"Man I believe those buttheads at Taunton really did you guys dirty. Am I the only one?"
nah - taunton did (some of) them wrong -
Peter: "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?
J: "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times"
Look, everyone posting here loves Breaktime - if they didn't, they wouldn't wasting energy/time posting about how little it means to them -
But - nobody at Taunton loves breaktime - they don't have the time or inclination to hang out, read all the threads, make nice, and gently/deftly guide the behaviour while making/keeping detailed lists of contributions/offenses so as to meet out milkbones/punishments to fit the person -
They'd love to make $ off of Breaktime, but haven't figured out how - I'm thinking that is J-P's job - he's got bosses to answer to - the ugliness that has characterized the tavern the last 4+ months is not helping anything -
I dare say he got an ultimatum to get control -
and he has -
he did warn (which is not quite the same as asking politely), and we ignored the warning -
that the roguing was indiscriminate is a product of taunton not loving breaktime -
"Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice."
(individually) let it go - repent - humbly (if you can fake sincerity, ya got it made) beg forgiveness - ask for probation -
might work - doesn't cost anything but pride, of which there is a surfeit anyway -
remember - I love you all - even the ones I can't stand....