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PF Meeting?

  1. Mar 3, 2017 #1
    Has there ever been an attempt to organize a PF meeting or convention? Personally, I think that would be a great thing for everyone to be able to meet the people they talk to here, if they don't already know them. Obviously, though, there are some immediate issues such as the worldwide PF presence would be hard to get people together, and everyone's busy schedules. Anyways, does anyone have any thoughts on this?
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  3. Mar 3, 2017 #2
    Yes and it's extremely difficult as you mention the vast distances, busy schedules and high cost of travel. It would be much more feasible to organize a series of video conferences.
  4. Mar 3, 2017 #3


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    I think that there was a meeting at a castle in France some years ago.
  5. Mar 3, 2017 #4
    That's a good idea, but it might get kinda hectic with all the PF members trying to video conference at one time. Also, how many active members on PF would you say we have here that would even be interested in something like this?
  6. Mar 3, 2017 #5
    Maybe not as many as you think. When we have open chat there isn't a flood of members.
  7. Mar 3, 2017 #6
    True. Would it then be feasible to try to get them on a video conference?
  8. Mar 3, 2017 #7
    One of the problems is video is that you need to then be friends with everyone on your Google+ account.
  9. Mar 3, 2017 #8
    Well that shouldn't be too hard to organize compared to an actual meeting. Is there any other software you need for video conference on google+? I've never actually done it.
  10. Mar 3, 2017 #9
    Except for the fact that my Google+ account is personal. I don't accept friend requests from random PFers on facebook either. I think many others feel the same way.
  11. Mar 3, 2017 #10
    I guess you could make a second account then if it's that personal.
  12. Mar 3, 2017 #11


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    I thought the First PF "Meeting" was at my house a few years ago?

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    A lot of people are traveling to see the eclipse this summer. I know at least three of us will be in one small town in Oregon. (We haven't coordinated a meeting, but I would like to meet those two.)
    I think it would be fun, and might make a really interesting photo collage, of various indigenous PF groups, spanning the nation, in their new t-shirts.

    Woo hoo!
  14. Mar 3, 2017 #13
    Now there's a good idea: regional PF meetings (definitely would be easier to organize). I'm on other side of US so unfortunately I can't join you over in Oregon :oldfrown:
  15. Mar 3, 2017 #14
    Maybe you can organize an east coast meeting :)
  16. Mar 3, 2017 #15
    I'd be willing to try, but I wonder who from the East coast would be willing to show up...
  17. Mar 3, 2017 #16


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  18. Mar 3, 2017 #17
    I choose option a. o0)
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    So far, in the nineish years I've been a member of the forum, I've met about a half a dozen Poofers.
    Beings that Poofers are somewhat a smart crowd, they've always insisted on meeting me in "crowded" places. :oldeyes:

    ps. It would appear that my plot to kill all people smarter than me has finally paid off.
    I just got two invites, via PM, to meet with 90% of the "Poofer" mafia family....
    Missing persons: Evo, Borek, and.... good grief, there are a lot of people running this place........

    Never mind. I think I'll only be able to take out about 5% of this clan....
    We're doomed......

    Science wins........
  20. Mar 4, 2017 #19
    Sounds like we need a counter-mafia... :devil::oldlaugh:
  21. Mar 5, 2017 #20


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    I'll organize a meeting for folks who live within 5 miles of "down the street from my apartment at IHOP".
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    I'll be there, you're buying right?
  23. Mar 5, 2017 #22


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    There will be a fundraiser. I'm thinking a carwash. @phinds will be our eye candy to attract attention. Everyone loves puppies!
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    I'm game as long as it's not held in Texas :smile:
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  26. Mar 6, 2017 #25


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    "Will do physics for beer"?
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