10/17/2011 by mcmanus



We've all used some type of ackronym to describe our ideas and opinions online, ranging from "IMO" and "IMHO", to "just my .02"  and perhaps a few more choice phrases.  Whether its concerns, feedback, critiques, complaints, rants, diatribes or manifestos, the need to have one's voice heard is a basic human desire.  Some truly great ideas come from this desire to be heard while other times it can lead to disagreements, arguments and the occasional name calling.   Regardless of the outcome, its a necessary part of effective communication and whether it is delivered with tact or abrasive uncut honesty, the inevitable outcome is a renewed perspective on the issue at hand and this often translates into fantastic ideas!

So do not despair if your idea gets barraged with terd bombs because the post has a missing comma or contains a run on sentence or some other poster just thinks it plain ole sucks...you bring up a valid point and you deserve an answer or explanation at the very least.  So, lets strive for some good communication because I guarantee, it will result in the generation of good ideas!

Hey!, speaking of ideas....I'm wide open to any and all you have for the nefa blog...otherwise you'll continue to read life lesson drivel like this from now on, so bring it...please.


by John DeBois on 10/17/2011 at 3:26:16 PM
This blog post is noticeably in reference to the turmoil that has happened on the NEFA forum over the past few weeks (months). However, a distinct difference is that the voiced "opinions" on the forum are hardly accompanied by terms like "IMO", and "just my .02". And they most certainly NEVER include "IMHO", as there is nearly zero humility involved at all. The comments on the NEFA forum are usually hostile, accusatory and rarely lack substantive facts. Perhaps if posters were to enjoy a slice of humble pie, they might be able to clearly communicate their viewpoints in an effective manner.

by concerned member on 10/17/2011 at 5:12:51 PM
I love JDB but this has nothing to do with disc golf. Please stop treating the message board like the be-all, end-all of the NEFA community.

by worm on 10/17/2011 at 7:25:15 PM
Nice Post Andrew. You nailed it. Glad you wrote what you wrote, when you wrote it.

by Andrew on 10/17/2011 at 10:49:17 PM
Not so much an accurate description of nefa discussion forum decorum as we all know what John said is true many times; however, it never hurts to blog a not so cleverly disguised reminder to members & visitors alike...lets start sharing ideas in a respectable & mature manner..we're all part of the same passion

by put in the air on 10/18/2011 at 9:52:42 AM
IMHO with all do respect your not doing your job. That's is why people got something to say. For get your opinion you need to listen to the NEFA community before you make a Moderator God decision. We Nefa community are the people that counts the most. We pay membership and you need our money. My .02 and I said with all do respect.

by Andrew on 10/18/2011 at 1:59:54 PM
I think you may be confusing me with the board moderator...for absolute clarification, I'm not a moderator. My position is NEFA PR and Marketing Coordinator and website blogger. Having said this, you're 100% correct in that we do need to listen to the NEFA community and improve upon communication in general...amongst the BOD and with the members.

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