Big Mick: I wish I had said that.
Amos: I will take your word for your counts and be greatful you went to the trouble. I now feel a mild wave of nausea when I see one of the squabble threads back at the top. However, when the messages are as worthwhile as yours and Big Mick's, I feel better.
I guess what I am concerned about is that new people finding Mudcat will look at these needless stir-ups by one or two people who have far more interest in honing an ability to cause upsettedness than in helping to shape an online community and not realize what potential it has. THat would leave Mudcat and us the poorer for it.
I resent that.
Thanks for helping make the issues clearer with reasoned articulateness.