Blake Discher wrote :
> Hi Randall... I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. If you are asking
> if I personally plan to resign from the Auto-X list because of a VTR issue,
> I respectfully answer no.
Well, you said that people getting information for free was "unfair" and I
assume you wouldn't want to be part of any unfairness ... on either side ...
> The decision to restrict access to the
> Maintenance Handbook portion of the VTR site to members was made by the VTR
> board, a decision I supported although I was not a board member at the
You certainly presented it as your idea ... I doubt anyone else "felt very
strongly" and "urged the board" ...
> Hey Randall, as webmaster and now VP of Member Services for VTR, I
> just answered Bob Danielson's question for VTR, don't shoot the
Ok, tell me whose idea it was and I'll shoot them instead.
> But I anticipated, and was prepared for, the comments with the
> hope that they would be respectful in nature.
Sorry to disappoint you. Respect has to be earned, and VTR hasn't been doing
such a wonderful job lately.
> I assume you think it was a
> bonehead decision, offer something beyond a tongue in cheek comment and we
> can have a dialogue.
No need, I've had my say. No wait, there's more :
The worldwide Triumph community is inevitably shrinking as time goes on. We've
had a brief renaissance the last 10 years or so, due to the Internet, but it's
starting to fade. Driving additional wedges into the Triumph community cannot
be a good thing.
One last question ... if you really think it's "unfair", why did you personally
direct Andrew S. (a non-member) to the VTR maintenance pages just 3 days before
they went private ?