So..... before I start on the topic of which I am starting this thread for, I must say that I have found the antics on the forum (which I have heard much of second hand) over the last week to be highly entertaining. Frankly I could care less about who is or isn't on the board, or if there is a board or not. Banning me really had no effect on my life other than provide me with a decent amount of commiseration material with my fellow Geocaching friends down here in Southern Maine (you know, that part of Maine that the current board feels should be rightfully excluded from being on the GeocachingMaine.org board?) And I have been very busy with work, a relationship, and setting up my new Apple OSX Snow Leopard Server at my home, which I may or may not use for hosting a true open Maine Geocaching Forum (Heck that sounds good, I may just go to GoDaddy.com tonight and purchase that domain, www.openmainegeocachingforum.com)
Enough said though, so on to my "hypothetical" post.
What would YOU, a Geocacher do if your local volunteer reviewer was showing malicious bias against you, by refusing to even review or initiate a review, let alone publish a cache that you had put a considerable amount of time, effort, thought, and money into placing?
How would YOU react if when you approached or contacted your local volunteer reviewer about this perceived bias, in a reasonable and cordial manner, your local volunteer reviewer fed you nonsensical doggie poo poo and told you that you must "contact Groundspeak to develop a review process"?
How would you feel if you waited and waited for your listing to appear as a newly published cache for 6 days, all the while watching other caches get published by said local volunteer reviewer, and still not hear a peep out of the reviewer. No note as to why he/she was not going to publish your cache. No e-mail regarding why or how your cache may violate current Groundspeak Cache Placement Guidelines. No answers to your questions.
So, let's here your views on this hypothetical but pertinent question.
And I thank you in advance for your posts.