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Old 11-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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I was a member of an Amiga group in North London years ago, I want to start an new Amiga group for London and the UK to promote the Amiga platform , meet up for gaming on classic systems, start new Amiga hardware projects, advice, keeping the Amiga community alive for the 21st century etc .

There are only 2 other's I know who still love and play Amiga in London , so support is pretty thin on the ground. Anytime I go to PC or apple show and start talking to people about Amiga, I just get weird looks. I want to reach out to anyone interested in attending our meetings every 2 weeks or who want to help.

Who's with me in keeping the dream alive? I know this is probably not the place to post this,and it might piss some people off(I'm sorry) but we have to start to build up small Amiga groups up and down the country , thus build support and awareness of a truly great platform. And who Knows it might build and build into something much bigger?We have to start again from some where. I have thought about A-ON sponsoring us and have sent an email. How many people in the uk are members of this site? would be good to get a headcount of these cool free thinking lot.

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Old 11-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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I was a member of an Amiga group in North London years ago, I want to start an new Amiga group for London
ANT is still going. http://www.amiganorththames.co.uk
If you can get to Enfield I'd suggest joining ANT rather than starting your own group.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
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It sounds like a good idea! Of course, I've done some searches recently and only found the Amiga North Thames group with their dedicated website. I live in central London. Unfortunately, although I made plans to attend this meeting, I've always failed to make it so far. One of the reasons I didn't make it was due to the fact that I have no real idea what I'd find once I got there. This is due to the simple fact that in spite of their impressive looking website, Amiga North Thames have failed to provide any means of contacting them! Questions I wanted to ask them included "Do you stick to the meeting times listed on your website, or if I only managed to arrive an hour before the end might I find you've already left or are just finishing packing up?", as well as "Do I have to pay an admission fee or membership fee to gain entry, or not until before I decide whether or not to come back?".

I hope you'll be providing these details about your meetings in advance to anyone who would be interested in turning up.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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It sounds like a good idea! Of course, I've done some searches recently and only found the Amiga North Thames group with their dedicated website. I live in central London. Unfortunately, although I made plans to attend this meeting, I've always failed to make it so far. One of the reasons I didn't make it was due to the fact that I have no real idea what I'd find once I got there. This is due to the simple fact that in spite of their impressive looking website, Amiga North Thames have failed to provide any means of contacting them! Questions I wanted to ask them included "Do you stick to the meeting times listed on your website, or if I only managed to arrive an hour before the end might I find you've already left or are just finishing packing up?", as well as "Do I have to pay an admission fee or membership fee to gain entry, or not until before I decide whether or not to come back?".

I hope you'll be providing these details about your meetings in advance to anyone who would be interested in turning up.
ANT usually sticks to the published dates and times. If there is something special about the meeting eg demo of a new Amiga, OS etc then the extra info will be posted on a forum or more.

We usually stay to the end as some of our regulars have a habit of turning up well after 13:00.

Come along to the next meeting and see what you think. Refreshments including cakes are provided (Yum!).
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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Amiga users are very welcome to Amiga North Thames - As long as you can get down to us, there is no need to worry where you are based.

Myself and one other member hail from North Cambridgeshire, Another occassionally drops in from Southampton way, couple from the far reaches of east essex, etc, so as you can see, not everyone is local. Lucky people who live in London, they can get there relatively easily, what with all that public transport and what not.

Amiga North Thames is into its 13th Year (14th in January)

Cheers all.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #6
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ANT usually sticks to the published dates and times. If there is something special about the meeting eg demo of a new Amiga, OS etc then the extra info will be posted on a forum or more.

We usually stay to the end as some of our regulars have a habit of turning up well after 13:00.

Come along to the next meeting and see what you think. Refreshments including cakes are provided (Yum!).
OK, but you've still failed to tell me if there's an admission or membership fee which I have to pay before I decide whether or not I want to come back.

Apart from this, why are there no contact details on your website?!
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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The email - contact list should have been there, it used to point to a joint email box, I will get it back up and running.

We have mentioned it before when advertising an event to the club. In essence....

1st time attendees are admitted free, there is no charge, donations to club funds are welcome however. :-)

There is no membership fee, its pay as you go -4.00 ukp per meeting.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:44 PM   #8
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1st time attendees are admitted free, there is no charge...
I can attest to that. I visited the club in 2011, and everybody was very accommodating.

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Old 11-23-2012, 03:06 AM   #9
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OK, but you've still failed to tell me if there's an admission or membership fee which I have to pay before I decide whether or not I want to come back.

Apart from this, why are there no contact details on your website?!

Okay, now all your questions are answered, I take it we can expect you at the next meeting? :-)
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:56 AM   #10
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One Final note, A contact us link (Mailto) and details of how much it costs to attend has now been added to the website.

I notice from the Poll that 10 people are interested, I hope those 10 people who are interested in starting a usergroup in London will at some point attend one of our meetings. We don't bite honest!!
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