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    Jake@EmroyPrint
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    Hey FSers =)

    Quite a few times I’ve gone to refer work to someone on the forums, but for the life of me can’t remember their forum name / contact details, which then results in quite a bit of time consuming searching.

    So what I was thinking was perhaps creating a FS directory, to make it easier to find such details.

    Perhaps to keep the spammers out, only have the active members of the forums – Say those with other 50-100 posts?

    What are your thoughts? Think this may be viable?

    – Jake

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    beckles
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    I think this is a great idea!

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    Chris Bates
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    I think it’s a good idea. Also lets FS show some PR loving to their active members.

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    danb
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    I agree, that sounds like a fantastic idea!

    Obviously, being new here would mean I have a while to catch up to the 50-100 post rule, however I think that’s a good number to sort out the spam from the real and helpful.

    It is something I can see become really useful!

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    Burgo
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    Yes I agree it would be great to have a directory so that I could refer people to you guys, however there are over 5000 members. This is one big organisation.
    A print version post would be far too expensive, however the directory we have is in alphabetical format. How could we convert it to a business format.

    Me thinks this would be a huge task, so what I have started to do is add a links page to my website of the forum members I have met / helped me personally and I will continue to ad to this page.

    There may be another way but at this point in time thats the way Im doing it.
    For me to meet each and everyone who participates on the forum is a deam that I would like to see happen, and I have the rest of my life to do it……..problem is how long do I have hahahaha

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    Jake@EmroyPrint
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    Patrick,

    I had no idea about that list nor that I was on it =) Thanks! I think I owe you a drink at our next James Squires.

    There are plenty of open source applications for link directories – wouldn’t take much with our resident experts to set one up.

    Good to see a lot of positive feedback so quickly =)

    – Jake

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    Chris Bates
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    Wow, thanks Burgo! Honored to be on your list! :)

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    Trish FCA
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    Well done, Patrick.

    I think the list is great idea. I too look forward to meeting some fellow soloists. I get up to Sydney a couple of times a year so the list would also make it easier to search for those in various states and maybe make arrangements for a coffee etc when visiting interstate.

    We can all do with some pleasure as well as business.

    Happy Monday everyone.

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    peppie
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    Aw shucks Mr Burgo, I am truly honored to be considered your friend!

    Agreed also, the idea of a business directory is one of those now why didn’t we think of that before moments.

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    Astrid
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    Hi Burgo – thanks for the link ;-) I feel honoured.

    I think it should be easy to build in a database with a search function, I am on another forum where you can search by industry or name.

    Cheers
    Astrid

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    Trish FCA
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    Is there a link to a list? If there is how do I see it?

    Thanks,

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    Burgo
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    There is one on this very forum.
    When you log on to the forum you see a page with all the different rooms and a current post.
    Now scroll down this page as far as it will go and you come across a series of boxes, where it tells you who on line ect and we have 6550 members.
    Just above this there is a members list, click on here and you will find 102 pages of who is who and how many posts they have made and above that there is a directory in alphabetical order.
    It is an interesting place and I go there about every six months because I have foregotten a name.
    If I can navigate it then you younger computer savvy people will find it a breeze…hope that helps.

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    Jake@EmroyPrint
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    Burgo,

    Sure, we know that one is there … But was we were thinking was something a bit more formalised.

    Something that includes business name, operator name, contact details, location etc etc.

    With the forum directory it’s rather difficult and still time consuming to sort through people by forum name – Plus, in a lot of cases, the forum name doesn’t reflect either their business name or their personal name.

    Regards,

    Jake

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    Robert Gerrish
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    Hi All

    Just to let you know we are only a couple of weeks away from launching our entirely new site and a component of this is indeed a directory.

    We knew this was on the community wishlist and we think you’ll like what you see…and we know you’ll tell us if you don’t!

    We’ll keep you posted!

    Robert and the FS Crew

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    Jake@EmroyPrint
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    Robert,

    Great to hear!

    Jake

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