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Old 02-05-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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After following the results and comments on this poll for a while I decided to do my own poll. Please note the photo below before responding:
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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If I were smart enough, and if I had any evidence, I could predict right now how certain posters will respond to your pole.

However, I will simply vote "yes."
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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Too few choices, and inadequate explanation for me to form a opinion.
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Since OP failed to mention that this is an electric fence pole, I can only assume a devious attempt to deceive. With all the relevent topics and polls taking place concurrently, it's hard to believe we're being asked to offer free expertise here while our attention to the others lapses.
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Because the post is in focus and the background isn't, maybe Moderator Emeritus REWahoo is telling us that we can't see the forest for the trees
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I think the photo being cropped as it is negates the opportunity to have a true debate regarding said fence post.
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If I were smart enough, (but you aren't) and if I had any evidence, (but you don't) I could predict right now (but you won't) how certain posters will respond to your pole.

However, I will simply vote "yes."

There's never any wasted bandwidth on this forum.........
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I could have predicted you would say that.
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I will wait until the fence post itself makes a post (is there echo here?), before I will vote.

And that's all I am sayin' about this thread.
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That's not a pole, it is a post. And this (what I'm typing) is a post. It must be a trick.

I lived on a family farm. I dug post holes. With a post hole digger. What do you put in a post hole? A post. They are called fence posts, not fence poles, or fence polls.


And of course, we must reference wikipedia:

Agricultural fencing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

30 references to "post", zero to "pole" or "poll".

And of course, this thread is useless without (more) pictures:



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I couldn't really pick one of your choices as they don't exactly correspond to my situation. I would think that you would need several pole choices, including wood, steel and perhaps even a concrete pole. It is not clear to me how the electrical isolators are attached, or even if there is a need for electrification. Are we talking about restraint of cows, horses or llamas, here, anyway?
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I decided to do my own poll
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That's not a pole, it is a post. And this (what I'm typing) is a post. It must be a trick.

I lived on a family farm. I dug post holes. With a post hole digger. What do you put in a post hole? A post. They are called fence posts, not fence poles, or fence polls.
This is just another example of excessive government interference and over-regulation. We demand that the natural right to call wood sticks in holes poles, posts, or sticks be recognized.
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Wouldn't it be a hoot if this thread rockets to the top of the "Hottest Threads" list?
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No one here would argue with a fence post.
I think it depends on how smart, articulate, and oblivious persistent the fence post is trying to appear...

Was it Charlie Munger who said you shouldn't have to pee on an electric fence in order to be able to understand what would happen next?
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The fence post is clearly leaning to the left, but the mainstream media has produced this cropped/altered photo showing an upright post. Typical!

Someone will be along shortly to wee on that electric wire. A guy can learn from that. (dang, Nords beat me to it!)

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I would just point out that "Regarding" is misspelled, so you're all wrong.

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I would just point out that "Regarding" is misspelled...
The grammar police have arrived. I want to speak to my attorney.
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That's not a pole, it is a post.

"Post dancing?" Nah, just doesn't sound right......
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"Post dancing?" Nah, just doesn't sound right......
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