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View Poll Results: Is throwing a message in a glass bottle overboard littering?
Yes, it's litter. 22 27.85%
No, it's not litter. 57 72.15%
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Old 14-08-2014, 21:48   #61
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

There are heaps of votes and a pretty clear winner on the poll.

This is a discussion forum - but if you don't like that aspect no one is forcing you to read it or take part
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Old 14-08-2014, 22:12   #62
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There are heaps of votes and a pretty clear winner on the poll.

This is a discussion forum - but if you don't like that aspect no one is forcing you to read it or take part
Haha, he prefers to probably why he started this thread after reading the thread that started his poll. Jammer, you seriously didn't think a discussion would happen on this forum?

It's still not litter smj, and no the mob didn't sponsor this message
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Old 14-08-2014, 22:28   #63
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

All things in moderation. One every now and then for a kid or someone who's never been sailing? Have at it.

A cruise ship allowing every passenger to toss one off at the same time - nah.
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Old 14-08-2014, 22:30   #64
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I remember now why I wanted a poll with no discussion. :bang head:

Why don't you all shut up and vote?
It seems that they have voted. But just not the way that you wanted them to perhaps.

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Old 14-08-2014, 23:40   #65
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

Actually, I'm using the results of this poll in another place. I don't care how they vote, I just wish they'd be quieter about it.

And no, several of them can't condense their verbiage down to a simple yes or no.
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Old 14-08-2014, 23:53   #66
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

Why do you wish we would be quieter about it?

You don't have to read it...
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I guess that you can wish all you like J. But if you want peace and quiet, don't start threads that will obviously get strong and polarised opinions. It's not like it was all so unexpected.

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I guess that you can wish all you like J. But if you want peace and quiet, don't start threads that will obviously get strong and polarised opinions. It's not like it was all so unexpected.

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Not "lumping" you in to my train of thought, but sometimes the ones who ask for silence prefer the noise the most
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Old 15-08-2014, 00:55   #69
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

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Why don't you all shut up and vote?
If a communications pigeon doth fall into the sea from the weight of its paper message and no one sees…. Is this littering, murder, or simply a pollsters opportunity to limit the imagination.
…. Oh the inhumanity!!
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone and blessed are the righteous for they shall be a PITA to all who try to live a life rather than suffer one...

It's still not litter. It is surface mail and I am sticking to that.

If one has never, ever littered then bless you. If one has never advertently or inadvertently broken a law then you are the only one who gets to preach. Everyone else oughtta check for nose bleeds way up there on your high horses.

No jay walking, no speeding, illegally parked, overstayed a meter. Never flown or not flown the right ball, cone flag or symbol from the right, wrong or no halyard?

No one likes litter, no one wants to see the sea full of plastic and everyone has a responsibility to manage themselves and their footprint on this earth. I look around and I have a pretty small footprint. I have neveer thrown a bottle in the ocean but I have the romance and soul to understand that finding one is pretty darn cool.
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Not "lumping" you in to my train of thought, but sometimes the ones who ask for silence prefer the noise the most
Aw, go on, do it. I do believe that I have never been lumped like that before.

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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

What difference does the message inside make? Throwing a bottle overboard is obviously littering.

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I hate litter and I mean hate with a capital H.

Toilet paper on the sea floor is particularly disgusting. Rather than photographing anchors perhaps I should name and shame
That is disgusting. Are people emptying their holding tanks too close to shore? Are they using a toilet paper that isn't marine-grade designed to dissolve as quickly as possible?

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If one has never, ever littered then bless you.
I have never, ever (to my knowledge) littered. There is no excuse for it.
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Re: Message In A Bottle: Litter?

What about every cruiser that wants to send a message in a bottle agrees to collect 10x (or lets be tough and make it 100x) the equivalent amount of rubbish that is on the shore line from an out of the way (therefore without any formal rubbish collection system) place they visit. With a bit of luck it can even become a habit. I am often carrying our rubbish ashore and collecting a little bit extra as I walk along the beach is no big deal.

Clean up the world one message at time

I have never sent a message in a bottle BTW, but I know a few a cruisers that have. I think we getting worked up over nothing.
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Its better to have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
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