Bombsquadgolf.com - The latest hair-brained decision
A while back, I posted on my other blog about the really brain-dead way that Bombsquad managed a virus outbreak. It was fairly typical of how they handle everything that is potentially negative to the site; try and cover it up.
Ever since that blog entry, I've been banned from their site. That doesn't stop me from hearing about some of the things that they do.
A while back they announced that they would provide "professional" shaft fittings for $1000 or so. That blew me away. Last I heard, they weren't golf pros, and their fitting pedigree could be considered questionable at best. Of course, this follows on the heels of an Auction website that never was opened and a golf store that they've been talking about for quite a while that still appears to be a pipe dream.
This weeks entry comes from the following post (spelling errors are their's not mine):
We will NOT allow BSG members to plan outtings in which there are golf shop sponsors and advertise and organize these on our website. Remember, BSG is a business, and in no way do we intend on allowing someone to plan an outting with the intention of having a golf shop sponsor this outting. This, will in no way be tollerated, and if it happens, membership will be revoked.
Also, the organization and advertising of an outting, involving BSG membership must be CLEARED with us first. All outting plans should be run by Derek or myself before a post is made. The plan must be okayed by us before you can begin advertising such a thing.
Let me interpret that second paragraph for you....
Members are not allowed to congregate without our prior approval. Do not post messages trying to establish an outing without clearing it with a guy whose mailbox is perpetually full.
This is community-building 101, no?
Here's a parting thought from a BSG member, that sums up the world over there:
The idea of BSG is to make Todd some money from a captive audience of consumers who would like to purchase stuff from questionable sources in an environment where negative feedback and warnings about bad deals are prohibited.
That's 100% accurate.