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Old 04-22-2007, 09:11 PM
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How about a contest.

Every month Turf prints a thread in the magazine,so how about a contest for the readers. When Turf prints a thread in the magazine and if the person whose thread is used, posts first that they saw it they get a little gift. This way everybody will look at the magazine faster.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:14 PM
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Cool idea. hey....wait a minute...are you a turf editor in disguise with a brilliant marketing ploy...... oh well what's the prize???
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:17 PM
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Nope. Just a member. First thing I read . A new mower would be great, but I think they'll send you a pen instead.
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Old 04-22-2007, 11:54 PM
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Nope. Just a member. First thing I read . A new mower would be great, but I think they'll send you a pen instead.
Who couldn't use a free pen!!?? lol
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:19 AM
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HEY WAIT!

Does the pen have to actually work?

My initial reaction was this is an awesome idea. Then reality hit and the problem with this is that the magazines reach different parts of the country at different times. Usually only by a few days max, but it gives an unfair advantage to folks near Louisville, KY which is where our printer is located. People in California will become extremely jealous, for they, too, will want the coveted pen.

I'll run it by DC though and maybe we can figure out a way around that....IF we can afford such an investment, maybe a pen for the first responder in each region.

Thanks for the idea guys!
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:07 PM
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Am I crazy, or would it just be easier to GIVE the thread starter the pen because he/she started such an interesting thread?
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:31 PM
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No. They wouldn't have any incentive to open the magazine. Also it doesn't have to be a pen how about a company Moose hat!
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:40 PM
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Kathy, a simple way to address the central printer versus reader problem is to initiate a deadline, gasp! - those dreaded words - for the response.
Simply do not accept responses prior to the date the furthermost reader "typically" receives their issue.
Statistically it shouldn't be that difficult to predictively model delivery dates across the US.
Should you choose to initiate a global segment, simply restrict those entries to their parts of the globe.
Then at years' end have the membership vote on which article was the most well received. Adjust for population densities and literally anyone across the globe can participate.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:01 AM
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Great ideas.
We have a manager's meeting today and I will bring this up! Moose hats?? Do you want that with antler's?

How about Lawnsite t-shirts, with Turf on the back? (I'll probably get handed my a** for that suggestion!) LOL...oh well. Living on the edge is what I do....

I'll let you know how it's received!

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:06 AM
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so for those us that have slow mail or don't get home until 5ish, were screwed...
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