"Miss POI"


My time here as your fearless leader is at an end. I have taken a job with another company as a help desk agent. I am very excited about this new career and am looking forward to continuing my work in the field of customer service and technical support.

I will not be gone; I will still be checking in and being a part of the family that we have all become. I love you guys and I will continue to support this community.

Please be good to each other and the staff here at POI-Factory. Together we have all built something that we can be very proud of.

I look forward to watching this community grow and prosper, you guys and gals are truly incredible people that have huge hearts and a passion for helping your fellow GPS geeks out there.

I wish you all the best,


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Good Luck !

Good Luck !

Good Luck

Good luck in yur new job. We will miss your help and funny comments when trying to keep us in line. I will miss trying to quess when you will oist the new monday morning chit chat thread. sad

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Thanks for all of your work!

Thanks for all of your work! You've made this a great site!

Bye and Bye

Like everyone else - You will be sorely missed - you helped everyone and kept others in line.
Good Luck and always enjoy life.

Itt's The Classic Good News/Bad News

Congratulations on the new position. Based on your history here, there will be some very happy customers getting support.

Today's my last day at work....

Tonight I'll be on Summer PTO. And I was looking forward to spending more time than usual with my favourite web community.

Today also brings me this terrible news, our Beloved and Highly Appreciated and Envied Miss POI is leaving us.

She says she'll still pay us a visit every now and again, of course - but I still want to cry.

Of all Topics in this website, it'll certainly be one of the most important to us. No disrespect for you JM, but we were so used to paying our respect to Miss POI...

Miss POI - because i'll never get used to calling you a different name - I come from over 20 years in the same field of expertise you are about to (re-)embrace. I know that after managing our rowdy crew here, you'll be doing more than just fine.

I hope that this new opportunity for you will be as beneficial as can possibly be.

The loss for us will be terrible, though.

You were a Mother, a Friend, a Mentor, and so dedicated to us. You put up with our jumps of moods (which may prove handy in your future job.... It's only the experience talking here !), you kept us in the right path and in an almost orderly fashion - some of us acted worse than they really meant.

And they'll share the loss with us...

But we will all respect our Leader - that's YOU. And we'll also respect your decision and wish you the very best in your Future.

We can only hope that you'll keep some room for us in your heart and in your schedule.

Miss POI, I'll finish with the fact that some of your Bad Kids - that's us - are located ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

I speak for myself, and will certainly be followed by many, in saying that I hope you'll some day visit my neck of the woods. Were it so, please do give me/us a call, and let me/us know how we can help you in having a great time where you'll be.

Spera is a shortcut for Locaspera, which you'll easily find on the Web (Google, Google Earth even, and many other places). It means the south of France, where they have the famous Film Festival. And on the day when you'll visit that place, they better have the Tapis Rouge cleaned up and installed on those stairs.

We won't miss you, Miss POI - cuz we won't be able to. We'll always harbor the hope that you are still with us instead - that'll be more bearable.

Now I can start crying - and I'm sure many will follow suit. But we'll always HOPE - and we'll wait for your messages !

Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Good luck, and don't be a stranger around here.

Congrats on the new job/career. I too started a new job (almost a year ago), and am lovin' it much better than my last job.

May we inquire as to the name of the lucky company that will get your shining tech support/customer service skills? And of it's a company some of might have dealing with, how about a direct extension to reach you... or atleast your supervisor, so we can turn in high praises and compliments on your help. LOL

Nuvi 660 owner.

good luck

Good luck

I drive, therefore I am happy. Rodeo, wildlife and nature photography rodeophoto.ca

I was afraid of that

JM wrote:


Well actually, the part you questioned is true too; we separated earlier this year, so I will miss working with her.

But anyway, let's keep this thread focused on MaryAnn's many contributions to the site. She deserves the recognition and thanks.


Well, we will have to get used to looking at your mug shot!!

We will miss MaryAnn but understand. She was so great to us.

Just remember "for the children" to always work together peaceful and put your feelings aside while with them. (A little wisdom from an old lady)

Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Good bye

You will be missed & thanks for the patience you put up with me. Will John take over the site?

I'm sure you'll shine at your new endeavor...

unlike the lights in my house... If you can handle this bunch, I'm sure you'll have those whiny complainers shaped up in no time. cool

Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

You guys made me cry... I

You guys made me cry... I feel very loved and appreciated. It was very hard to start this goodbye thread.

I will be working for Hewlett Packard here in Boise Idaho.

Jon and I are a good parenting team and will always do what is best for our daughters. He will take good care of this community also, I have faith in his abilities.

Miss POI

Best of luck in your new career

Best of luck, you will be missed by all.

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

Best wishes for your new adventure!

