Well we can be absolutely right in thought and theory and yet, if we can't learn to work within the system, we will get nowhere quickly.
When you don't own the ballpark you can't make the rules and we are definitely the visiting team.
Argument will never achieve victory, especially when the other side has the ability to shut off the lights, declare the argument over and send you home. In this environment, even tempered, civil and logical debate is the only way to make progress.
In an ideal situation, with AGE's approval of course, the community would put forth a small representative body that could meet with the Staff and calmly discuss the issues that appear to be tearing the community to threads. In this way, actual progress could be made.
The current environment is not beneficial to anyone and AGE knows all too well that the most economical and effective form of advertising is word of mouth and they aren't enjoying that at the moment. So finding solutions to this problem, and creating a happy community in the process, is in their best interest and has a direct effect on their bottom line.
Every problem has a solution, but until everyone makes that solution their primary goal and embraces compromise and understanding as tools for advancement, things will continue to decay and fester.
@Vaf. . .it's a proposal until the fat lady sings and she's enjoying the holiday at the moment. When we see it then it becomes official.