Since Lou has posted as a joke, I'll suggest that everyone that's posted or is reading this thread, read the rules that were posted in 2005.Its not done yet, Nick is to be whipped & publicly humiliated at the nut farm event.
I do agree with what's been said, and it is surely an excellent example of how things can be worked out. However again, deleting the thread was something I promised Nick, based on my belief I had that ability as the OP. So while the TR Community may appreciate its value, I hope that as the moderator stated, Nick has the option of speaking with owner of the board if he chooses. I can fully understand that Nick would prefer that the whole thing be nixed. At a minimum, psycho6cyl's suggestion to change the title would be my 2nd choice (1st, to honor my agreement with Nick to delete it), so that prospective customers don't read just that, and get such a strongly negative first impression of Nick. They may not take the time to read through (9 pages as of now), or read to the end to see that Nick resolved the issue.
Ultimately, we must respect the owner of the board's decision. TR owners and vendors significantly benefit from it. I hope we all keep that in mind. I know I will.
Personally I think you need to learn by this thread. It seems to me that it is regretted, and can be a bit embarrassing. I know it would be to me. But this is the bed, now you must lie in it. Just my opinion. Anything now a days cast in a social media setting can be looked at and determined to be your fate whether good or bad. This information stays live, as it should. I always, read...read, read, then think...sleep on it...give every benefit of a doubt before casting a public thread. A smart man once told me, "Emails are dangerous." I think public forums are even more dangerous.
You can edit your title. Go to the first post you made on this thread and over to the right you'll see thread tools. Click that and edit the title.