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The name of the international association should be called:

International Top Spinners Association (ITSA)
- 15 (78.9%)
TOPS: International Top Spinners Association
- 4 (21.1%)
Try again
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 19


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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2014, 09:43:56 AM »

World Top Spinning Federation
i am with Dick for the simplicity
how about

world spintop federation

jim

I think I settled on something I like. What about calling the entity just TOPS, no acronym, and adding a descriptive tag line?:

TOPS : The World Top Spinning Federation

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2014, 03:49:03 PM »

I am changing the poll to see if  "TOPS : The World TOP Spinning Federation" is something most would like. Just in case, I am copying below what we had so far:
 
International Top Spinners Association (ITSA)
    - 5 (25%)
SPIN (Spintop Players InterNational)
    - 5 (25%)
Tops of the World (TW)
    - 0 (0%)
TOPS  (Tops Of the Planet Society)
    - 4 (20%)
TURBO (Topspinning Universal Recreational and Battling Organization)
    - 0 (0%)
International Academy of Spinning Top Arts (IASTA)
    - 3 (15%)
none of the above
    - 3 (15%)
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2014, 06:25:10 PM »

I voted "maybe" because I did not like "TOPS The"
World TOP Spinning Federation would get my vote
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2014, 07:31:03 PM »

I voted "maybe" because I did not like "TOPS The"
World TOP Spinning Federation would get my vote
Thanks for explaining your vote, Dick. I wish other also did.

Personally, I prefer TOPS (with the tag line), because if not it is going to be known as WTSF, which is just another soup of letters, as many others out there.
But I want to hear what others think.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2014, 12:54:13 AM »

hello again

i voted yes although i do not like the repetition of block letters for tops

I'd rather put
TOPS:The World Top Spinning Federation



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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2014, 11:41:13 AM »

I guess an option would be to name it World Top Spinning Federation but agree that the abbreviation is TOPS (taking the middle letters) and not WTFS.

I would like to know the reason some voted negative. If there are names they like we can put them for a vote.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2014, 03:24:48 PM »

i changed my vote to "maybe" but im not feeling "federation"  :P. i know federation is an accurate word its just my feelz. still like the "ITSA" if its still tabled
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2014, 11:32:17 AM »

again i have a remark

maybe you're right Jack:
federation would imply that there would be a existing structure in each country ...which is not the case (yet)
so i finally would choose

World Spintop Association
or
World Top Spinning Association


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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2014, 02:42:01 PM »

Again only 14 people voted on the name. The results of the poll were:

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Question: Should the association be called: "TOPS: The World TOP Spinning Federation" ?

Yes, I like it.
    - 7 (50%)I
Maybe.
    - 5 (35.7%)
I don't like it.
    - 2 (14.3%)

I would like the members who have an opinion on this to post or send me a pm with their preferred name (one we already considered or a new one). Let's see if we can decide by Wednesday and go to the next step (a statement of purpose and a logo contest  :) ),
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2014, 03:15:42 PM »

I guess I am thinking about this way too much, meaning it should be more simple than we are trying to make it.
I am sure that there are other good examples but many of us are familiar with the AYYA, several national organizations were formed before the World organization was formed to bring them all together. Trying to do this top down may be too hard. If it is too top heavy it may topple and fail.
Should we in the US start "US TOP spinning Association" or "US Spinning TOP Association" and let the other countries form theirs? Then in the future come together under a WORLD organization.
To add a little humor: we seem to be pushing on a rope and will not get any where until we find the guy selling starch.  ;)
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2014, 03:36:27 PM »

I voted Maybe in the latest poll.  My vote if restricted to one would be ITSA.  I has the three elements we need.  Scope (International), purpose/composition of members (top spinners), and the description of the structure (Association).  We can be fast and loose with the definition of top spinners.  Look at the International Jugglers Association.  It has hoopers, slack rope walkers, top spinners, collectors etc as members.  Our definition can be what we want it to be.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2014, 11:38:58 PM »

Excellent breakdown Rick.  It may be too laborous, but there could be a poll on each of the three parts.
International / World / None, implied
Top Spinners / Spinning Top / Spin Top
Association / Federation / Society / Fellows / Guild / Horde
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2014, 12:07:59 AM »

Excellent breakdown Rick.  It may be too laborous, but there could be a poll on each of the three parts.
International / World / None, implied
Top Spinners / Spinning Top / Spin Top
Association / Federation / Society / Fellows / Guild / Horde

seems like a practical suggestion after all we want to get this right even it means extra effort eh. i do like the sound of "international spintop horde" though ::)
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2014, 12:42:11 AM »

I wish I could put more than one simultaneous poll on the same thread.

To my ear, International goes with Association and World with Federation, but I am open to mixing them up.

One advantage of ITSA is that we can claim that it started in 2000, even if it has not been active.  And some lucky veteran top spinners already have T-shirts! I am putting a up poll to see how many are behind it.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2014, 10:37:53 AM »

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