Feel Rejected

 

Dear Miss POI and JM,

I have been a member of this group since Feb. and have just lost my windmill. I was lost and confused until I realized what had happened. I am in this site daily reading the new posts, but I will not contribute, if I have nothing to say. I am learning each day and if I can help, I do so. I look over the POI list 3-5 times a month for a list I might like to upload. I still think this is the best forum on the internet and the only one I belong to. I will strive to get my windmill back, but until that time, I feel like an abandoned baby.

Alan

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Alan-Garmin c340

Welcome back alanrobin1!

Welcome back alanrobin1! I've only been a member for a little over two weeks and have enjoyed the site. I am looking forward to obtaining my windmill next week after three weeks of postings. I'm sure all the members look forward to your contributions to the site.

I was given a copy of the red light file by Miss POI last week and had a chance to be in Charlotte, NC yesterday. The red light file worked fine but the mp3 file I loaded with it didn't work. Anyone have any ideas on the problem or a fix?

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

Feel Rejected

Fred,

I have never left this site. I am here every day, but as I have said, I will not answer a comment or question I can't. I also won't upload POIs I don't need.

As to your question, I'm sorry I don't have the answer, but someone will be along soon to give you the answer. That's why I love this discussion group.

Enjoy it.

Alan

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Alan-Garmin c340

Re: the mp3 file I loaded with it didn't work

FREDL wrote:

I was given a copy of the red light file by Miss POI last week and had a chance to be in Charlotte, NC yesterday. The red light file worked fine but the mp3 file I loaded with it didn't work. Anyone have any ideas on the problem or a fix?

Hi FREDL,

The mp3 file must have the "same name" as the POI file.

For example:
If the file is "Redlight-Cameras.csv" then the associated .mp3 file "must" be named "Redlight-Cameras.mp3".

HTH (HOPE THAT HELPS)

Regards,

tailspin

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Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Yeah, I lost my windmill too>>>

alanrobin1 wrote:

Dear Miss POI and JM,

I have been a member of this group since Feb. and have just lost my windmill. I was lost and confused until I realized what had happened. I am in this site daily reading the new posts, but I will not contribute, if I have nothing to say. I am learning each day and if I can help, I do so. I look over the POI list 3-5 times a month for a list I might like to upload. I still think this is the best forum on the internet and the only one I belong to. I will strive to get my windmill back, but until that time, I feel like an abandoned baby.

Alan

hardly the end of the world smile I hate it when work and family interfere with my online time but that's how it goes smile

Regards, Ted

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"You can't get there from here"

alanrobin

alanrobin1,

It is nice to have you around, and I understand your frustration. We designed this system so that people could earn the red light camera database for helping us add interesting content to the site.

We never meant it to be something that made people feel left out. I know that if we had started this business charging everyone that wanted a copy of the red light camera file we wouldn't have the great community feeling that we do now.

You may have seen that windmill as a symbol of importance at one point but that does not mean that you are any less treasured in the eyes of the community now that it is not there;)

Miss Poi

The Easiest way to keep a windmill

All one has to do is congratulate our weekly COW recipients.

This serves a threefold purpose: 1) It recognizes and acknowledges the efforts of our GPSR peers. 2) It generates goodwill and encourages more participation. 3) You get to keep your WINDMILL spinning! smile

ML

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Wow

Kudos to Mike L for putting it in perspective. I've contributed about a half dozen (?) POI files, and think the site is great. But my windmill seems to come and go based on my work schedule, travel schedule and lack of something to say.

I'm grateful for all the contributors, and hope that I've helped some with my contributions. I decided the red light file wasn't that important to me, so I'd just ignore my windmill status and contribute when I wanted to, knowing I still had access to other POI files.

But now I'm going to try to at least congratulate the weekly COW recipients, because keeping a pool of motivated contributors is the key to the success of this site.

Thanks again, Mike.

Wow

And hey, what do you know, I did have a windmill this week after all. smile

Same as my windmill. I like

Same as my windmill. I like playing with stuff in the computer like the regisery and about once every month it crashes on me so by the time i have everything back and can go on the site again i loose my windmill.

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nuvi 755t

I'm Still Here

Hi,

I'm still here and even without the windmill. I will be reading and conributing, if possible, everyday as I have done since Feb.

Thanks for all your support.

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Alan-Garmin c340

Windmills

I believe people attach too much importance to the Windmill. Most of the time, this site is very interesting and informative. However, I have found that sometimes there are too many meaningless and useless postings that just add clutter to this site. I no longer have a whole lot of time to spend reading forums but I still want to read about important information about my GPS.

Why do people think they have to send a post that just says "Thank you" and then another one that just says "welcome".

