to you last 3 gents: Ty, kny, and aahchon. as well as others who feel as you do...
i note that a number of people who live in BC and who participated on this thread early on are not participating now. i don't know why, but it might be that they got the same love note i did from ms. miller's attorney, with the threat of litigation if i didn't excise and keep off the site much or most or the meaningful discussion on this topic. i'm now several thousand dollars into this, so that this thread can continue.
there has been at least 1 thread on this up on site continually since this story first broke. there will continue to be a thread. we are now in the neighborhood of 700 posts on this. this thread remains, notwithstanding the demand that it be gone entirely, or censored with a much heavier hand that i am using. this is an issue that threatens to erode confidence in our sport. this is an important topic. i'm willing to accept a certain degree of expense and peril to allow you all the freedom to discuss something that threatens to unravel the fabric of fair play.
finally, we do have an attachment to decency, fairness and civility on this forum, always have. before i pull any posts on these threads i try always to ask myself whether i would moderate this thread the same if there were no lawyers looking over all our shoulders right now. i hope the answer is in each case yes. just, i'm fain to allow a line of reasoning that, when followed to its terminus, may implicate an additional person, notwithstanding the fact that you are certain there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll.
i doubt you 3 are interested in splitting the legal bill 4 ways. i therefore ask that you filter your criticism of my moderation through the prism of the new check i write every day so that we can continue to discuss an important issue.
I was "sort of active" in the initial stages of the first thread I am from BC (about 3 hours from Whistler) and not anonymous. I took special interest in that thread because my SO was first in that AG the past 2 years but dropped out this year. We have a few other FOP women in that and other AG's. We also know of or maybe know the 4th woman enough to say hi at races and enough to look at her results as well as JM before the race just to see how things are "stacking up" before hand.
For me the thread was over when the evidence was clear and appropriate action was taken, after a while when it moved to the "phsycology of cheating" etc, I moved on….I thought that line of debate was not for me. Who cares really? Basically take 30 cheaters at 30 different races and you will have likely 30 different individual motivations for cheating…for me (just my opinion) the "why" of this is more LR stuff.
Having said that the big question for me now is what sanctions will apply? It appears that businesses have gotten out in front of this and taken immediate action…or appropriate action once things were eventually clear (WTC, Sportstats, her coach) but the federations (Trican and TriBC) are likely wringing their hands and having meetings etc about what to do with this athlete?
I haven't been contacted by any legal types regarding this.