Fodor's France 2008, Congrats to you

Oct 2nd, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Fodor's France 2008, Congrats to you

Hello!
Just want to announce the arrival of Fodor's France 2008 on book store shelves this week. Congratulations are in order for the 26 Fodorites quoted in the guide as a part of our Word of Mouth feature. Write to us at [email protected] to receive your complimentary Fodor's guide.

For a full list of all the Fodorite's included in this month's ten new Gold Guide releases see: http://www.fodors.com/wire/archives/002761.cfm

Those included in France:

ldsantTK
JeanneB
Alicia
cheyne
Hypatia2A
StCirq
Christina
Annetti
WoodyVQ
PalQ
JuliePA
LarryJ
Klondik
Michel_Paris
Cliquot1
MaisonMetz
IndyTravel
cigalechanta
Mamc
IkraKauer
Amelia
McLaurie
tulipsMC1
DrDoGood
Bob14
Gradyghost224

Congrats!
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 02:01 PM
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I have to wonder since you missed kerouac and Beatchick!
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 02:02 PM
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I believe ira has been quoted before in at least one of the Fodors guides?

Congrats to all making the list this year!
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 02:03 PM
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LarryJ: congrats from Debbie and Kurt!
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 02:19 PM
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Well... we included Beatchick in Paris 2008; the section on Paris in the France book is shortened from the full thing in the Paris stand alone guide.

There's always going to be some regular contributors that we will have missed---there's too much good stuff here.

Future developments on the forums though will make it easier for you to play a part in helping us sort all of it so that we don't miss any big gems.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:01 AM
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ttt
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:13 AM
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If Fodor's ever quotes me, except for something like metro directions, it will mean that they have totally changed their clientele. After all, I already posted one time on this thread and it was removed.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:41 AM
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Thanks for the post, K, even if I don't get a free copy.

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Oct 3rd, 2007, 09:53 AM
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You could write the book, Ira. You don't need a copy. Money saved.
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Wow, score again! Thanks, Katie!

And if I might (as a professional writer/editor) offer just a wee bit of advice, please? Some of the quotes, taken out of context, seem a bit odd and in some cases (mine, for example) make the quoter look kind of dim. Mine in the Paris book, e.g., starts off with "Montparnasse isn't a suburb..." Well, unless you figure out that someone on the message boards mistakenly thought it WAS a suburb, and I was replying to reject that notion, it comes across as just a tad strange, or even snooty. I don't think it would be too hard to edit quotes where necessary to avoid this kind of stuff.

I do look forward to getting my book!
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Kerouac,

You are one of my non-book resources. Keep posting, good to hear from some local.

Mike
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Agree with you Michel!
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Kerouac's posts have been so enlightening to me - yeh not Fodor's cup of tea perhaps but for those seeking something besides an ephemeral view of Paris that most casual tourists may want.

I read every Kerouac post avidly.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 11:44 AM
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Pal, I can still imagine you cringing on boulevard de Strasbourg near Gare du Nord expecting the worst in the 'African hairdresser' district -- there are plenty of places that can seem scary when one lacks the background information.

For anybody reading: next important event in Paris = the Nuit Blanche this Saturday from 7 pm to 7 am.

http://www.paris.fr/portail/nb2007/P...t?page_id=7948

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Oct 3rd, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Every year I fantasize about being in Paris for the Nuit Blanche, it sounds wonderful. Getting my vicarious thrills now perusing the offerings on the web site.
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Oct 3rd, 2007, 01:21 PM
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We've recently created clearer standards/guidelines for the editors to follow with the goal being the future editions reflect the depth of great stuff here.

kerouac-you've added much to this forum as is obvious from the accolades gathered here.

StCirq- I know what you mean; I promise to spread the word on editing too. Like I said above, the quality of the quotes will only improve.

Eventually, we want to introduce functions there that will make it easier for members to actually show their support for certain threads and posters so that editors have an easier time sorting through all the many posts.
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"Eventually, we want to introduce functions there that will make it easier for members to actually show their support for certain threads and posters..."

Uh, what the heck does THAT mean? It sounds like Fodor's wants to divide everyone into warring camps!
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I wasn't very clear there was I...I'm really just referring to adding features that would make it easier for us to see which threads were really helpful to you---for instance bookmarking, etc.
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"I already posted one time on this thread and it was removed."

Welcome to the club, Kerouac! You are now an official Fodorite!! ;D

JOjo, except for small daytrips to Chartres and Chatou (with our divine StCirq) I don't really "travel" France so no small wonder that I didn't end up in that book!! I'm so happy to see Cigalechanta in it, though! She sent me a book once and on the inside cover it said:
"To Mary who loves Paris
From Mimi who loves France"

True, true, so true.

I'm just so gratified to have shown up in any book at all.

And, Kerouac, haven't you already written a BUNCH of books already like Dharma Bums and On the Road?


Congratulations to all!!
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