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Regatta Shaming #286040
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What is up with this new trend that we have drama after every regatta?

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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: inter17number217] #286059
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Originally Posted by inter17number217
What is up with this new trend that we have drama after every regatta?


Heh? I have no idea what you are talking about.


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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Jake] #286064
02/22/17 10:59 AM
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like shaming people for not showing up? Or shaming them for something at the regatta?


Jay

Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: inter17number217] #286453
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Originally Posted by inter17number217
What is up with this new trend that we have drama after every regatta?


It's not new, people have been whining and complaining about regatta's for as long as regatta's have been happening. What has changed is the way those grievances are communicated. We now live in a world where public shaming is socially acceptable and social media makes it easier than it should be. So regatta shaming isn't new the method of communicating it has.


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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: inter17number217] #286455
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Is this happening here, at another site, or some other way (FB, email, etc.)?

Few regattas are perfect, and none happen without volunteers.

Mike

Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: inter17number217] #286459
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It's one of the many reasons I'm not on Facebook or Twitter or reading anything else but this and a couple other forums.


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well you should be ashamed of yourself for that!!!!

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It's one of the many reasons I'm not on Facebook or Twitter or reading anything else but this and a couple other forums.


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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Mn3Again] #286467
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where is the emoji of the wagging finger? smile


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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: waterbug_wpb] #286468
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Yeah Jay, but what did you once say about FB?


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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Mlcreek] #286470
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And I still say it!

And they don't have an emoji for that (I don't think)...


Jay

Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: inter17number217] #286474
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Who gives a kiss? If you've made it far enough in life that you're organizing a regatta, why would you listen to what some whiny bitch has to say about it? If you don't view the criticism as constructive, pull your head out of your butt, and ignore it. If your wittle feewings hurt, then harden the kiss up.


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Really Damon? ****ing kiss?


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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Karl_Brogger] #286479
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Really Damon? ****ing kiss?


HaHa, just ****ing with you.

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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Karl_Brogger] #286480
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Who gives a kiss? If you've made it far enough in life that you're organizing a regatta, why would you listen to what some whiny bitch has to say about it? If you don't view the criticism as constructive, pull your head out of your butt, and ignore it. If your wittle feewings hurt, then harden the kiss up.


I've been the organizer on a few regattas over the years and currently on the board of SSPUSA that does the Florida 300 and I pretty much agree with the this.

Although it's hard to do when you spend so much time on something and someone ****s on it. Actually really ****ing hard, maybe I don't agree with this at all. Yea, beating them with a baseball bat seems more satisfying that ignoring them.

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Social media has enormous power. Too bad that people tolerate (and often encourage) this behavior. If you seriously think this doesn't impact volunteers or events, that speaks volumes.

Mike

Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: inter17number217] #286484
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Magic bullet for that.

Explain that joe sailor over there flapping his côck holster is indeed an asshôle, and that those working the event should make his as uninviting as possible.

The volunteers understand, and get to enjoy mentally plotting their pedestrian revenge.


I've worked plenty of events and organised a few. Some people have magically ascended to grand master levels of douchedom, and that ain't never getting fixed.

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Agreed. Wish that happened more often.

Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Damon Linkous] #286494
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Originally Posted by Damon Linkous


Although it's hard to do when you spend so much time on something and someone ****s on it. Actually really ****ing hard, maybe I don't agree with this at all. Yea, beating them with a baseball bat seems more satisfying that ignoring them.


I know all the work that is needed to pull one of these things together and sometimes you're the only one doing it.. It really does hurt when you have some one complain on every sailing forum out there noting that Such and Such race was the worst day of sailing they ever had and then goes on to write War and Peace about the horrible time they had.. just because no one kissed their butt.

Sometimes a baseball bat would have been too kind.






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Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Ventucky Red] #286499
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Part of the issue may also be related to the MANY who actually have a good time at the regatta and DON'T POST HOW GREAT IT WAS. If that were the case, perhaps the whiner would be lost in the noise.

I am guilty of this, as you can see by the wealth of FB posts I have (NOT)

And everyone gets a trophy these days, right?

Not knowing the specific event (and compliant) that prompted this thread, I can only speculate that someone didn't get the red-carpet treatment? Or they had unusual needs/requests (like gluten-free, organic, free-range tomato sandwiches) that couldn't possibly be met by a volunteer-based organization?

Those free-range tomatoes are hard to catch, BTW


Jay

Re: Regatta Shaming [Re: Karl_Brogger] #286503
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
Who gives a kiss? If you've made it far enough in life that you're organizing a regatta, why would you listen to what some whiny bitch has to say about it? If you don't view the criticism as constructive, pull your head out of your butt, and ignore it. If your wittle feewings hurt, then harden the kiss up.


Well Karl, it's like this. Regatta organizers (the good ones) are often selfless personalities, these people often put other peoples priorities ahead of their own. It's also rare that a regatta organizer will shame the complainers and more often than not they will listen to their feedback and if it's reasonable they will roll into the next event and happily move on with their lives. It's only when assholes like me kick assholes like you in the nuts for saying something stupid in public and that's when things get messy. If we let the adults do their thing I'm confident everything would be quite civil but that's not the world we live in and I enjoy kicking you in the nuts.

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