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View Poll Results: The Traveling Apron's Rules - Please Vote!
1 apron per continent 23 53.49%
1 apron per region (northern, southern, eastern, western states) 2 4.65%
a time limit of 4 days (not including weekends) in posession 5 11.63%
a time limit of 1 week total 33 76.74%
Only the apron and paper goods (recipe cards,etc) in the package 15 34.88%
The apron and all other items chosen by the sender in the package 18 41.86%
All participants will pm jkath their address, email and phone# to ensure a safe return of the apron 36 83.72%
No vital information like that above is necessary 1 2.33%
A minimum of 200 posts before anyone gets the apron 22 51.16%
A minimum of 3 months on the board (active member) before anyone gets the apron 30 69.77%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #41
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I vote for one apron per continent. Just the apron though, no extras. CAN'T WAIT!
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:05 PM   #42
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So here's what some of the stipulations will be, this time around:

1. 1 apron
2. 1 week (7 days)
3. All will send me their vital information before they get to receive the apron. PS - I will keep it all in a book, and I promise it will be confidential.
4. There was a little notebook, and I think that keeping that 'tradition' would be a nice thing.
5. I think it would be best to start the apron (once's it's boxed up and all) with the next person on our original list, which was Cara. Eventually it will come back around, and by then imagine all the signatures!
6. I will keep a paypal account for shipping reasons. If anyone needs an extra little bit for shipping, I can send it right over, so there will never be any money in the box. If anyone wins the lottery, they can send a couple of dollars to the account.


Now for the finer details:

1. Aside from the apron, it seems lightweight got 12 votes, while other items as well got 17. This is really close! A suggestion is that whomever sends the box does some thinking before placing anything inside. As lovely as something may be, please consider the weight.

2. We had 19 people agree that a minimum of 200 posts must be made before the apron can be sent to a member. I realized how quickly it is to get postings, especially if we play the games, so maybe 400 or 500 may be a better idea. Thoughts?

3. We had 27 people agree that a minimum of 3 ACTIVE months on the board must be held before the apron can be sent to a member. Is that sufficient time, or should it be a longer time? Keep in mind, as someone brilliantly pointed out that you could be on the waiting list for many months before you actually get it!
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:12 PM   #43
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What would you put in the box besides the apron itself? I thought the photos and signatures on the apron was all.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:18 PM   #44
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Actually, there weren't photos - those were posted in the member photos (so at least we have those!)
Also, we handwrote recipes specifically for the next person in line and then as it went along, more creativity followed.

Best to read the whole original apron thread (if you have a free afternoon!) and it will have all the info you'd ever want to read......and then some!

BTW, I did go ahead and order the Discuss Cooking apron, so now we'll look really official!
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #45
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Okay, so how far down the list am I??? I figure by the time I get it, I'll have figured out how to post pictures. I'm still trying to post the Mardi Gras pictures and the pictures of the bird house worthy of a photo spread in Town and Country.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:35 PM   #46
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I'm going with the flow.....whatever you all want is truely okay with me.

jkath..... can you post the list of who's next? I think I was 2nd when it came to here in the states but I want to be sure.....I can't find the original thread. Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:15 AM   #47
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2. We had 19 people agree that a minimum of 200 posts must be made before the apron can be sent to a member. I realized how quickly it is to get postings, especially if we play the games, so maybe 400 or 500 may be a better idea. Thoughts?
But for those of us who don't do the games or other really off topic things, it is harder to get posts - especially if we aren't here everyday. But does that mean we are less dependable or less interested? If it goes to a number above 300 - please remove me from the list since I don't have that many posts and won't try to get them just to be a part of it ... sorry to be a crab about it but this one rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:58 AM   #48
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For a solution for relative new comers who wish to join in, if they are in the north american continent, place them later down the line on the list. Then we can re-evalutate the status of them later on. While there are many who would pop in for a short period of time and then go away from the forum, and it can be hard to tell the difference at the beginning, it would be a shame to shun someone who are destined to be valued regular in coming days.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #49
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But for those of us who don't do the games or other really off topic things, it is harder to get posts - especially if we aren't here everyday. But does that mean we are less dependable or less interested? If it goes to a number above 300 - please remove me from the list since I don't have that many posts and won't try to get them just to be a part of it ... sorry to be a crab about it but this one rubs me the wrong way.
Its not meant to make you increase your posting. Its meant to keep fly by nights from being on the list. Thats why there is also the suggestion for a requirement of 3 months membership. The post count was seen as a way to ensure the member was actually active here and not just popping in and leaving. The apron is pretty important to all of us. Don't worry about this, you've been around much longer than the suggested 3 months. I'm sure you can understand why we are putting some restrictions around this. The theft of the apron was a shock and upset many members. We're just trying to ensure it doesn't ever happen again.
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #50
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Has anyonr thought about using UPS, Fed-X, or DHL ground? The cost is competitive and you get a tracking number so you can track the package alot easier then postal service. Fed-x and UPS now have store all over the place. They have all of the necessary paper work for over sea shipments, and you could, in the beginning use the letter packaging, before switching to a box.
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