Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Leicester (if you are too, PM me!)
there have become two strands in this thread; the original question - what do you do about people who bring your hobby into ill repute from within. and the question most people have answered - what do you do about people who mock your group from outside.
in a school situation, it is not hard to see what you do if there is someone from outside the group that really doesn't want to join in, but keeps attacking the group either verbally or physically. you invlove a teacher or staff member. its not your job as a student to be policing the school or even people's behavoir, and where possible you should be tolerant and accepting. however, where it is genuinely causing a problem it is the teachers responsibility to deal with poor behavior (as they would with any other club, group or society).
if your a staff member, then you should already know that its your job to defend clubs from unrulely students so you really shouldn't be asking the question.