Thoughts of a geek

13 August 2009

Beard or not

Filed under: Me — Tags: , — qwandor @ 9:39 pm

I have had a beard for quite a few years now, and I am wondering whether to keep it or get rid of it. So, I thought I would take a poll of your opinions, dear readers. Which do you prefer: Andrew with beard, or Andrew without beard? To illustrate:

Andrew with beard

Andrew with beard

Andrew with no beard (and, uh, no chin)

Andrew with no beard (and, uh, no chin)

Please vote by commenting here (on the original post please, not on Facebook, so as to keep everything in one place), and I may or may not pay attention to what you have to say.

(And back to your regularly scheduled programme…)



  1. Shave it off!!! You have a pretty face, don’t hide it 🙂

    Comment by Charlie-Jayne — 13 August 2009 @ 9:43 pm

  2. Lol! Funniest thing I’ve seen in ages. Thanks Andrew. I know that probably wasn’t your intended reaction but GO PHOTOSHOP!!

    You’ve asked a similar question before? I’m curious as to YOUR opinion. Are you tired of having a beard now?

    Comment by Katie — 13 August 2009 @ 9:47 pm

    • Well, GIMP actually, as it is free. But same idea.

      My opinion? Well, it is nice to run my fingers through. And it makes for a little less shaving.

      Comment by qwandor — 13 August 2009 @ 9:51 pm


    Comment by Alex — 13 August 2009 @ 9:50 pm

  4. Facial hair is required.

    Comment by yomcat — 13 August 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  5. beard!

    Comment by Chris Nimmo — 13 August 2009 @ 11:41 pm

  6. No beard!!!

    Comment by Richard — 14 August 2009 @ 12:05 am

  7. shave, but try to keep the chin, would probably be messy if that dissapears

    Comment by hugh — 14 August 2009 @ 12:11 am

  8. Won’t a reduction in facial hair also reduce your programming skills proportionately? I always understood there to be some kind of correlation there…

    Comment by Dave — 14 August 2009 @ 9:54 am

  9. Definitely shave.
    Also suggest that voting should have a weighting biased in favour or females of your own age. There opinion should count more.

    Comment by Neil Walbran — 14 August 2009 @ 3:58 pm

  10. With beard, or I won’t recognise you 😉 Also, beards look manly and stuff, yo.

    (Disclosure: I am a female of your own age 😛 )

    Comment by Gael — 14 August 2009 @ 4:28 pm

  11. I say shave it off. It is so long since I have seen your chin! It will grow back if you miss it too much. I think your mother’s opinion should count most of all.

    Comment by Janet — 14 August 2009 @ 7:07 pm

  12. Beard, it’s sexy! And I’m female.. but I’m old… and your cousin… does that count as a negative vote??

    Comment by Katie — 15 August 2009 @ 11:28 am

  13. shave and regrow. althrough you probably will get a cold chin.

    Comment by Tim — 16 August 2009 @ 12:56 pm

  14. I am thinking I will close voting this Thursday, a week after I published this post. I will then decide how to count the votes and make a decision, I guess. So make sure to have your say before then.

    Comment by qwandor — 18 August 2009 @ 9:52 am

  15. Shave it off – let it grow back. At least you can do that.

    Comment by Kristine — 19 August 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  16. Ooh – and maybe a hair cut as well!?!

    Comment by Kristine — 19 August 2009 @ 10:00 pm

  17. Shave it off and get a hear cut.
    All the best

    Comment by jtlindsey — 30 December 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    • May I correct this, hair. I’m sorry. Take care and happy new year.

      Comment by jtlindsey — 30 December 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    • Note the date of this post… but yes, I did end up doing both.

      Comment by qwandor — 30 December 2010 @ 7:48 pm

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