To those who think it's OK to interfere with other people, to whine, to insult, to snipe, to flame, to pretend you are in a feud, to write reckless and ill-informed blog posts: an open letter.
Coming to my mailbox seeking forgiveness, out of the public eye, is cowardly.
Painting the problem as being of mutual cause is kidding yourselves. I have a long record of support of your sites. I have made myself readily available for consultation, lest a misunderstanding go needing repair.
When I screw up, I retract the error and apologize in public. Try it, gentlemen.
And if this post angers you, just imagine how embarrassed I am to be part of a community where grown men must be offered instruction in civilized behavior. And don't do it unless your words come from within, for apologies by force are meaningless. I am willing to wait years, but until you get it sorted out, step with care.
I can't estimate my public apologies for my errors, but I have not regretted them. What I lack in diplomacy, I make up in bluntness: risk personal growth.