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    Default GTG Thread Guidelines

    I see GTG Threads are starting make a comeback...

    Unfortunately, some Threads have the details hidden somewhere on the 3rd, 4th or even 5th page.

    So here are my guideless which I have found highly successful over the 60 odd GTG's I have arranged on Forum....

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Post One should contain ALL the relevant info:
    What, When, Where, Who, How Much, Time etc. & any other relevant stuff.

    Here is a good example:

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...amp-5-November

    Please note the example is just an example. The event is closed for bookings.

    Last edited by Mad Manny; 2017/10/24 at 04:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Next, as soon as you launch the Thread, you (The Originator or OP), must then immediatelyREPLY to your own Thread to book post #1 for the list of attendees.
    Do it immediately before some chop replies with 'Tentative'... or something equally pointless.

    I usually just write [Booked for attendees list] & then update as people RSVP.
    Last edited by Mad Manny; 2017/10/24 at 04:33 PM.

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Some Tips:

    * Check that the Thread title is 100% correct, because you cannot edit a Thread title later

    * Avoid putting a date or time in the title - if it changes you are screwed.
    I did it the example above - but I'm a GTG God...

    * Never say things like "Next Week" or "Spring GTG" in the title as that may date.

    * Never add chops who are 'Tentative' to the attendees list.

    * Remember, about 30% of people who say they are coming drop out on the day.
    HOWEVER, this drops to less than 12% if you collect payment up front.
    You'll never get a 100% turnout.
    Last edited by Mad Manny; 2017/10/24 at 04:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Experience speaks!

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Do you have this in pdf format
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Do you have this in pdf format
    No... but I'll ask them to make it a 'sticky'...


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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    No... but I'll ask them to make it a 'sticky'...

    Thank you Manny. I will wait for them
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Sticky it is.


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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Here is a brilliant example of how NOT to do a GTG.

    Two weeks & over 80 posts achieved nothing:


    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...and-when/page4

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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Fantastic advice,thanks
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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    How can you reply to your own thread and book post #1? Surely the first reply will be post #2 Please advise oh wise one.
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    Default Re: Mad Manny's GTG Thread Guidelines

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanvn View Post
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