This Site Uses Cookies. Please Click Here to view our Cookie Policy
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39

Thread: Pity Poor Peter

  1. #1
    Senior Moments Penny E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chesham, Bucks
    Posts
    2,147
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 41 Times in 20 Posts

    Pity Poor Peter

    Nearly 20 questions already!

    How is the poor guy supposed to answer all these questions meaningfully and fully?

    Should we not consider this to be a privilege, rather than an opportunity to post facetious questions about trivia?

    He is a busy man. It's not as if this is a Downing Street poll - they have mandarins to answer silly questions, Peter doesn't.

    (If he does, we're paying for them! )

    Probably a controversial post, but such is life!

    Penny E

  2. #2
    Escouts Founder Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Midlothian, Scotland
    Posts
    6,320
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Penny E View Post
    Nearly 20 questions already!

    How is the poor guy supposed to answer all these questions meaningfully and fully?

    Should we not consider this to be a privilege, rather than an opportunity to post facetious questions about trivia?

    He is a busy man. It's not as if this is a Downing Street poll - they have mandarins to answer silly questions, Peter doesn't.

    (If he does, we're paying for them! )

    Probably a controversial post, but such is life!

    Penny E
    I've emailed him to get his opinion on halting the posting of questions. So he can get a chance to answer them.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Mang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Ware, Hertfordshire
    Posts
    1,951
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 7 Times in 2 Posts
    Penny, I agree that Peter's time should be used wisely but this is from the important announcments...

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    For your info Peter emailed me today, as he does !! Hes had a quick look and will answer them when some more come in.
    I did think it a brave move to say 'when some more come in'!.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  4. #4
    Senior Moments Penny E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chesham, Bucks
    Posts
    2,147
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 41 Times in 20 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I've emailed him to get his opinion on halting the posting of questions. So he can get a chance to answer them.
    Good idea Richard - I can now sleep at night without worrying about him!

    Maybe it would be a good idea to lock the thread every 10 questions (or whatever number he feels he can do justice to at one time) from now on until he's caught up with us? The re-open it for the next batch?

  5. #5
    Senior Member Shaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,617
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 28 Times in 17 Posts
    The more questions he answers the quicker he'll get to Senior Member!!

  6. #6
    ASL and YLUL wealdbrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,641
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 55 Times in 33 Posts
    I think that I would be happy if PD delegated some of the "policy" or "detail" issues to some of the top team at Gillwell to answer - he could express a brief personal response and then ask them to look at the history, previous decisions, etc. and share them with us.

    It would be nice to get the top level talking to the ground roots and if PD can encourage them to do so then it can only be a benefit to the whole movement.
    John Alexander,
    ASL and Assistant Webmaster
    1st Weald Brook
    http://www.1stwealdbrook.org.uk
    ESL(YL) Brentwood District

  7. #7
    Escouts Founder Richard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Midlothian, Scotland
    Posts
    6,320
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    The more questions he answers the quicker he'll get to Senior Member!!
    Need to fix that !!!!!!!

  8. #8
    DCSL / CSL akela281's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    103
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I dont feel that some questions are trivia - he is our cheif scout he is a normal guy. Were all normal leaders / helpers its just nice to know something about the chap that makes him real!!!
    We know our leaders around us and know a bit about them, who knows about PD apart from what you see on tv!
    Akela
    281st St David's

  9. #9
    Senior Member Raksha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lymington, Hants
    Posts
    5,665
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Having looked at some of answers, what do people think now?
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple - Oscar Wilde

  10. #10
    Scout Leader (Bosun) Nick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thatcham, Berkshire
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
    Good answers - I can't wait to get my Scouts started on a Chief Scouts Challenge. Trivial questions and answers shouldn't be dismissed out of hand, they often form the spark of inspiration that lead to great ideas (at least that's what I tell Mrs Nick when she complains that I'm talking rubbish again!).

    Nick

  11. #11
    Proud Scout in Wales Skip Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Llandeilo
    Posts
    622
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'm impressed that he has taken the time to answer the questions and do hope that is read and monitored by the SA as a whole. This is where small rural / inexperianced leaders and all levels of Scouting can communicate, share ideas and experiances. PD mentions that one question started an interesting thread so hes not just flipantly answering questions he also checks forums? that can only be good.
    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing"

    George Bernard Shaw
    [1856-1950]

  12. #12
    Simon - 3hg simont's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Stockport
    Posts
    145
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I'd never really considered that the powers that be might look at Escouts. I wonder if some people would have posted differently in the past, had they know that PD and possibly HQ were looking on!
    Last edited by simont; 28-09-2007 at 10:44 AM. Reason: Silly spelling mistake!
    Simon,

    3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group, www.3hg.org

    "A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done."
    ~ Fred Allen ~

    Sound like your Exec?

  13. #13
    Senior Member Shaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,617
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 28 Times in 17 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by simont View Post
    I'd never really considered that the powers that be might look at Escouts. I wonder if some people would have posted differently in the past, had they know that PD and possibly HQ were looking on!
    No my post would be the same but it just means I don't put my picture on

  14. #14
    Senior Moments Penny E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chesham, Bucks
    Posts
    2,147
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 41 Times in 20 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by simont View Post
    I'd never really considered that the powers that be might look at Escouts. I wonder if some people would have posted differently in the past, had they know that PD and possibly HQ were looking on!
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    No my post would be the same but it just means I don't put my picture on

    My posts would have been exactly the same too. I know that someone at District level reads my posts sometimes (Hello J! ) It doesn't stop me posting my opinions, but as with any forum you do have to be careful with what you write.

    I would really hope that PD and Gilwell do read this forum. Another Forum I am on (educational) is watched avidly by the powers-that-be, which adds a certain amount of spice at times.

  15. #15
    Proud Scout in Wales Skip Ian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Llandeilo
    Posts
    622
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Penny E View Post
    My posts would have been exactly the same too. I know that someone at District level reads my posts sometimes (Hello J! ) It doesn't stop me posting my opinions, but as with any forum you do have to be careful with what you write.
    Just to say a Scout is to be Trusted, A Scout is loyal etc

    not grovelling but I approach posting as everything else I say or do with a set of values I learnt as a child at some youth thing I was involved with.

    Last edited by Daniel; 28-09-2007 at 05:16 PM. Reason: quote fix
    "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing"

    George Bernard Shaw
    [1856-1950]

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Pity the fans...
    By DonTregartha in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-07-2013, 09:39 AM
  2. Poor Training, Poor management...
    By Bushfella in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 30-01-2013, 11:24 AM
  3. Poor Take up on courses
    By Rover in forum Adult Training & Support
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-09-2012, 08:32 PM
  4. A poor attitude IMO
    By Alfbranch in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-03-2011, 09:13 PM
  5. Poor Behaviour - Help!
    By Pebbles in forum Cub Scouts
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 03-10-2008, 08:51 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •