(one operagoer's notes)
hmmm...i dont see any type of re-direction going on, and Nick has been known to get a little feisty on opera-l, so uav, you may be right- it may be an inside job.I'm sorry someone felt that they had to go there - ttrrriilll was doing a great job.
Acute discouragement is, I suspect, strong stuff... But I wonder what the other contributors are making of this step.
Speaking as a contributor I found it a bit perplexing but I mean...how upset can you get about having something you wrote under the persona of Mme. Gioconda Verkakte-Gemischt axed. It was fun. If he brings it back and I have anything to say I'll post again. He's a complicated fellow.
No-login commenting is again on, but please identify yourself with at least a pseudonym (pick "Name/URL"). And no axe-grinding, please.