Speaking officially on this...Swank diet wrote:EDIT: Also, I sincerely hope those on the GA board will allow people and ideas from outside of Georgia to post freely, particularly when the discussion could benefit from new information. Censorship is definitely not the answer.
I have to say I'm highly disappointed by the decision of the Georgia Academic Team Association to not allow PACE to defend itself on their forum. We have no issue with anyone criticizing our organization on that website, or hsquizbowl, or anywhere else. However, I only think it's fair to allow the organization being criticized to answer those critics.
Trygve Meade, PACE's Director of Communications, recently became aware of some criticism pointed at PACE. It was originally contained in this thread, but then the thread was then split off here as the topic changed. I don't believe anything in Meade's posts were offensive, attacking or anything along those lines.
However, in this post, forum administrator Robin Richards announced that Meade would not be allowed to post there any more, with the reason being, "This board is for Georgia coaches and players only." As you can see from the rules thread cited by Richards, there is no rule stating that people who are not from or in Georgia are not allowed to use the forum (as of this writing, anyway)
We at PACE have no intention or interest in overrunning the Georgia board. The only three posts made on that board were with regards to criticism of PACE and our qualification system. Unfortunately, it seems we won't even be permitted to do that.