David Thorpe wrote:Rod Cameron wrote:David Thorpe wrote:Isn't it at least worth a try, perhaps starting at Scalefour North next year? If that happens I might actually go.
This is getting a bit surreal. Are you saying that your decision to go or not go is based on people wearing name badges?
Yes. It played a major part in my decision not to go to Scalefour North this year, the first I've missed for the last seven years.
Bluntly, I'm sick and tired of undertaking a 600 mile round trip merely to end up wandering around the show run by the society of which I am a fully paid up member not knowing who anyone is.
David, I see from the above quote you omitted the pertinent point Rod made, of:
I know, you could volunteer to man the badges desk!
For a start, the current team no doubt have enough on in hosting and running the show. Secondly, you have championed the concept on and off on the forum for some time - so who better to run with it? Also, as a win-win, it will mean those who do sign up will naturally come to you and tell you who they are.
I have mixed feelings about them - partially as Noel said it needs a good number to sign up without it making those who do feel self conscience. Secondly, as has been mentioned, we also run the show very much as a public event - and the last thing we want to do is alienate the public (though I do take your point that we shouldn't alienate current members either!). Difficult balance to get right.