An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

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Wesley Tucker
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An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Wesley Tucker » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:21 am

In just the past two months the following have registered with SS.com:

Evan Brochu
Nicolas Petitbon
Melissa Trent
Izzy Zoboo
Paul Hindemith
Magnus Bobert
andrei spb
william charterkar
B Barnett
Moiz Noorani
Tom Bilstein
Detlef Kuhlmann
Paul Adams
Dice Lasse
Trey Bussey
Jonathan Boleo
Ed Nehring
Evan Miris
Alex Gonzalez
Wes Winchester
Greg Surr
Lucas Bond
MJ Valento
Oleg Glushko
Michael Palma
Graeme Thompson
deanry dupit
Jeff Vyain
Rick Barraz
Paul TC
Ben Keymer
Robert Brown
Zach Soliz

Do some of you know these people? I don't. I don't know what countries many of them live (people are getting really slack or skittish about filling out profiles on websites) and a couple have registered just to access the Buy/Sell forum. That's OK. But this is just the last page of "new" people registered on the site since May 27. There's a lot more pages before that.

The point is there are brand new people out there coming to SS.com to be involved in some way with slalom skateboarding. Odds have it within just a short amount of time they will want to race if they haven't attended one already.

What's the point of this? Well, it seems as though things are slowing down a bit and we all know the reasons: moving on to other things, burnout with race organizing, no money, yadda, yadda, yadda. But then it's easy to see there are people wanting to slalom and getting involved in what we've been doing for a very long time.

For manufacturers I might suggest HARVESTING some e-mails from the more recent registrants and getting directly in contact with these people. For race organizers do the same. Find out where they are and what they want out of slalom. For the ISSA, quit ignoring them and make an overt effort at outreach.

Or, nothing can change and just hope the same 20 or 30 people will continue to travel around and go to races. Maybe Silverfish can pick up the slack and carry the load.
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Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Sj Kalliokoski » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:39 am

Might be good idea to put some fields in registration page as mandatory fields, like country.
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Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Robert Gaisek » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:18 pm

Amen to that! Magnus Bobert = Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Steve Collins
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Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Steve Collins » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:08 pm

Jeff Vyain = New York City = won the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon last year

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Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Lisa Scott » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:32 pm

I agree Wes, it's nice to know where your FAMILIA is.....

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Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Jeremy Coffman » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:57 am

A know a Paul Adams from Texas that slaloms.

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Re: An Observation And A Suggestion For Anyone Who Cares

Post by Guillaume Saint-Criq » Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:13 am

Nicolas Petitbon => France
Oleg Glushko => Russia

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