"Where were you when this topic was fresh and everyone was talking abt it? By your silence you've shown indifference and abdicated right to speak out on the topic, it's so yesterday now" -[my distillation]
Its a legit rant - I like the change (mostly) and you don't. You should have had the time to post an opinion in advance. Hopefully MPC staff will see this and realize thier reader actually want to be involved. They could capitalize on that. Maybe this change will bring them closer to thier readers. I am sure some of the PC club members can write short tip and tricks for MPC. Why not? Maybe even you someday.
That POV is always available to throw at the aggrieved. I suppose if I were more involved, more diligent, I'd have been caught up in the topic while it was fresh - in a more timely fashion.
Thats not exactly how I would distill it - but it will work. Its not really an issue of you being involved. More one of folks being involved and people with your view simply not seeing a reason to chime in. You may or may not have seen the posts at delphi, but certainly you were not the only one that doesn't like the change and many of those folks didn't chime in either. Possibly becasue they didn't think "this" could seriously happen - but it has. I appreciate your POV - but again, I like "this".
Tho I am as non-confrontational a guy as you'll ever meet, in this instance I don't feel at all apologetic about being late to the fray.
There is no need to be. You had a complaint. Its is legitimate and based on how you feel.
I don't work or live here, but I think that peeps who are more involved than I am ... and have been consistently so for more than the several years I've logged... those folks are the truly *obsessed*.
Heheheh - yes. I have started to limit my own time here to try to avoid aquiring that "paste" look.
As it is, I get plenty of ribbing from my family. I Do have a family, also a medical practice, in short: a life apart from MPC, just as 99.9% of those here do. So I don't accept it as a valid criticism that I missed out from inattention ("shame on you for sloth and lack of serious interest" ,in essence).
Again, I am not throwing it at you. This converation was never had in a direct fasion with the editors (that I know of). It was simply a series of tiny converations/complaints about Delphi and MPC. So, I don't want to make it sound like I had any direct influence or involvement. That was the mods and the editors who finally decided and I am not privy to the details.
IMO, this should have been discussed (or announced) in the paper magazine at least one issue before the event. That would have permitted an honest and open dialogue.
And *THIS* is a good complaint. You are right - that would have been nice.
And... even if not to alter business decisions then at least it would have respected our interest in our community and it would have let us Vent. Any other course of action was lowdown and "sketchy". And SO unnecessary, too, for we all know who has the decision-making powers here! Managemnt wouldn't have taken any risks by being more open- and instead they've effectively insulted the whole of their base of enthusiasts. And -IMO- made a *really* bad decision which will I fear prove to be extremely devisive and damaging.
OK, that's all I want to say abt this.
Onwards and upwards. & thanks for letting *me* vent!