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Old September 2nd, 2005, 22:54   #4
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Originally Posted by Blackthorne
Tough question....

Airsoft on campus might fly now, but you have to look downstream a little and try to imagine what the backlash would be from your administration staff if there was an "incedent" (use your imagination). They might blow away all your hard work with a simple vote.
Since I've already drove a car in the college (and not through it :wink: ), spilled 5 tons of shreaded paper as an april fools gag (with the help of the security guards of all people) and once kidnapped a director as a student carnival strike (okay, more like willingly ducktapped), and never having heard a peep would give me cause to pause and ask myself if they would even flinch even if I strolled around the college with what apears to be automatic weapons.

Then I'd remember that they've entrusted me with about half a milion dollars to administrate annually for the student union, that there are an insane amount of staff members that owe me personnal favors and that I'm on a first name basis with the senior staff.

These people know me. And they know that I run a tight show. I ran (and still help a lot) the weekly drinking binges held on every thursday in the student café, and I have an almost spotless report with no arrests and only one ambulance call in a year. That is nearly unheared of locally.

The point is, I know I can get this thing off the ground without a problem, but should I?

Originally Posted by Blackthorne
I think bringing people into the sport is always good. Even as an experiment, a public recruiting drive might be interesting.

In some ways having to spend a few hundred dollars (few thousand?!?!?) to get started in this sport is a bit of a qualifier in itself. You need a basic level of commitment to make that investment. Then, as the addiction...*achem*..commitment grows, the player develops.

Real "recruiting" happens on the feild, during play, when the person feels the rush and likes it enough to keep playing. Usually one on one with their "sponsor"..

Jeeze...this is starting to sound like AA!

I vote YES, but tentatively based on the approach, and what exectly is said at the info-session..
I've though about it, I'd probably settle for one of our audithoriums. Agora style seating for about 80, with a lot of space at the bottom. I'd run a 10-15 minute slideshow on a loop as people who saw the video would come down and chat. I'd like no more than 100ish people attending to insure that I can talk to most and give out the correct info.

This is not me talking behind a table in the cafeteria while the students come up, glance at the table and leave. I really want to take the time to educate people properly.
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