I've been out of the picture for a about 30 hours. This morning I was looking for news of my expected weather change, and it didn't arrive. That's not a novelty in real sailing at all, is it? So, I can't really in good conscience complain about that. Not at all what this column is all about.
What I can complain about is the shut down by Many Players' of their Virtual Regatta's Forum. There must have been some outrageous behavior in those board for MP to have taken those steps. Since I wasn't a party to that, I can't complain about that.
But shutting down the Forum also involved or included shutting down informative news of the game, which also involved instituting a blackout on the rules interpretation which cover changes in times of weather changes. I'll complain about that.
But disputes apparently involve alleged 'cheating' by use of weather-routing software??? I think that discussion could really be interesting, stimulating, not to mention useful. And I think that's a bloody shame to suppress.