The enquiry into the affair turned into some sort of horrible food fight didn't it lmao
so, I'm trying not to get covered in jelly or little triangle sandwichs here, so please bear with me:
I really do think the central problem here is peoples reaction, not to the facts (which are hard to fathom at best) - but the issue they take with them apparently being strapped to dynamite and dropped in their pants - which is naturally an area people feel threatened in and will probably get a bit ticked off about, despite the dynamite being impeccably made and beautifully presented - and they tend to concentrate on the fact that it blows up really well, and in about 5 seconds, rather than look nice.
I can understand why, I think, explosives were tempting, considering exhibit A - the Puzzling Block that unlocked the gates of hell here on MIG, seems to have been misrepresented to the buyer, and trying to pull the loose ends from it's exact history just reveals more knots - and if you're left trying to sort it out, you're going to get annoyed, and not really care if you have a half-hitch, blood or granny knot - only that the guy who tied it up didn't go to Scouts.
however - making a Noose from it and hanging people means (right or wrong) anyone observing, who's not completely unbiased, ends up not concentrating on the facts, when all they can see are a row of swinging bodies, who perhaps have been unfairly, and prematurely, strung up - what makes it worse is when it's done publicly, and without trial - contacting them privately first to find out a bit more first, or not implying the fact that 'someone was to blame' when reporting, would've avoided so much aggro. Yes - no names were mentioned, but the lines were very clear and obviously written to be read between - see how I've mentioned no names here but we all know who, and what I'm on about (for those people who've been tuning in to this saga recently anyway)
so, I don't think many people who have got involved with this can leave without (hopefully) taking some constructive criticism on board - that's everyone - buyer, sellers, fire-extinguishers (bet you didn't know you had petrol in there eh ? )
I think the wise thing would be to sit back and reflect on other peoples opinions for a bit, rather than just trying harder and harder to get others to understand yours - one leads somewhere, the other just degrades into what we've already seen.