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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%)
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- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 19


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Ben

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2014, 09:42:30 AM »

I guess I'm showing up a little late to this party, but I like ITSA quite a bit.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2014, 10:05:02 AM »

I like International Top Spinners Association  ITSA
It is like International Jugglers Association which explains what it is and has lasted for a long time (about 70 years).
There is an International Brotherhood of Magicians but that sounds like a labor union and is sexist.  Not cool for the likes of Val  Cowgirl Sam, et al.
I like official membership cards for any group and suggest someone come up with a design once we decide on a name.  I still have cards for such groups as Clowns of America, International Trick and Fancy Ropers Association, and Unicycling Society of America.  They are great conversation starters when someone asks what you do for a living.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2014, 10:31:19 AM »

Hi all I am also chiming in at the final wobble but after reading the entire thread a too am a fan of ITSA over most of the other choices. I will follow this thread more closely now and try to participate in any more of the discussion or polls that may arise.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2014, 10:47:11 AM »

As a founding member, I like ITSA. It has history and I already have the shirt.
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ta0

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2014, 10:57:15 AM »

Finally! I love the participation!
Val just asked to be a member to also contribute.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2014, 11:03:49 AM »

Itsa's fine, dont put the word top right in front of everyone,  I hate having to explain that im not talking about clothing or boobs if I start talking about tops..., oh what colour was it blue oh did it have a zipper or...umm, not that kind of top,... oh was it a tube top?.

im not retyping my original post, stupid touchscreen typing.

also, if there was an associated facebook page for this forum... lurking is easier over there.
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valerieyo

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #66 on: November 22, 2014, 02:35:23 PM »

Hi All.  Val here.  I realize I haven't been a part of this, but I've read through all of your comments.  Glad everyone cares so much.
My opinion is this.   ITSA has a long history. Is there really any REASON to change it?  That's the first question I have.
Acronyms are great and fun and all, but can be confusing.  My dad always told me to name your company or whatever you do something that tells people what it IS that you are involved with, i.e. you don't call yourself "ABC Company," you should call yourself "ABC Plumbing" etc.  (Or for example, my previous company was Krantz Computer Services and now is Spintastics Skill Toys.)  International Top Spinners Association does just that. It says that we are an international association of top spinners.  However, ITSA, if it were on shirts or something by itself is not clear, so adding TOPS seems to be a fine addition, as in "TOPS: International Top Spinners Association"...but I don't think it's at all necessary to pull out the "TOP S" from the words International TOP Spinners Association.  That seems totally unnecessary.
 
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jim in paris

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #67 on: November 22, 2014, 03:14:55 PM »

ITSA
alone as a registered name
ITSA +  Tops ...for promotional use

it  sounds  good

it looks to me as if we have plenty of potential "members of honour" in the last posts  :)

jim


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ta0

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #68 on: November 22, 2014, 05:36:27 PM »

I added a new poll. I know that this is taking a while (I got a message saying that we were designing a horse by committee and getting a camel) but if we can get the maximum amount of players to agree, that would be a good start for the association.
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #69 on: November 22, 2014, 06:07:22 PM »

I have stayed mostly out of this because I am ready to go with what the majority wants.  It is good to hear from a number of people about their thoughts and to see some people post here who have not posted for a while......or ever!  Welcome Val.  You are the greatest female on the board right now.  You might be the only female on the board right now.  (maybe this will get spinqueen cranked and posting)

I am with ta0 about the participation and the comments.  Keep them coming.

 
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mtntop

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2014, 07:16:08 PM »

So when we all get together and a passer by asks whats going on here we can just say "ITSA top spinning conference"
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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #71 on: November 22, 2014, 07:20:31 PM »

"ITSA top spinning conference"

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Last poll: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2014, 11:08:34 PM »

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Itsa.
Itsa who?
It's a bump of the thread.
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valerieyo

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #73 on: November 23, 2014, 09:34:41 AM »

In sleeping on this....I'm back to my first question.  Why change it?
ITSA is best.  Adding anything just confuses things.  Then is it TOPS?  Is it ITSA?  Is it TOPS:ITSA?  Is it really ITSA but we call it TOPS for fun?  Is it TOPS, but we explain by saying it's an international top spinners association?
Keep it Simple.  ITSA.
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ta0

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Re: POLL ADDED: Name the spintop association!
« Reply #74 on: November 23, 2014, 11:20:50 AM »

In sleeping on this....I'm back to my first question.  Why change it?

It is not like ITSA is an active association that we are trying to change. I was the one who brought it to the discussion as a possible name, but probably many on this forum had never heard of it. As far as I know, ITSA was only briefly active like fifteen years ago and only made some T-shirts.

Talking about T-shirts, I thought it would be helpful to make a couple of simple designs to visualize the options better. I used an online T-shirt designer software (if this were real T-shirts we would do much better):



A possible tag line: ITSA: we are TOPS!  :D
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