I am the Gatekeeper.
Why don't you go back to the Catalina board and try this once again.
Ooops! You can't because you and a couple others got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.
Quick question? Did YOU purchase a sail or are you like the others who didn't either and suffer some sort of Don Quixote complex?
Since you seem to be an expert on this subject, can you tell me the following?
1. How many people did not receive sails that were ordered? 20, 200, 2,000?
2. How many people did not receive a refund from this company or through their credit company?
3. Kelly-Hanson infers more than one owner? Are you certain Mr. Kelly was even involved in the day to day operations of this business?
4. You keep mentioning this "other loft". Can you please enlighten this audience on who it is and what documented evidence you have to make your assertion?
The computer and interweb are wonderful tools. I have done a little research on my own and have been able to determine the actual ownership of the company I believe you are referring to.
This particular company is incorporated as a LLC in a different state with four owners. Interestingly enough, none of them have the last name you think may be hiding there.
I guess the bigger question is who the heck really cares?
Legal Beagles have all kinds of nifty databases they can play with.
Of course I wouldn't do that. Unlike you and your ilk, I have a conscience.
I think you should also spend some time reviewing what transpired with the SailNet/Tartan debacle. It seems history likes to repeat itself and people never learn.
You simply cannot get on the interweb and spout off about issue you like without ramifications. Granted; libel, slander and defamation cases have some pretty high hurdles to clear in order to prevail. But in a situation such as this, you are making it easy if someone wanted to make an issue of this.
This has nothing to do with first amendment rights.
When a company goes out of business, sometimes the owner(s) establish new businesses under a different name. It is reasonable that a business's prior customers would want to know when this happens. In general, if the customers have been happy with the service of the prior company, they may want to identify the owner's new business(es) so they can do business with him in the future. Small businesses live at the will of their satisfied customers, so the owner(s) should want it to be known that they are continuing to operate under a new company name. Their personal reputation is on the line, and it is right for that reputation to follow them no matter what their business name changes to.
So, you see, communicating this information is "positive for the sport and industry." And much of the information is freely available on the Internet, so people will tend to share that information by posting links on message boards like this.
In this quote you claim to have the skills to mount a libel suit, are willing to offer your services for free, and are threatening to sue Sailnet for libel.
Based on your above quotes, I think we all now know that you are one of those who are apparently threatening Sailnet with litigation. Of course, your threat is only as real as the person posing behind the userid of Caribbean2012. So maybe it's nothing, and maybe it's serious. Which is it?
Since you appear to have made the same threat, I think we have the same right to ask you for some documented proof.
1. Who are you?
2. What is the nature of your threat?
3. What are you planning to do to act on your threat?
If you are unwilling to share this on an open message board, then I think you will understand why others don't want to share it either. In my opinion, you are no more righteous than the people here to whom you are directing your threats and insults.