Monday, 30 August 2021
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Hello folks,

The next CUSG Meeting is scheduled for next Monday (6th Sept).

This is a reminder that we will not be attending, having tendered our resignation from the Group recently.

If you have any Questions you would like raised via the Meeting, you are advised to email them in to the CUSG email address - Hello@cusg.co.uk

By all means post on here the Question’s you’re sending in, for discussion etc, but please note we won’t be sending them in for you!

We’ll still operate a Thread for these Meetings, as people like to discuss the information that comes out from them.

Thanks,

Admin.
2 months ago
More than happy to collate but wait and see what happens with their meeting first.

No reason why someone in cusg can’t do it.
2 months ago
My reply was from Simon. He’s stepped down as Chair since he became SLO, but possibly only he has access to the Email address currently, given that as far we’re aware, no permanent Chair is in place yet.

I would hope the subject of receiving Q’s is discussed tonight, as for it to fall away would be disappointing. We may be just about the only folk who took them, but that’s because our Users knew they would be asked on their behalf.

Kessler, I think if they do continue, it should be down to CUSG to collate and sort. That way it’s all kept central, and they’d be published alongside the Minutes as present. If folk are encouraged to send them direct to the relevant Group then the whole CUSG brand becomes irrelevant to the average fan. Centralising the Q’s goes hand in hand with the transparency which is a key foundation of all CUSG business IMO…
2 months ago
Mullen could you email them and ask would they be willing to continue accepting questions from the forum if you collated them and sent them in? You're trusted both on here and by CUSG, they might not like your criticism but they know you won't lie about questions for example.

Would the mods be happy if we kept using these threads to post questions in that way?
2 months ago
Reason I ask the last part for is:

If it’s a group decision that questions have to go to each group and they won’t do as previous than it’s very poor. It explains that the group has reverted back to the cosy get together ,without doing much, and won’t accept the criticism. Therefore the groups finished in terms of supporter interaction!

If it’s one persons/groups decision then it goes against the constitution without taking it to the group as a whole to vote on. Again the group is finished in terms of any democratic process.


I agree. They are pushing fans away. Whatever they might say about wanting fan engagement, if they aren't going to accept questions from the messageboard anymore that says it all.
2 months ago
Reason I ask the last part for is:

If it’s a group decision that questions have to go to each group and they won’t do as previous than it’s very poor. It explains that the group has reverted back to the cosy get together ,without doing much, and won’t accept the criticism. Therefore the groups finished in terms of supporter interaction!

If it’s one persons/groups decision then it goes against the constitution without taking it to the group as a whole to vote on. Again the group is finished in terms of any democratic process.
2 months ago
I haven’t received answers yet after the questions were forwarded on to the trust.

In fairness that’s fine as the minutes aren’t out to Friday so I’m happy to wait until then.

Do we know who is picking up the cusg emails and made the decision not to take questions anymore?
2 months ago
I’ve put a Q in for the Club, asking about the fact the Ticketing System has gone down on all 3 Home League Games so far.

I received a reply about an Hour later saying that ‘CUSG concur’ with what I had asked, and that NC would be updating on the matter in his update.

I’ve since replied thanking for the reply but also adding I look forward to the answer to my Q…
2 months ago
Many don't understand why you hide behind a vpn in anonymity Kessler. If you are doing nothing wrong then you have nothing to fear
2 months ago
I’d quite happily collate and manage the questions - I like doing things like that.

But I didn’t want to do it this meeting as wanted to see the shit show and passing the buck and were proved right. Also it shows what a good job CCU/Mouldy did.

There’ll be some in cusg that will be happy the questions are gone - this to me is very sad but proves they aren’t In it for supporters but rather themselves - I don’t include the club in this who IMO have done a good job, Clibbens, with this.

We make everything far to complicated at this club. It should be a simple process really.
2 months ago
Suggest you read the original Post Laffy! :)
2 months ago
Is JN happy to participate in a committee with Peter Ridsdale, a shamed football administrator banned from being a company director for 7 1/2 years?
2 months ago
if I think that asking a question may get me into trouble then should I really be asking it .


