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Re: Grimsby Wargames Club

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:44 pm
by nevermore
Sorry Katie

Re: Grimsby Wargames Club

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:55 pm
by nevermore
A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:
nevermore wrote:...its not about me trying to get revenge, its about stamping out this type of behaviour and educating fools.


That, my friend, is a losing battle.
Alas, there will always be arseholes in this world. If that is your motivation then you are on a hiding to nothing.
You can't educate fools. That's why they're fools. At best you'll just get them keep it to themselves, but you won't change how they think and feel. In some ways it's better for them to be vocal so others can realise what kind of people they are. Otherwise they'll just carry on their prejudice in some other way. You won't change their views and opinions you'll just inspire them to find other subtler ways of continuing it.
Maybe a better way is to create something positive from it rather than dwell on the negative? Maybe it's a good opportunity to create a new club in the area, one built on being inclusive rather than exclusive.
Of course, there's nothing wrong in raising some public awareness over what they are like. But in the end you could end up punishing yourself if you don't let it go.
You've clocked them for the bunch of cunts they are. And, even better, you've done something to alert other authorities and charities, and the gaming community, to their activities. Now let it go before it consumes you.
Stop looking for a cause to die for and find one to live for instead.



You are talking sense C.H. i think people are well aware now of the club, just by bringing it out on the Froth has done alot of damage to the Club, people read and people now know, small world in the Wargaming hobby, word gets around fast.

Re: Grimsby Wargames Society

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:29 pm
by dhtandco
A few further observations on this group.
Malc and I have no wish to rejoin the Grimsby Wargames Society.EVER. We resigned our membership.
The point of giving the letter from the police to the new chairman was two fold, either he was unaware of the actions of the previous Committee and its actions were covered up ( the accounts showed legal fees of over £1000 for the year to December 2015 , so how were they justified if that was the case ?)
OR he was aware and chose to ignore their conduct, thereby condoning it? The club has a code of conduct regarding appropriate behaviour which they were happy to quote against Malcolm in the solicitors letter they sent him dated 6-11-2015, 3 weeks after the police letter dated 15-10-2015.Which begs the question are the Solicitors guilty of a hate incident/crime, by pursuing him well after the police warning to desist was given to them? Or did the club just choose to not tell the Solicitor about the police involvement. Either way it gives you a flavour of the ethos of this group.

If anyone has any advice on whether it is worth writing to the firm of Solicitors or the Law Society regarding their involvement I am happy to hear it. As a professional man I am not impressed by their conduct, and Malcolm would like an apology from them.

Re: Grimsby Wargames Club

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:41 pm
by dhtandco
Just read Chaotic Humphreys post. Great advice.We have been busy building the Victorian Outpost a private group of like minded gamers who meet at my place in a custom built games room.New scenery,new figures new friends make this still a fantastic hobby to be in .So having made our point Malc and I are getting back to setting up our new river sections for a Boxer rebellion game this week.Look out for the pictures soon.

Re: Grimsby Wargames Club

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:45 pm
by Lem23
You should post this around the other forums online too, LAF, Thewargameswebsite, facebook, even TMP (though I'm not sure the what the reaction would be there, given the audience) and let people know you're doing your own club now too. Make sure everyone knows what cunts they are, and then work on developing your own new club further. When people know they're social pariahs and that there's an inclusive alternative in Grimsby, maybe they'll start to overcome their neanderthal ways.

Re: Grimsby Wargames Club

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:14 am
by nevermore
Well sort of putting it to one side now Lem23 for the time being, alot of damage has been done to the clubs reputation, self inflicted of course, i am pretty sure Grimsby club has been watching this topic and reporting back.

As it stands at the moment, i have other things to do and we have spoke about what action to take next, its not going to take over my life but we won't let it drop, but we can make people be more aware that being disabled is not something to mock, but to be treated with respect and admiration, small town Grimsby, will let you all know soon what the next step is.

Re: Grimsby Wargames Club

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:53 am
by dhtandco
This club appears to no longer have a website, so naming and shaming them seems to have had an impact.