|DJ Craig |
Location: Johnson City, TN
Break the Silence
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|Re: MAMU III?|
<Reply # 137 on 10/7/2009 1:49 PM >
|Posted by PorkChopExpress|
There are a lot more than 5 to 6 people in the Mid-Atlantic. What is this power trip some of y'all have been on? Get over yourselves.
I was being told by a large number of well-known UER people (mainly Edwin and Paisley) that DC was an extremely bad idea. I was also told by the person who suggested DC that he suggested it and voted for it as a joke. Like I said before, I'm not trying to make all the decisions, just make sure something gets done. When I had the vote, I was hoping to pass everything over to someone who was the "host" for whatever city was voted for, but people didn't want that. Everyone on the voting thread was telling me to just organize it and that we didn't need to have a local host. This entire thing has turned out to be ridiculously complicated and dramatic. I've tried to keep discussion of this on the boards and decisions made as a group but inevitably a lot of people end up PMing me or talking to me in person or on Facebook to say what they want to say, despite my clear efforts to NOT make myself completely in charge of MAMU.
Personally, I'm sick of the arguing. I chose Louisville because I'm hearing so many conflicting things about various different cities being awesome or being extremely terrible places for MAMU that I don't know who I can trust, so I went with the one where I knew first hand that there is tons of stuff to explore. I had originally planned to have a vote on the date, but that was a nightmare with the location and I didn't want to go through it again. I posted the date for discussion for quite a while, and not a single person objected to the date I chose, so I went with it. Obviously no date is going to work for everyone.
I tried my absolute best to include as many people as possible in all of the decisions. But that turns out to be way easier said than done. Everyone had plenty of opportunity to give their input, and as far as I can see, we came to this decision as democratically as possible considering that voting doesn't seem to work.
If the people who told me DC was bad were wrong, then I'm sorry, but I heard it from enough different people, including locals and other people that I trust, that it was not going to work, and along with being told that it was suggested and voted for as a joke, it seemed at the time ridiculous to stick with that.
SO, what it comes down to is...if I'm organizing this, then we're sticking with what we've got. At least it's something, and I see no reason MAMU can't be a successful event with the decision that we've made. If there is massive widespread discontent with the event as it has been set now, then please someone else take this over because I can't deal with the utter pandemonium. As long as I'm involved, I'm sticking with the date and location that has been set. If I'm over-ruled by a massive revolt, then, no hard feelings, but I'm out.
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..." -Dr. Suess