I came home last night and there sitting in the mail box, was my bill for membership renewal in the ACBS. And, they are thanking me for my support. Oh boy! Maybe the mail room didn’t get the memo. I suppose soon there will be a dart board with my logo on it. Ugh! I also got a very “offended and hurt ” email from the Webmaster. Ahhhh! Crap!… For the record I instantly emailed her back and told her that it was not personal, and that I was very sorry that she felt that way. I also extended an offer to her to become an author here on Woody Boater, as well as asked for her to comment, and invite all those in the ACBS to comment as well. Just no cursing. OK on this one I suppose cursing if done with style would deem appropriate towards me. The Webmasters job at the ACBS must be a very tough gig for sure. Here is this person, working extra to help, and just manage the information. And some dork with a blog is trashing her. She, the webmaster is an Innocent bystander here. I know that, and want all of you to as well. The ACBS for the record had a forum. It was very difficult to manage, as forums are. Getting experts to comment on folks questions is tough, especially when the expert may be an 80 year old guy that still uses a rotary phone. So the forum was yanked. BUT, time is marching on. And memberships needs need to be filled off-line at shows and events, but now online as well. That is clearly an issue that is clearly an upstairs issue, not at the webmaster level. So .. once again… I am sorry, you were offended….. But I am not backing down on my opinion. The website needs to remain relevant and give a reason for folks to come back to the site. A hub so to speak for the club to grow. That is critical for sponsors and members. SO, right now, I am holding off on my membership renewal. Because to be honest… I am upset and offended. That’s how this all started in the first place..