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    Just a thought....

    A little preamble.
    Those N. Americans <img src=/S/gramps.gif border=0 alt=gramps width=20 height=20> <img src=/S/granny.gif border=0 alt=granny width=20 height=20> who learned to read and write in the 40's and 50's can probably relate to this.......

    Little Doc W. comes home from school and promptly asks his mom ( <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15> ???) what "a broad" means.
    Mom gets uptight and scolds Doc W. for uttering such words.......
    Finally, she asks him where he learned such a word.
    "Well, mom, we got a new book at school today. It's called 'At Home and Abroad'"

    The purpose for my post:
    Loungers login from all over this spaceship and perhaps, a few <img src=/S/alien.gif border=0 alt=alien width=14 height=15> s.
    What about having a category, "At Home and Abroad", where loungers can post international events they will be attending that other loungers may also attend. They could post a date, time and place to 'do lunch' or just meet someone from otherwhere. <img src=/S/chatter.gif border=0 alt=chatter width=38 height=16>
    Eg: I'll be at the IMTS show in Chicago Sep. 9th and 10th. This is a huge international industrial machinery and technology show that draws worldwide attendees. Surely some of these will be loungers.

    This category could also be used by people travelling on holidays or moving their home a great distance.

    Just a thought....

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    Re: Just a thought....

    HI Ken,

    Sounds like a great idea. The rule with the lounge is generate a need and a Forum will be created to meet the need.

    Now you've floated the idea all we need is for a few more Lounger's to make similar posts, about what's on and who'll be attending and I'm sure it will flow from there.

    Good luck.
    Granville

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    Re: Just a thought....

    Sounds good to me, what do other loungers think ?
    Cheers, Claude.

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    Re: Just a thought....

    Great idea!

    Additionally (perhaps), for people who do or have worked in other countries (eg, Legare- and many others in this forum)- to help out people who are starting out?
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    Re: Just a thought....

    I too like the idea, not only for its "international" flavor or possibilities, but just because maybe sometimes it would be nice to "meet up with" someone with whom you've had an acquaintance on The Lounge. I just had an experience like that but it was only because he and I arranged it offline. We had a nice time for a short time and now we can both put a REAL face to a couple of Lounge usernames!

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    Re: Just a thought....

    Cute Ken !! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> I'm glad something useful came out of my Innocent <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> little remark. If mom <img src=/S/eileen.gif border=0 alt=eileen width=17 height=15> hadn't scolded me <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15> you might never have thought of it. Great Idea !!! <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> Maybe we could organize a "WOPR World Tour" <img src=/S/hugs.gif border=0 alt=hugs width=41 height=25>, get Woody to sponsor it <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> and all meet in Phuket <img src=/S/flags/Thailand.gif border=0 alt=Thailand width=30 height=18> at the end of the tour for a big party. <img src=/S/joy.gif border=0 alt=joy width=23 height=23> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Just a thought....

    I like the idea, broadened to a general International Forum. We might have little problem with <!rule=18>Rule 18<!/rule> "We do not allow posts ... of a political ... nature"; will that be OK providing that we permit notifications of events but no political discussion?

    (P.S. when you don't have anything better to do <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> can you make sure the FAQ and the Rules open in a separate window, I just lost my initial response to this when I forgot to shift-click.)
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    Re: Just a thought....

    Also like the idea of an international forum! As an ex-pat, for a number of years, would be more than willing to participate! That is - provided puns are speciffically permitted and guaranteed Charlotte-proof!

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    Re: Just a thought....

    I think its a great idea too <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>

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