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Old 03-16-2016, 09:15 AM
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Chuck Kennedy raised a debate on facebook.

Should headphones be allowed in disc golf events?

I read every comment and chimed in, but I will try to let people give their opinions before arguing my case.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:19 AM
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If the noise coming out of them isn't audible to other people, and the use of them doesn't prevent the player from hearing what's going on around him (ranging from conversation with cardmates to warning shouts from others), there's no reason to disallow them.
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My issue is trying to alert a player about something important (foot is OB, going to step on a snake, not your turn, etc.) and he can't hear and does it anyway. And while it's a player's right to isolate herself, the message it sends is between borderline antisocial and rude.
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If the noise coming out of them isn't audible to other people, and the use of them doesn't prevent the player from hearing what's going on around him (ranging from conversation with cardmates to warning shouts from others), there's no reason to disallow them.
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My issue is trying to alert a player about something important (foot is OB, going to step on a snake, not your turn, etc.) and he can't hear and does it anyway. And while it's a player's right to isolate herself, the message it sends is between borderline antisocial and rude.
I agree, and the other side of it is, the player should be responsible for the other end as well (warning other players about danger, rules, etc) and they are often in their own little world and can't perform that duty either
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My issue is trying to alert a player about something important (foot is OB, going to step on a snake, not your turn, etc.) and he can't hear and does it anyway. And while it's a player's right to isolate herself, the message it sends is between borderline antisocial and rude.
being antisocial is not against the rules

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I agree, and the other side of it is, the player should be responsible for the other end as well (warning other players about danger, rules, etc) and they are often in their own little world and can't perform that duty either
wearing headphones does not keep people's eyes from working. If someone foot faults even a player with headphones will hear it. People who are on their phones on facebook are not paying attention visually, but you can pull your phone out.

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... And while it's a player's right to isolate herself, the message it sends is between borderline antisocial and rude.
I voted yes, but I also agree with this.
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I've never wore headphones but often wish I had. Disc Golf brings in all types and this includes a lot of annoying and/or rude people and I don't need or want to hear their BS during the round.
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My issue is trying to alert a player about something important (foot is OB, going to step on a snake, not your turn, etc.) and he can't hear and does it anyway. And while it's a player's right to isolate herself, the message it sends is between borderline antisocial and rude.
It is not antisocial or rude to not wanting to hear you complain for a full round.
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Chuck Kennedy raised a debate on facebook.
Should headphones be allowed in disc golf events?
Correction: Chuck Connelly, Mr. SpikeHyzer. But I do happen to be on the Competition Committee with him.

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