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    Is FIRST backed up on answering e-mails that are sent to ftcteams@firstinspires.org? Myself as well as our other coach have sent e-mails to that address with some different questions over the last month or so and sometimes it takes a few weeks to hear a response and majority of the time we hear nothing back at all. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

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    Originally posted by CoachZM View Post
    Is FIRST backed up on answering e-mails that are sent to ftcteams@firstinspires.org? Myself as well as our other coach have sent e-mails to that address with some different questions over the last month or so and sometimes it takes a few weeks to hear a response and majority of the time we hear nothing back at all. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?


    Hi CoachZM,

    FIRST Tech Challenge staff is scrambling to make sure that all spots for the World Championship are allocated properly. We're also ordering, assembling, and packing materials for both events, building schedules for teams and for volunteers, planning the event logistics, and any number of other things related to the two big April events. I'm sure that we aren't getting to every email that comes in quickly, so we're answering the most time sensitive questions and topics first. I'm sorry that you're experiencing delays in our response. We've got some pretty aggressive deadlines that we're trying to meet, and I'm afraid there isn't any wiggle room in them.

    JoAnn
    Last edited by JoAnn; 04-06-2018, 04:42 PM. Reason: edited for clarity

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CoachZM View Post
      Is FIRST backed up on answering e-mails that are sent to ftcteams@firstinspires.org? Myself as well as our other coach have sent e-mails to that address with some different questions over the last month or so and sometimes it takes a few weeks to hear a response and majority of the time we hear nothing back at all. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
      Yes, this seems to be an ongoing problem. I've never received a reply from that email address for several questions over a period of 5 seasons and I've also heard of a number of others with the same problem. I am wondering if there is someone farther up the chain at FIRST HQ that can help.
      FTC 4962 / 3638
      FLL 11 / 21 / 9293

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      • #4
        I still have never received a response from last year. I understood the backup with the World Championships but my concern that I sent should still have been addressed. I also sent a separate email to them last week and have yet to hear back. If you call, most of the time they tell you to email them so you end up getting stuck in an infinite loop!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CoachZM View Post
          I still have never received a response from last year. I understood the backup with the World Championships but my concern that I sent should still have been addressed. I also sent a separate email to them last week and have yet to hear back. If you call, most of the time they tell you to email them so you end up getting stuck in an infinite loop!
          My apologies for the very later response to your email. You should have received something from me last week.

          Thanks for your patience.

          JoAnn
          FTC Staff

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BSV View Post

            Yes, this seems to be an ongoing problem. I've never received a reply from that email address for several questions over a period of 5 seasons and I've also heard of a number of others with the same problem. I am wondering if there is someone farther up the chain at FIRST HQ that can help.
            Hi BSV,

            I'm sorry you're waiting or information. I can't find any emails that are outstanding from you, but that could just be me doing a bad job of searching. Please email me personally at jhalloran@firstinspires(dot)org and I'll try to get you the info you were looking for.

            Thanks for your patience,

            JoAnn
            FTC Staff

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            • #7
              Thank you for responding. There is nothing else outstanding in the queue from the current season (and earlier questions are no longer relevant).
              FTC 4962 / 3638
              FLL 11 / 21 / 9293

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