For the record, contrary to the above accusation, we moderators, as moderators, have no interests in the promotion, organization or functioning of any event. Our function as moderators is solely to insure that dialog on this forum is conducted in a respectful manner - as it would be at a dinner party. We tend only to step in when the the parties in the discussion no longer are showing proper respect for the other parties in the discussion. These are obviously judgment calls on our part and, being human, we do sometimes make mistakes and/or miss the more subtle insults that are based upon specific events known only to the participants. Unfortunately, we moderators are only human but we do try to do our jobs in as unbiased manner as possible.But, what has always disheartened me was that the mods on this board were as active as they were in the attempted ouster and destruction of that event.
Also, there have been times that we have let some discussions play out for the purpose of allowing all the parties to give their sides of the story in order to let the full story finally come out. The incident WTH describes is one in which it became apparent that there had been an apparent and significant breakdown in communications between the Perryville park staff and the AOT command staff. Unfortunately WTH had not been aware of that breakdown and ended up being caught in the middle of a firestorm when he made his post because it ran counter to the what the AOT had thought the park staff had agreed to. Again, WTH was acting in good faith on the requests of the Park staff and was totally unaware that his post was exposing a serious breakdown in communications between the AOT commander, the overall commander for the CSA side as appointed by the park staff, and the park staff itself. Another example of a controversy being allowed to play out until the full story played out was the case where a PaARNG unit was initially severely condemned and official complaints were lodged through the state Army National Guard's chain of command against the unit's Bn commander by the organizers of the Remembrance Day Parade because of its color guard falling into the parade at the explicit request of the commander of the reenactor unit with whom they fell in. Again, this was the result of a grave misunderstanding which ultimately came to light through discussions on this forum.