The "Add positive comment to this article" thread
Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:00 PM
Here's one we can start with:
Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:33 PM
It might also be beneficial to mention (with references and links) those studies done that indicate 24-hour bright lighting disturbs the circadian rhythms in both man and animals.
Perhaps a pinned thread could be established here on this forum that could alert us to articles that need our, shall we say, "input"?
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:20 PM
Just adding our our positive, constructive thoughts to put the "good" ideas out there to help combat some of the (and I use this term in the nicest possible way, seriously) ignorance surrounding outdoor, nighttime lighting issues should help others know that "darkness isn't bad or scary" or something that people fear. And if we can add more comments "for" than those "against," that can help sway public opinion.
May not be much, but if it takes us 2 minutes to add a short comment, at least it is some of us doing something.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:51 PM
Great article about how turning lights off lowers crime. Many comments are emotionally based there now - please add some comments about positive "lights off" experiences so we can counter the non-factual, emotional comments there.
EDIT: Hmmm.. even when I make an account, for some reason I can't add a comment. Hopefully others will try and have better luck.
Posted 05 December 2011 - 05:51 PM
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:51 AM
Chalk up another comment.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:11 PM
Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:48 PM
And that's part of the problem - IDA doesn't have in place the tools needed TO counter the emotionally-based comments (or sometimes even articles themselves). So that's why I set up this thread - for others to post the stories when they appear, and for ALL of us to take a couple minutes and add a positive comment about better lighting practices.
Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:55 PM
This approach is well worth keeping up. I'm going to collect some factual info from the UK relighting programs and link this in to these threads too
Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:11 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:41 PM
A city that premium refractor enthusiasts probably consider sacred, Rockford certainly ought be a leader in the reduction of light pollution.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:26 AM
Many of these comments appear to be coming from Stargazer's Lounge members. Bravo!
Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:35 AM
Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:32 PM
Geoff, I added a comment - I wonder if this is the same article Tonk linked to in another thread, as I was unable to see comments from that link, but it appears to be the identical article.
Sorry for the redundancy, it is the same article. I should have checked other threads first.
Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:04 PM