Since some have asked, I’ll reply in the forum so as to only have to say this once.
There are several reasons for my absence.
Most important is that I have lost the fire in the belly when it comes to the CFL. I’ve been a rabid fan for most of my life, but I have recently lost that feeling. I suppose it’s particularly the one-year hiatus that has basically killed my enthusiasm. I just got used to no-CFL and have moved on.
This season I have watched more baseball and frankly enjoy it more. I have missed more CFL games than I have watched, and of those I have watched it’s only been for a short time; I have not watched a complete game yet.
So being used to no-CFL, I simply found other interests upon which to focus my attention.
In addition to all that, Mrs MadJack is battling a health situation that is very challenging to say the least (nothing to do with covid), and, well, first things first.
The straw that broke the camel’s back occurred a few months ago when I called out a particular poster for spewing misinformation and outright lies, something he’s been doing with some regularity. I also called out the same poster for hurling personal insults at others who had the nerve to ask him for a source to back up some of his wild claims.
In response, the mods gave me a (brief) suspension on the basis that I had “hijacked” a thread for a “personal squabble.” Now I don’t happen to agree that calling out misinformation and lies, and calling out personal insults constitutes a “personal squabble”, but if that’s the mods’ opinion then that is their prerogative.
In addition, a mod told me that I am a “troublemaker”. Now again I don’t happen to agree with that, as I believe it’s the one peddling misinformation and insulting others for making reasonable requests that is the troublemaker, but again that’s a mod prerogative.
CAVEAT. . . none of that is a reflection on our new mod, as this all occurred some months ago. It was prior to his return from being absent for over a year and then promptly being made a mod, which is rather impressive.
So I haven’t posted since (until now), and don’t intend to. I do drop by from time to time just to see what’s going on in select threads, and will likely continue to do so for a bit, but I won’t be participating so as not to cause any more trouble.
Johnny and Sheldon. . . when and if Mrs MadJack and I visit Montreal again, I’ll be sure to let you know so we can get together again.