The Boater’s Manifesto was written to put forward the wants and needs of the boaters to the ‘new’ CRT in order that boaters are not sidelined if the transition takes place in April. I have stayed clear of it until the last few days. Just popping in on the odd occasion to see how things were progressing. This weekend due to a very severe dose of man flu I peeked in again, well when you are dying there is little else to waste your time on.
One of the main protagonists spoke to one of the 191 members in a manner that does not engender feelings of confidence in the hierarchy and ended up banning him. 190 members now are reeling. By the time I disassociated myself there were only 185 members. It is not very representative of boaters at all. I did ask said protagonist to stand down (he is an administrator I think) because his behaviour was suspect, but he would have none of it. He didn’t think that calling a member a c**t was a problem. Well I wouldn’t either but the said member was being rebuked for using bad language.
I think the Manifesto in essence is a good idea. What I don’t like about it is what is left out. I have mentioned this on the writers blog. It says a lot about what boaters want, but very little about what boaters are going to contribute. That in my opinion is its downfall.
Please don’t take this as gospel. It is after all only my opinion.
Go look for yourself with an open mind. And please contribute if you can. You may find it to be exactly what you feel is needed.