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In Reply to: Re: Should there be a code of ethics for BBQ promoters posted by Grizmt on November 06, 2011 at 08:24:42:
It should be allowed; I don't see how it could or should be made a prohibited practice. I also think it's a good idea for a promoter to disclose that info if asked. Whether it's a free entry for being a previous winner, enticing a "big name" team to show for publicity purposes a la Tiger Woods (before his career cratered), or a quid pro quo arrangement (team did something for the organizer, team had something happen to them at the comp in a previous year that was the fault of the organizer), as a paying competitor I'd like to know. Not saying I wouldn't go to said comp, but if I'm paying I'd like to know who isn't and why. Just part of the decision making process. And full disclosure, I've been, or more precisely will be, the beneficiary of a quid pro quo free entry at one comp next year, and hopefully I'll get a free entry at another in 2012 for winning it this year. No promises on that one though.
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