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Offline AMG Coordinator

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #150 on: September 05, 2009, 12:32:44 PM »
We'll continue this thread until the end of the day, today (September 5, 2009). At that time, I'll tally the top 3 destinations mentioned and create a separate thread to vote for the destination of AMG 2010.

And just to clarify, I will be using the first destination mentioned in your first post, UNLESS you have explicitly stated that you are changing your choice.

Offline Cliff

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #151 on: September 05, 2009, 12:43:23 PM »
Can you repost the latest vote tally prior to ending the vote?

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #152 on: September 05, 2009, 12:49:01 PM »

We'll continue this thread until the end of the day, today (September 5, 2009). At that time, I'll tally the top 3 destinations mentioned and create a separate thread to vote for the destination of AMG 2010.

And just to clarify, I will be using the first destination mentioned in your first post, UNLESS you have explicitly stated that you are changing your choice.


Whoa, hang on now, you're going to close the voting with less than 24 hours official notice, and on Labor Day weekend when many members might not even be logging on? I seem to remember that in past years more definite advanced warning was given, in fact - and correct me if I'm wrong - I believe there was a thread in OT to announce the voting was coming to a close.

This should be given at least a few days definite advance notice. You said only a couple days ago that you'd give it "a couple days", but you weren't specific as to what day and it was very vague. I had to go back and hunt for any mention of the voting coming to an end.

Could you not push the deadline back until Tuesday or Wednesday and make an announcement today in OT about it? If you start an announcement thread, I can sticky it for you.

And no, I'm not being awkward. I'd just like to see more effort being made to make sure everyone knows this stage of the process is coming to a close. Thanks for understanding.

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Offline bocker3

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #153 on: September 05, 2009, 01:36:32 PM »
While I would be OK with ending this phase of the location voting (i.e. narrowing down to the top 3), given the number of votes, the length of time it's been going and the Coordinator's statement of letting this go a few more days (a few days ago).......  I DO see Ann's point here and agree that it is more than reasonable.

Perhaps we should hold off until Wednesday and then provide the "final location vote" thread.  Not sure how long we have usually done that one -- but I'm guessing a couple of weeks should suffice.  Personally, I'd like to wrap up the location (and timing) relatively soon, so that I can plan out my year.

Let me know if I can help in any way.

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Offline Basquo

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #154 on: September 05, 2009, 03:00:50 PM »
Reposting my vote for Las Vegas.  Just want to be clear on that. Not Chicago, but Las Vegas.

Thanks!

Offline AMG Coordinator

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #155 on: September 05, 2009, 04:20:40 PM »
As has already been stated, I posted 3 days ago (a few) that this phase would be coming to an end. I presume everyone know's how long a few days is. This thread has been up since June 28, 2009. The purpose of my last post was to inform people that this phase was coming to an end.

Considering the amount of people who have cast their votes in the past few, I don't see the holiday weekend having any bearing or effect on this phase.

However, if you think extending this phase until Tuesday will have any effect on the top 3 destinations that will be put forth for the final vote, than so be it.

As it stands, Las Vegas has 17 votes, London 9 votes, Chicago, 5 votes, and New Orleans 4 votes.

I honestly don't have a problem including the top four mentioned destinations in the final vote, due to the closeness of Chicago and New Orleans if it will mean we can move the process along. I don't think prolonging this, yet a few more days, is going effect the final outcome.

« Last Edit: September 05, 2009, 04:24:13 PM by AMG Coordinator »

Offline AMG Coordinator

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #156 on: September 05, 2009, 04:25:24 PM »
No problem.

Can you repost the latest vote tally prior to ending the vote?

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #157 on: September 05, 2009, 05:05:15 PM »
Robert,

You mentioned New Orleans up above.  Are you changing your choice to London?



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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #158 on: September 05, 2009, 06:53:29 PM »
Las Vegas was always a dream of mine and one I got to live in 2007 when we did a side trip after our SF gathering...it's time for me to head in the other direction to see my kids in the UK, so London would have to be my vote.

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #159 on: September 05, 2009, 07:47:24 PM »
New Orleans (x3) - and yes, that is our final answer. ;)

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #160 on: September 05, 2009, 08:59:32 PM »
What is AMG?

