I'm not banned, but I am really disheartened by the way FHB is handling this whole siutaion. Chidlishly even deleting threads. I thought that they were part of the BT community, but apparently, they have a different agenda.
You, and others, have been invaluable contributers to the BT community and I hope you don't stay away forever even though it looks like that's exactly what FHB wants. I imagine it must feel like a kick in the pants and you may not even want to come back. After all, they're even hunting down alter-egos. It's as if it's become personal. I have not doubt that whatever (probably unwilling) employee was tasked with cleaning up BT, is probably reading this thread to make sure that they don't get blind-sided.
I agree that a boycott is not likely to have any effect. In the absolute worst case scenario, where BT becomes a train wreck, they will just close it down. Not just the Tavern, but the whole thing. Why wouldn't they? They'll save money in the short term and the long-term loss of sales on books, dvd's and magazines won't be noticed until the next management turnover.
I have learned too much on BT to give up on it yet, but FHB has to learn to take the good with the bad. Right now, they throwing out babies with the bathwater and it will diminish the overall value of BT. I think they're making a mistake, not just ethically, but even from a pure business perspective. But hey, it's their house to ruin.
I don't have much else to say. I mostly just wanted to lend some moral support to "the damned". I know you're quite tenacious, I hope others are as well.