« on: October 24, 2014, 09:02:04 AM »
I pulled it as I have MAJOR heartburns and frustrations with people that feel as though Private messages intended for them need to be fueled into the public comments.
Suffice it to say posting something threatening a course garnered 3 pages of forum fodder and some good conversation points in less than 24 hours
over when a simple request seeking those that may want to know and how to help garnered nothing.
I get called bullying and everything else, I attempt to inform privately my intention for the thread and in turn it goes on here.
If I wanted to post something publicly, I think all of you are aware that I would......so it's ok. The goal is truly about what the lack of membership is doing to support the courses we have and the continued improvement of the parks.
Apparently after 15 years of helping the disc golf scene, I am unaware of how to handle the situation and as such have been told so.
It got personal and then private messages being sent was really the last straw for me.
Bottom line, our club, organization needs to have a more focused and concentrated direction than we have in my opinion. We aren't doing what needs to be done, and I am quite fearful that what I am seeing in another city could happen here. If WE don't step up and honor our commitments to the cities parks that we promised we would, they should be pulling them.
I digress. Really the goal here in this thread is quite simply as we move forward with the redesign and additional placements, I want to know who I can count on. Obviously I can't count on those that feel it is someone's job to work the parks other than their self, and honestly I hope that they feel shame when they play.
MIKEDOPEN has been out to workdays at Cliff, many of you have. Some of you have in the past and get this is a community project for our COMMUNITY, guess what most of the neighborhood residents don't use the
parkdisc golf course, we do. So asking the neighborhoods to help is one that we do, but met with low expectations. My expectations are that we as an organization have able bodied individuals with a passion for our sport to help grow and develop trust within the communities to allow us to move into these new municipalities. Apparently that only should happen if it is cleaned once and then left to others to maintain.
That isn't the case, and I am saddened by the notion of some that should be.
Suffice it to say I will continue to move forward in spite of those that feel this way. We will have a great course and they should feel significant shame playing the course with the self entitlement component that they feel is ok.
I personally feel that is part of the societal problems. You can type a mean game, but can you continue to strive to improve the quality of life you enjoy, or do you ignore it and say, well other people destroy it, so I won't help, let's let it go to crap.....which obviously some feel is ok. I don't. Many others don't and those are the people I am pleased to engage with and make a difference. They get it, they understand it, and gosh darnit they care. They care enough to act on it, and make a difference for all of us to enjoy, to many don't.
I don't know why I get upset about people but I trust and hope that people will be genuine, they aren't in many cases, and try to hide behind facets of entitlement to help them sleep. I only wonder at times how they really feel they impact our sport.