Derek, again I want to reiterate that I appreciate your volunteering. I'm sorry that I have upset you. I'm sorry that people at the final 9 did not respect you. I did not post this to shame or put you down.
What did you like, what didn't you like about this year's event that you would want to see, not see next year?
Maybe I am wrong, but it seemed like the point of this thread was to discuss the things we felt could be improved on. I am sorry for using the term "bad apples on a power trip." That was not constructive and I understand why it would cause someone to be offended. My apologies. And you are right on a lot of things; That is not an easy job. You deal with a lot of people who do not know what proper etiquette is. I watched Mike Petrin work his a$$ off during that final nine. Nothing but respect for that guy and what he does for this event and for the club in general. I truly appreciate you guys stepping up and doing that. All I am trying to do is suggest ways we can improve. No one is perfect and there is always room for improvement. I really hope that my suggestions or tone does not cause you guys to stop volunteering.
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body; it calls attention to the development of an unhealthy state of things. If it is heeded in time, danger may be averted; if it is suppressed, a fatal distemper may develop."[New Statesman interview, 7 January 1939]” ― Winston S. Churchill