I enjoy this forum immensely and I like all the members of this forum, we are after all, all film lovers.
It appears that the only solution to this problem here as things have escalated beyond all proportion to the point where poor Vidar is having to contemplate closing this great new forum, is for me to leave.
I would just like to thank Vidar for all of his trust in initially appointing me as a admin while warmly welcoming me here in the first place.
I want for this forum to have great success over the years so sadly something has to give.
This can therefore be the only outcome for ensuring this success.
Just to be clear, I made my point regarding the Mr Guest saga by saying that initially, as a passionate collector,I was appalled by the very thought of a vintage piece of restored equipment could be ever treated in the manner ithat was being suggested.
I then realized that this was a knee jerk reaction due to my passion for all things Super 8mm and apologized to David for my inappropriate comments in view of the bigger picture and the outstanding work and commitment that ALL the event organizers put into these things, which of course, very much includes David himself.
With Vidar's helpful assistance, we were then able to post some past photographs of the event as requested in order to promote the event even further for the benefit of the hobby.
As for Steve, he is someone who has both helped me and supported me in the past so it is unfortunate that clearly he feels I have spoken down in some way or another in recent times.
I can assure everyone here, that I would not, and have not, deliberately intended to upset, disrespect or offend anyone here. Yes I speak as I see on occasions (see above for example) but certainly not to intentionally disrespect anyone. I value ALL what I learn from everyone here and on other forums far too much for this ever to be the case.
I can only sincerely appologize to Steve if he feels I have been disrespectful of him in any way, past or present, here or elsewhere.
Sincerely, this was NEVER intended.
I would like to thank every member here for their contributions to this excellent forum and wish it every success for the future in what now, hopefully will be more peaceful and respectful times.
Good luck with it all Vidar,Robert and David and thank you for all the hard work you have selflessly put into this for the benefit of us all.