"WTF, now the Tucson club will NEVER be able to host Nationals on our best maps!!111Eleventy!!"
Assuming you're talking about that proposal, seems like most of what is proposed are things people have been talking about for a while and don't really have many negative consequences. Of course, the Nationals window -- plenty large from a scheduling standpoint -- really isn't great for a lot of western or southern areas. Rather than complain now I figured that was a "change that diaper when it smells" kind of problem.
I was about to sit down and send Alex an e-mail complimenting her and the working group for both a well thought out plan and a solid process for getting to an eventual decision.
But outrage? Seriously?
AP isn't generally known for its well though out troll free discussions. I expected it to be a bit more lively, even though I think most of what is in the proposal is an obviously good route forward to improve the sport.
The discussion wasn't labeled as renaming, so how can you expect people to be outraged?
Should have given each championship a color.
We finally got the outrage I was expecting, from the person I expected it from.
I'm amazed at the lack of understanding of marketing, especially to a demographic that is not the same ones self, and not only not understanding it, but actively working against it when someone tries.
I have little respect for an argument from an adult that they deserve medals just for showing up (which is essentially what it is in a lot of age classes at the "specialty" championships), and that removing those medals will diminish the sport.
I probably would have responded by now, but poor timing (I was really sick for a few weeks, and catching up on a gajillion emails, one of which was a head's up version of this document, which I didn't get around to reading until just now.
Regarding the outrage, I never expected that this person was a millennial.