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Feb 10, 2020 - 8:52:55 PM
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53887 posts since 12/14/2005

Got an e-mail with an invitation to what might be a nice event, with the date and the name of the venue, but NOT the town or state it's in.

Only took a couple of minutes to cross check the name of the venue and find out where it is.
But, come on, folks. The BHO covers some FIFTY nations, and adding a city and state might be really nice.

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:10:24 PM
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404 posts since 5/29/2006

There's a great banjo event coming up in Franklin, don't miss it!

Feb 11, 2020 - 4:13:31 AM
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648 posts since 8/30/2012

Come to the bluegrass jam at The General Store. It's on a Saturday of each month. Can't wait to see you!

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:16:56 AM
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2090 posts since 12/31/2005

Just go half way down the road and turn left.

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:19:28 AM

2226 posts since 7/20/2004

I got the same invitation, Mike, and also thought it odd that I had to chase links to figure out where it was being held.

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:30:37 AM
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9942 posts since 6/30/2015

Is it at the campground? Then turn left before you get to the fire department.

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:31:48 AM
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9942 posts since 6/30/2015

I see print ads for stores and restaurants that do the same thing, no town, no address.

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:43:33 AM
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272 posts since 1/7/2008

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:17:37 AM
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21535 posts since 7/6/2005

One thing I really dislike about Facebook is that many posts, especially dealing with lost dogs and children, never mention the location. I, also, got an invitation to a Minstrel Banjo event where I guess the poster assumes everybody in the world knows where it will be held.

My other pet peeve is when people post about missing children and when I back-check, the child was reported missing and was found safe, often many months previous.

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:37:38 AM



5149 posts since 6/5/2011

I usually notice such things, but since there's a very high likelihood that it doesn't apply* to me, I just pass it off as another example of the Peter Principle.   And as my mammy tried to instill in us: "It takes all kinds." 

Otoh, if it's an event I'm interested in, I'll make an effort to find the info, and there's a good chance that if I do go, I'll mention it to an organizer along with a comment to the effect that "This better be good, considering the extra effort I had to put in."    

Edit: * =  I'm just talking about events in general.... as for a personal (?) invitation, I'll cross that bridge if/when.  sad 

Edited by - Owen on 02/11/2020 06:49:59

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:04:19 AM
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172 posts since 4/10/2018

Just type "banjo event" into your phone's gps map. Go wherever it tells you to go. Problem solved!

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:10:22 AM
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71253 posts since 5/9/2007

People's first try at something usually has holes in it.

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:56:20 AM

526 posts since 11/21/2018

I see this all the time in the last few years, on posters for concert events. I just blows my mind. How much proof reading  of the creator or at least a friend- or common sense does it take to put an address, contact phone or email address, a venue name or a TOWN!!!
It's strangely comforting to see here, that it's common in your towns too.
By the way, I wish to announce here for the lst time, the most exciting banjo event you will ever have the opportunity to attend (and for free) on my own planet!

Edited by - northernbelle on 02/11/2020 09:57:21

Feb 11, 2020 - 12:17:43 PM

2217 posts since 12/27/2009

Is the date of the banjo event April 1st?

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