I thank you Mr Moderator for your obviously genuine overtures.
The inspiration I got for this movement was from the Great Lockout of 1913. In that struggle the demands for fairness and justice were not immediately met but a seed of discontent was sown which would eventually lead to great change. What's happened here will go down in the annals of Political Irish.com as the Great Boycott of 2017.
I want to take this opportunity to stretch an outreached hand to my old comrades Tadgh Gaelach and the Potato Mystic and apologise for any intemperate language that may have been sent in their direction. A subject such as this can at times lead to a degree of overzealousness such are the passions it can invoke in honest men.
I hereby call an official end to the boycott and invite participants to resume posting at their earliest convenience.
Go raibh maith agat a chairde.
"The great only appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise."
What an eloquent , passionate , brave and heartfelt statement from The Most Respected Poster, indeed inspirational as you most modestly point out. When the history of PI is written it will indeed be referred to as the rebirthing of freedom of expression on this forum. You stood as The Marshall of a virtual modern Citizens Army. A small but gallant band which stood against a great Empire of Evil. Possibly the greatest victory since Thermopylae