I have started this thread to discuss various issues that concern the BWF, their rules and regulatins, laws as well as the manner of their administration and promotion of this game of ours. Why does it matter? The BWF controls the running of this game professionally, and in the international arena. How well the BWF manages and promotes the game, affects the future of our game. Therefore, we do have a stake and interest in what the BWF does, and how it performs. What is discussed here is always available to the BWF for review, and if we are able to point out specific areas of weakness or inadequate methods etc, the weight of public opinion and involvement can motivate them to make positive changes or amendments where required. This is as much our game as it is the professional's and association's. The money we spend on equipment, clubs, clothes, travelling to support or teams, subscription to live TV broadcasts.... is what keeps the sport going to a large extent. We are very real stakeholders in the game. Therefore, it is or duty as well to voice our opinions on things we consider inadequate or worth changing. I only ask that we try to conduct this in as orderly a fashion as possible, and give our views in a thoughtful and considerate manner. Of course, passions will rise over some issues, but let us all remember that we are all of us in it for the love of the game, and that is what transcends all borders, seas, colours and ethnicities.