I heard today of an interesting situation regarding an experienced adjudicator- so thought id share it on here. It seems this adjudicator was reading through some old threads on this particular website when he came across something about himself that he didnt like.... nothing horrible.... but someone just suggested he was 'asleep', or something, during their performance at a regional contest (months ago......) Anyway, seems he read this and got the hump... so rather than taking it as one persons opinion he read it as a 'band' statement- and rang up the secretary repeatedly, and then sent recorded delivery post to the secretary to complain about this post..... email communication was entered into- where the adjudicator ended his personal attacks on the individuals and the band with the phrase 'get a life!' Well, this got me thinking- should adjudicators be allowed to answer back to their criticism in this way? Or should they, like football referees, accept that they're not going to please everyone so remain 'seen and not heard'.... By saying comments like that- is he putting himself in an awkward situation regarding impartiality....?? hes upset a band now, the band has upset him....etc.... Can this band expect a rough ride from his fellow adjudicators in the future? If the band was now to be relegated in the coming years- do they have grounds for appeal based on the 'un-professionalism' shown by this adjudicator... Interesting! I await your thoughts! Marlon Bando, Devils Advocate!