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    What happened to California?

    Got my "Owners News" today with the 2015 mileage contest results. NO California. What happened? Hit by the Big One?
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    There is a thread running in the Clubhouse section. From Ted-

    Quote Originally Posted by t2moyer View Post
    Seems we are not fond of Arkansas or California!

    The full results are posted online, 2015 Mileage Contest Results And, we certainly have plans to acknowledge all those that were missed in the May issue.

    My sincere apologies to our members in California and Arkansas. We actually do love you.
    Full thread here- http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-is-now-online

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    I saw that too. Perhaps the Big One already occurred and we didn't notice.

    More grin-worthy was the caption on page 70 referring to the picture on page 71: "Canon on Edinburgh Castle..." I kept looking for a member of the clergy standing on the battlements.

    The page numbering of the two major articles (as shown on the Table of Contents) was markedly inaccurate. OTOH, the articles themselves were great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    I saw that too. Perhaps the Big One already occurred and we didn't notice.

    More grin-worthy was the caption on page 70 referring to the picture on page 71: "Canon on Edinburgh Castle..." I kept looking for a member of the clergy standing on the battlements.

    The page numbering of the two major articles (as shown on the Table of Contents) was markedly inaccurate. OTOH, the articles themselves were great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    I miss Jim Gebhardt.
    We two too!

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    Possible reason California and Arkansas are missing

    When they were recording the entries and came to mine and started laughing so much about my low mileage that California and Arkansas fell off the table.

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    Missing State Results

    This is bush league magazine production. Wasn't there anyone proofing the layout? Jeeez!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drswift View Post
    This is bush league magazine production. Wasn't there anyone proofing the layout? Jeeez!
    Ted provided the missing info in the Clubhouse section-

    Quote Originally Posted by t2moyer View Post
    There is a page from the original word doc that is missing. The layout software skipped this page as the magazine was being created and ran some of the names together. These are the finishers that are missing. The first 11 names are the balance of the Arizona riders that were missing from the magazine.





    These finishers are listed in the Arizona section, but actually from California


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    Too much automation. Too few human eyes and hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Too much automation. Too few human eyes and hands.
    Possibly, probably. All the same, mistakes happen. How those mistakes are dealt with, that's what separates the pros from the posers. It's just my opinion for what that's worth, I'm impressed with what I consider a genuine effort on the part of the MOA to get in front of their mistakes and make an effort to make it right. Hopefully we can identify trends and develope corrective actions. Zero defect environments I found more often than not are zero defect in name only.

    Case in point, I have Jack Ripie's, "conversations with a motorcycle" first edition, the one that has a few editing errors in it. I value the book more so than an edition with corrections as I feel connection with the author through his occasional error in prose. Granted, in this case there isn't a direct correlation with my example as Ted explained, the error seems to be an automation one... But well, there you have it. Even in my re end published bio I found a couple of things I would go back and change. Once you see something in print it takes on a whole new light. I've seen your work for years now, and I'll be damned if I can find an error in your work. I suspect because you pore over your work miticulously with a fine tooth comb. I know everyone doesn't see the world of print as I do, but I enjoy the occasional typo or grammar error in member contributions. Reminds me that we are we are all in fact mere mortals.
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