Maybe Miss POI should remove the Windmill from users who have too many useless postings......and maybe many of you will find that this current post fits that category.

This is my pet peeve for the day

Hey Tailspin, I think I was

Hey Tailspin,

I think I was in a tailspin when I downloaded the files. I read previous posts about naming all the files the same but obviously had a "senior" moment.

Thanks. I checked my files and renamed the ones that needed renaming. I'll try out the changes the next time I'm in a red light area.

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Nuvi 350 - North Carolina - I'm not a native Southerner but I got here as fast as I could!

I can't help chatting useless stuff

JGLabelle wrote:

I believe people attach too much importance to the Windmill. Most of the time, this site is very interesting and informative. However, I have found that sometimes there are too many meaningless and useless postings that just add clutter to this site. I no longer have a whole lot of time to spend reading forums but I still want to read about important information about my GPS.

Why do people think they have to send a post that just says "Thank you" and then another one that just says "welcome".

Maybe Miss POI should remove the Windmill from users who have too many useless postings......and maybe many of you will find that this current post fits that category.

This is my pet peeve for the day

I guess you are referring to me...lol. Sorry! But sometimes I do say something half way intelligent and useful

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Rejection

I too lost my windmill a few times, I an the type that lurks and quietly learns, I don't feel rejected anymore I still check new posts 2 to 3 times a day and enjoy reading the experts, and I thank all of them for their input and all the help that they freely hand out every day - M/M, Retired Tech, Asianfire (does this guy have a job??) LOL, and all the others, FANTASTIC job.

Mike L and JGLabelle said it best, maybe some people are offended if they don’t get 50 posts to say congrats but I myself think this is not necessary.
But congrats to Bwarden and Mrkenfl and all of the other contributors for their hard work and yes Asianfire quite often you do have good info and help…

BTW, I guess if I had broken this post into 3 or 4 replies I could have got my windmill back… smile

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Garmin Nuvi360, Nuvi760, eTrex Vista HCx, Oregon 300

Speedy

Well said.

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Alan-Garmin c340

The Windmill Mystery

The mystery of the windmill is one that will haunt many for all ages... Why is it there? Where did it go? Why (of all things) a windmill. It is true that many lurk in the background. The key is to contribute and help make the site that much better. The problem is as the site has continued to grow; many of the answers can be found with a search or looking at the FAQ. I believe all you need to do is keep active three out of five weeks and your badge of activity will remain. Thanks to all for making it a fantastic site.

Easy Solution

Alan, to keep your windmill you could post a congratulatory note to the Contributor of the Week or post a GPS story on "Keep your Windmill Alive" topic http://www.poi-factory.com/node/5411

Happened to me once so far, not a fun feeling. Good news, it comes back!

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

solving the mystery

fjr15288 wrote:

Why (of all things) a windmill.

Ok time to clear up the mystery of the windmill. When Jon and I were thinking about our company name we really liked the name POI Factory but were concerned that people would see us as a dirty beast so we thought that if we presented our factory as an image of purity and positivity (wind is a good thing, well sometimes) then it would chase away the negative stereotypical image that factories seem to have.

We are just doing out part to show that factories are a good thing, and it was just fun.

Miss Poi

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miss poi wrote:

When Jon and I were thinking about our company name we really liked the name POI Factory but were concerned that people would see us as a dirty beast...

I'm still surprised there are not people coming here looking for recipes for Hawaiian dishes... smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Yes, I have a job. I guess

Yes, I have a job. I guess I do post too much at times...but I love this site and I think that the admins have done a great job here.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Keep doing it

Asianfire, please keep on doing your stuff someone has to make up for people like me. I look forward to reading your input... I also love the site and I will try to be more involved, not just lurking.

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Garmin Nuvi360, Nuvi760, eTrex Vista HCx, Oregon 300

Windmill....good choice

Windmills, like our members, are sometimes still(lurking) and when the time is right, they are motivated to move(contribute).

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Originator of Keeping Your Windmill Alive. Live in MA & have a cooking website. 6 yr. member. http://kitchentoysmakecookingfun.blogspot.com/

Not So Rejected After All

alanrobin1 wrote:

Dear Miss POI and JM,

I have been a member of this group since Feb. and have just lost my windmill. I was lost and confused until I realized what had happened. I am in this site daily reading the new posts, but I will not contribute, if I have nothing to say. I am learning each day and if I can help, I do so. I look over the POI list 3-5 times a month for a list I might like to upload. I still think this is the best forum on the internet and the only one I belong to. I will strive to get my windmill back, but until that time, I feel like an abandoned baby.

Alan

Looks like the POI Fairy has granted your wish! You must have been a very good boy.