|Humerous? Sad? Who can say.|
Whether or not Linz is an alchaholic is beyond my ability to guess. I've never met him. If an intervention is needed it should be in private. What I find humorous is that this situation reminds me of the situation with Mr. Peron. I can't say whether or not the accusations against him were true. I've never met him. The first I ever heard of him was his appearance on SOLO attempting to quash the so-called" rumor that he supports various horrible things. Now we have Linz being publically accused of something and having to face hearing the cries of "alcaholic" at every turn. If I thought that Barbara and James were the type (which I don't) to do something like this to give Linz a taste of the medicine, I would have to say it was brilliant. Unofortunately, this isn't brilliant. I've sent Linz some PMs with my thoughts regarding the things that were said, but I won't bother to comment on this accusation. It may be true, but it may be false. I just don't know, and publically continueing to debate it is as bad as publically stating it as the article did. If (IF!) Linz has a problem, it is for him to address and those who really care should talk to him privately. Dragging it out here, no matter how good the intention, is only going to cause more problems for SOLO and all of us who care about it and its founder, managers, and members.
I have a lot of respect for you James, and don't think you did this maliciously, but I wonder at the terrible effect this will have. If you felt a private consultation wouldn't work, what makes you think a public one will?
Lets all leave this topic alone, especially since Linz has agreed to be away from SOLO and can't speak for himself.