Tact, in this situation, would be to take the personal issues offline. There's no need to air dirty laundry or hard feelings on the message board. Just my opinion, of course. I've poked and prodded in the past too, but i don't let my gripes with others taint the general candor of the message board.
Brian, I tried that. I've learned that it isn't a good idea to confront some people when there are 'no witnesses' present. I've done my dead-level best to keep everything above board and devoid of personal attacks and save a few digs have done so. The point I was making about a lack of a response is directly related to the issue and I think part of the 'general candor' you speak of.
My only goal through this entire thing has been to do what I can for the betterment of the club. I think that when facing my impending departure I've realized that I wish that I'd done more. I've played a role in a lot of work days at PC and one at Lakeside Hills (would have done more but was as surprised as the rest of us when it went in!) but am wishing that I'd tried more to add to the discourse.
I believe that there are a lot of people, like me, that have ideas but are too afraid of being shouted down by the powers that be. If I can give people a little more courage my job will be done.
I can't reiterate enough that none of this is personal. I'm arguing with Jack in particular because I think he is wrong just as I've done with many other people. I think that his lack of response is endemic of a culture that must be broken through if we really want to increase club participation. (Notice, it is his lack of response, not he himself.)
I will address anything anyone else addresses towards me on this thread but other than that I'm done with it. I told Kristie that I'd leave it alone and that is my intention. I will, however, still defend my ideas because I believe they are valuable.