Uhh... for my part, I don't believe adding 4 words to a title is a big offense at all, and I certainly haven't asked anybody for an apology. I do, on the other hand, think that the tone that Merrily and Bradley are setting has, as of late, become ... well ... for lack of a more delicate phrase, smarmy and obnoxious. I can't for the life of me imagine why they're doing it. It certainly isn't, as far as I can see, doing anything to increase the readership or participation in this forum, nor to improve the value of the site as an information resource, nor to increase the total amount of fun being had in this world, which, if I'm not mistaken, is the ultimate purpose here. So why am I offering my loudmouthed opinion, rather than simply voting with my feet? Because Merrily and Bradley are friends. No, I don't know them personally, but they are friends to the Laser class and to the sport of sailing. And when your friends act weird, or do things that don't appear to be in their own self interest, you don't just walk away, you point it out.