Ed, sorry to see you go. As I mentioned in my PM to you, I simply do not feel comfortable having team members on our team here who are also moderators or admins on a site which has stolen our member data and has been soliciting our members via email. Here is the PM exchange so the members can see for themselves:
Originally Posted by NWJeeper
Sorry you feel that way Andy. I guess this is goodbye.
Originally Posted by Andy R
As i am sure you saw, Mike really crossed the line in stealing our member info and then emailing them. As I said before, I don't feel comfortable with our team members also being on the team over there. At this point you need to choose, so please let me know if you are planning to stay a mod over on that forum so I can change your account here. It's nothing personal against you, I just don't work that way.
I was never intending to drive you away from our community, just drawing the line in the sand when it comes to our team. I don't want to have any conflicts of interest on our team and if you remained a mod on both sites it would have been awkward and hard to move forward in a positive and productive manner if certain topics came up.
As you saw, Kim has even stated
he's not going to work on that forum after learning about the unethical issues that have taken place. I was really hoping you were going to choose to stay here and continue to lead this community.
I am sorry you felt that you have to leave and I hope you will come back and join us again when the dust settles. Happy trails...