Contributors of the week 2009-03-16


This week we are recognizing Lwwill7999 and Hautedawg.

Lwwill7999, Today I was inspired by all of your new Hawaii files. Here is what I built for your files and the others that are based in Hawaii: Great Job;)

Hautedawg, This is the second time you have been recognized as a Contributor of the week. Here is a link to the first time back in 2007 when you were going by the name Garmintech
What you have done for us over the last few years is huge. You have been a huge supporter of our community and have personally sent thousands of people our way. You told all of your co-workers about us and now we are the number one Points of Interest community on the web. You helped make that happen.
I am so sorry that you got laid off, I know how much you loved your job. I can't even express my gratitude for all that you have contributed to our community.

Miss POI

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Congratulations to both of you!

Lwwill7999 I've never been to your wonderful state, and with the right tires, I'll probably drive there one day. Do you have a listing of the gas stations and rest stops along the way?


You have been awesome in your advice and counsel regarding the Garmin products. I was saddened to learn of the changes and wish you the best in the future.

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet


Thank you for your contributions. You've have enriched this community with your participation.


Thank you for your efforts and dedication to this site. We appreciate your hard work.


to both of you.

Great Job


We greatly appreciate your contributions to the forum.

Best Regards, Tim


Thank you for your time and effort to make this community even better.


Thanks for your sense of community.

TomTom built in and Garmin Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."


Too both. That is what keeps this site going. good work.

johnm405 660 & MSS&T


Thank you for your hardwork.

Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340


to both,Lwwill7999 and Hautedawg, keep up the good work. wink

garmin nuvi,750 ***3ʇǝʞɔɐɾpǝɹ*** garmin nuvi,855 garmin nuvi,1490t

Hip hip...

Hip hip, Hooray! Great job guys.

sewisdom - Drive carefully. The life you save... may be someone who owes you money!


We are recognizing Lwwill7999 and Hautedawg for all there hard work Thanks again and Congratulations to both of you. grin grin


Garmin Nuvi, 750

Garmin nuvi,750




Thanks to both of you, now let's hear a hearty Moo, Moooo.

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.


Thanks for your hard work and insight along the way. Hope you find a new job soon.


Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

Contributors of the week 2009-03-16

Congrat to both of you for a job well done. smile

Clem - Garmin 2495LMT, 1450T & C530

Two More Reasons Why We are #1

It's great to have members like you. Thanks for being here.

Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Lovely state

Thanks to you both for your contributions. I've visited your state several times, finding it more lovely each time. My favorite is the big island (it's so varied in terrain!). Your reward is being able to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth. wink


Thanks to both of you for making POI Factory a better place.


Officer I'm sorry I was going the wrong way on that one-way street but my GPS told me to turn left ... Oh, I'm still getting a ticket, okay then the GPS will see ya in court!


Two thumbs up for each of you.

Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

A special thanks

Congrats Hautedawg. I'm sorry to hear of your job loss, but I'm sure you will find something soon with all your knowledge about GPS's and your communication skills. I guess its ok now to let the POI factory community know you were my source at Garmin that kept me updated about new products and products that were going to be discontinued, in addition to notices about new firmware updates. Thanks for all your help Hautedawg:))

Be well,

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Thank you so much!

I want to thank all of you for the kind words, and for the fun we had when talking to you when I represented Garmin. I wish I could give you my full name, but I am afraid Garmin is very much against "insiders" posting or talking about the company. I have nothing negative to say about the company, or the products. My thoughts on middle management may be a little different but none the less, the GPS units they manufacture are tremendous, and a great value.

I am sure I have spoken to many of you in the past several years, and I will miss that very much. Some of my customers became more than customers, they became friends. Rayzors is one of my all time favorite customers, and I know whenever I had the honor to deal with "Miss POI" it was a grand experience. I am sure the others I have spoken to over the years are undoubtedly still finding great information on POI Factory, and I will continue my posts, as long as information I have is current.

GPS units are an amazing tool, whether you are using a Nuvi 200, a Street Pilot C 330, or if you are using one of the Nuvi 800 series, they are all incredible technology packed in a small package. I sincerely pray that the economic forces that caused to layoff of so many of the more "senior" techs will not affect the type of support you receive, and hope you will all remember to be fair to the company, but also stand up for what is right.

I miss working at Garmin, not because it was fun, not because of the great management and training, but because of the opportunity to talk to so many interesting and wonderful people. I am a bit of an odd ball, in the way I treat "my" customers. I guess I have never met a stranger, and I did all I could to treat each customer as a friend, which they often ended up being. I am still in touch with many of my customers, and for those old customers who miss me, you can always email me through POI Factory. While I can't get your GPS fixed, my knowledge of GPS is superior to many, and I do not plan on ever letting that knowledge lapse.

Miss POI, thank you for the recognition, for the COW award, and for all the conversations we have had in the past couple of years. To all the members, thank you for making this site a community, for making it a place where people who are "newbies" at GPS comfortable and allowing them to ask questions, not just on POI files, but on the use of their GPS in general. Through my years at Garmin, I learned a lot of my information from this site, and from the wonderful contributors we have in our community. There are a lot of very talented people on this site, and they are a great group of people. I am sincerely honored and flattered that I would be considered for this award.

The job market is tough here in Kansas City, and if any of you great people have any connections in the area, and they know of people hiring, please let me know. I became engaged shortly before leaving Garmin, which made it a really bad time to get laid off. I have no doubt my talents will find a home, but it will be a home without this great family from POI Factory...and that is a very sad situation.

To all of you I thank you. To those of you who worked with me, I miss you, and to all who sent notes of condolence, it meant the world to me to know you cared.

If anyone feels like sending me a letter of recommendation, I would appreciate it. I have a few letters added to my resume, but I can always use more. It means so much to me to be able to show my prospective employers how much I meant to "my" customers, how my work was perceived, and to show that I was appreciated, if not by the company, then by those who actually paid me, the customers.

Thank you all again, you all mean to world to me, and I miss speaking to you on a regular basis. Rocky, I'll call you....and yes, I'm laughing at that!