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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Declan » Wed 21 Oct 2009 9:25 pm

mike92s8 wrote:I think y'all need
to box up your 56k modems and upgrade a little. ;)

The point isn't really whether it loads fast or not, but that site excludes as many people as possible, but being Flash, and by being huge. That site could have been created with accessibility in mind, but it wasn't.
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Delodephius » Wed 21 Oct 2009 10:53 pm

First of all it's not huge, if it was it would take forever to open, which it doesn't, and second: everyone has Flash. At least here in Serbia. I don' know about y'all in them First World countries.
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby mike92s8 » Thu 22 Oct 2009 8:13 pm

Declan wrote:
mike92s8 wrote:I think y'all need
to box up your 56k modems and upgrade a little. ;)

The point isn't really whether it loads fast or not, but that site excludes as many people as possible, but being Flash, and by being huge. That site could have been created with accessibility in mind, but it wasn't.


Well as long as they don't exclude the me, I'm ok with it. I stand by my statement that it was visually appealing and it helped pass my lunch hour by.
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 24 Oct 2009 1:38 am

I certainly wouldn't call Poland a "commonwealth of diverse cultures". Over 95% of the population are ethnic Poles & speak Polish as their native language. That is overwhelmingly homogeneous. And almost all of the ethnic minorities are not what are called "visible minorities" which means they don't really look different from the majority.
If you want a real "commonwealth of diverse cultures", look at nations like India, Indonesia, Brazil, or the United States. :D
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Talib » Sat 24 Oct 2009 1:41 am

Canada!

But I think the term commonwealth refers to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of past centuries.
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 24 Oct 2009 1:46 am

Talib wrote:Canada!

But I think the term commonwealth refers to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth of past centuries.

Canada, too, of course!
But you're right about the "commonwealth" thing: rzeczpospolita :)
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Talib » Sat 24 Oct 2009 4:05 am

And there is a link to the very site on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rzeczpospolita
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby imbecilica » Sat 24 Oct 2009 6:59 am

The Commonwealth of Australia :)
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Re: A Commonwealth of Diverse Cultures

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 25 Oct 2009 1:10 am

imbecilica wrote:The Commonwealth of Australia :)

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