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Back by Popular Demand - Alan Hodgkinson
to speak at the AGA Tucson Conference


Alan Hodgkinson, President of the Scottish Gemmological Association, is a longtime supporter of AGA education programs and the first recipient of the Antonio Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology. Alan’s innovative approach to practical gemology has made him a favorite of the members of this distinguished gemological association as well as gemologists around the world.

Please join us for Alan’s presentation, Visual Optics Re-Visited: A New Look At The Benefits & Limitation and experience the power of Visual Optics in action. Plan to bring your own pen light and these six gems: Peridot, CZ, Ruby (can be synthetic), Quartz, glass and zircon.

When and Where: The AGA conference will be held Wednesday February 2nd at the Marriott University Park. The conference registration fee also includes AGA’s Annual Dinner Gala featuring the presentation of the Antonio C. Bonanno Excellence in Gemology Award.
EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE - December 31st
SAVE 15%
AGA & Gem-A Members PAY ONLY: $195
Non-Members PAY ONLY: $240
(Fees include conference & meals, including the evening events.)

Conference Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.
Conference sessions from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Register Early and SAVE!

Evening Events

6:30–7:30 — Champagne Reception
7:30–11:00 — Gala Dinner Dance & Award Ceremony

The evening events include dinner/dance and awards ceremony honoring this year’s winner of the prestigious Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.


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Barbra I was looking for the same... impressive points :)


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Ronnie, that post is 4 yrs old...............

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Probably just a bot. They'll make what looks like an unobtrusive post, and after a few weeks go by they edit links into their post, which helps with SEO for their target site.

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The edits for new members have to have Admin approval before they become live.
This platform is a total waste of time and effort for spammers.


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That's interesting. Did you change that since the spam post on my heat treating thread?

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If a spam post got approved it was an oversight by one of us, probably over worked, overly tired, and not reading thoroughly.
If you knew the amount of posts that get flushed, and accounts which are banned, you'd appreciate that an occasional oversight is expected.


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Oh, absolutely. I've helped with that on other sites before and I know how hard it is behind the scenes to keep these things afloat. I'm certainly not trying to offer criticism, I'm just curious about the details :D

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The first 10 posts needing approval was in place within 30 days of the forum's inception. We naively opened to all the first couple of weeks we were up and were inundated with posts advertising and supplying links for cigarettes, viagra, cameras, designer shoes and bags, Russian wives, you name it, GemologyOnline offered it. :D


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