I can see in my daily business that people are overwhelmed/piled with rules, and the number of rules has increased significantly in the last ten years. So I experience that it has become difficult to comply always with all rules, even if people want to do so. It became more difficult to know all rules in place (even the changed ones) and to be able to find them on the first attempt.
According to my observations, the ability of understanding and following rules has decreased. So there are more open questions, and some people ask back … and some do what they judge best … or don’t even think about it. These people reading every bit of a rule are from a former generation, it’s an ongoing transition.
SOTA is not the easiest thing to understand, so the problem described above will not improve. The management team is probably happy to have members available that are even able to write coherent rules. Being a guest in this marvelous leisure activity I am comfortable with the present situation - as long as I’ll be able to read rules, hi.
So: don’t expect too much from your initiative, but keep in touch with your basis all the same, even if they ask simple things. Asking what could be improved is always a fine thing in our leisure environment.
Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