Hi Dan - feel better being able to post that 2 year old message from Dustin somewhere else without fear of it being deleted? I actually wish Philip would have left it up on RS as well because it shows how petty some are willing to get in order to tear Dustin down personally. I understand you support your friend, Bryan - but let it rest already. You and the rest of the "Lost 13"
(my new moniker for your Columbus-area "inner circle" since you continue to believe some conspiracy theory that one exists within OSWCC
) should give it a rest and go back to finding some way of enjoying the hobby without worrying so much about others who are.
Posting one small part of an OLD argument without background or context is pretty shallow IMHO. And I don't agree with how Dustin handled it when that was going on - and said so to him privately. But I did understand why it upset him to the point where he finally flamed Bryan for it. If anyone is THAT interested in it, I'd be glad to host and post the entire argument somewhere. But it really isn't that interesting. Some people just don't get along - and the fact that Dustin would ever talk in such a tone to someone shouldn't come as a suprise to anyone. He's human, just like the rest of us. Take a look in the mirror sometime. We've likely all had moments like this at one time or another.
Why not let bygones be bygones and leave the baggage behind? Move on and enjoy collecting with or without OSWCC - however you choose. But faulting him, Philip Wise, OSWCC, me personally, or whoever whenever and however possible because you and your own circle of friends disagree with some decisions made in the past or have a personal dislike for an individual or group of individuals, for whatever reason, is just a waste of your time and energy. Let it go.
P.S. This message was composed by me on my own without any feedback or review of any of my friends or fellow club members. These are my own words and represent my own feelings and are not
meant to represent OSWCC or any other person or group. My user ID is itbedave on just about every forum I am a member of, and I do not sign onto forums under ailiases in order to take potshots and leave. I stand behind my own words.