Thursday, December 03, 2009

Apology

I was wrong in deleting this blog. For that I am sorry and my apology goes out to all those you have contributed and felt hurt by this move. I'm really sorry, my intention wasn't to hurt anyone's feelings.

Of course, you have probably guessed by now, that I would never have destroyed all this work and that the blog is safely archived. So 'deletion' was merely flipping the switch off, and then on 'again. But don't get me wrong, I'm not saying my actions are any less bad only that I would never destroy all that collaboration.

And although lots of people may be angry with me, I think that I have learned a lot from this. People's reactions and some thoughtful words from friends gave me advice on what to do next.

And as you can see by the link below a new era has begun already....blog on!

10 comments:

D.Macri said...

Well that's a relief James. What made you do it? Just the Man Crush thing, or I imagine a combination of things. It would hep me understand this if you were slightly less vague. Is this something you could explain a little (not to pry too much)?

PS. That, and your apology would be complete in my mind, if you re-initiated a few admins (ahem, me plz).

wolfBoy said...

hm, well, good for you jc.

i feel like an apology in ANY situation, while it doesn't entirely fix things, or change what happened, at least lets everyone take a breather, release some of the anger, and then start trying to fix the problems knowing that we're at least all on the same page.

i'm very good at apologies, only b/c i so routinely do/say things that i have to apologize for. heh.

dave--what's the point re admin? why does it matter, really, particularly if this blog is now "done"? you've requested this probably a dozen times already, so if you're not getting a response, and if there's something you want from james, why not discuss it with him directly? this public squabbling and needling of people is what led me to stop posting here in the first place, frankly.

D.Macri said...

Lorne-I'm not sure if I'm supposed to answer your question or be quiet.

The apology is not as potent while you still have hostages.

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Krahn said...

I love all of you but I fail to see the point of starting a new blog. Isn't that just another avenue for power struggle? Why can't we just not be babies, all have administration privledges and not be babies? Am I missing the point?
I know I am not on this thing that often and I think maybe this is the reason why. Remember the ALFA AGMs? Anyone could say anything? and get into arguements and laugh and be silly and also take themselves seriously?
I'm not that great at expressing myself and maybe don't have the proper words. I'm sure Carlos could take what I'm saying and boil it down into nothing like he was mixing crack. However my point is this: ALFAblog is a scrabook or a collage or something like taht. Nobody has the right to do anything, except participate and not hurt other peoples creations. Thats it. Ya'll should drop the rest of it.

I hope I dont sound like an idiot, I just got really frustrated.

Krahn said...

PS: Giant hugs for ever and ever

Anita said...

destruction and creation.

Anonymous said...

but mostly weighted to the destruction side.

unanimous said...

destroy, rebuild, destroy, rebuild, destroy....

resimajol said...

Nice post.
I have bookmarked this and will look for new updates.