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18 minutes ago, old dee said:

It still astounds me that we can get 50k+ members for a team that has performed well in 5 years of the last 55.

We must be the most deluded bunch of people in society.

Anyone know by how much the 3 game membership inflates the figures.

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23 hours ago, The Swimming Dee said:

I said that the communication from the club to members this year has been appalling. Have not heard boo from our CEO. You’d hardly know he works at MFC

Who and does he?

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9 minutes ago, dees189227 said:

I feel sorry for the receptionist who has to answer the phone each monday morning.

I doubt there is much abuse, these days you can get it off your chest well before monday morning. 

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Today I got around to filling in the survey and I've finally got it off my chest. It's been bugging me for years. I am sick and tired of only ever being offered a free scarf every year. Where's the innovation? How about socks or a cap?

Seriously, it's good that they conduct the survey (assuming they read the answers). AFL football clubs are strange beasts. Full of members, most of whom the club administration never gets to meet. A survey is at least one way of finding out what moves the membership, for good or ill. 

 

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Didn’t get one

Because I didn’t continue my Membership 

Because I refuse to contribute to Lewis’s superannuation 

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33 minutes ago, Old Bear said:

Didn’t get one

Because I didn’t continue my Membership 

Because I refuse to contribute to Lewis’s superannuation 

We have three memberships in our household, and with another one due in October, it would have been four next season. I automatically rollover each year but opted out for next season. People can call me whatever they want but I’m holding off on purchasing our memberships for next season until I see the results. I’m not contributing to a  dysfunctional football team anymore. 

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13 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

We have three memberships in our household, and with another one due in October, it would have been four next season. I automatically rollover each year but opted out for next season. People can call me whatever they want but I’m holding off on purchasing our memberships for next season until I see the results. I’m not contributing to a  dysfunctional football team anymore. 

One can only speculate widely on what people might call you Ethan.

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39 minutes ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

One can only speculate widely on what people might call you Ethan.

The Coat-Hanger Bandit. 

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14 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

We have three memberships in our household, and with another one due in October, it would have been four next season. I automatically rollover each year but opted out for next season. People can call me whatever they want but I’m holding off on purchasing our memberships for next season until I see the results. I’m not contributing to a  dysfunctional football team anymore. 

Must say after 40 odd years of membership I am prepared to give them next year but like many I am tiring.

May I inquire as to what you mean by results.. is that a reference to the remainder of this season... cause it ain't looking pretty.

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1 hour ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

The Coat-Hanger Bandit. 

Of course!!

They were used for the public good so your thievery is excusable 

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16 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

We have three memberships in our household, and with another one due in October, it would have been four next season. I automatically rollover each year but opted out for next season. People can call me whatever they want but I’m holding off on purchasing our memberships for next season until I see the results. I’m not contributing to a  dysfunctional football team anymore. 

Same.

I will make my membership an "Event", not a "Trend" in future.

Win back the respect lost this year, and make solid progress on a permanent home. Those 2 items will have me digging into my wallet again. (Well, credit card to be precise)

Besides, we are already Bulletproof off the field. The club said so.

 

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Must say after 40 odd years of membership I am prepared to give them next year but like many I am tiring.

May I inquire as to what you mean by results.. is that a reference to the remainder of this season... cause it ain't looking pretty.

As stated previously I view my membership as a charitable donation.

Think of it that way with occasional year where I  benefit.. 

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21 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

All of my family are speaking louder by not filling it in......

Yep, that'll show 'em!

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Interesting albeit dated puff piece by  a mob that did some analysis on Richmond's membership

https://home.id.com.au/case-studies/richmond-football-club/

"We started by mapping the location of current and past Richmond members. It showed a clear spatial pattern with membership strongest in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs, fanning out from the club’s heartland in Richmond (the red areas on the map below).

Then the demography comes in. We know that when the children of current Richmond supporters grow up and leave home, we can predict with some confidence where they will move to. In Melbourne there is a clear northwest and southeast divide. People that grew up in the southeast have a strong tendency to move further southeast to a suburb they can afford when they buy their family home. Demographers call this outward sectoral migration.

You can clearly see people who live in Richmond strongholds fanning out across the east and southeastern suburbs (the yellow arrows on the map below)."

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6 minutes ago, demonstone said:

Yep, that'll show 'em!

I haven't filled mine in either demonstone but you maybe right - completing it would send the message - I suppose.

Unfortunately, nowadays, everyone has a survey or wants feedback.

If I contact my bank or other service providers they ask for a survey. I received a parcel via Australia Post and they wanted a survey. I don't use uber but I believe you are asked to rate the driver.

Before you know it even the good ladies who provide ……….. err .. " personal services" …….. will require a rating.

I simply cannot be bothered with any of it.

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1 hour ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Must say after 40 odd years of membership I am prepared to give them next year but like many I am tiring.

May I inquire as to what you mean by results.. is that a reference to the remainder of this season... cause it ain't looking pretty.

On-field results for the first few gamesmanship next season. 

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21 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

We have three memberships in our household, and with another one due in October, it would have been four next season. I automatically rollover each year but opted out for next season. People can call me whatever they want but I’m holding off on purchasing our memberships for next season until I see the results. I’m not contributing to a  dysfunctional football team anymore. 

Renewed mine already

The team needs it's members more when times are tough

And (IMHO) comment and criticism carry far more weight from those who remain committed through tough times (not suggesting you aren't ET)

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On 7/6/2019 at 1:14 AM, Bitter but optimistic said:

I think they'd get the picture of how supporters are feeling atm.

Demonland represents only a small percentage of the Membership/supporters base. Also, a self-selecting group.

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16 minutes ago, bing181 said:

Demonland represents only a small percentage of the Membership/supporters base. Also, a self-selecting group.

Maybe bing!

But we represent a very high percentage of the perverts and intellectuals that follow the dees 

That counts!

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On 7/12/2019 at 3:41 PM, In Harmes Way said:

All of my family are speaking louder by not filling it in......

You really don't have any idea how feedback works, do you?....

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