Dear cfisajo, Thank you for your unsolicited email. I joined this forum as it is a fantastic resource and full of great people who give advice freely to everyone and anyone. I don't know Terry apart from a few helpful conversations, and I have no idea who you are,nor do I care. If you have a dispute with someone that is genuine, go to a solicitor and get their advice. however you have already shown that you do not have a case, otherwise you wouldn't have sent people your Open Letter Rant. If you did have a case, you have just thrown any chance of success out of the window with your post. A couple of suggestions for you, Grow up and get on with your life. We all get involved in things that don't work out the way we hope. That's life. If you have a genuine case, talk to Terry. Talk to a solicitor. Please don't post in our part of the web as it makes you look silly and bitter. If you take all the energy you are using, and apply it to something you believe in in a positive way, I am sure you will be a success.
I normally wouldn't waist my time in even replying to trolls but as this Open Letter may have reached many members I feel I must give a response......
After finding no forum in the UK for wood-fired oven enthusiasts I decided to create one in Jan 2010 (the old forum woodovenukforum.forumup.co.uk/index.php?mforum=woodovenukforum ).....It was an attempt to bring wood-fired enthusiasts in the UK together in one forum. Although the American WFO forum was there, it wasn't able to address many questions asked about sourcing materials etc in the UK.
After I created the first forum, I asked the author of the "open letter" (from the FB forum) if he would like to become a moderator on my new UK forum.
Thanks turned to trust and I gave him the "password" of the Admin panel. He gave the password of the Admin panel to a "mate" who changed the index page and wanted to put the forum on his own server.....I then had to pull the plug on this chap.
The old forum is still there for reference purposes as it has o lot of info for WFO enthusiasts to relate to and now the new forum has become the interactive UK WFO forum.
Both forums are purely there for enthusiasts to help people in our field swap idea's and give advice. (I give advice advice when I can, but often I learn more from our own members.....I'm still learning)
The forum has 1 sponser (Liam www.kilnlinings.co.uk/) who gives forum members 10% discount on his products...and is very phone friendly. His sponsership pays to remove my forum provider's own google ads.....which I hate seeing on forums.
I don't need to justify anything to a troll but I do have a responsibility to help the members of this forum in any way I can.
Many apologies to anyone who received that "open letter"
Been away a bit, but glad to see a response. Thanks Terry for the idea in creating this wonderfully helpful resource. Most WFO are expensive, time consuming and push the limits of most practical skills and this ere webby is such a confidence booster!