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Forum Rally Map
« on: December 31, 2008, 08:46:26 AM »
Tom

Neat map. Please change the Oro Valley, UT to AZ. It is just north of Tucson. Could you add dates to the pushpins?
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008, 10:37:31 AM »
Tom,

The 2nd Centermost was 1998 not  1988!   :)
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 10:58:40 AM »
Oops, it was way past my nap time. Thanks guys.

Bernie, good idea re dates; I assume you mean for the upcoming rallies, not the past ones.
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 11:07:49 AM »
Tom,

I like the map!  Neat addition!  One other idea is to add a button "RV Forum Rallies" so we can go to it directly.  Kind of an across-the-board sort of thing that everyone can use.

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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008, 11:30:21 AM »
Thanks Ardra. If the map stays, I'll add a link in the menu. It's experimental right now, although I suspect it will be a keeper.

Edit: Thanks to the positive responses, the map is a keeper, and I've added a link in the menu; Click the Resources button above and scroll down to see the link.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 12:01:40 PM »
Tom

I was thinking that the year(s) for rallies past and the dates for upcoming rallies. Let Betty, as keeper of the calendar, keep it updated ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 12:13:35 PM »
O.k. guys, so WHERE is the MAP???

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 12:29:48 PM »
Right here, Daisy.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 12:47:28 PM »
Oops, it was way past my nap time. Thanks guys.

There were 3 Estes Park Rallies.  97, 98 and 99.

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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 12:47:55 PM »
Thanks Ned.  I just couldn't find any link and this thread had obviously been broken off of another, that I had missed somewhere along the way.

Tom:  Fred and I hosted a forum pre-rally for the big FMCA rally in Maine in the year 2000 (I think).  Our pre-rally was in Westbrook, ME, don't have the coordinates, but just outside of Portland, ME.  The FMCA was held at Brunswick NAS

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P. S.  Like the map.  Hope it stays.
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 12:51:40 PM »
Thanks Daisy, I'll get it added.

BTW you probably missed the announcement here. Looks like this feature is a keeper, and I'll get a link in the menu shortly.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 12:54:09 PM »
Thanks Phil, I'll get 1999 added. It didn't come up in the discussion on rally photos, and I wasn't able to attend rallies back then, so I wasn't aware of it. Do you happen to have photos from that rally?
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 01:02:24 PM »
Y'all can thank Marsha for the idea of adding Google maps to the forum (we have another in the planning stage).
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008, 01:19:18 PM »
There's now a link in the menu; Click the Resources button above, and scroll down to Map of forum rally locations.
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 01:38:03 PM »
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Fred and I hosted a forum pre-rally for the big FMCA rally in Maine in the year 2000 (I think).  Our pre-rally was in Westbrook, ME, don't have the coordinates, but just outside of Portland, ME.

Daisy,

Is this  the same rally that's labeled in our rally photo albums as the "NE rally in Portland, ME in 2000" (you and Fred are pictured at that rally), or were they separate rallies? Anyone recall the park or campground where this rally was held?

I've added this rally to the map with a temporary note saying it's an approximate location.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2008, 01:43:24 PM »
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I was thinking that the year(s) for rallies past and the dates for upcoming rallies.

Going forward is easy, but nailing down years and locations of past rallies has proven to be confusing at best  ;D 

FWIW all reported changes/updates have been made, although there are still one or two unknowns. I also need to research a couple of the older rallies not yet on the map. Y'all feel free to report any errors or omissions.
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2008, 03:17:03 PM »
I really liked the map when I saw it earlier today.  Right now I can get the map, but not the push pins.  Probably a problem on my end, as our HughesNet shows a good connection at 54 mbps, but is agonizingly slow even so.

An idea:  would it be unnecessarily complicated to show the past rallies as one color push pin and upcoming rallies in another color?

Margi

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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008, 03:27:44 PM »
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I can get the map, but not the push pins.

Margi, I've read numerous messages on the Google forum complaining about a similar thing. The "best" answers people were given were to refresh/reload the page, empty cache, restart the browser, or any combination of the above. I think it's just that the images (pins) aren't downloading, which might be just an intermittent speed issue, somewhere between you and Google. Could even be an issue with their server, given the number of folks I saw complaining.

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.... show the past rallies as one color push pin and upcoming rallies in another color?

That's a great idea Margi, thanks. Definitely one of those "HFWPOH why didn't I think of that?" ideas. I've changed the pins for past rallies to red and left the others blue. The "gray area" is those locations that are common to past and future rallies (e.g. QZ); I've left those as blue pins. I've added a note at the top of the page explaining the colors.
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008, 04:16:46 PM »
Anyone know which years rallies were held at Portal RV in Moab, UT besides 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007?
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008, 04:29:09 PM »
I believe they started in 2000 the first year after the last Centermost Rally which was in 1999.  Phil may be able to confirm this.
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2008, 04:30:53 PM »
Ah, that sounds familiar Ron, thanks. hopefully Phil or someone will confirm.
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2008, 04:57:27 PM »
2000 was the first Moab rally.
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Re: Forum Rally Map
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2008, 05:02:36 PM »
Thanks Ned. I've added the years to the Moab pin.

Between the map and the new photo albums, it feels like we're re-creating a part of our forum history.
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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2008, 05:26:46 PM »
might be just an intermittent speed issue, somewhere between you and Google.

I'm sure it's a speed issue on this end.  Takes forever to do anything today. 

"HFWPOH why didn't I think of that?" ideas.

Thanks, Tom.  You're doing a terrific job of documenting  a lot of history of the forum. 

Margi

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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2008, 05:30:13 PM »
Thanks Margi. I couldn't do it without a lot of help and input from a large number of forum members and staff. My part is relatively easy once I have the material (facts, photos, etc) that folks have been posting &/or sending me.
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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2008, 10:00:34 PM »
Tom:  Gary Brink needs to give you locations of past S.E. Rallies.   They have been in 3 or 4 other locations than what are currently shown.   The West has too many and needs to be off-set.

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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2009, 09:45:46 AM »
I can provide the locations and approximate lat/lon for past SE rallys, but question whether they are of enough interest to bother. We've had SE rallys in two different locations each year for 11 years with only two repeat locations that I can think of, so that's a lot of pushpins.
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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2009, 09:54:53 AM »
Your choice Gary. Personally, I think it would be useful/informative when folks talk about rally or mini rally locations (past or future), but don't wish to put you to a lot of work. Adding the pins is a piece of cake once I know the park/city/state or GPS location, whichever is easier to provide. The US map is quite large, so some additional pins are unlikely to be an issue.

The challenge for many seems to be recalling where they were in a given year. I usually can't recall where I went yesterday  :(
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2009, 10:03:44 AM »
Who was at the Perry GA mud rally? what year?
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2009, 12:22:55 PM »

Tom:

That is the same rally as the pictures you have.  It was held at Wassumpski Springs Campground.  Fred reminded me the address is actually Scarborough, ME, but it is right on the Scarborough, Westbrook, Portland line, so I get confused easily.  I think it actually lies ion Westbrook land, but the Post Office likes Scarborough better...... ;D

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