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zzzzz Thu 21-Feb-13 20:58:00

I found this when looking for something else. Perhaps we should get it stuck somewhere so newcomers don't think we're totally barmy with all our honking.


I came across this earlier and it summed up the way this board has helped me.

Fact 1:

As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.


People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

Fact 2:

When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.


If we have as much sense as a goose, we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

Fact 3:

The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.


We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater. The power of encouragement is the quality of honking we seek.

Honk, honk... honk, honk, honk...... honk, honk... honk, honk, honk...... honk, honk...


zumbaleena Thu 21-Feb-13 21:00:57

oh now i understand...always thought why we were honking?

popgoestheweezel Thu 21-Feb-13 23:45:33

Its good to have a reminder. That original post really does explain what we're all doing here- supporting one another and honking like mad!

Ineedmorepatience Fri 22-Feb-13 09:32:28

Can it be pinned or something at the top of the board?

Some forums I have seen do that with important stuff.

We should ask MNHQ smile

frizzcat Fri 22-Feb-13 10:31:45

Support honk to get it pinned - HONK

NoPinkPlease Fri 22-Feb-13 16:53:08

Haha - I didn't know it was about that! I thought it was like "honk your horn to show your support" type thing you see on placards... Makes sense now :-)

zzzzz Sun 10-Mar-13 16:11:06


PolterGoose Sun 10-Mar-13 16:30:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ineedmorepatience Sun 10-Mar-13 18:25:35

We could just keep bumping it, if we can remembersmile

PolterGoose Sun 10-Mar-13 23:33:26

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coff33pot Sun 10-Mar-13 23:52:38

oh ok BUMP grin

Crawling Mon 11-Mar-13 08:18:20

Now I get the honking.

TICKLETUMBLE Mon 11-Mar-13 15:12:49

aaaahhh that now makes alot of sense!!! :

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Mon 11-Mar-13 16:39:06

Right, I've added it to threads I'm watching.

Turnipsoup Tue 12-Mar-13 02:58:06


EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Tue 12-Mar-13 08:30:13

More bumping

troutsprout Tue 12-Mar-13 08:38:37


EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 14-Mar-13 20:06:42


Ineedmorepatience Thu 14-Mar-13 22:06:02


EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 15-Mar-13 14:29:26


EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sat 16-Mar-13 15:00:23


EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Sun 17-Mar-13 14:46:33


Levantine Sun 17-Mar-13 16:19:06

Bump and thanks for the explanation



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