Agreed. However, constructive criticism rarely works unless a person actually sees they made an error or realize their approach is in error. That is the perspective my posts have been written from, trying to get EM to understand/see. Sadly that seems to not be the case here. The meetings after events, chat and boards have always been highly vocal of these "impromptu" events. To keep simply defending the decision to continue them and not move away from them is wrong imo. I think people have definately made their opinions known on how they view events held along the lines of #3 in EM Bennu's post. If this is truly "our" EM Program then shouldn't it be time for those type fall by the way side? Think about how much drama could be avoided if all events were announced the way that was laid out during the in-game discussion on them. If they were all anounced that way then maybe even the "conspiracy theory" folks would not have a leg to stand on, and that too would fall by the wayside. *personal note to EM Bennu* I do want to thank you for taking to time to discuss this situation with us all, ESPECIALLY during the holiday season. There have been times in the past with previous EM's etc that there was not even a chance at dialouge when problems arose. When you tried to talk with them about it, a door basically got slammed in your face. I do applaud you for that.