I have known Ben and Doodie since the beginning of Doodie. Even though I myself have, lets say been involved in some Doodie shit I figured a few years ago I figured that this shit was going to go too far one day and get some folks in trouble so I rage quit the Doodie scene for the most part. No surprise to me that Ben is in this pot of hot water. A little bit of me thinks he deserves some of it. Just a little bit.
Mike on the other hand.. Fuck me bro, for all the things I really like that you have done the handling of this is way out of my comfort zone as a paying member. I would really wish that suspensions/bannings would be handled WAY different that this. School ground name calling on social media? Sheesh, I don't think thats how this is supposed to work.
Sure there has been a lot of shit flung here but this is a poor example of anything that should be punishable behavior.
The only one whose behavior in this whole thing is Foley's. He is the one who overreacted to a member making a joke on Instagram and threatened to suspend them.
Stoeger makes this unacceptable behavior public by posting it here and Foley threatens him also.
Foley has clearly set the standard that anyone who criticizes him can be suspended and banned.
Additionally suspending the current USPSA and IPSC World Shoot champion shows Foley is more concerned about silencing criticism than he is concerned about what is good for USPSA. Having the best shooters in the world shooting is good for the sport. Suspending the best in the world over this instance is not.
Hopefully I won't get banned for expressing this opinion.
It would be a real bummer after just getting CRO certified this weekend.