To Boss, Gik, the Mods.
I want to put this as respectfully as possible but I think we all know I'm not at my best communicating with the written/typed word so if it comes off any other way please consider this.
I would like those in charge to re-consider the ban of FCB.
I apologize in advance if this isn't/can't be up for debate but If it helps for us to give our opinion on the subject I don't want to miss out on the opportunity. If it's not for us to opine on I understand also. But he's been a long time member and though an abrasive one at times he's one who makes the board a better one IMO. He could certainly take a cue from this to change his approach some, as alot should (myself included). I know I have learned a lesson from it.
In the end RZ isn't just a message board...at least it didn't used to be. It's a family and good families don't shun the black sheep they accept them, tell them to tone it down, maybe even get into a good fistfight with them until they get it thru their heads but they don't turn their backs altogether. Do whatever ya gotta do to to assure yourselves the problems won't persist with FCB just don't ban the guy permanently. I promise not to help get him in hot water in the future if that helps any.
Also it should probably be noted that his disagreements with most of us are just semantics on both ends. It just gets to a point where each side is overstating the issue and thus causing more people to enter the fray which no doubt causes the chaos that got him banned (I assume). If we agree to the fact that this staff isn't quite as good as we'd like to hope it is (it's not) and he can agree that it's not just marginally better but obviously good enough to help us make the playoffs (it is) then we should be able to put this whole thing to rest.
I'd hate to be permanently banned from here that would really suck.