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Another style of NSR feedback... Haha there's always one!

Postby Jamie » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:22 pm

"But I didn't come here to die... I came here to win." -Steve Fisher. YES STEVE!
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Postby sam_newman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:13 pm

Her entire account is just hilarious!
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Postby ruby » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:27 pm

Can we have the 'dee walker' prize at the rodeo next year for the uni that makes the most noise?
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Postby EmmaR » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:38 pm

ruby wrote:Can we have the 'dee walker' prize at the rodeo next year for the uni that makes the most noise?

I think we need to
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Postby tashai » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:00 pm

maybe invite her to come to present it?
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Postby Beth » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:06 pm

Hahahahaha this is excellent! I assume it's the same person who emailed Leeds Uni and NSR 2 years ago?
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Postby Robbing » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:03 am

Dee has now blocked all of her tweets. I haven't seen them but i can only assume it's about the noise. I can only assume it was about the noise with the replies i saw.
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Postby sam_newman » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:10 am

Dee sent an angry email as well...
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Postby Hannah Ellis » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:55 am

Haha saying what?
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Postby Canavan » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:17 pm

She said

Playtime in the school yard?
Try and remember that while you overgrown school kids in your drink induced stupor are acting their age (10?) and 'enjoying themselves', that some of us don't need drink OR NOISE to enjoy ourselves and would like to enjoy the peace and QUIET of our own homes that we have paid for and KEEP IT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Hannah Ellis » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:42 pm

Hahaha ridiculous
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Postby Pyro » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:28 pm

I think my polite, measured response would be something along the lines of

"Dear Dee

Many thanks for your correspondence. I'm sorry that you feel that the National Student Rodeo party is too noisy, and while I realise this response will be of little help I thought it best to at least be courteous enough to reply.

While I acknowledge that at least some of the participants at the NSR will 'let themselves go' a little during the weekend, I'd strongly dispute the various ad-hominem attacks you have made by both email and Twitter. As the event is for University students, I think it's a little bit of a stretch to label them with a mental age of 10, or I believe your initial assertion was 6. Similarly, a number of them don't consume any alcohol, don't join in with the parties over the weekend and come primarily for the kayaking competition, which is the main point of the weekend. Like most large social groups, the participants of the NSR are from a very diverse mix of backgrounds, so it seems a little unfair to tar them all with your very broad brush.

I appreciate that you mainly have issues with the noise, and while I do sympathise, we have done all that we can to ensure that the volume level in your area is within the legal boundaries. I note you've already dismissed this on Twitter as simply another trotted-out excuse, but it really is the essential governance point of the whole issue. We work closely with the local council, police and other services to ensure that our event is fully legal and above board, and we don't feel that the event should be held up or altered unless we risk breaching regulation. We happily comply with all the regulatory and monitoring demands put upon us by the Council and the Police as part of our licence application, including making the journey round to your approximate location with sound monitors to ensure we don't exceed the statutory limit of 45dB.

In summary, as we comply with all these regulations, as we are a once-annual event, and as we have received no complaints about the event other than your own, we feel there is little else we can reasonably do to assuage your concerns. I'm sorry you still feel we're a problem.

Yours faithfully

The NSR organisers"
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Postby Arthur Norton » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:37 pm

Get it sent Carrick.

That reply is infinitely more mature and coherent that any of her ranty garbled tweets (if any of which were used to estimate her mental age - would probably be around 10).
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Postby Robbing » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:49 pm

I'm impressed that the limit is 45dB and Dee is complaining. I knew that 45dB is pretty damn quite but i didn't quite know how quite.

A quiet library is about 30 dB
A quiet suburb or conversation at home is about 50 dB
A car at 30 mph is about 70 dB
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Postby Pyro » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:09 pm

Hmmm. Might be worth taking the 45dB reference out, I can't find where I got that figure from but I've found various references saying "has to be judged on a case-by-case basis..."

Thanks Arthur. It's basically a polite 'fuck you' letter...
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