The work you've done here has been outstanding. You have organized and enthused a community of people who have become something much more than the individuals alone. Your high standards, attention to detail, kindness, efficiency, and most of all, you, will be greatly missed. Thanks so much for what you have added to my enjoyment of my GPS units. They are so much more valuable to me than they would have been without your efforts!

Time spent fishing is NEVER wasted!

Best of luck to you

I wish you well and hope you visit often. I don't believe we ever "talked" directly but you have done great work here. With your picture on the front page, I always thought of you as the face of POI Factory!

Take care!


Take Care.

Good luck and best wishes....

Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

As the saying goes, "it's a sad day in mudville"

When you and Jon started this website, it almost instantly moved into first place. This didn't happen by itself ... it took a lot of hard work and dedication, both of which you guys are noted for. With the fantastic job you did here, I have no doubt that you will also succeed at your new HP position.

We will miss you, MaryAnn! We will be watching for your 'checking in'.

Take care.


"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

I thought you were single handedly maintaining the whole thing.

I thought you were single handedly maintaining the whole thing.

Who's gonna update the redlight camera files? Heh.

camera updates


MaryAnn and I have been working as a team from the start. I'm handling the camera updates now and will publish the weekly updates as usual.


Good luck on your new job.

Good luck on your new job. We will miss you a lot on the site.Check in to say hello once in a while.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Sad ..

Fine. First my house shook from a rare eastern earthquake, then a hurricane broke out my windshield and left me in the dark for two days .. now THIS!

This would be unbearably sad if it weren't for the thought that you'll enjoy & benefit from your new adventure.

Be safe, be well, prosper, and keep us posted!!

It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

carry on...


I wish you all the BEST and God Speed...

Congratulation on your new opportunity, go and be blessed. May the Lord bless you, keep you, and cause his face to shine upon you and give you peace.

"Destination Eternity" Garmin 765T, & Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

We miss you already.

We miss you already. crying sad crying sad

nüvi 750 & 760

Good Luck

Thanks for all that you have provided to us.


Miss Poi You are going to be missed by an awful lot of people. I hope you enjoy you'r new job and prosper accordingly.You'r one fine person MaryAnn,take care of your self
de Cliff

I may have my user name and password confused or switched! Can I get confimation of my user name????

Maryann, you are much admired!

And we will all miss you...

dobs108 sad

Good Luck

Trust your GPS as it will always lead you in the right direction.....As you have for all of us.

Always on the Road Knowing where I've Been

All the best!

All the best in your new endeavor!

Nuvi 660. Nuvi 40 Check out. www.houserentalsorlando.com Irish Saying. A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

Congratulations and best wishes at your new job Maryann...

I don't post here very often, but do lurk every other day and read every post. Thank you for all of your hard work creating this indispensable site. You and your posts will be sorely missed. crying

Best of luck

Best wishes on the new venture.

You will be missed....

Good Luck in you new endeavor.



Congratulations and good luck on your new job. Your hard work and dedication will always earn you the respect and admiration you so deserve where ever you may go. You will be missed!

Be proud of what you have helped create here. POI Factory is obviously the BEST there is and is strong enough to continue on and grow in your absence, because of you.

Thank you,
"Sad" Bear007

Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue


Good Luck


I'm happy for you. Just identify yourself as Miss Poi when we call where you go so we will know it is you.


Thanks for eveything you've done for the POI Factory. We'll be watching for your comments as an active member. Good luck at HP.

Nuvi 750 and 755T

Much Success!


I am certain you will excel in your new job.

All best wishes,




Good luck to you, Miss POI! Your presence here will be sorely missed.

nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

good Luck

I expect this community to flourish and grow in your absence, because of it's strong minded membership and a great Co-founder and code writer.

Now is the time for Jon to pick up a few Moderators to help with the day to day operations and help lessen his daily load.

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.

good luck in your new job

Good luck to you in your endeavors. We will all miss and your wonderful leadership at the POI Factory.

Best of luck Miss POI!

Best of luck Miss POI!

Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

Thanks for everything

The best of luck to you, Miss POI. I will miss you....cz


BobDee wrote:

Now is the time for Jon to pick up a few Moderators to help with the day to day operations and help lessen his daily load.

We don't agree on much, but we agree on this!

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams


BobDee wrote:

Now is the time for Jon to pick up a few Moderators to help with the day to day operations and help lessen his daily load.

It will be tough to find moderators with the charisma of Miss POI! cool



You will be sorely missed!! sad


Our Loss is HP's Gain

Good Luck

You'll Be Missed!

Good luck on your new endeavor!

Good luck with your new job.

Stop by and say "HI" now and then.
You will be missed.

Tight lines

Best of luck to you ...

Thank you for your hard work and you will most certainly be missed

Skipped a Beat

Wow, what a shock!

You will surely be missed! You will endeavor! Best wishes.

We Will Miss You

Good luck with your new job.
We will miss you

Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM
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