I think you touch on a good point here. I was rather impressed to see the formation of the Star Citizen squads and how quickly the organization fell into place.. I was immediately discouraged in joining in the early "pledge rush" by an incident along these lines.. It happened when I joined a SC channel only to be told to leave that channel for private discussions. This wasn't the first time recently I was opted out of a channel for "discussion". I was so confused.. Do I not merit enough stock in NNG to hear what's happening? Are these guys planning on doing something shady? Are they discussing me?! The people in this channel were guys who squad led platoons with me in the early PS2 days.. why would I not be considered when NNG is involved? I know I am not the only person to ask these questions.. and I feel pretty secure about my place here in this community. I can't imagine what questions those who don't have such a history here ask themselves.. Whats worse I come to find out they are laying the plans and ground work for the star citizen division!!!!!!!! Why would this be done in private? Why are any designs/plans/ideas/strategies being discussed in private? I love the idea of having a 'council' of leaders, and I like the idea that from time to time these leaders need to convene and discuss things for the big picture, But these meetings should be public record. NNG was founded on the idea that we are all equal gamers with equal rights in this community. I know first hand what made it such a welcoming place was the inviting attitude of Ghostsheets and Jaamaw.