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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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Informal get together Jan 5, 2006

Hello. To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a pow-wow in Manchester, so I thought it was about time we should rectify that. Suggestions for topics of discussion are welcome. At the moment I've billed it as an informal get together, so any and all issues to do with translation are welcome. Hope to see some North West translators soon.

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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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Place/time Jan 21, 2006

Any ideas of where and when yet?

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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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Place and time Jan 24, 2006

I was going to suggest around 1pm somewhere comfortable and airy that shouldn't be too busy. Somewhere like Dukes 92 or the Rain Bar. Any other suggestions? What do people think? As for topics, there appear to be a few people wanting tips on starting up, which is fine. Apart from that, I can give a run-down on what happened at the Proz.com in Krakow last November. Other suggestions? Is the date alright, or should I defer it for a while to give more people a chance to sign up?

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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
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Typo Jan 24, 2006

The above should read "the Proz.com conference in Krakow".

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Jenny Hakanson  Identity Verified
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Place and time Jan 24, 2006

Date and time is fine with me. As are either of the bars, and topics!

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Maria Dolors Gonzálvez Playà  Identity Verified
Spain
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Place/Time Jan 24, 2006

That sounds good to me too. Probably I wouldnt't be able to attend, if you postponed the meeting, since I'm going to be in England (unfortunately) only for a few days. I'm also interested in the details about starting up as a freelance translator in the UK (required paperwork, how taxation works and all the like). On the other hand, if someone is thinking about relocating to Spain, I can give you all the details about how does it all work around here

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bewley  Identity Verified
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Place/time Jan 24, 2006

Dukes 92 works for me as does the date.

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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Place/time Jan 24, 2006

Fine with me, Dukes 92 seems to have good carpark

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Agius Language & Translation
United Kingdom
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Place/time Jan 24, 2006

My in-laws are visiting that weekend but I am sure I can get away for a couple of hours.

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Lisa Ball
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Place/time Jan 25, 2006

Yep, I'm fine with date, time, Dukes and topics too!

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Angeliki Kotsidou
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Time Jan 25, 2006

So what time is the powwow then?

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adj600
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Any VIDder coming? Jan 29, 2006

Any VIDder coming?

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Jeremy Smith  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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This coming Saturday! Feb 14, 2006

Hi everybody. I notice a good few people have signed up, which is nice - I was afraid there would only be a handful of us! Dukes 92 has function rooms available, but given that there only 15 confirmed people, and the rooms would be quite expensive, I don't think it's worth reserving one. The bar is very spacious, so I don't envisage any problems.

I've contacted the Proz.com staff to request authority to verify people's ID. If you want your ID verified, you will have to follow the instructions set out in the Proz.com FAQs, the relevant section of which is:

"In order to have your ID verified at a powwow by a member who has the authority to verify identities, you must show that person picture identification when you meet him or her in person.

As with other VID methods, the name on your picture ID must match the real name you have entered in your profile. But unlike the other VID methods performed by site staff, you must also elect to show your real name on the site. Otherwise the member won't be able to see your name and compare it with the name shown on your ID. After you are VIDed, you may choose to hide your real name again if you wish.

You can edit the real name in your profile by selecting "My ProZ.com->My Settings->Personal Data" from the menu.

You can choose to hide or show your real name in your profile by selecting "My ProZ.com->My Settings->Basic Profile" from the menu.

Once you have shown your real name on the site, met a member with VIDing authority in person and shown him or her your picture identification, you can submit a request to that person to verify your identity on the site. To do so, go to the VID application page.

On the VID application, select the "met in person" option, and select the name of the person you met from the drop down list of authorized VIDers. (If the person's name is not in the list, he doesn't have such authority.) Then enter the date and location of your meeting, and submit the form. The person will receive an email request to verify your identity."

A map of the location is available on the bar's website: http://www.dukes92.com/location.php

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday. I'll be there from about 12.30pm onwards.

Jeremy


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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Couldn't make it :( Feb 18, 2006

Sorry, I couldn't make it. Work permitted but some there's always the family unpredictables! I hope you all had a nice time

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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Couldn't make it :( Feb 18, 2006

Sorry, I couldn't make it. Work permitted but there's always the family unpredictables! I hope you all had a nice time

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