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trypnotic79
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:04 am    Post subject: MNGCA meetings Reply with quote

Just an idea but shouldn't the *MN*GCA meetings be scheduled at a resonable time and day?

For example the next MNGCA meeting is in Duluth at 6:30pm on a Friday. That's GREAT that its in Duluth. I've done some caching up there and had a lot of fun... but don't folks typically get off work at 5pm? In my case, coming up from the Twin Cities takes at least two hours and that's in excellent driving conditions.

That doesn't just go for this particular scenario... it goes both ways for Duluth people, folks from Rochester, or from anywhere else ... anyone that would like to come to the meetings in the Cities. If you're going to be an organization that takes representation for the whole state - make it a convenient time for the masses.

Breakfast Buddies seems to have always worked out well. Its always had great turn out and I believe a lot of that has to do with it being on a Saturday morning. Have it in Duluth sometime! I'd be all over that!
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not an MNGCA meeting. It's an event. I think it's great that people in other parts of the state are holding events.
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trypnotic79
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a feeling this was going to be misunderstood. I'm not against events. My arguement is about *MNGCA meetings* being at inconvenient times or days.

On the front of the mngca web site it says this is a meeting. That should be changed if its an event.


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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken.

I'll change it in a bit.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The assumption you made is that bacause the event is entitled "Geocaching Meeting" is that it is an MNGCA meeting. The event is being organized by an individual, not the MNGCA.
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trypnotic79
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next MnGCA meeting

Duluth Area Geocaching
Embers Restaurant
Duluth
Fri, May 21st, 6:30 PM

want to continue telling me why i'm wrong? perhaps people here think differently from reality than i do because SilentBob tore into me about this too
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trypnotic79 wrote:
want to continue telling me why i'm wrong? perhaps people here think differently from reality than i do because SilentBob tore into me about this too

I saw the annoucement, read the cache page, and understood that it was meant to be a local event for the Duluth-area cachers. It's not a huge deal to me how it is listed.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I see the problem. It's the listing on the front page of the MNGCA site that's misleading. I thought you were objecting to the event listing on gc.com.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Relax folks - this is not a big deal. I wanted to encourage our Duluth members and others to attend the event, which is a meeting, so I ran it up the flagpole. I did ask the event poster's permission and they readily agreed.

For those concerned I will move it to the events list when I have time.

I apologize for any inconvience or confusion this has caused.

To answer your first point, the recent "official" meeting was scheduled at a "resonable time and day" according to the boardmembers and was well attended, proving this point. For those that can't attend evening meetings, the May event will also have a quick meeting if it follows the pattern of earlier ones.
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trypnotic79
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it really isn't a big deal - my problem mostly has to do with condescension.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trypnotic79 wrote:
No, it really isn't a big deal - my problem mostly has to do with condescension.


Condensation? You're not the first to call me "all wet"!

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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't being condecending (at least not meaning too) just blind. I missed where you clearly said your concern was the front page of the MNGCA site and assumed incorrectly that you were looking at the event listing. If I sounded patronizing, and I apparently did, I apologize.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On the front of the mngca web site


sorry I'm speaking up late on the topic.....

but SEE somebody really does read the front page and not just skip to the threads.....
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
but SEE somebody really does read the front page and not just skip to the threads.....


I was thinking that too! Thanks for looking at the front page once in a while!!
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trypnotic79
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no problem! Smile sorry if i was a bit pissy about it - thank silentbob for that
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