John, nice name change, no big deal. Like I have said, I was trying to get people's attention to read this thread...obviously has some interest, and my jerky little thread and signature worked. Guilty, ban me for that if anything for throwing a few flames. I wouldn't be the first. so THANKS, for reopening the thread!!!
"I think your time would be better spent helping us with ideas on how to clean up the Regional Forums "
This sticky calendar or the spearate event/team thing COULD unclutter regional forums.
"I think we have a lot of work to do in those to make it so people can find relevant events that they'd want to attend without allowing fields, promoters, and people like the starter of this thread to spam us to death."
Easy now...Check my IP, check my emails, whatever you want...But I have NEVER spammed in that manner. Half the reason I don't enjoy frequenting the regional forums, SPAMMED, cluttered to death. Instead, I could submit to moderator an event, date, time, location. It could be put onto a stickied calendar without discrimination from event to field.
"I didn't read every post, so I appologize if this ground has aready been covered. I hope what I have said helps clear up any misunderstandings here. "
That's apparent and respectful
. But I will respond to some of your other relevant comments that havn't all ready been addressed.
responses from me in caps...
From reading your posts it seems that you are under the impression that because CFOA players may be interested in your event, that it is relevent to this forum and therefor you should be able to post it here... Here is why you are incorrect.
1. The PbN rules are decided, enforced, and interpreted by the PbN staff. The staff has determined that what you are asking will not be allowed. We respect the fact that you disagree. But, since PbN is a privately owned business and there is no "right" to post here or use this site, we will just have to agee to disagree and you will have to follow the rules if you wish to continue to post here.
I MUST HAVE MISPLACED MY POST, IT SHOULD HAVE WENT TO THE SUGGESTION FORUM. THANKS FOR HAVING IT MOVED FOR ME AND LINKING IT TO THIS GROUP AS WELL.
2. reason number 1 aside, just because players that play the CFOA "may be interested" in your clinic or event, does not make it relevent to the CFOA forum. I currently have a lawn mower for sale. Most of the people that play in the CFOA probably have lawns that need mowing from time to time. Some of them "may be interested" in buying my mower. But that does not mean I should be allowed to post it here.
THIS IS NOT TO BENEFIT ME ALONE, IT'S FOR EVERYONE. DON'T MAKE OR TAKE ANY OF THIS PERSONAL. I AM NOT ATTACKING.
3. Now, I know what you are thinking.. what does my mower have to do with paintball? Nothing. Just like your clinic or event has nothing to do with the CFOA, which is the topic of this forum. But, just to humor you, I'll give you a paintball related example too. There are literally hundreds of fields, thousands of teams, and tens of thousands of players that live within the CFOAs operating area. It would be reasonable to assume that many of the players, teams and fields have things they'd like to announce, sell, advertise to people that play in the CFOA. And none of them have anything to do with the CFOA, which is why they don't belong in the CFOA forum.
ACCEPT, AS YOU SAID, "WITHIN CFOA'S OPERATING AREA?" AM I MISSING SOMETHING OR ARE YOU WRITING IN CIRCLES?
4. This rule, of posting only things related specifically to the topic of the forum, is not being applied unfairly just to you, or just by Evilpoptart in this forum. It's a rule in pretty much every forum. I am the moderator of another tournament forum and I wouldn't allow it there either.
A MOD THAT HASNT EVEN READ THIS ENTIRE TOPIC! I DIDN'T SAY IT WAS RELATED TO JUST ME. I MENTIONED AN EVENT I ATTENDED THAT OTHER'S MAY HAVE ENJOYES AT LEAST 3 HOURS FROM MY HOME FIELD.
And by the way. Not sure if this has been pointed out before, but Larry and the people that run the CFOA don't own this forum, nor do they have any part in deciding how we run it. "
IT'S BEEN MENTIONED A TIME OR TWO.
I like the way this has turned. I keep reading more and more responses that could fix some issues. That's the point...