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21-08-2017, 15:01   #1 Niamh Community Manager Niamh's Avatar
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AMA wish list! I'd really like to hear from...

Things have quietened down in the AMA forum of late and we'd like to get things back up and running. Personally I love the AMAs and always enjoy them no matter what the subject is. I think there are a lot of you who love reading them and asking questions too. I've collated a list (posted below) of the types of people/professions that people have mentioned here and in other forums that they would like to hear from. I've left out any that we've already covered. Let me know if any of these appeal to you and if you have any other suggestions, please post them here too and we'll see what people would really like to read about and do our best to organise them.

You can see a list of previous AMAs here.

If one of the suggestions applies to you, get in touch!
You can fill in this form to apply, or PM or email me to find out more.

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21-08-2017, 15:01   #2 Niamh Community Manager Niamh's Avatar
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  • Circus Performer
  • Homeless worker
  • Athlete training for world event
  • Lotto Winner
  • Zookeeper
  • TD
  • Game developer
  • Boards staff
  • Irish Soccer player
  • Irish Rugby player
  • Pilot
  • Small business owner, e.g. artisan business
  • Hotelier
  • Restaurant owner
  • RNLI crew member, Mountain Rescue crew member
  • Lighthouse keeper
  • Aid worker
  • Taxi driver
  • Puppeteer
  • Professional Actor
  • Professional Writer
  • Professional Dancer
  • Professional Musician
  • Urban explorer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Bus driver
  • League of Ireland player
  • Flight attendant
  • Poet
  • Publican
  • Psychologist
  • Creche worker
  • Train driver
  • Personal trainer
  • Wheelchair user
  • GAA player
  • Car salesman
  • Muslim
  • Survivor of...crash, bomb, major incident
  • Prisoner/Ex-prisoner
  • Paedophile
  • Ice cream man
  • Event worker
  • Drug dealer
  • Senior civil servant
  • North Korean citizen
  • Foreign Legion
  • Former Lord Mayor of any city
  • Tabloid editor or journalist
  • Someone who has lived alone on an island.
  • Nun
  • Member of the Real IRA
  • Dark web expert
  • Professional Songwriter
  • Mod on boards
  • Pimp
  • UFC Fighter
  • A self made Millionair / Billionair
  • Movie Director
  • Homeless Person or ex homeless person
  • Animal rescue worker
  • Professional poker player
  • Sound effects editor
  • Foley Artist

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Would love to hear from an astronaut, or someone who works in the European Space Agency
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26-08-2017, 16:43   #4
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A priest
Transgender person
Someone who has done time in prison
Social worker
Religious extremists, someone who thinks society should closely follow bible teaching
Extreme feminist
Male chauvinist
Adult with ASD
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An air steward with Ryanair / Aer Lingus
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A lotto winner would be interesting alright. Someone who won major money.
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Anonymous politician. Only way you could get the real truth....
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A long term drug addict
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27-08-2017, 20:30   #9
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Someone who's blind; I can think of someone I might suggest do one but they're working 9-5 M-F which might pose an issue?

Plenty questions I have about how they receive the awkward/stupid/ignorant (whether deliberate or accidental!) questions from us "seeing" folks and the obstacles they've faced depending on whether blind from birth or when they went blind (gradually, overnight, in an accident etc.).

How Irish society treats 'em officially and unofficially socially, in the workplace etc. regarding adaptations, whether they feel like they've been had financially by ne'er do wells on the street etc.

Pet peeve of mine's the cars parked half up on/half off of paths and blocking buggies/prams/wheelchairs but if you're blind and have the stick it's as serious an issue and also if you've the guide dog.
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Somebody who does his own IT equipment repairs, and tries to get the most out of his aging IT gear;

Anybody who unashamedly part of the "Culturally Curious" market audience.

Anybody brave enough to declare that they don't "follow the crowd" as a millienial, generation x, generation y, whatever.

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I'm a final year computer science student.

I'd love to do one if the interest is there.
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And/or staff.
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29-08-2017, 11:58   #14 Niamh Community Manager Niamh's Avatar
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Thanks for the new suggestions folks. We've had a few new applications now that are for some of the types of people you've suggested, we will get them going asap (one at a time)

Keep the suggestions and the applications coming!

@eviltwin you suggested a trangender person, we had one with a transgender woman which is here if you'd like to have a read. Niamh is offline  
29-08-2017, 19:54   #15
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Put a notice on every forum, it was mentioned before and you never did it.
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