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How do you find Fodorites when traveling?

Mar 7th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Pins! I did bring this up with my boss in a meeting the other day. I'm investigating. Thank you for reminding me though.

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Mar 7th, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Good job Katie. Ask for a raise when you ask about those pins. You are really quite helpful. I really do want one of those silly pins, don't know why, I just do. J
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Mar 7th, 2008, 11:48 AM
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Is there something in particular you want the pin to say?
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Mar 7th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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I can't think of anything in particular but I would assume Fodors would want their name on it for the advertising impact. I just think it would be nice to have to help identify those other fodorites out there if I happen to see it. I am sure there are others on this forum who can come up with much better ideas for what the pin should actually say than I could. I hope they will chime in with suggestions. Perhaps you could start a thread asking if others are interests and asking for suggestions as to what it should say? Get a few good suggestions and let everyone "vote" for their favorite and go with that?
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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At one time people who posted on TravelersToGo got TTG luggage tags. I use mine and try to keep an eye out for others but I haven't seen any yet.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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The best way to find other fodorites while traveling is to set up a get together, whether it's for dinner or drinks or dessert. I do this on all my trips, plus host luncheons where I live (since 1999).

As for pins, I still have mine but I don't wear it often on my trips because "stick" part of the pin is too long and goes beyond the backing. I like the idea of travel luggage tags (I have a TTG luggage tag). On Trip Advisor, I've gotten hats (would never wear it though) and nylon backpacks.

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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Katie - What happened to the little flying man icon (I think it was a man?)that was on the original pins and on the website?

goddess - I have a TTG luggage tag and the bright neon Fodor's tags. You need to go to a GTG to get some neon tags.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:39 PM
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The little man was from awhile back---he was a part of the logo here on the site. For branding purposes, I don't think we'd use that particular icon again.

I'll start something in the Lounge about the buttons. Sorry to hijack the thread!
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Dukey, I think I love you (in a totally platonic way, of course.)
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Great, because I'm going to the Toronto GTG in August!
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Mar 7th, 2008, 12:46 PM
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I got one of those too-orange bags at a get-together; so did a bunch of other people. So it might not be Katie walking around with one.

Padraig, we're not all so bad.

But the first time I went to a get-together, I had a pact with the (yes, total) stranger I was driving with: if the people turned out to be ax-murders, or more likely just boring, we'd sneak out. We didn't. And those people have become friends.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 01:53 PM
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We need something large, bright and lightweight to recognize each other.

Maybe a large pin saying "YES! I AM A FODORITE" ?

I have an orange Fodor's folding bag, look out for it

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Mar 7th, 2008, 02:25 PM
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I have actually run in to a Fodorite on a plane to Paris. We weren't in my home city, where we had originally met at a gtg of Fodorites.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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I have one of those orange bags too! And also a couple of orange luggage tags.

But, I also have the extra special GTG bag (black cloth tote) from the Pasadena GTG last May (mainly Asia forum) with the fodors user names of all the attendees printed on the outside of the bag!

Never have seen the pins before.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 03:37 PM
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I think I may still have my pin somewhere around here. It was a great idea and I did wear it for a couple of trips. I think that about 1998.
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Mar 7th, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Nikki wrote: "Padraig, we're not all so bad."

I'm quite sure of that, or I would have quit the forum long ago.

There is always some risk in meeting up with people that you know only through their online persona. I'm not talking of safety issues, because if you are sensible in your arrangements, that need not be a concern. It's simply that you might not like the real person as much as you like the online persona.
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