zj1002 wrote:If its a non issue dont talk about it
This does nothing good or bad for disc golf. It won't matter. In 1 month you won't be talking about this. No one will
Did they approach it wrong? Yeah. Mom and pop stores don't really have a PR dept
Talk about the good in disc golf. Don't dwell on this. We are the ones feeding this, it shouldn't be that way
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Roc Lover wrote:ZJ, i mostly agree with you, but lets say this was something that involved DN, maybe not involving you personally but another employee. How would you personally handle that? Both internally and PR wise on the forums and such.
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zj1002 wrote:Roc Lover wrote:ZJ, i mostly agree with you, but lets say this was something that involved DN, maybe not involving you personally but another employee. How would you personally handle that? Both internally and PR wise on the forums and such.
That isn't my department. We have a customer service department. I would not be involved in the public "statement"
Clearwater is just in a tough situation because they have someone driving one of their vehicles. I drive plenty of DN merch to between locations, but I do so in my own vehicle. So I am personally responsible if I cause harm to someone else on the road. Disc Golf stores aren't really trained or prepared on how to respond to such situations and very few have the focused service dept that we do. They are obviously choosing to stick behind their employee. I know Disc Nation would fully support me publicly but at the same time do their best to rectify the situation. Clearwater used a statement with poor wording but I don't see how you expect them to let people willing trash all over their Facebook. We delete comments all the time on Disc Nation facebook. For disc golf companies facebook is a valuable tool for reaching our customer base.
Clearwater will learn from this and you can bet other companies paid attention to how it played out(Disc Nation has). The more this sport grows, the more we will have to deal with this stuff.
Public opinion doesn't make anyone guilty/innocent. There was nothing illegal that happened. Things could have been done better on both sides(Clearwater and the Biker).
I also see things from a different view point by working at Disc Nation and having received a degree in Criminal Justice
Roc Lover wrote:I didnt see the statement made by cdg can anyone post it for me?
Clearwater Disc Golf Store wrote: "It seems around here we have a lot of aggressive bicyclists with helmet cams that go out and try to antagonize drivers. We talked to the police about it and it seems its an ongoing issue. Too bad they want to take it out on a struggling mom-n-pop local business.
If you have an issue take it to the local police. Don`t slander hard working people on a public forum. I promise I won`t try to move my bike in front of your car and film it and blame it on you.
I have a teenager who rides his bike around here too, all the time. 3 feet is the rule and everyone I know tries there best to abide by it.
Now if you want to hate on us there isn`t much we can do about it.
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