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in: Pink Socks; Pink Socks > 2016-05-04

May 5, 2016 5:06 PM # 
Is it a thread driving you mad?

I don't really read the threads these days. I just check in on the logs of my friends, log my own stuff, and that's it.
May 5, 2016 5:50 PM # 
Stop complaining unless you're volunteering!

Oh, wait, you are already. Never mind.
May 5, 2016 8:04 PM # 
I hope you keep logging! I enjoy stalking you and hope to start orienteering more upon my eventual return to Seattle. >.>
May 6, 2016 10:34 AM # 
Pink Socks:
I'll definitely keep logging (it's not as easy when using a phone on vacation). But I read all of the public forum stuff and it's either boring nuts and bolts stuff or and unnecessarily opinionated. The WUOC selection is a valid issue, but that horse was dead quite a while ago, and I don't know why AZ was so against Purple Pen, when a) it's free/volunteer, and b) it was obvious that he doesn't know how to use it.

And then people bickering over the best way to welcome newcomers, without actually talking to newcomers.

And then the flood of course design contests, which I felt was an abuse of the public forum for one topic. (and i like studying course design, but I felt like it was off-putting).

And also the trolls.
May 6, 2016 7:46 PM # 
Agree with all of that. The course setting context was a bit overwhelming, surely there could have been a way of simplifying that.

One of the reasons people often don't talk to a target audience (ie newcomers) is that they are worried about what they might say.
May 6, 2016 10:15 PM # 
re: newcomers

I feel bad for the new to race hosting host of the event that got "assessed"

certainly some recent threads remind me why I don't host Champs races anymore and why I quit as US coach only 6 months in.

Also reminds me why I enjoy ARK so much. cause it allows me to O but with laughter, maps, smiles, Nav, etc.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM # 
it allows me to O but with laughter, maps, smiles, Nav, etc.

Sounds like reason enough ...

Please keep up the good work with ARK. I look forward to stealing adapting many of your ideas.

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