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    beefy4605 Guest

    Default Name change discussion.

    As the other thread has gotten clogged up with requests to check the members list I'd like to ask a few questions about the name change here .

    1- How many members are there in Northern Ireland /Ireland ?

    2-How many of these members have specificaly asked GAGB to represent them when gaining access agreements to land in Northern Ireland / Ireland?

    3- How many "paid up members " do you represent in the UK?

    These are similar questions to the ones I asked in the GeoX forum but rather than clog up their forum I thought I'd come here and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefy4605 View Post
    As the other thread has gotten clogged up with requests to check the members list I'd like to ask a few questions about the name change here .

    1- How many members are there in Northern Ireland /Ireland ?

    2-How many of these members have specificaly asked GAGB to represent them when gaining access agreements to land in Northern Ireland / Ireland?

    3- How many "paid up members " do you represent in the UK?

    These are similar questions to the ones I asked in the GeoX forum but rather than clog up their forum I thought I'd come here and ask.
    Your first two questions are good ones, but I'm afraid I can't really answer them.

    There's a facility in the admin control panel to search by location, but of course it only searches for what people have entered as their location. I've searched for "Northern Ireland" and "Ulster" and that's only given four results, but of course if for example someone has left the location field blank (which is very common) or has entered, say "Belfast" then they're not going to show up.

    One actual example is Wildlifewriter, admin at Geox which you've mentioned, as you may know. He is a member of GAGB and I know he's in Northern Ireland, but like many people he's left the location box empty in his profile.

    As to your second question, I can't answer that either. Some people ask for help through the forums, but we don't keep records of who is from where. Some email the committee - individual committee members reply, and I very much doubt they've all kept every GAGB email they've received so I see no point in asking them. Some who want help approach individual committee members directly, and of course there'll be no records of those either.

    Your third question is easy though - our GAGB Membership database contains coming up to 500 members. The most recent figure I saw was 468.

    I'm sorry I can't give a better answer than that.
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    Further to what I said in my last post, I've just searched by location for "England" (7 results), Scotland (6 results) and Wales ((9 results).

    Taken together with the 4 for Northern Ireland/Ulster, just 26 members out of nearly 500 have entered their country in the location field of their profile.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. (Dylan Thomas)​


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    StuartP Guest

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    I've copied posts above back onto the original thread here:

    http://forums.gagb.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1811

    In a some hope of keeping discussions from fragmenting into small threads all covering similar issues.

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    beefy4605 Guest

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    Thanks for that StuartP . Feel free to close this thread to keep it all from running away.

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