My apologies. Over the course of time, my mind warped what you said. What you actually said was this: The over-all effect is the same, however. It was needless and unnecessary as well as it created conflict to have said that PRIOR to ever hearing the complaint. You should have heard the complaint FIRST and then spoken your mind about it. I'm sorry for changing "Spare us" to "save it." That's on me. This thread was started in regards to a complaint about Tiassa. You spent so much time avoiding the whole thing, you never found out that it could have probably been looked at swiftly. now, months later, it's stale and being confused with other issues. I don't care how many decades of experience you claim- You still mishandled it. Now Kittamaru asked pointed questions in a courteous and professional manner- Handled it well, I'd say- and I responded to that. What confusion goes in in your backroom that you never received that reply- I do not know. It's not on me. I followed that protocol and it got lost after I passed on the answer. Apologies. I never intended to make up anything. However, I did intend to show you how your response sounded. In reality, I'm fairly sure that you care about the forum for your own reasons, not for money. But then- you, too, can look at what you had said and see that it sounded as though you stated you won't put much effort in because you're not being paid to. It did come across that way- I think a moment of thoughtlessness on your part more than you actually saying that you don't care if you're not getting paid. JamesR- when I first asked you about this issue- did you assume that was going to be the outcome? Is that why you gave it the brush off- because of your assumption? You still have no idea what the complaint is or what it's about, do you? Tiassa offered to discuss it. I Pm'ed him yesterday but have had no reply yet. If you like, ask me to AGAIN spell it out and I'll do so in it's own concise post rather than mix it up with all this other crap. Let's get this settled first. Actually it is the first time. Prior to this, I've hashed it out in threads. This is the first time I've ever appealed to you. Don't confuse me with others and don't treat me as a constant complainer simply because you brushed it off assuming it was not a legitimate complaint without knowing what it was and assuming I've been complaining to you all the time- this was the first time, JamesR. You drew it out by avoiding it so long, it spawned many PM's and two threads total- But I'm pretty sure you still don't even know the complaint. Yes, the issue and what I want out of it CAN be explained in only a few sentences and I find my request to be reasonable. Now, after the hash up and all this going in circles, which I blame in part to your reticence to have even bothered to LOOK at it in the first place, it will probably seem very small or minor to you now. Although I take it VERY seriously. Nor have I gotten one from you. I apologize only if it's sincere. I don't just throw them around when people want them. While I can say I broke with decency in my venting rant, I do not care enough to make a sincere apology. I need to care first. Well, don't blame it on seagypsy. We've not discussed this topic or issue nor thread in quite a while. In fact, as you pointed out, there's life going on and that's what we discuss. I'm calmer because I chose to be. I will put thought into this and get back to it at some point. I agree- but there's something abut it I can't put my finger on at the moment- I'm juggling too many thoughts to be coherent and I need to be coherent on this one. I don't think either of us have those rights. I believe we both are more limited than that. I believe in free expression, as I'm sure you've noticed. But I also believe that if the rules LIMIT us to "Reasonably polite" expression - then we both are liable and should BOTH be HELD liable. I disagree with the double standard.