After quite some days offline I only now have time to answer the open questions in this thread.
Does this mean you don't accept the apology? I tried to make it clear it was meant sincerely, and it was.
I wasn't quite sure what I should make of your use of "would", especially in italics in your first post:
...I did respond back with "Sieg Heil," for which usage in particular I would like to specificaly apologize ...
This suggested to think "if what?", "when?". You also hid that passage rather well behind meters of text. But if it's meant as a sincere
apology I'm the last not to accept it.
At least one thing of souptree's post still needs to be set straight:
I'm not casting any aspersion on tryout, but there have been a couple choices he's made which have affected season outcomes to his benefit, or to the detriment of teams with players he has personal issues with
As long as you only make general claims it is aspersion
, isn't it? I expect you to stop this. Otherwise show me where my team or I took benefit or where I had "personal issues" with a player involved in a decision at that time
. The "personal issues" only logically resulted from their behaviour after
my decision. Also, the decision which your team made such a fuss about in last season could in no way at all have changed the final place for my team (nor yours).
As a side note, we should now and then remember what we're actually talking about and put it in appropriate relation. This is a tournament without entrance fee, money nor prizes. Of course results and decisions should be fair and that's what I've been pursueing. But what real benefit should there have been for manipulation anyway?
And what would have been the point of coming to you with a suggestion in a civilized manner when you can't even accept an apology from me for calling you a fascist?!
If you had carefully read my reply it should've been obvious that I didn't reject any apology. I stated my doubts about your seriousness. But anyway, see above.
You should note that there are a lot of people, me included, who are rather responsive to a civilised approach of things and are able to at least discuss different opinions. It should probably be provided that there was no affront in the first place.
You took immediately the contrary route. Even if you hadn't insulted me your cloning of the team league is a confrontation. You just admitted that you wanted to force a discussion about that committee on me. Well, this may be your way, but it's definitely not the polite one.
Finally, I have to say that such a committee may not be a bad thing if done right. But frankly I'm still not convinced of its necessity. Every tournament I know, online and IRL, is run by a TD who decides in case of disputes. Personally I'm not aware of any case where the TD didn't decide in an unbiased way. And in all cases her/his word is final. That's accepted standard. And of course a TD isn't infallible.
But then the committee members are neither. Furthermore, they are by your definition playing in that event and thus have a likely interest in a particular outcome. If you say they don't, then I neither have any as a participating TD. The likeliness that they are more biased than a playing TD is even higher since they come from more than one team.
So the only advantage I see is the distribution of responsibility.
A disadvantage, at least for me personally (maybe someone else doesn't care), depends on what that committee decides about. In particular I'd not be willing to host an event and thus offer my voluntary services to someone who e.g. insulted me previously. And if I choose to let them play, it's my own decision since it's my own work I'm putting in. I wouldn't want to rely on whether a committee happens to share my view.
Also, I'm far from sure that such a committee will indeed at least mostly come to a fair decision. This heavily depends on its members. Well, yes, they would be elected. But this doesn't guarantee that their decision is fair. Somehow the words politicians and populism come to my mind.
As for asking for a team to be banned, I've never asked for anyone to be banned from anything, and I don't even know what that references.
This wasn't directed at you but at unfounded accusations of others.