Aug 7, 2010 It's not my place to opine on affiliate concerns but I think it's okay to admit a level of surprise that allegations of this nature which can be proven with evidence - and which the Rich Clicks rep clearly has NO interest in even getting involved let alone attempting to counter any of it....[the wide berth he has given the only active thread in his sub-forum is an impressive strategic tactic, I have to concede that much...]...doesn't have somewhat predictable outcomes. But I stress I appreciate there are likely more important issues hogging the spotlight - and if Ryan was in here presenting counter-arguments or justifying his historical statements etc - obviously nothing could [or should] be done until the truth is determined. But I would think Ryan's flat refusal to even participate is conceding the facts are as I [and the evidence] show them to be....? but I appreciate I am inexperienced in the complexities of these things.... I'm not here to proffer my unsolicited opinion, that just seems to happen when my fingers hit a keyboard. I actually came to post a tiny update with a Hastings rep [who genuinely seemed - concerned - I think is the right word] and I think he might actually put a little bit on pressure on 1Club after our conversation last night which began with him asking why I was refusing to give 1Club my bank details [obviously nonsense from 1Club, not the first from that party ] and I responded with this rant whilst I grinded my teeth down a few [more] millimetres... But rather than react how I guess I expected him to react at my mini-outburst [totally justified, of course] - he was hella sympathetic and calmed me down when he could so so easily have sent me off the cliff with just a *hint* of disapproval at my tone...I like this new mediator. I don't think anything will come of it, but at least it will be more pleasant [as we could be 'working' together for a decade or two at this rate, I feel a good working relationship is important to establish from the outset].