Firstly, we apologise for you - and anyone else - for being Inconvenienced by being included on a Public Email List without your permission. I can assure you that this isn't something that we would ever approve of.
I'm sorry if you feel that you have been 'dinged', as you put it - and I'm sorry if we've made you feel like that. If we may have been perceived as being over zealous, that that wasn't our intention, and we will endeavour not to let this happen in future.
From now on we hope that the Boards can continue in a spirit of openness, harmony, exploration and within the Code Of Conduct.
That is what we had always hoped for, especially considering that we deliberately designed and introduced our Multiple Message Boards System, whereas previously we only had the two Mysteries and Global Village Boards. 100s of hours of hard work went into defining, testing and creating the Boards, and it is a shame to see the current situation - which we would hope a Line is drawn under, from now on.
Thank you for your comments, and