Offline SouthSam7

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #161 on: September 05, 2009, 09:03:02 PM »
I don't know what AMG is but I vote for London.  It's not that expensive and probably not more than traveling to any other country.

I love all the "London is way to expensive" comments. How things change in a year ... it is now the cheapest capital destination in northern Europe and you can't move for the hordes of damned tourists on shopping expeditions.

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Offline Puckslinger

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #162 on: September 05, 2009, 09:05:28 PM »
I am new to Poz Forums; but I would like to vote for London in August.

I have been to all of the choices in the USA; but, the only two European countries I've visited are Ireland and Scotland.

I think it would be nice, in any case, to meet some of the Forum members in person.

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #163 on: September 05, 2009, 09:14:04 PM »
What is AMG?

There are a few threads about (I think) that explain the AMG - here's one I found. I'll post this thread in the announcement thread too, for other new people who don't know about the AMG.

What is AMG?

I've edited the voting deadline announcement thread in Off Topic to also include the itineries of past AMGs. Please see that thread for information, rather than asking here. :)

AMG DEADLINE - phase 1 location voting ending soon!

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Offline YaKaMein

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #164 on: September 05, 2009, 10:59:20 PM »
votes: New Orleans

just know Summer here is HOT & HUMID & HURRICANE-philic ... Spring/Fall/Winter are superb.

looks fwd to meeting many of you even if it's choice 2 {London} or any other point

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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #165 on: September 05, 2009, 11:06:05 PM »
Making it crystal clear that I am voting for Las Vegas.  London sounds magnificent, but in the end would be unaffordable for some of the AMG regulars...I am not certain at all that I could swing it but I would at least try. 

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Offline Gilles

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #166 on: September 06, 2009, 04:26:20 AM »
London it is.

« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 08:14:50 AM by Gilles »

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #167 on: September 06, 2009, 10:32:49 AM »
apologies, I would like to shift my vote from London to Vegas...

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #168 on: September 06, 2009, 02:14:17 PM »
Las Vegas, any  time ,but August is preferred...

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #169 on: September 06, 2009, 03:57:12 PM »
I'd definitely attend any gathering in the UK so put me down for a London vote.
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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #170 on: September 07, 2009, 11:41:34 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the US ban on HIV+ travellers still stand?  There was a protest here about it less than a month ago:
http://www.theprovince.com/health/Activists+protest/1899635/story.html

As long as it does, I wouldn't attend an AMG in the United States.
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Offline Basquo

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #171 on: September 07, 2009, 12:06:42 PM »

As long as it does, I wouldn't attend an AMG in the United States.


Well then, my advice would be to vote for a destination outside of the U.S. But no intention of attending hasn't stopped anyone from voting anyway.

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #172 on: September 07, 2009, 01:33:33 PM »
My vote :

1) Anywhere in the European Union-Schengen borders (that excludes london :( ), anytime of the year.

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #173 on: September 08, 2009, 11:04:01 AM »
Just a quick reminder that this phase of choosing the destination for AMG 2010 will end this evening.

Tomorrow morning I will post a tally of all destinations mentioned in this thread.

A separate thread will be created with the top 3 destinations put to a final vote for next years destination.

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #174 on: September 08, 2009, 03:15:43 PM »
Dennis,
My partner and I vote for Las Vegas. 
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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #175 on: September 09, 2009, 06:58:45 PM »
This phase is closed.

Thank you to all who participated.

The top 3 destinations which will be placed to a vote for AMG 2010 are…

Las Vegas        20 votes
London            13 votes
New Orleans      7 votes

Please see the attached form for complete results.

To cast your final vote, please visit http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=28869.msg355157#msg355157

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2009, 07:11:11 PM by AMG Coordinator »

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #176 on: September 09, 2009, 07:10:25 PM »
Mystery AMG Coordinator, I love your spreadsheet!  I'm practically OCD and love how you've kept track of every single vote.   ;)

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Re: AMG 2010...Already?!
« Reply #177 on: September 09, 2009, 08:20:59 PM »
Mystery AMG Coordinator, I love your spreadsheet!  I'm practically OCD and love how you've kept track of every single vote.   ;)

Oh... our dearest AMG Coordinator is nothing if not anal.....    ;)

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