I think that's a terrible way of looking at things. Fans should be able to criticize the club or ask questions without fearing retaliation in their personal or professional lives for doing so. The CUSG meetings were one of the ways we could do that.

I simply can't fathom why on earth the club or the Trust would need to know a persons name in order to answer a question. What are their motives for wanting one, what legitimate reason could they possibly have for wanting that information?
2 months ago
Yes, sorry, just got round to reading the relevant emails.
2 months ago
Asking a question is only setting yourself up to be patronised by that guy who dresses like a sex tourist or Flabby Gubbins so what’s the point.
2 months ago
The messageboarders resigned after the last meeting of CUSG. There has not been another meeting.

As far as I'm aware nothing has, as yet, been agreed by CUSG re if questions are going to continue, in what form etc etc


The asking of Questions has never been solely limited to Users of this Forum, it’s just that many people preferred via us as they knew it would at least get taken to the Meetings…


As I’ve said before questions were answered this way and those that weren’t were rightly scrutinised.

The trust take an age to reply, if they decide to.

My opinion I can’t be arsed what’s decided. Better things to do with my time.
2 months ago
The asking of Questions has never been solely limited to Users of this Forum, it’s just that many people preferred via us as they knew it would at least get taken to the Meetings…


I did like that, and at the last one you even included a question I submitted after the deadline and had just assumed wasn't going to be included. So credit for that.
2 months ago
Bumble, their reply to Mullen seems like they want future questions to just be sent privately?


Yep - I think it’s been decided already!

If Bumble has an alternative suggestion she can sit on Monday and suggest but the reply was quite clear as to what’s now expected.
2 months ago
The messageboarders resigned after the last meeting of CUSG. There has not been another meeting.

As far as I'm aware nothing has, as yet, been agreed by CUSG re if questions are going to continue, in what form etc etc


The asking of Questions has never been solely limited to Users of this Forum, it’s just that many people preferred via us as they knew it would at least get taken to the Meetings…
2 months ago
Personally if I want to know something I ask a question, if I think that asking a question may get me into trouble then should I really be asking it . Simple enough concept to me , ask via a group or e mail NC usually does the trick , but I wouldn't ask a question that would never be answered then moan about it eg how much is XY on a year or does YZ dress to the left or right
2 months ago
Bumble, their reply to Mullen seems like they want future questions to just be sent privately?
2 months ago
Hold up everyone a minute please.

Firstly please note I am speaking as me, not as a representative of CUSG but:

The messageboarders resigned after the last meeting of CUSG. There has not been another meeting.

As far as I'm aware nothing has, as yet, been agreed by CUSG re if questions are going to continue, in what form etc etc.

Surely that has to be decided at the next meeting which is scheduled for Monday.
2 months ago
I want to say that for once, I wholeheartedly agree you with CCU. Fan engagement has been a problem for a long time at BP, but I feel like the regular Q&A's helped a little bit to address that.

By inviting people to send their Question’s directly to those concerned it instantly becomes a more private situation, clearly nobody is prepared to collate them and sort the answers!


Fair enough if you and the other mod aren't doing it anymore, but could we still use this thread to ask questions if someone else is? Maybe if we could all post our questions on here, and then guilt Mullen into collating and sending them? :D Would that be allowed?

Some fans feel that asking via CUSG is their only avenue given previous dealings with some of the Groups.


It was the only way I could put questions to the club and the Trust and feel safe there would be no retaliation in my personal or professional life. Now I feel as though I'm being denied access to the fan engagement process.
3 months ago
No he will just turn to his right and ask NC to fire you


And that's exactly why I don't attach my name, because I don't want them to be able to fire me for my comments.
3 months ago
The CUSG constitution says ”The Group will be transparent and open in its activities.

By inviting people to send their Question’s directly to those concerned it instantly becomes a more private situation, clearly nobody is prepared to collate them and sort the answers!

Not all of our fanbase are in anyway connected to the Groups who will be attending, indeed some/many have zero inclination to become Members of said Groups. By suggesting these fans should simply contact the Group’s direct with any questions they are being denied access via the collective process. Some fans feel that asking via CUSG is their only avenue given previous dealings with some of the Groups.

A rocky road to begin wandering down IMO…
3 months ago
No he will just turn to his right and ask NC to fire you
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