Wow. Just wow. Where do I start when trying to sort out the mess that is Jacksonville? I would like to thank Twin_solo_Durron, crimsongryphon01, JaxAnakinSkywalker, MAGNIFICENT-SITH, Leia214, jediadigallia, macewndu73, ImperialOrder, REDEYEE, ObiWanAmanda, and Solo51 for posting insightful, considerate, well-thought-out commments. They were greatly appreciated, and I'm sorry you all have had to go through this. Most of all Amanda -- I've gone through and edited out the personal attacks against you in the thread. Anakin-and-Padme, I can see why you have a reputation as a troublemaker. Your very first post in the thread is to threaten a lawsuit. That was one of the most childish things I have ever seen. How can you attempt intelligent discourse after a post like that? Multiple people preferred to PM me their thoughts on the issue rather than risk your ire. You're 34 years old according to your profile. You should be ashamed of yourself for posting something like that. However, you did make some good points about revamping, which I'll get back to later. DairNimiris, you would have had some of the more constructive posts if it wasn't outshadowed by cheap shots at the 501st and FanForce administration (meaning myself). I_H8_registering -- bringing Amanda into this was completely uncalled for. Shame on you. This brings me to Luis. I'm disappointed in you most of all. Your leadership lately has been deplorable. There's only so many times you can use the "I am the founder and your leader, and I have spoken" and expect it to be effective. This is not the Navy, where orders are given and followed without question. Trying to use that on a bunch of grown (civilian) adults is completely unrealistic. Secondly, you've been pestering me for over a month to ban Chase and Patrice when they have not committed any TOS violation that I can see, nor have they committed any kind of criminal offense or have pending civil litigation (i.e., a restraining order) involving themselves and any other member of the group. As I have explained to you and a few others via PM (who I suspect PM'd me at your request), I cannot and will not ban someone unless one of the aforementioned actions have occurred. Certainly not because they disagree with the way you run things. Also, I do not have the ability to lock an individual out of one forum, either. It's a total ban or none at all. The best you could hope for is asking someone not to post in a particular forum. You told me in two separate PMs that "85% of the members" or "87% of the people" wanted Patrice and Chase kicked out. I haven't seen that in the 48 hours or so that the thread was open. Most people just seem to want the drama to end, and you have been the one most instrumental in perpetuating it. You blame them for running off 90+ members. Ridiculous. First of all, EVERY FanForce group has had dwindling membership since the post-ROTS frenzy died down. There's no new movie to speculate on or look forward to. That's probably the biggest reason membership is down. People move on. Some probably don't want to join a group that seems to be predominately into costuming. Your group needs a broader appeal -- there's collectors, fan film makers, gamers, and people who just want a group of friends to hang out with on the weekends. And I can't help but believe a few of them don't want to be ordered around by someone who lords his "founder" status over everyone. Even your MySpace nickname is "The Founder." Hell, I helped found two chapters (Indianapolis and Nashville). No one cares that I did that. You ignored my recommendation to talk things out face-to-face, insisting that it be done on the boards. Although I gave consent to your thread proposal, the way you handled yourself was not the way I expect a Chapter Rep to behave. Then you tried to insinuate that I was the origin of the thread. Ludicrous and irresponsible. Chase, Patrice -- I certainly can't fly down there and prevent you from attending meetings. You haven'