not sure how to 'reply all' here - so you're it, Calvin -
'Well, here's another fine mess you've got us into....'
had to re-register - didn't have my old password, and my long time ISP ceased to exist (suddenly, without warning) about two weeks ago, along with my long time email address/service -
so - can't say we weren't warned -
"-------- Original Message -------- Subject: RE: Peachfest coordination Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 15:35:20 -0400 From: Jean-Paul Vellotti To: Debby and Rich Beckman
Just to let you know, I mailed 4 boxes that should get to you Thurs. morning.
In three are prizes that you can raffle off somehow or another. The other box is SWAG (hats, pencils, bags) that can be given out first come, first served.
I also have to send regrets that due to scheduling, I can't make it. The good news is that I will be shooting video for the web; this time a large deck building video with Rick Arnold that is slated to be an hour plus and for members only.
I have a bunch of things I wanted to talk about, and maybe I'll get them down in an email and you could let the group know. If I'm really hip, maybe I'll do a video post (but who has wifi in an orchard?)
First and foremost though, please inform everyone that the Obama and religion posts have to stop, or the tavern is going to go away. Thanks, JP"
I think it obvious that TPTB are set on gaining control of the situation - I'm cautiously optimistic since the tavern is still there -
it did get real ugly - and not to excuse the poor excuse for moderating, why should these guys have to babysit a bunch of alleged adults?
that said, the arbitrary nature of the banning (as near as I can tell, they picked a couple of threads that after the election were threatening to carry on the battle and banned all the participants, catching people like Ron in the same net as the hard cores), is discouraging and telling about how these guys regard the forum -