Thursday, January 20, 2011
CNN iReport roundtable: Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Our weekly CNN iReport roundtable is coming up at 3 p.m. ET, so we hope you'll join us. We had a great discussion last week, and we're looking forward to talking with everyone.

 

This is a chance share your ideas, questions, comments and concerns with the iReport staff and the CNN iReport community.

 

We'll open comments at 3 p.m. ET.

128 Comments
January 20, 2011
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Hi and welcome to the CNN iReport roundtable.

 

January 20, 2011
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Hello, How r u davidw. Thanks Daphne for inviting me to attend this roundtable.

January 20, 2011
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Hi,

It's nice to have you. To you have any questions, while we're waiting for everyone to arrive?

January 20, 2011
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Hello everyone!

David:

What do you think about my idea?

January 20, 2011
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We've got some cool new assignments that we've launched since the last time we met. The 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps is coming up so we're asking people to share their stories, photos and experiences:

http://ireport.cnn.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=542693

 

January 20, 2011

Looks like this will be my last Meeting for a while-

I GOT A JOB!! Yippee..

January 20, 2011
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DaElmer That's WONDERFUL news. Congratulations!

January 20, 2011
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Welcome, Myint!

January 20, 2011
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Hi cv28,

Refresh my memory. What was the idea again?

January 20, 2011

54 weeks later..

January 20, 2011
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hi david, dsashin and daelmer... i'm ready to organize the manila meet up....

 

 

January 20, 2011
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We've also got to assignments coming for the State of the Union speech, which is coming up on Tuesday.

The first is Share the state of your community: http://ireport.cnn.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=542786

 

January 20, 2011
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Nicole is going to explain the second one, which is going to be a bit of an experiment.

January 20, 2011
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Hey guys! Just chiming in here. I'll be monitoring the SOTU next week.

January 20, 2011
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What ho everyone

January 20, 2011
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Many congrats to @DaElmer

January 20, 2011
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As you know, we're in the era of the quick status update, and the tweet. In honor of that, we're going to hop on Twitter and ask people to summarize the speech in 140 characters. Or, more exactly, 129 characters, including @cnnireport in the reply.

January 20, 2011
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@Sherbien -- I'll get you in touch with about the meetup soon.

January 20, 2011

Thanks Henry, what sucks is this means no vacation this year.. But maybe this summer will be better.

January 20, 2011

David that sounds very interesting. Big Easy state of union  is not too good right now. 

January 20, 2011
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If you're not on Twitter, today is a good day to start.

January 20, 2011
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Hi @DaElmer - heard the good news. Congrats!!

January 20, 2011
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Congrats, DaElmer!

January 20, 2011
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Good to hear things are looking up DaElmer.

January 20, 2011
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(The above was not necessarily directed at any member of team iReport, you know who you are...)

January 20, 2011
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@DaElmer: That's great news. @Sherbien: Manila meetup all the way!

January 20, 2011
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Hi everyone! Apologies. Did not know we were continuing this. Thank you for doing that for us. Question: If I go into the "properties" and "condense" my photos to send them in to ireport, does it affect the quality when it's re-viewed again on ireport? Thanks again!

January 20, 2011
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Hi everyone thanks hope this week was a great one Hi Davidd Henry Lila Nsaidi

January 20, 2011
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So, just to break it down, there are two assignments going on here: 1.) State of your community (before the speech) and 2.) 140 characters/tweet (after the speech)

 

@ireporttwo you should definitely contribute something from the Big Easy! We want to know how things are going.

January 20, 2011
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I propose an idea for this year,for example that all the ireporters that have a certain number reports vetted,you give them incentive gifts such as cups, t-shirts,photo cameras...(by means of agreement with sponsors...)

It would be interesting that all iReporters could meet in one place,something like a World iReport Conference,or at least,Regional Conference

January 20, 2011
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@ireporttwo -- It will be interesting to see what people say. For example, DaElmer getting a job might mean that the economy's looking up in Wisconsin.

 

January 20, 2011
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Nzdan too hi

January 20, 2011
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Hi all.  My cousin was in the Peace Corp, maybe I can interview her about it.

January 20, 2011

I was going to video the streets in my area with the word BUMP on them instead of street work.

January 20, 2011
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Hi Dshashin

January 20, 2011
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@ecotraveler I'm not sure what you mean by "condensing" images -- are you referring to something happening on your phone, or to compressing/editing photos in Photoshop? Or something else? Where do you have this option?

January 20, 2011

Thanks Everyone, this is the Start I need into the New Year.. 40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri... Never had a day time job with set hours before. Ever.. Life is looking better;)

January 20, 2011
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@larena hello, welcome

January 20, 2011
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Congrats DaElmer! Hope you'll still have time to share your work on ireport. Good luck!

January 20, 2011
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@cv28 -- We want to do an iReport conference one day -- I'm not sure when we'll be able to though.

 

One thing we're hoping to do is to work with iReporters to arrange iReport meetups, so y'all can get to know each other in person.

 

We are looking for volunteers to help us scout locations and help make arrangements in their areas.

If anyone's interested let me know.

January 20, 2011

@David- Michigan..

It would feel too weird and like bad luck to do a report on myself.. lol

January 20, 2011
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nasidi thank you glad to be here

January 20, 2011
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@KCRep -- Interviewing your cousin sounds great.

January 20, 2011
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DaEkmer do it please it will be a honor for all of us to watch your new job

January 20, 2011

Have a great weekend everyone! Got to go.

January 20, 2011

I've been here since 2009, don't worry I'm not going anywhere.. Almost 1/2 way to the Million Views:)

January 20, 2011
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@ireporttwo that sounds like a good plan. When was the last time anyone was out there to fix the roads? What's the condition like?

January 20, 2011

MI & WI are fixing a bridge, residents have to drive 10-15 miles around to get to work now.. For a drive that used to be 2 miles..

January 20, 2011

really bad nsaidi. They just raised taxes here because Nagin left the city a mess. It's sad to see the word BUMP written on the street instead of it being fixed. 

January 20, 2011
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my home is open for anyne that wants to come to Mexico,

I know the violence might get ireporters not to want to come to Mexico but I just wanted to invite anyone to stay in my home thanks

January 20, 2011
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@DaElmer actually yeah if you are making progress, that might be a good sign of the state of your community!

January 20, 2011
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Sorry DaElmer -- Didn't mean to move you to another state.

January 20, 2011
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congrats daelmer! hi zdan, nicole, hanks, lila, eco, larena, ireporttwo, kcrep, cv28...

 

 

January 20, 2011
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Woohoo! Hello iReporter community! :)

January 20, 2011

I have a new iphone so I'm going crazy with it. Love the camera.

January 20, 2011
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Hi Sherbien

January 20, 2011
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Welcome @sbeasla

January 20, 2011

Okay I'm rally gone now. Congrats Daelmer on your new job. Have a great weekend everyone.

January 20, 2011

Funny-

Henry talks about someone using Twitter- But he is posting and recommending on Facebook right now.. :)

January 20, 2011
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@Staff,...so when is the big change happening? i.e stars going away?

January 20, 2011
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@CNN Staff can you help me to get Richard Quest email?

I have a great contact in Dubai and I want to tell him about it thanks can you send me an e-mail or a pm? please?

January 20, 2011
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@ireporttwo -- That's great, you should get the CNN iPhone app. Then you can post your photos to iReport.

http://www.cnn.com/mobile/iphone/

 

January 20, 2011
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what about a badge for CNN MEXICO? thanks

January 20, 2011
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Did i miss the meeting?

 

January 20, 2011

Still working on getting this page to the rightful owner, but I may have to accept that it may never get there.. Hope that once Gabrielle gets better she will have it..

January 20, 2011
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@KCRep -- Soon, is the short answer. I need to get with our developers about it.

I've been delayed with another project and the snow threw me off.

January 20, 2011
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David,I volunteer for anything within my means,(you have my e-mail)

January 20, 2011
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@larena, best way to reach him is probably Twitter, @richardquest

January 20, 2011
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Hi insaidi. Thank you for finding me! Before I email my photos, I right click the photo to "condense space on the disk" (can also use this to encrypt) to send it faster (smaller) to cnn. Wondered if that affected the quality of the photo when it's posted in it's condensed capacity on cnn. 

January 20, 2011
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I LOVE the CNN iReport app! It's very cool. Why are the number of assignments limited though. I think you can only contribute to 5.

 

Also there should be a way to view your own profile via the app so you can see what's going on, post any comments, etc.

 

Speaking of comments, it would be cool to have threaded comments or a way to directly respond to a comment so an iReporter gets notified when their comment has been responded too...

January 20, 2011
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@Dshashin I tried already facebook and twitter thanks so much

January 20, 2011
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I would love to host a meeting for those in Korea! @davidw I sent you an email regarding details...well it's 5:30am Friday here so I guess I should go to sleep. Enjoy your Thursdays folks!

 

@larena-it's nice to see a fellow swineflu ireporter! hace tiempo no se de ti, espero q la estes pasando chevere. Saludos!

 

An-yo-ha-seyo everyone!

January 20, 2011
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@sbeasla -- Those are good ideas for the comments. We'll put on wishlist for the future.

January 20, 2011
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@Davidw thanks for all the help to get my Global one

January 20, 2011
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@David....Snow?  You got snow? back east?  really?  LOL

January 20, 2011
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Hi HondoRican -- That's exciting.

I have a ton of unread email, so sorry I haven't responded.

I think we'll start planning seriously next month.

January 20, 2011
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HonduRican I always love your iReports me encantan

como estas?

estoy en twitter LarenaDiva besos feliz 2011

January 20, 2011
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@ecotraveler Well, in general, the more compression, the less the quality, so I'd suggest sending as close to a raw image as you can get away with. It looks like you're uploading photos, rather than e-mailing them. Is that correct? I guess the rule of thumb is to send the biggest and best picture possible. If there's only a little compression, should be fine. I think the pictures on your profile are of a good size and compression level, personally.

January 20, 2011

Memphis, TN is getting nailed right now.. Local weathermen are saying one inch but a look at the radar says something different.. Funny.. lol

January 20, 2011
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Hi sherb'! How are you feeling? You're so kind, Larena. Never been, but have friends who say it's beautiful and have come to know a bit about it from your gr8 ireport photos.

January 20, 2011
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@ireporttwo sorry things haven't been getting better. Hopefully this project will help illuminate some things that need fixing.

January 20, 2011
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i'm making an ireport about ati-atihan festival here in aklan. in this ireport, i have a friend who wanted to be the reporter of this festival... is it okay if i will make her a sort of host in this ireport?

 

and i also made an ireport about the historic bird count in pampanga where there are around 30,000 birds sighted this morning. it was amazing... lots of migratory birds...

January 20, 2011
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Congrats,DaElmer on your new job!!

January 20, 2011

Have a good day everyone.. Gotta run:)

January 20, 2011
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Thanks @DavidW. Looking forward to all the new assignments. :)

January 20, 2011
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So does anyone have any issues or concerns about how things are going in the community?

 

One thing I've heard some complaints about is that this meeting is at a bad time for a lot of people.

Is there a time that would work better for folks?

Or should we try doing it at different times?

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2011
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@larena I would recommend tweeting @richardquest

January 20, 2011
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ecotraveler welcome always to Mexico where I am living now,

welcome to Acapulco Cuernavaca and Vancouver also thank you

January 20, 2011
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Welcome @HonduRican

January 20, 2011
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henry thanks I have this amazing friend of mine that happens to be a Sheik and the 2 largest Constructor in the Middle East and now that he is having his program from Abu Dhabi I am trying to contact him via twitter thanks again and so far no luck

January 20, 2011
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hi eco... i'm all okay now... thanks a lot

January 20, 2011
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welcome anyone to do an iReport meeting in Mexico,

thanks

January 20, 2011
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Thank you, insaidi. I don't photoshop any of them so far. Trying to get them right and natural, but plan to look into some editing software. For example a 5.11MB will reduce to 5.7MB. One isn't difficult, but when I'm uploading several ireports in one sitting, or several shots within one ireport, it sometimes takes too long, and I've had them "failed to upload" so I just started condensing all of them. It seems you've improved things tho? David? Because I don't have as many "faileds" as I used to (thank you). Except my videos:( That's a new frustrating post:)

January 20, 2011
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@ecotraveler -- I'm glad you're having better luck uploading.

January 20, 2011
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@David...anytime is ok with me.  Due to the different time zones I can't see how you could please everyone.  It starts here for me at 12pm

January 20, 2011
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Hi KC'. Congrats on all your tellie ireports! Awesome marathon. Haven't had time to comment yet (can this one count:) ), but gr8 job.

January 20, 2011
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@ecotraveler..thank you!!

January 20, 2011
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I'm with @KCRep. Perfect time for me probably because we're both on the West Coast.

January 20, 2011
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@sbeasla....same county too!!

January 20, 2011
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@Davidw - this time is OK with me too.

January 20, 2011
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iDavid', is it possible to "flip" this roundtable post, so that we can see the latest comments at the top of the page, vs the bottom so we don't have to spend time scrolling down after posting and "refreshing?" Just sayin'..... Thanks again.

January 20, 2011
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@KCRep and within 30 minute of each other :)

January 20, 2011
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I counted nine iReporters within 100 miles of me, most within 30 miles.

January 20, 2011
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@ecotraveler - great suggestion!

January 20, 2011
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@ecotraveler -- it is not currently possible to change comment threat. I'm hoping that we can improve this experience in the next few months, or so.

January 20, 2011
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@KCRep - is that so? We'll have to plan an iReporter meetup. :)

January 20, 2011
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I am also tweeting right now @DaElmer

January 20, 2011
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@sbeasla....if you have the energy, I have a car LOL.

January 20, 2011
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Hello from New York! :D

January 20, 2011
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Hey trevor,

Good to hear from you.

January 20, 2011
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Thank you Larena!

¡Gracias por invitarnos!

January 20, 2011
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I've got to run take care of a few things, but y'all are welcome to stick around and visit for as long as you like.

Take care,

David

January 20, 2011
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Hello all i am 18 years old and live in Germany as an asylum seeker, they have given us a very short access to some certain things here in Germany but the most confusing part of it is they want us to go to which which we have done but they don`t give a working permit and we are also been treated like we have no choice in life, so how do we cope in this kind of situation.?

January 20, 2011
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LOL! I'm always up for meeting people. :)

 

Maybe we can start with a local one first.

January 20, 2011
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Welcome @maddogza --- and see you all soon!

January 20, 2011
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SOTU assignments sound fun. I'm en route to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, so expect some reports!

January 20, 2011
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We have...ChrisMorrow, Pixel, Marie Sager, ANAV, MelissaF, TheVideoMan, MadMerf (sp), You, and me..that would be fun to meet up.

January 20, 2011
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@Henry....see ya!! Gotta go now..see  you all next week.

January 20, 2011
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Aww I guess I was late. Peace!

January 20, 2011
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@KCrep, we'll have to figure out a way to exchange info offline so we can all meetup :)

January 20, 2011
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Welcome, sbeasla!

January 20, 2011
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Thank you, David. No problem, 'tis fine...... just thinkin'. Have a good day and thanks again.

"meetup" as in the official "meetup" site? Great site. They're charging now tho. "Y'all" have fun out west. Sounds like a party! See you next week

January 20, 2011
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Bye..

January 20, 2011
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cv28 gracias amiga bye

January 20, 2011
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sbeasla, you can send a "private" email to the ireporters there. Go into your personal page, and click on that option to send a personal message. Good luck. Nice e-meeting you.

January 21, 2011
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I have a suggestion for the time of the roundtable not being convenient for some ireporters, you can open  up the blog the day before the roundtable meeting so ppl can post their concerns, questions and what ever else they want to say, then the staff can read them over and answer them, then the ppl can come back whenever they have the time and read the responses.  Just a suggestion.

January 22, 2011
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KCRep, good idea!

January 24, 2011
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larena are you spanish!!!!!

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