Re: Gong Sau Extravaganza 2013: Sirc vs. 3moose
I'll start off by saying that I respect your opinions here and for the most part I agree with you. I will share with you why I feel some people don't get involved, why I haven't really tried to get involved.
Originally Posted by sambosteve
As a noob, the investigative part of the forum can be... intimidating to say the least. I know I feel like I better come with some good, reliable information (for good reason, I know), but that means I may not post something for fear of my info not being "good enough" or whatever when in reality it could have been key. In that aspect I feel maybe the tone of MABS should be brought down, just a hair.
Aside from wondering if you're going to be trolled for the information you bring to the table you have to worry about legal troubles, as you already stated. I think most of us are grown and don't have time for that BS, so the thought of possible legal actions being taken I'm sure is a huge deterrent for participation on investigations. Before I go any further, I'd like to say I have no idea what all Sam Browning's job entails so don't take this the wrong way. I know he may be mainly in charge in keeping Phrost out of hot water, but I feel like if I'm busting my ass exposing a fraud he damn well better be busting his trying to keep me out of or safe in a court situation. I think it should be made clear what, if any, help we would have in a legal situation. Just my honest opinion.
I started an investigation of my own accord a little while back. I PM'ed a mod asking for advice and was told to email this fellow's instructors in regards to his claims which I already had. When I responded with the mixed messages I received, I never heard back from the mod. In his defense I told him I didn't intend to go "public" with it, but that's only because it was an instructor with whom I had shared words with one of his students on here so I didn't want to be blown off like I was just trying to stir more ****.
As far as throwdowns go, I agree that members should be more active but that may just be our personal preference. I realise that most of us have real lives and can't justify meeting up with our e-crew to slap each other around when we probably do that for way cheaper at our home gym, but I expected a more active community when I joined here. I think if we got together more in real life we would be a tighter community and therefore would work harder towards the mission of Bullshido.
I typed this out on my phone so I may have missed some points I meant to bring up. If this is the case, rest assured I will post them at a later time.