I've amended no rules, they were there when the site was opened. And I can't make any rules without permission. Any decisions made on policy are NOT mine. So before you go accusing me again, get the facts right. I can't even start a contest or make a filmography without permission. Everything that is posted is watched by legal counsel. And that's the way I prefer it so the decisions are not mine.
And I say again, I fostered no discussion. You tell me where in my 25 word post to Elly where I told her where the list was. It could have been on my website for that matter. If you get johnwayne.com out of the w But you'll twist it to fit your needs.
Everything was fine when I was filling this site with images, information and contributing over 1000 posts in less than 6 months. I even went so far as to help pay and distribute advertising for this site. Yes, some others were generous to help with the costs but I put money towards it as well. My wife and I took time from our vacation to pass out these buttons. We spent all our extra time around the Birthplace passing out these buttons. These buttons are even being sold at the gift shop and I know this site has gotten members from those buttons.
So right before I went to Winterset I was approached to be a moderator here which I might add they even went far enough to call me on the phone about the position here. All the praise, the good job, the contributions, BUT, after I received the position elsewhere I never heard another word, not even a sorry but have to withdraw the offer. Not a word was said to me. I was dropped faster than a hooker with an STD.
But now I have become some kind of poison. I'm beginning to believe that person in the movie forum wasn't too far off in their assessment as crazy as they may be if someone doesn't bleed dukewayne.com they get exorcised from here. Forced out, made to look bad, whatever it takes to build a shroud around this forum and keep the rest of the competing world out.
I might add that I let people use this forums url as their website on the official site, it's even been mentioned a couple times by the JWMB letters only and I haven't done anything. As a matter of fact I just did a search over there for the JWMB and it came up in 7 different posts. I was letting things like that slide. I didn't want to get that picky about the rules but maybe it should be totally enforced because I make one totally anonymous statement and I become the enemy.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone thrown to the wolves as fast as I have been. I'm sure this statement will be deleted so as to not shed a bad light on the forum. But maybe a couple of you will see my last defense.
It was nice getting to know some of you people. I hope I helped some of you when I was active here. I've made several friends and I'll miss our chats, public and private. I hope Carl gets an Internet connection soon so he can enjoy that computer. Good Luck and God Bless!