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Poll results: What do you do with your Planning Magazine

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  • I take loving care of mine and keep them on display in my home.

    0 0%
  • I have them in my office and well organized.

    2 8.70%
  • One is next to the toilet right now.

    3 13.04%
  • They are somewhere in the office, house or car.

    9 39.13%
  • I pitch the darn things right away after a quick look at the centerfold, wait, wrong magazine.

    1 4.35%
  • I read and reread them often.

    0 0%
  • I rarely open them, let alone read them.

    2 8.70%
  • I shower with mine!

    0 0%
  • I steal the ones I am missing from my fellow planners.

    0 0%
  • I have every one ever published.

    0 0%
  • I read and mock the articles.

    3 13.04%
  • I read the articles and become even more excited about my profession.

    0 0%
  • Mine are in a secret underground vault that is hermetically sealed

    1 4.35%
  • Mine absorb Parrot doo one page at a time.

    2 8.70%
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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    Your Planning Magazine?

    Well? What do you do with your Pravda?


    NO (Multiple Choices Allowed In This Poll) . -I tried it and it didn't work - Sorry.

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    Fish Wrap

    They really are mostly useless though.

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    I used to read them all the way through, but have become dull and uninspiring as of late. I have read one article in the last 4 issues and only beacuse it was about Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. It is a very dull publication. Urban Land is much much cooler!

    I think they need a new editor. I would recommend Bob Guccione, Larry Flint, or Hunter S. Thompson.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

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    They're like National Geographics ... you can't throw 'em away, even though you might never look at them again.

    You know, every year I have intended to sort 'em, and file them away by year. Now, though, I'm thinking about taking them all to the recycling bin. Planning seems like 40% real content, 30% kudos and editorials, and 30% ads. It's okay. We rag about Planning, but I don't think I could create a better publication.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    You know, for a magazine put together for planners, it's the most embarrassingly boring and poorly designed magazine. There are high school newspaper staffs that are putting out more attractive, pertinent and well-written publications than this.
    "The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist." -- Mark Steyn

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    Planning Magazine is actually well-liked in my office (I'm the only one that gets it, and then I pass it around). I usually peruse the edition and see if there is anything interesting. The articles are a lot better than some of the stuff I get from the CIP journals (ick). I still learn a lot more from Planetizen or other online planning sources (and they are a lot more timely!)...

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    Its a poorly written, poorly designed, anti-business and anti-development rag.

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    Now if Planning had a "Hot Pyscho Planner of the Month" feature, then MAYBE I'd treat the magazine with a little more respect.
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    El Guapo, maybe you should email the editors and let them know we are discussing their rag!

    LOL

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    OK

    Want me too? Really. It couldn't screw my career up any more than it is now to have all of the FAICPers pissed at me. Consider it done!

    APA MAG
    If you're like most Americans, you're looking for ways to make your community more livable. You want to curb traffic congestion and manage growth . . . to eliminate pollution and make housing more affordable. These are the challenges planners face daily. And now more than ever, planners aren't the only ones turning to Planning magazine for answers. Every month thousands of peopleóprofessionals and interested laypeople alikeóread Planning to learn how innovative planning programs and techniques are reshaping America's communities.

    Sylvia Lewis
    Editor and Publisher, Planning Magazine
    American Planning Association
    122 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600
    Chicago, IL 60603
    312-431-9100
    312-431-9985 Fax
    PlanningMagIdea@planning.org


    How does this read?

    Dear APA
    Your magazine is being discussed on Cyburbia.org Come see what the great unwashed think about it.

    El Guapo

    Say the word - Dare me to hit send - come on ********* ***** ********** Chapter of APA - Do you feel Lucky? (The names have been changed to protect the innocent.)

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    I actually read most of the latest issue...first time in about three years.

    I don't know precisely when it changed, but some time ago the articles went from practical planning advice/case studies written primarily by practicioners to more general articles written by professional writers. And my interest has waned ever since.

    Anybody need copies of articles back to 1974? I've got most of them....somewhere.

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    El Guapo - I TRIPLE DOG DARE you to send APA that email!!!!
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Going Once

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    Going Twice

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    Going Thrice

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    Sent

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    eeek! quick, bturk. run and hide!

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    I was bcc'd on the email, and saw it appear in my inbox before I returned to see the posts.

    I was MORTIFIED.

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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by KMateja


    Who's bturk? I'm the Hot Pyscho Guy ROD

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    The APA has no cloths.

    So many people complain yet never do anything about it. Why not let APA know that people don't feel that they receive value for their membership, that they couldn't charge as much for dues and get away with it if most members paid out of their own pockets or that the magazine appeals to only a few of the FAICP crowd. What about the rest of us?

    No one says anyhing - I have never read a letter in Planning magazine nearly as critical of the APA as the stuff I read here everyday. What about the AICP test this year? Should APA roll along thinking no one noticed they were jerked around by the test and the delay in grading.

    APA needs to take a look around here and see what people have to say. Not that that would result in any change in the organization. It is not service oriented.

    I could go on...but it wouldn't matter.

    Even if they do look around they wont change a thing.

    Now what, do I look for a horse head in bed tomorrow?

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    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
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    Originally posted by El Guapo
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    Well on that note.....

    APA...could you please stop using the really glossy paper in your magazine, the bird crap and piss runs of it when I line the birds' cage with it.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
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    Face it

    Until there are alternative professional memberships we'll keep paying APA whether they suck or not.

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    Mr. Dunn, You are going to have to come down to the station and answer a few questions.....

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    I wrote a letter to the editor in April, I think, critical of a slanted anti-Bush enviro piece. They did print it.

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    Atta Boy

    That was you - You rule dude. But alas no invite to the GALIP mixer was forthcomming was it?

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