
"Who Needs a Taxonomy - I Have Google"
You know, I was waiting to be bagged on that for the past few years
and you are the first to comment.
I would suggest that a bigger issue is the correct way to
say "TaxoCoP" . I was looking for something short, easy to remember,
not too arduous to type. But I hear people refer to the "taxocop"
(as though it were some branch of law enforcement for errant
categorizers) as opposed to the "Taxo C.o.P." - short for "Community
Someone even blogged once that a Community of Practice should not
refer to themselves as a "community of practice" but simply state
what they are about. I even had someone suggest that another group I
co-founded should change it's name from "ONA-CoP" to "ONA-Prac" since
the former was a "dreadful name"... (She won).
So there you have it - dreadful and uninspiring. Yes, I have set the
bar low and am open to all suggestions. Someone will need to devise
a democratic process for this - perhaps a survey? Caucus?
Then we can go forth and make the world a safer place for
(Uninspired Yet Illustrious Founder of TaxoCoP)
--- In TaxoCoP@yahoogroups.com, "jstudiman" <jstudim@...> wrote:
> After the flights of fancy over new names for taxonomists fuelled
> tears and gnashing of teeth over premature claims of taxonomydeath,
> let us apply our collective imaginations to a new motto for thisand
> group! Has there ever been a less inspiring or more sleep inducing
> introduction to taxonomies than:
> "Taxonomies: not as boring as you think..."???????
> Is that truly the best motto our illustrious founders could come up
> with !!! ;)
> Let us summon our collective (and multi-faceted) powers for good,
> dash the crashing unstructured waves of ignorance against the rockof
> hierarchy and classification!!!------------------------------------
> Jon Studiman
> Senior Records and Information Analyst, Taxonomy
> City of Toronto
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- Actually, that sense of FOD does have some faint taxonomy resonances!!POn Feb 3, 2009, at 2:37 PM, Jay Maechtlen wrote: