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Lancer2K 
14/12/05 11:27:42 AM
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in relation to DATES...

Pick one and STICK TO IT (unless there is a VERY good reason to change it), it doesnt matter what date you pick there will always be someone who cant make it.

Those that want to and are able will attend.

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Saponification 
14/12/05 1:08:08 PM
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Show me the sticky!



Wrong thing to ask for...he he he



I'll have my sausage with extras, thanks.



Roger, one "hotdog" with "relish" coming right up...he he he



I hope it's beef.



Yup...100% pure Aussie Man-Meat :p



With pickle on a on a sesame seed bun?

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1shot1kill 
14/12/05 1:12:35 PM
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Show me the sticky!



Wrong thing to ask for...he he he



I'll have my sausage with extras, thanks.



Roger, one "hotdog" with "relish" coming right up...he he he



I hope it's beef.



Yup...100% pure Aussie Man-Meat :p



With pickle on a on a sesame seed bun?



No, with a great big fucking dart holding it to the wall. f00! :p

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Saponification 
14/12/05 1:24:25 PM
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Thanks for the sticky goodness.

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nodnerb 
17/1/06 10:34:42 PM
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Well, here's my tips (although a bit late)

Events like Race Around Atomic take quite a bit of planning, so if you're thinking about doing something a bit different, be sure to plan ahead, and be comitted to a couple of months of hard work pre-event.

Tip No. 1 - Commit yourself and plan ahead


Legwork is also important, as is an understanding of the proposed race route. You need to sit down with a UBD, Melways or whatever, and carefully plan your race route, keeping in mind the expected time it would take for you to cover the distance. Before you even reach this point, you'll need to decide upon a start and finish point.

Once the race route has been planned, you need to test it. I advise you involve your staff with the test drive, and use that day to collaborate ideas etc. This day will also set the benchmark time to ensure people don't cheat. If they come in under time, they've cheated.

Tip No. 2 - Decide on the start and finish first, plan the route on a map, and test it by driving the course


Next thing you'll need is staff. Volunteers from atomic will come thick and fast if you ask. The first event was run with 4 staff, but after experiencing that day, I would've much preferred 6. Ya live and learn.

Tip No. 3 - Hire help


There'll be much gathering of information, creating trivia questions and the like. You can't do it all yourself (reason for the above point) so you need to learn how to delegate. Don't be afraid to assign tasks to your team of volunteers. It will make everyone's job easier, and provide a better team environment.

Tip No. 4 - Delegate responsibility and tasks


Rules. Every event like this needs rules. Chances are there'll be reputations on the line, and prizes to claim. Rules need to be posted from the outset, and not changed once posted. There can be no waivering from the rules, so if you need to disqualify someone, despite them being your 'good mate', then do it. Continuity is what's required.

Tip No. 5 - Make your rules and stick to 'em


Looking professional is always good, especially if you want people to show up again next year. I chose to deck out my team in shirts and bucket hats with an RAA logo on them. The guys also had the instruction to act like US ARMY drill Sargents that day, keeping a stone expression for all competitors. Kinda adds to the feel of the day.

Tip No. 6 - Look and act professional


As a final suggestion, don't be afraid to ask for prize donations. In running this event, I went straight for the jugular and aksed Ben to see what he could do. I must be clear that I didn't specifically ask for any one thing, just a contribution. The 'humble' reply was basically..."Sorry Noddy. All I can do is a 12 month sub for each team member on the winning team". Kinda brilliant when all I was expecting was perhaps a few stickers :P~~

Tip No. 7 - scope out some prizes (if you're running a comp)





So there you have it. Sap, if you wanna add this to the front page, I'll delete the above, else I can leave it right here.

Cheers.

:D~


Edited by nodnerb: 17/1/2006 10:37:02 PM

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Bastard_Child 
18/1/06 7:12:43 PM
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Tip No. 6 - Look and act professional


Hrm... I wonder where throwing blood plums at seagulls fits in.

=/


B.C.

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Sotiri 
25/12/06 8:34:53 AM
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From money in a jar to sticky. What ever is in the Atomican water these days?!


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iamthemaxx 
1/2/07 5:31:49 PM
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Here is a great place to find pubs for meets:
http://mappyhour.nerl.net/

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Mac Dude 
8/2/07 7:30:17 AM
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Short Notice Meets

Often people have a reason for a meet at short notice (within a few days). The problem here is how do you make sure people see the thread?

My suggestion is to post a thread in Community Events as usual, followed up by a PM to those in the state/area.

How do you find out who to PM? I look at recent event threads for that state and PM everyone in that thread, and/or you can also use the Atomic location database : http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=1&c=5&t=1522

It's easy to put together a 'form PM', then copy and paste it into the PM message content box.

A good idea is to put a link to the meet in your sig (I think is a Taran idea, and a goodie).

The advantage of the PM approach is that it is totally independent of forum selection and traffic. For example, an ACT Atomican who spends most of their time in Networking, Tech Talk and Windows OS would not see an event thread posted in Community Events, or even in the Green Room. Also, it will drive people to Community Events and have them check more often.

Remember the whole purpose of the Community Events forum is so that the smaller Atomic communities don’t have their events swamped – a slower moving forum is an advantage when it comes to events.


Edited by Mac Dude: 11/2/2007 4:55:35 PM

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osama_bin_athlon 
3/7/07 11:50:11 AM
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I'd suggest not having meets at places that have barred at0micans in the past....
like Paddy McGuires.
there are many forum members who won't go there again....about 40-50 members and guests actually, who were kicked out 3 years ago....
I for one will not go to any meets held there.

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