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Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by Paradoxurus, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. Paradoxurus

    Paradoxurus Well-Known Member

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    Would it be a good idea to set up a forum for exchanging zoo material like guidebooks and annual reports?

    I am sure that most members of this forum collect some kind of zoo ephemera and would be interested in forging links with like-minded collectors in other nations.

    I have a surplus box that I cannot empty in the uk as the guidebooks are common and everyone here has them already. But I am sure that there are non-UK members who would be most grateful for them - perhaps in exchange for guidebooks for their local zoos?

    I would be a regular user of such a forum. What does anyone else think?
     
  2. ZYBen

    ZYBen Well-Known Member

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    it may be possible, i am just thinking logistics, and really giving out adresses is not smart over the net (even though most of us here are sane, but what if AS knew where you lived!)

    I cant see it being too much of a problem, but there would have to be some restrictions like you have to be an active member or somethng maybe a certain number of posts 50ish, dunno Sim what do you think
     
  3. Paradoxurus

    Paradoxurus Well-Known Member

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    To become a member of this forum, the details you have to supply are minimal. Perhaps anyone wanting to use the exchange service would have to register some kind of personal details like address with the moderator, or nature of interest in zoos. And perhaps addresses to be exchanged only via PM. Just a thought.
     
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  4. ZYBen

    ZYBen Well-Known Member

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    yeah good suggestion
     
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    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    I've created a new topic area called Zoo Memorabilia ... for discussion about all the paraphernalia you bring back from your trip to the zoo, including guidebooks, maps, souvenirs and photos. Does this help ? :D
     
  7. zoospud

    zoospud Well-Known Member

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    I applaud you for trying and will do my bit to try and make this work !