I am a bit behind on what has been happening here but as the original guardian of the corresponding thread on the club forum, I need to say a few things.
Firstly i am sure that Jake has acted with the best of intentions throughout this and has not set out to upset anyone from either forum, in fact he has tried to help and its a pity it seems to have backfired.
He did pm me to say that the thread on the club was a bit confusing what with some members staying over on Friday at the Bromsgrove hotel and others possibly camping at the Four Ashes on the same evening, then the convoy to POL on Saturday starting from different locations, the gathering at the Four Ashes on Saturday and the Nano meet on the Sunday with some members taking part in the entire 3 day weekend, others 2 days and the rest just one day whether that be the POl on Saturday or the Nano on Sunday - its a big event however you look at it and organisation gets more involved because of it.
Jake did pm me before he started the new club thread and i said it was ok with me especially as i am not spending as much time on the forum and thought he would be better placed as RS to keep the thread updated.
Personally I woudnt have copied forum names across from one to the other as i can see that although some members woudnt care there are some who would object to that as they see themselves with a foot in either one or the other but not both, and they are just as welcome to come to any of our nano meets as anyone else as we are all decent people with a common interest - the motors
It was much simpler when there was only one forum but we are where we are and will make the best of what we have, i think it is inevitable that some names will get duplicated if a member asks to be put on both forum lists but that doesnt really matter in the great scheme of things
I can see in hindsight that however big the event is its probably better in just one thread with the first post used to update those attending and on what day and including details of any convoy, thats how we have traditionally done it and it works fine and is clear to all, so i take some of the blame here for not sticking to that format, had i told Jake not to go ahead he woudnt have done so as thats the gentlemen he is and i hope this episode will not put him off coming to what will be a fabulous meet.
I hope this post helps to diffuse the situation, i will take a look at the posts on the forum, speak to Jake and tidy them up and I will also speak with the nano elders to let them know what is happening.
The meet guest list is already large and I look forward to seeing you all in a couple of weeks for a cracking few days