I can't login still not sure why. I created this username to issue an apology to Paul. Recently for some unknown reason I was unable to login to the BOC. I thought I had been banned(I had received a lot of PMs and emails from people who claimed they were) and I mistakenly jumped to the wrong conclusion. Needless to say I was upset and acted like a total jerk sending Paul a totally unflattering PM via the old site. I was upset that I would be banned without a chance to explain myself or respond to my accusers. I plead guilty to stupidity in the first degree. I have been a member of the BOC since shortly after its inception. To be honest Paul and I have not always agreed but in the past if he had a problem with me he let me know. I didn't give him the same chance. For that I am sorry. I have lost some friends in the early days of the BOC and have lost some others recently(Banned or so they claimed now I wonder) The night before I had the problem I received a PM from a former member who said he had been banned and advising me to get all my friends to come to another site. This was maybe the third such PM or email I have recieved from someone complaining about this site in the last month. Some are still members some are not. I won't totally blame these people since I am a man and I make my own mistakes. I will say that at least one former was banned unjustly IMHO for wearing a competing sites hat in a picture. I did not know it had happened at the time or perhaps I would have sent Paul a PM then. I know that person and I know that even though he makes his living catfishing he is worthy of being a member and has done a lot for the sport. All this being said it doesn't justify my knee jerk reaction to not being able to login and getting the "not a valid username" message. It makes me think either the people who thought they were banned were not really and had some type of browser problem(which may have been my problem) or someone is trying to recruit members with some type of cookie which may be causing the problem. Paul I'm very sorry for being a Jerk! I accept any punishment you deem fit and apologize to the membership here for thinking the world had gone crazy.