Durban BBM group

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  1. gavster

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    Well as the name suggests, I've been considering setting up a Blackberry Group for some time now. Anyone who doesn't have a BlackBerry but would like to to be notified of events are welcome to join too, if you're willing to exchange numbers on "Whatsapp"

    The idea is to get some feedback first, before doing anything but I'm thinking it should have the following criteria:

    1) No BRAND NEW newbs. So at least 100 posts.
    2) This will not be an advice based group. MASA is to be strictly used for that. It will be a purely imformational, networking-based, social group - so if you wanted to get together for a dive, collecting, tank visit, braai hosting, or even just a beer then you'd send a message.

    What other criteria?
    Is it a good idea?
    How many Durban members would be interested?
     
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  3. gavster

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    Don't know why this thread wassn't showing up on the front page but does anyone see any value here? I get the impression that the Durban Reefers need a social shake up and I thought some tank visits and getting to know one another a little better might be good for MASA and our hobby?
     
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    That would be really cool.. But I'm down in jhb so yeh..
     
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    Thanks Ken. Yes its a pity but I think the Jhb social group is working well anyway. Why don't you consider joining the Jhb one if you haven't already?
     
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    I'm in so gav how is the tank coming along
     
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    O and ukzn dive club night
    tomorow night if anyone is intrested
     
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    All good Brian. I got a new BB so you must send me your details again. The Dive Club never mailed me even after I called her so I gave up. My tank has also been a nightmare. Two rebuilds already but I'll explain it when I see you. Let's hope we get some more buy-in here and see if we can get this thing off the ground.
     
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    We have a masa one, its got dbn, jhb and ct peeps
    We chat and share pics, and there is an emergency chat

    But we need an emergency one only
     
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    Thanks Dallas. I want to try and make this one a Dbn one so that it doesn't just disintegrate into a huge shit talking one too. I think if every region had one then you could use that channel for emergencies too so we're on the same page.
     
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    Stupid question, but if one attends their regions meetings you will meet one another and exchange details etc. I have several MASA members numbers on hand that if I have a problem and had to give them a shout, they would help! It's about forming good relationships with one another, not just keyboard and screen?

    just my thoughts.
     
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    There's no such thing as a stupid question. Thanks for you input. :thumbup:

    This is not to compete with but simply to supplement the current social structure and is aimed at those who can not attend weekday evening meetings. This threas is also aimed at those who wouuld be keen on the idea as a guage before anything is set up:thumbup:
     
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    Ok guys, obviously not a good idea. Thanks for all the input. MODS please close this one even if its just for my spelling I've just seen in that last thread! Haha....
     
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