Originally Posted by Unregistered
What I don't get is why clubs put up with it? Do they even read the site? Do they really fear his influence that much? Why? Do his favorable remarks bring them that much business? It's just an anonymous chat site. Sure there's some useful information on there but you have to sift through a lot of cr*p to find it. If I'm interested in learning more about a club or coach I'm not going to rely on BOTN. I'll do my own research talking to people in person. The product speaks for itself. Clubs should remember that and walk away from BOTN. Easy enough to set up the same discussions here.
It hasn't effected clubs that don't sponsor. Alby (PR), EM, Mass, Smithtown, LGN, Sachem, etc are all doing quite well. Even begging the parents to go to Surf is not working. People aren't stupid...well mostly.