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Re: I spend most of my time in...

by moxliukas (Curate)
on Jul 21, 2003 at 05:26 UTC ( #276142=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I spend most of my time in...

Ohh... I was really hoping to find "Lithuania" in the option list (hey, there are somewhere around 13 Lithuanians here :)

Lithuania is usually put into two categories: either Central Europe or Eastern Europe. I voted on Central/Southern Europe though I am having second thoughts now, because Lithuania is not really Southern Europe (French scientists determined that the geographical centre of Europe is Near our capital, Vilnius)

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Re^2: I spend most of my time in... (Lithuania)
by tye (Sage) on Jul 21, 2003 at 05:48 UTC

    Sorry. Lithuania scored some 20-odd spots lower than even New Zealand.

    And I make no claims for the accuracy of the survey used. It was just in nearly the perfect form I was looking for (I could pull out a single number per country and just let the numbers decide what to include) and it mentioned predictions for 2004 and so appeared rather current.

    I've lost track of the link to it or I'd just include it.

                    - tye

      No, you shouldn't be sorry, you've done a great job. It would be unrealistic to include Lithuania here as it has a population of only 3 million souls.

      Now the choice between Central-Southern and Eastern Europe got me thinking for about 2 seconds ;)

        Why population has to do with this wacky question? Indonesia which is roughly 250 millions only registered one. Lithuania (3 mills) is considered well to registered 13 souls.
      And all us New Zealanders (well apparently I'm the only one), have to choose Oceania (Other) :-(

        You could always choose Australia :)

        /me ducks and runs for cover from the wrath of the Kiwis

        ps I am not an Aussie, but I did spend some time there. Also visited New Zealand for several weeks. You guys have a beautiful country... Although I can't say I'm a big fan of the single lane shared car/train bridges.

Re: Re: I spend most of my time in...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Jul 22, 2003 at 07:45 UTC
    I feel your pain. Those of us from small countries should unite and fight against regionalist oppression! The Peoples' Independent Republic of South London is with you!

      Bah, I resent your overlording nationalistic claims. We from the State of Free Tooting laugh at the idea of a unified South London.

      (Yes, I actually do live in Tooting, this isn't *just* a simple Citizen Smith reference you know..)

        Damned rebellious province! I shall send in my troops (mostly recruited from the Croydon tribe) to burn your villages, salt your fields and sell your newly-discovered oil reserves to rapacious multinationals!
      Are you from Pimlico?
        You mean Burgundy.
Re: Re: I spend most of my time in...
by HighStrung (Initiate) on Jul 27, 2003 at 02:53 UTC
    I think grouping all of Africa together is rather nasty :-( The Fact the The US, Canada, and Mexico get their own designation instead of simply "North America" is telling. Ethnocentricism! --I'll be quiet now....

      HighStrung, that was my decision and had nothing to do with ethnocentricism. I created this poll by trying to guess the countries the monks live in. This is why I added places like e.g. Israel (I know there's quite some Perl development going on there), Italy (I had seen quite a number of posts by Italian monks), Sweden etc. My goal was to have a list of countries that allows most monks to select their own country, without the list being so long that nobody would want to vote on the poll.

      So far, 46 out of 648 people voted on the "other" options (including 3 Chinese who I guess to be PRC chinese). The remaining 93% voted on a single country, so I guess tye helped me achieve my goal by revising my suggestion in a good way :).

        Speaking about divisions: I thought you where asking for the spiritual stuff... People at Spain wouldn't consider all living at that same country.

        There is too much history in between. The Bask country existed a long time before the Spanish one (and now they should be considered Spanish?).

        Might be better, consider the language that people speaks, don't you think?

        That non-so-political division would fit better in all the cases. And might be that Argentininian Spanish wouldn't differ too much from the original Spanish.

to the administrator
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 21, 2003 at 07:21 UTC
    I am a chinese,but I am sorry to find that taiwan is under China,it's just a province of China,forever!

      Sorry. The survey had Taiwan listed separately. I had it grouped under China but accidentally lost that arrangement at some point.

      It has now been moved, for the sake of clarity. Neither this move nor the original placment should be construed as a political statement.

                      - tye
      it's just a province of China, forever
      I have a good Taiwanese friend who would strongly disagree with you here. I, for one, am pleased to see it listed separately from China. Free Taiwan!

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