The replies don't go to everyone? I got Patrick's - which I assume is what you're talking about since he texted me asking what you meant when you asked him to use the thread.
Personally I don't have a strong opinion on this any more. I used to dislike the change, but I've adapted and am okay with whatever everyone decides.
No, the replies don't go to everyone though I suspect you can choose that as an option.
Rather I'm trying to have everyone post their responses in that thread, so it largely mimics posting on a message board. The posts become essentially permanent and everyone can see everything everyone else says. Given a couple of folks don't post here at all and some not so much, otherwise I'd suggest we hold the discussion here.
I got Patrick's too, obviously, but I was really surprised it didn't show up in the thread, so he took another option of responding to Ruiner's post in that thread. I didn't really examine how he did it, I just know that only some of us would have seen it and if you don't keep all your emails, there's no record. If it's posted on the thread on the league "board" it stays there and no one can come back later and say they didn't see that message or anyone else's either.
If I can paraphrase, basically Patrick and Ruiner have opposing points of view. Ruiner's opinion is there for all to read, Patrick's isn't. So at this point Patrick's viewpoint is only visible to a few. I know for example that Jim/chuckles/can't remember his team name didn't see Patrick's response to Ruiner.
As commissioner, I'll go with a majority opinion but it sure would be nice to get everyone to post it on that thread so we don't have the debate during the season - again. I won't change things during the season. And I do have an opinion but I won't post mine unless we need a tie-break vote, because otherwise we have a nice odd number of 11 to discuss. My vote could simply tie it.
And I don't care about being commissioner either, so if anyone wants it, I can transfer it. I just get stuck with it because I restarted the league. I'm ok doing it but I do get tired of you whiney bitches at times.