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    Forum Title Change suggested.

    The sub Forum title, "Architecture" to my mind, may deter some posts to this thread. I feel that the forum should invite posts from a wider background. These already include images of bridges and the like, which Joe Blow does not associate with Architects. This has nothing to do with the fact that I am an Engineer who often frowns on Architects. I do feel however that a title such as " Man Made" or " Human Construction" would be more appropriate, excluding such structures as tropical termite nests.
    I rest my case.

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    Perhaps "Built environment"?
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    But if it's distinguishing a bridge from a building, the context of the picture should be enough to determine where it goes.
    If mainly of the bridge and the poster wants to emphasise its structure, then there's nothing stopping him from putting it in
    Architecture. The poster's description should make it clear. If the bridge forms part of a wider landscape, then then Landscape
    forum would be OK. As for termites nests, again it depends on how they're shown. A wide view might go into Landscapes,
    whereas a closer view might go into Nature - Sundry. (Handy bag, Sundry)

    Perhaps, though, a short description at the top of the page for Architecture would not go astray, eg: Examples of Human Construction.

    Thanks for raising the point, and we can see what others think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Perhaps, though, a short description at the top of the page for Architecture would not go astray, eg: Examples of Human Construction.
    But you can have some wonder examples of architecture in nature. So some may think that's the dominant point of the photo and post in Architecture and not Nature.

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    Yep. It would depend on what the poster intends.

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    If we have to have an explanation of what Architecture is about then civilisation has truly started to decline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloLXII View Post
    If we have to have an explanation of what Architecture is about then civilisation has truly started to decline.
    (Hey, Apollo. Haven't you heard? Look at the US primaries)[/Psst!]

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    am ... just yesterday you changed a shot if mine from Architecture. I saw the photo as a well formed line of building. BUT it also fitted the area where you put it.. I guess it is how you as an individual see the shot.......

    BUT may be that is because I was a draftsman for 50years. and you know how us draftsmen think of engineers
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    I will submit to a public whipping at lunch time and will accept any forum names you care to
    throw at me

    But it could be worse: we could be like a certain US Republican candidate

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloLXII View Post
    If we have to have an explanation of what Architecture is about then civilisation has truly started to decline.
    Are we the architects of our own demise?
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    Could be, if DT wins

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    AM that is an excellent idea.

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    Architects use this term, but I think it refers to the whole landscape rather than a particular structure. However I would prefer this to the present title.

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    Mark, I suppose it depends on your definition of architecture. Mine is that which is designed by Architects, but that is confounded by computer programmers, who refer architecture in their context. Presently I can think of only one example of architecture for species other than Homo Sapiens, and that is the honeycomb of some bee species. But then I am sure you can enumerate many more, and hope you will.

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    True AM but the thread title should also give some indication of what the viewer expects to see.

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    I like the change in moniker. Truly then, civilisation must be in decline, because many Architects have written extensively on their own views on what Architecture is all about. More generally, I have heard Architecture being described as the art of designing a building to be like no other.

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    This engineer thinks highly of most draftsmen, and most are competent designers. A a structural engineer I would prefer to work with a draftsperson, (there were a few ladies), than an airy fairy Architect.

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    Very droll of you Ham, brilliant.

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    AM, In that case, DT's could be a relief.

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    OK. so now you have had a discussion, you need to come to a consensus about what you want it changed to.

    GO...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    OK. so now you have had a discussion, you need to come to a consensus about what you want it changed to.

    GO...
    **Silence**

    Ok, I propose
    "Man Made Structures" or
    "The Built Environment"

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    I think we need to think about what will end up in there.
    A waste tip is also a man-made structure, yet it's fuller...

    So what would we put into the renamed Architecture that would not fit in the space already?

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    Forum Title Change suggested.

    Fair point, let's define what's in and what's out. I guess there will always be overlaps somewhere. E.g. An aesthetically pleasing rubbish tip could go under land(fill)scape or built environment (yes, oxymoronic statement, I know).
    What is the expected content of the area in question?
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    Frank-ly, by George, I can't see the reason for a name change. (Peter-ed out of ideas!) By all means keep on
    with the thread, though.

    I reckon if someone wants to put something that doesn't at first seem to fit there - I'm thinking of TG's thread
    that I changed from Architecture to Landscapes - then a simple statement in the post should do to justify its
    placement

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    As an engineer I can see where thee OP is coming from.
    Something simple and to the point like:-
    "Glorious and wonderful structures designed by skillful and hard working engineers to resist a multitude of destructive forces and meticulously drawn up by dedicated draftsmen incorporating the many changes made by the engineers for the use of the general public who give no thought to the engineers or drafters".
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    Yes! That's certainly more concise then War and Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpb View Post
    As an engineer I can see where thee OP is coming from.
    Something simple and to the point like:-
    "Glorious and wonderful structures designed by skillful and hard working engineers to resist a multitude of destructive forces and meticulously drawn up by dedicated draftsmen incorporating the many changes made by the engineers for the use of the general public who give no thought to the engineers or drafters".
    And if you're a "civvy" then I guess "must be made of concrete" is another point you want to make?

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