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Tom

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For the benefit of those who haven't met you, care to elaborate on who's in the photo? (Not for my benefit).
 

Smoky

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Now you know how it is on the other end gang!! ;D

Seriously, I do think it is not good forum practice to refer people to other threads when a simple answer could suffice.  Especially if the answer might also help other people.  This might mean someone just say nothing if they don't know the answer.  I was sure someone would jump in and give detailed information who was in the rendezvous group, and I am sure they would have.  In fact i was hoping that thread might become a new thread to keep the rendezvous group up to date as things got close.

Sorry I was playin' around mischieviously, but I wanted to give an example.  I am a big believer in not making people dig around if you can offer immediate help.  Of course, some threads, by their very nature, are reference threads.  I have no hangup in being referred to that type of thread. 

But in the end, no matter how many times I read the Monaco rally thread, I could not find the info I was looking for.  Not having traveled in that part of California, I had no idea where the Indio Casino was or how to get there.  :D

Ok, to practice what I preach LOL, left to right we have Smoky and Sharon, and Sue, and Jeff!  It was a mini rally in several ways, one being we were the last 4 to leave QZ, other than Karl, and we were adjacent neighbors at QZ.  We loved the rally and made some wonderful new friends there.
 

Pat

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Smoky:  I sure do agree with you about glib answers instead of a few words of worthwhile info. 

So, this "Mesa mini rally" doesn't/didn't exist?  Guess I'll have one by myself here.

--pat
 

DougJ

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But in the end, no matter how many times I read the Monaco rally thread, I could not find the info I was looking for.  Not having traveled in that part of California, I had no idea where the Indio Casino was or how to get there.

But Smoky, did you ask where the Indio Casino is located?  If you hd, I bet various of the framily would have given you the GPS coordinates :)

Ciao,

Doug
 

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If I had known it was at Indio, yes I would have asked. 

But when I logged on I didn't even know where the thread was.  And GPS coords were not what I was after.  Jeff had no trouble at all figuring out what I needed.

Geesh...  I hope I never end up telling people to go find a thread, if I already have a brief answer with the details they want.  I think forums are much more useful when people just help each other.

I do agree that some subjects are complicated enough that a reference file or detailed thread is the way to go, no dispute about that.

My main point is that sometimes I think the old timers of a forum forget that the value of a forum is that it spans both space and time.  By that, I mean it does not matter if you are in California or Maryland (space) or if you were here two weeks ago when a subject was discussed, or just arriving on the scene (time).  Some of us, myself included, do not read every message here.  I skim the titles, looking for subjects that interest me.  When I looked for Pomona Rally info, at that time there was no thread with that subject, and my search does not work, so I missed it.

I know I am in the minority here, on how this should work, so just take it as minority input.  :D
 

Terry A. Brewer

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Smoky

>>I know I am in the minority here, on how this should work, so just take it as minority input.<<

I don't know how to answer you or help you.....All the other folks meeting at the Spotlight 29 Casino haven't had your problems, why do you think that is?

 

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Likely because they are Westerners and familiar with the area.  I had no idea what Indio Casino was or where it was.

This whole thread is kind of ridiculous Terry.  I don't need any help (unless the location has changed)  as I got it from Jeff.  See you at Indio Casino.  I was puzzled by some subsequent messages suggesting maybe another place had been picked.  If so, I hope someone clarifies that for me.
 
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