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If you don't know what this is about, don't worry. [Oct. 5th, 2009|09:21 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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In order to dispel any doubt that there may be over my opinion on the matter:

Firstly, It's my firm belief that the correct response of a convention committee hearing criticism of their convention, or its current or previous committees, is to prove those critics wrong by running a great event.

Secondly, it seems to me that banning your critic from your event, refusing to enter into any online discussion on the matter, and refusing to discuss it with any other persons, seems (on the face of it) to be a little odd.

Thirdly and finally, I'm trying to remember any occasion when a committee has banned a critic and then refused to discuss it, and then gone on to find that their public image has improved in any way. No success yet.

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[User Picture]From: jemck
2009-10-07 09:11 am (UTC)
I'm with you entirely on disliking the way naysayers will so often carp from the sidelines, with no real understanding of the very hard work that goes into organising any successful event/volunteer-based organisation.

I too have served my time on assorted committees across a whole range of things and have seen the behaviours you describe.

So I have been taking your points in the spirit I felt they were meant, and now see that was indeed correct.
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2009-10-07 09:13 am (UTC)
I did miss saying that their actions are totally wrong. Even if Padraig did something that bad he should be told exactly what it was and a ban should only be a last resort.
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