It’s really hard to pick just one (or even just a few) to receive our contributor of the year award. We have so many people doing great things on the site for our community. This year, I have selected three people who really stand out for their contributions in 2009.
This year’s Contributor of the year awards go to:
Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user.
Mahoney, you are currently the project manager for 153 POI Files. Wow!! That just blows my mind that one person is keeping up with that much work. You are amazing and always so helpful when working with other members.
Turboccc, you are a programming machine!!! You have created some very cool software for working with POI files and tweaking Garmin GPS features. You have provided us with tools that totally change the way we use our systems. Among other things, we can now have our GPS say whatever we want instead of just hearing the default sayings.
A_User, your avatar is perfect for you, you are the forum whiz kid. You are always there to lend a hand to someone who is stuck. You are the manager for quite a lot of high profile projects and you are always willing to take on more if I need a hand.
The three of you are very important leaders in our community, thank you again for all that you do to make POI Factory run smoothly.
I would not love my job as much if it were not for outstanding individuals like you.
Make sure to check out my other post (facts and figures for 2009) to see what some of our other top users have been doing.
MaryAnn Melby (AKA Miss POI)
Congrats and kudos to Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user
Very well deserved.
to Mahoney, Turboccc and A_user for all of your work on POI Factory. You are definitely 3 of the top contributors that make this site the great resource that it is.
All three are amazing. Thanks for the Herculean efforts!
Congratulations to all three of the COYs! You make this website what it is. Thank you for your contributions and thanks also to Jon and Miss POI for the work and acknowledgment of the people making this site one of the best on the Internet.
I have learned a lot here on this site, especially from a_user. Great job everyone!!
kudos one and all...
Great job Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user.
Congratulations to Mahoney, turboccc, and a_user! All are most deserving!
Thank you for all of your continued efforts!
Thanks to all that have contributed in 2009!
The three of you truly make having a gps a blast! Thank You!
Congrats to all for making POI a place of Positive Online Influence for those who invest in the GPS.
Really happy that you guys are being recognized big time for your hard work in keeping POI Factory the site that it is.
Well Done !
this is quite an honor and to be included with Turboccc and A_user makes it that more special. Also, thanks to all of the members that contribute to improving the files by sending in additions or corrections.
Also, special thanks to MaryAnn and Jon for having the vision to begin the task of initiating and maintaing Poifactory. I know that this has been an enormous task.
thanks to all three of you for doing a great job in 09 and looking forward to much of the same in 2010.
.. to Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user!
That bonsai tree looks great in your front yards!
2 out of three ain't bad
.. I've got some Gin & Tonic for that if you need it BobDee.
(also see my Senility Prayer sig, below.)
Congrats to Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user for all you do.Thanks again
Garmin Nuvi, 750
Congratulations, everyone! Very well deserved!
I echo Mahoney's statement. It is a great honor to receive this recognition for doing something that is so much fun.
One of my goals has been to get others to step up and become more involved with this site and the great group of members here. I have managed to turn several files over to others to maintain, not because I needed to, but because they showed the interest and needed just a smidgin of coaching.
What can I say about the others - Turbo, your award is extremely well deserved. Your programs have made life here so much easier and helped many of us begin to understand and use the power of GPX files.
Bill Mahoney is a joy to work with. He is always quick to respond to changes in the many files he maintains and quickly gives credit where credit is due.
Of course, no acceptance speech would be complete without mentioning "Mom." Maryann, better known as Miss POI or the Borg Queen is the real hero in all this. She is the glue that keeps us all together. Maryann, I thank you and Jon for crating the site and the many hours of work you put into it. Without your effort there wouldn't be this community. Thank you.
Congratulations to Mahoney, turboccc, and a_user
The COY award is well deserved by each of you!!
Keep up the great work in 2010.
Congratulations to all three of you guys. Turboccc, you are constantly talking over my head, but I learn so much from you. Mahoney, great to work with. Whenever I send him a change for a POI, it's always done quickly and efficently. And, A_User, knows everything, (it seems), about GPS's and not only that, it's always interesting to read his comments. (Underline interesting.) Again, kudos to all.
thanks to all 3 of you for your dedication and hard work!
I echo what all others have said great job and a good selection. Well deserves.
Congratulations to all. Thank you for your great contributions.
To all of you!
Wow, I can believe it!! You all have helped me so much. Thanks so for all your great work.
To Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user for Contributor of the year award, it's well deserved.
I would also personally like to thank every other POI Factory member for their continuous dedication and contributions. So many members day in and day out taking the time in helping out a fellow member whom they never met nor hardly know. It's unreal the amount of knowledge there is here. Keep up the good work, that's what I call teamwork.
To have become this successful, we absolutely must acknowledge our leaders skills and competences. Without them, we centainly wouldn't be were we are today. MaryAnn & Jon from all of us, a sincere thank you for all your hard work and NUMEROUS hours.
A proud member
Thanks to Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user. You have made the Poi Factory better in 2009.
My hat off to you all for making this site such a fun and amazing place to visit each and every day!
Your hard work and dedication have made this a better community. We certainly appreciate your efforts. Congratulations, again on your excellent works. Keep up the good work!
Awesome. You all deserve it. Thanks for all the great info
To three very hard working members, who are always there to help us when we are lost.
Well deserved for your hard work. Thank you.
Great sites are only great because of great Contributors like you three. I have not been very active on this terrific site for some time (other stuff getting in my way), but you three remind me of why it's my favorite GPS related site. Thank you!
Congratulations to Mahoney, Turboccc, and A_user.
To all of you guys.
I often wonder where you all find the time, but I'm sure glad you do.
Thanks for all your work and advice.
Thanks for your contributions
Congrats on your award and a heartfelt thank you for all that you have done for us.
Thanks Miss POI for this COY award. It is very much appreciated. It has been a busy year for me, but I have been supported in my efforts by many members. I would like to thank you all, but there are too many of you.
Mahoney, you are currently the project manager for 153 POI Files. Wow!! That's incredible. I have not done any POI file so far, but I have a very good understanding of the work involved. Good job!
A_User, I've seen you name often this year in my threads and in many others. You effectively do a great job. You posted over 1600 posts? Wow! That's a couple per day! You certainly helped me a low and made good suggestions for my programs. Thanks for that.
I'd like to thank also charlesd45 for his help in answering EPE's questions in other threads. If you continue to support EPE like that, I'll have to pay you.. LOL!
Again, thank you all and continue the good work. This site is really great and I like spending time here a lot.
It's very helpful to have people like you on this site to help with all kinds of questions. Lets face it, without contributors, this site wouldn't exist.
That is a lot of good work, keep it up. Who knows? Maybe you can win again next year!!
Thanks for all you do on the site.
No thanks I don't drink, you down it with your prayer!
This site is just fantastic. The dedication of time and effort by all of the individuals involved is mind boggling.
Thank you to miss poi, Mahoney, Turboccc, A_User and all of the other conributors to this wonderfull site.
thank you to all you guys for all the great work! i'm just getting into the site but hope to stay!
Congratulations, this site relies on your contributions. Thanks
Thank you for all you contributions. I can only tell you the stories when I've been several hundred miles away from home and I used an infamous amount of POI's to make the trip easier. From Vermont to West Virginia to Minnesota. Your work has been appreciated and used.
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