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ATA Shooter survey IMPORTENT

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by grntitan, Mar 3, 2013.

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  1. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and it is "Important" too.

    Seriously though, everyone who shoots ATA should take this survey. It addresses almost all of the common discussions and arguments aired on this forum. Now is your chance to give your opinion.
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

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    Although I agree with the importance of taking the survey, I thought there were some questions that had little significance and more questions that should have been asked. Perhaps in the next survey.

    Not to be too critical though, it's a beginning of communicating with the membership and if you care about registered trapshooting competition then your participation in this first attempt will go a long way to convincing the ED and EC that you are willing to work with them.

    I encourage the ATA to keep up the good work and continue the effort.
     
  3. CharlieAMA

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    I got the survey Friday, and took it. It is posted. Charlie
     
  4. Setterman

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    It's about time. Hope they post the results.

    Wonder how many members don't know it's on the website?
     
  5. hunter44

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    Mine came via Email.
     
  6. Setterman

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    I never got the email, nor do I visit the ATA site much. Even when I do, I never check the general information header.

    TTT so more people see it.
     
  7. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I got the email. I'm not sure why/how as I do not recall giving them my email address. Never the less, I took the survey. I agree a few more pressing subjects could have been added but its certainly a step in the right direction.
     
  8. hunter44

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    I found it interesting that they asked about the value of Lady I & Lady II categories but did not ask about Jr. Gold & Sub Vet.........those are the useless categories IMHO.
     
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    I believe they did Hunter44, I agreed with you.
     
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    "I never got the email, nor do I visit the ATA site much. Even when I do, I never check the general information header."

    If anyone took the survey how could they make statements such as above. The entire last question was dedicated to the subject of the statements.

    Just ask the ATA about subscribing to PostOne.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    why dont they ask if the grand should be moved out of illinois?
     
  12. spitter

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    There were any number of questions that were skewed to elicit a desired perspective... It would have been nice had they offered a final inquiry question... allowing us to submit a narrative on what we think are problems instead of them asking us to confirm what they think are problems...

    Jay
     
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    Bob, Since you directed your comment at me, I will clarify.

    I doubt 10% of the trapshooters frequent the ATA website. So, how are they going to know about the survey if they don't get an email, see it on TS.com, or hear about from other shooters?

    I was at 2 clubs this weekend, and it was never mentioned.
     
  14. thunder

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    Wish they would add a comment section at the end.
     
  15. W.P.T.

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    The last poll (survey) they took was about the move to Sparta as I recall and it showed members against it hands down, hope this poll does more good ... Maybe this is the new ATA, hope so ...

    Be intersting to know who or where the questions came from ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Mine was emailed. Maybe if they had asked members these questions a few years ago they wouldnt have the mess they have now?
     
  17. shot410ga

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    In 38 years that is the first time I was ever asked my opinion by the ATA. It was about time.
     
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    I didn't know about the survey, either, from the ATA website but it showed up in an email sent to me. I'm glad to have the chance to answer the survey and all ATA shooters should seek out the survey and submit their answers.

    I don't know if the survey is the idea of our Exec. Director, Lynn Gipson, or the EC, but it's a step in the right direction. They have a difficult task of addressing the slowly decreasing interest in our great sport, and the survey shows a willingness to see what the shooter's response is to some issues.

    Seek out the survey - respond to the survey.
     
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    "I doubt 10% of the trapshooters frequent the ATA website. So, how are they going to know about the survey if they don't get an email"

    SM if including a quote means I directed my comments toward you. Then I prefer to think that I directed my comment toward you because you made the comment to begin with!!!!! Since you chose to take this farther than the statements I made I will respond further by saying.

    They would know if they receive a membership card in the mail. That is how the ATA got my email a few years ago when they announced the ATA newsletter.

    In the envelope with my average card was a piece of paper that told about the newsletter. It also said that if I wanted to receive PostOne to send a email address to the ATA. It wasn't difficult, I don't understand why no one seems to remembers it. They certainly seem to remember to complain long and loud about the fact that their membership card didn't show up the day after they paid for it.

    You said you doubted that 10% frequented the ATA website. I doubt that 10% frequent this website. Yet there never seems to be a lack of them complaining about all types of ATA issues. Oddly enough you among them. Yet you never stay in touch with what you have a passion for finding fault with!!!!!

    I guess I just don't understand how anyone can complain about the association they voluntarily pay dues to. Yet they make no effort to find out what they are complaining about. Amazing!!!!!!

    The link provided above takes anyone that clicks on it right to the newsletter, well at least the last one posted. Oh I forgot no one goes there right.

    Well it reminds me of eating, the meal can be put right in front of you. If you don't take the responsibility of shoveling the food into your own mouth you won't reap the benefits of the meal.

    In your original post you said and I quote again.

    "I never got the email, nor do I visit the ATA site much. Even when I do, I never check the general information header."

    Now in your second post you are saying to me and I quote again.

    "I doubt 10% of the trapshooters frequent the ATA website. So, how are they going to know about the survey if they don't get an email"

    Now it is THEY it is not I any longer it is THEY. Well the words that come to mind are STAY IN TOUCH!!!!! You might learn what is going on.

    Bob Lawless
     
  20. ljutic73

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    I did it..
     
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