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View Poll Results: Please choose a location for our EAB member meeting 2008
Norwich 5 10.42%
Cambridge 10 20.83%
Birmingham 4 8.33%
Nottingham 4 8.33%
Coventry 2 4.17%
Leicester 2 4.17%
Newcastle 2 4.17%
Derby 5 10.42%
Stafford 2 4.17%
Bell End 1 2.08%
Exeter 5 10.42%
Manchester 8 16.67%
No Place 7 14.58%
London 18 37.50%
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Old 17 January 2008, 20:26   #41
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Yes we could all stay and have the meeting at Graham's house
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Old 17 January 2008, 22:07   #42
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Yes, exactly like Norwich

Viddi, it's your idea, you could just ignore the poll completely if you want

Poll? Which poll?! Ahhh, this PRESELECTION poll!


But seriously...I think we have to deal with it.


Let us suppose it is going to take place in London, is it possible to find a cheap and suitable room at all?
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Old 17 January 2008, 22:15   #43
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Let us suppose it is going to take place in London, is it possible to find a cheap and suitable room at all?
Well, haven't really looked at prices but this is close to my house and Tower Hill is a very nice area with the marina and all that

http://www.guoman.com/guoman/hotels/...otelID=2400001
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Old 17 January 2008, 22:22   #44
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Great idea, DamienD!

Why not rent the Novotel Exhibition Centre and revive the World of Amiga show?!
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Old 19 January 2008, 20:30   #45
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I have helped organize several similar events in the past, I can recommend looking at Moat House/Holiday Inn type places.

These hotels will do special room deals for people attending events, have function rooms of varying sizes and the appropriate infrastructure to deal with an event.

I would also suggest pre-booking being a requirement for people attending to give you an idea of numbers.

Hotels such as this will almost always have good road, rail and bus links too.

I'm sorry but I know from experience that having to fight your way across London on foot with baggage really takes the fun out of the event, knowing as soon as it's over you have to do the same thing all over again to return to your train/plane/park & ride.

Where as I'm sure London is convenient for people that live there and are used to using it's transport network (and I lived there myself), it's twice the trouble (and probably cost) for anyone traveling in.

Just my $0.02
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Old 19 January 2008, 20:36   #46
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Old 19 January 2008, 20:56   #47
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it's twice the trouble (and probably cost) for anyone traveling in.
Yes, I think so.
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Old 19 January 2008, 21:15   #48
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@Mick_AKA (& meega):

Yes, good point.

Still if it must be London then a venue that involves the least misery for the rest of us would be great.

Quick Google

'E' & 'F' still count as greater London

Both seem to have good road & rail links & London is lousy with airports.

Never been to either TBH
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Old 21 January 2008, 17:56   #49
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Well London is fine by me but I did one vote and that was for Brum as its on my doorstep and in the centre of the country.

If you need anyone near brum to help out with getting prices or whatever just call.

DamienD: Mmm that looks a nice place, down side is its 179 per day for a room. O_O

I like the idea of a travel lodge or something.. you know, breakable.
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Old 21 January 2008, 20:09   #50
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DamienD: Mmm that looks a nice place, down side is its 179 per day for a room. O_O
Damn, I didn't even check the prices. That's ludacrus...

Sometime this week I'll pay a visit and see if they can do any special rates for group booking etc. Probably won't make much difference but you never know, might as well ask anyway.
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Old 03 February 2008, 13:26   #51
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If we meet in a lapdance club we don't need to book hotel rooms as we wouldn't want to leave anyway

MMmmmm imagine the dancers wearing geeky Guru Meditation t-shirts and ripping them off Or throwing jelly babies in the shape of the Amiga custom chips over us all

Hit me baby with a jellymade-8372 fat Agnus
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Old 05 February 2008, 10:25   #52
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Norwich - too inbred.
Cambridge - too academic
Birmingham - full of brummies*
Nottingham - home of the only Hooters restaurant in the UK
Coventry - I grew up there. My in laws live there. No thanks.
Leicester - mediocre
Newcastle - we'd need translators
Derby - this is the joke option, right?
Stafford - apologies, this is the joke one!
Bell End - nice place near Bolton?
Exeter - Why not go the whole hog and vote for Land's end?
Manchester - Wrong side of the pennines where they eat babies.
No Place - Sounds difficult to find
London - Southern. Expensive to stay in, travel to, urinate in...

Brum probably gets my vote as it's central (for England) as has been mentioned... Are there no other users from Yorkshire around here?


* - I was born damn close to Birmingham so probably am a brummie myself.
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Old 05 February 2008, 10:49   #53
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Norwich - too inbred.
Oi, enough of that

Also has no-one noticed this thread?
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Old 05 February 2008, 14:33   #54
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Not I, said the rat

As for "enough of that", look what's happened to your cat...
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Old 05 February 2008, 14:52   #55
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You should take the top two or three from this poll and go into another vote so those people who voted for no-hopers can place their vote elsewhere.

20 people voted for places quite near to Birmingham (compared to London), for example.
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20 people voted for places quite near to Birmingham (compared to London), for example.
I voted just for Brum but am more than happy with London as the venue.
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Old 10 February 2008, 21:19   #57
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Well i would vote for Leicester cuz i live there but i woudn't want to inflict the pain of having to visit this sh*t hole so i'm not voting. But i might turn up if it's not to far away.
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Old 10 February 2008, 21:38   #58
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I suppose London is the best option although as has been said busy and expensive.

I voted from Norwich because it is friendly, not too big and accommodation would (probably) be rather cheaper. I guess it isn't quite as easy to get too though...
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Old 10 February 2008, 21:44   #59
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Hey mates, please check out the new EAB member meeting thread:

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=34629
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The new one should be made sticky instead of this one really
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