Reminds me of Mumble's response in jest from a long time ago of how we all seem to have the attention span of a gnat
Partially in jest. As you see there is some element of truth.
In the case of hurt feelings I wish there was even a shorter attention span but alas that seems to not be the case.
Actually I have no idea where the complaint against the commissioner came from. I also really don't quite understand where the idea of being penalized came from either unless there was a behind the scenes PM that I was not aware of.
All I can do is make a guess which as we all know is widely subject to both error and interpretation, but in an attempt to try and clear the air a little let me hazard a guess, and I really am reaching to understand here because it all seems so blown out of proportion.
Anyway, Califdude had received the Jagged Knife event and as you know if it's your planets involved then it's a disaster, if an opponents planets are involved it can be a godsend. Anyway he felt his game was ruined and he had spent quite a bit of time on it and was pissed (as we all would be) that he felt he would have to start over.
I advised him to not waste his effort and simply go back to a save game and continue from there. To be honest I would have done the same thing and I don't really doubt that at least 90% (if not 100% to be honest) of the league would do the same thing.
Anyway Califdude had made a minor rant about the event in the thread and then later said that he took my advice and simply reloaded from a save game and therefore his complaint was moot.
I responded that the reload issue is an issue that I didn't think was in the best interest of the league to poke to much at. The reason I said this was not because of Califdude's issue but because of another potential similar case that might come to light at the end of the round. I was trying to be discreet to a select few people and indicate that it was better if the issue wasn't brought up.
Anyway what Califdude or anyone else that my comment wasn't specifically directed at thought I was saying is very unclear.
Then Kzinti simply stated that we probably should at least hear folks opinions on it.
OK here goes the real supposition on my part. First off I assume that Kzinti really meant nothing in regard to Califdude specifically but felt it was an item that at least warrented hearing the opinion of the league on the matter. However perhaps Califdude took this as specifically directed against his reloading the game to avoid the Jagged Knife event and this was what he took as the penalty that people felt should apply to him where it's clear that I or you or pretty much anyone else would merely reload and say nothing about it hence no penalty.
Anyway other than a behind the scenes PM this is all I can think of and in my opinion no one really meant anything critical about what Califdude did.
Anyway what I would like to happen is for Califdude to come back and finish the round and continue in the league and for no one else to hold anything against him for this apparent outburst that seems to have no basis in reality to me but clearly is something that Califdude felt strongly about.