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OK - if you Quattro club folks are following this debate (which is a
polite term for the roastine you're getting), here are my comments as
NON-member...who you would probably like to have as a member.
1) What I hear on this group strongly DISinclines me to ever express
interest in the club.
2) This can be remedied by a fiscal disclosure - I strongly
recommend that you do so both in your newsletter and in a post to
thie group. Based on the sentiments expressed, I think the length of
such a post would not be a problem.
3) YOUR PR SUCKS. You have (probably with good intentions) managed
to make it look like you could give a s**t about your members once
you get their money. The story related about the NW region is
4) As someone in the communications "biz", I can advise you that the
only way to fix a problem like this is to open up, speak out clearly
and often, air the laundry, and start NOW. Otherwise you can kiss
off the chances of enlisting (or retaining) most of those on this
group. You don't want to do this.
5) Since this group is likely to expand considerably (I'm on the
Z-car list and it has grown from 800 members to 2000 in the past 12
months) your reputation on this list is important. Rest assured that
if these issues are not addressed, your reputation will become a
running joke on this list!.....IN PERPETUITY!
I am not trying to criticize QCUSA; I'm telling you exactly what
this situation looks like from where I'm sitting, and what to do
about it. If there is no response, the issue is finished and I'll
take part in whatever running joke begins about this. (I had the
first joke written into this post [right here] but since I'm really
not flaming you YET I deleted it.)
The fact is, you've already lost on this issue - because one of the
list members has asked for your tax records. Better beat him to the
punch and start talking.
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