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In which month should AMG 2008 be held?

JANUARY
0 (0%)
FEBRUARY
1 (2.3%)
MARCH
0 (0%)
APRIL
0 (0%)
MAY
0 (0%)
JUNE
1 (2.3%)
JULY
4 (9.3%)
AUGUST
13 (30.2%)
SEPTEMBER
20 (46.5%)
OCTOBER
4 (9.3%)
NOVEMBER
0 (0%)
DECEMBER
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 43

Voting closed: November 18, 2007, 05:31:09 PM

Author Topic: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE  (Read 8216 times)

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Offline AMG Coordinator

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AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« on: October 26, 2007, 06:31:09 PM »
I am interested in your suggestions as to the time of year AMG 2008 should be held.  Please participate in the poll and and choose which month you preferIf you have interest in  attending next year's AMG  please participate in the poll and and choose which month you prefer.  The poll results will be displayed to everyone after the poll expires. 

Please feel feel to discuss your choice below.  I'd like to have this vote as well as the vote for destination completed by November 17th.  This will allow plenty of time to tally votes and discuss leaving people plenty of time to request time off from work. 

Please also visit http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=16697.new#new to cast your vote for next year's AMG destination.

Happy Voting
Dennis
« Last Edit: October 26, 2007, 06:45:04 PM by AMG Coordinator »

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007, 07:50:14 PM »
I voted for August but it really doesn't matter  to me when AMG is.

Offline LACboi

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 10:56:09 PM »
opps posted in the wrong spot Moved post to right thread

« Last Edit: October 28, 2007, 10:59:54 PM by LACboi »

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 10:50:39 AM »
Dennis,

It might be wise to allow more than one vote... perhaps up to three.  Some people will be fine with anytime in the summer, while others need a date later in the season.  I know this caused some problems last year, as there was no way to say that anytime was fine.  Maybe even an 'any date works' vote would be good.  Thanks for getting this started!

David
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Offline AMG Coordinator

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 11:39:17 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion.  I can't change the poll.  I set it up like this because I wanted to get everyone's TOP choice.  However, after everyone has voted I'll release the results to everyone for discussion.

Thanks
Dennis


Dennis,

It might be wise to allow more than one vote... perhaps up to three.  Some people will be fine with anytime in the summer, while others need a date later in the season.  I know this caused some problems last year, as there was no way to say that anytime was fine.  Maybe even an 'any date works' vote would be good.  Thanks for getting this started!

David

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 12:57:51 AM »
I was hoping for a tropical vacation so I chose September. because... I'll take two pina coladas, one for each hand... Set sail with Captain Morgan to the promised land.  Have the best day
Michael
(who sez, "let's go all the way with Jimmy Buffet")

Offline Razorbill

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 07:06:41 PM »
Again, no "any time" category  again no season choice
September seems to be the prefered time given the restrictions built into the voting
I'd be locked out a second year in a row - in which case I'll take the hint permanently

Offline Robert

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007, 11:04:20 PM »
 Although it's 'high' season, when the fares are the most expensive, I vote for  June/July/Aug so the teachers of the world can attend.

robert
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Offline Cliff

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 03:12:49 AM »
Since voting has become political, I have no shame in saying....

If you have voted for September, you are being DISCRIMINATORY.  Several members could NOT attend AMG 07 because they are involved in schools (work or studies) or have children in school and we selected a time that was inconvenient for them. 

Please consider this when you are voting. 

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2007, 09:10:29 AM »
Since voting has become political, I have no shame in saying....

If you have voted for September, you are being DISCRIMINATORY.  Several members could NOT attend AMG 07 because they are involved in schools (work or studies) or have children in school and we selected a time that was inconvenient for them. 

Please consider this when you are voting. 

Cliff, don't you know everything dealing with HIV is political?   :D
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06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
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05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline Jody

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2007, 03:59:21 PM »
I was able to click on to the city I chose in the poll in the other topic but not able to choose my month of choice in the poll here for some reason.  I guess August is better for me.

Jody
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2007, 01:39:05 AM »
I was hoping for a tropical vacation so I chose September. because... I'll take two pina coladas, one for each hand... Set sail with Captain Morgan to the promised land.  Have the best day
Michael
(who sez, "let's go all the way with Jimmy Buffet")

I withdrew my vote on the "Top Two Destinations" thread because it is not likely, I will be able to attend.  I also withdraw my Time of year vote of September.  Have the best day
Michael

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2007, 10:40:46 AM »
Just a note on voting for the time of year... September makes it impossible for people in school or those who are teachers to attend.  That's why I voted for August.  I'd prefer September, but I'd really prefer for people to attend.  Please keep that in mind when voting!  Thanks!

David
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2007, 05:28:23 AM »
Just a note on voting for the time of year... September makes it impossible for people in school or those who are teachers to attend.  That's why I voted for August.  I'd prefer September, but I'd really prefer for people to attend.  Please keep that in mind when voting!  Thanks!

David

David, it wouldn't matter what time of year it's held there will be people that can't take that time off. By the voting the most found Sept. to be the best time for them.

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2007, 09:00:05 AM »
David, it wouldn't matter what time of year it's held there will be people that can't take that time off. By the voting the most found Sept. to be the best time for them.

I know that, Rod.  If you recall last year's 'time of year vote', there were many that were will willing to go in August that had initially voted for September because they didn't realize that it mattered.  There was even a 'it doesn't matter choice,' if I'm not mistaken.  Several, like me, prefered September (no kids and don't teach) but were fine with August (although our votes didn't win).  August allowed several other members to attend in '06 that couldn't attend in '07 due to being in September.  It's like the location argument / debate;  there are places that we'd each prefer to have an AMG, but then there are places that will allow the most people to attend.  That's the point I'm trying to make.

David
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2007, 09:41:47 PM »
Since September and August are the two top choices, how about a new poll that would go like this:

Participate in this poll only if you are considering going to the AMG in Mexico City:

1.   I can attend only if it is held in August.
2.   I can attend only if it is held in September.
3.   I can attend in either month.

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2007, 11:15:42 PM »
Alan,

I like this new vote idea.  Now that we have a location, it seems right to narrow down the time frame.  I believe that Thom and I would vote differently if given another chance.

Just my thoughts, Ric

Offline David_CA

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2007, 01:52:27 AM »
Allan, what you've proposed is along the lines of what I'm thinking.  Great suggestion!

David
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06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline Cliff

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2007, 07:32:00 AM »
I like Allan's idea as well.  I think most people are flexible on Aug/Sept, but prefer to vote for Sept because there is this belief that hotel/airfare will be significantly lower in Sept. than August.  But I'm not sure that's necessarily true.  August in Montreal was fine (airfare and hotel were cheap) and it allowed students, teachers and parents to attend.  Having it in September will generally excludes those folks (well unless they skip classes like someone did in SFO). 

Offline Dennis

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Re: AMG 2008 / TIME OF YEAR VOTE
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2007, 09:49:08 PM »
Thank you Allan.  I've followed up on your suggestion.  Everyone who plans on attending AMG '08 Mexico City please visit http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=18053.0 and vote for August, September, or either and your preferred time of year for next years AMG.  This poll will run for 14 days. 

Thanks
Dennis


Since September and August are the two top choices, how about a new poll that would go like this:

Participate in this poll only if you are considering going to the AMG in Mexico City:

1.   I can attend only if it is held in August.
2.   I can attend only if it is held in September.
3.   I can attend in either month.



 


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