Calling Nazism or Stalinism because we close a thread that should be discussed offline is unfair, but I'll let you make your point if you feel the need to do so. I think most will agree that some things are better resolved offline - this is a privately owned site and freedom of speech in its purest form doesn't necessarily apply all the time - which is the case on almost every forums site you'll participate in. If that wasn't true, no threads would ever get "Locked" or "Deleted".
If everyone on the site was contacted for the prize, then the whole community would need to be addressed. That wasn't the case. One person was involved, and we've already been in contact with that one person. Bottomline - I've already admitted the process needs improvement - I don't know what else you're trying to accomplish here. I wasn't embarrased, I just felt that I had given a more than sufficient explanation. Man, all this flak for trying to giveaway a prize to the community?
Contact me directly for questions or concerns. In my opinion, this issue is resolved and is being beaten to death. It's not a big deal - can we get back to talking cars? I'd really like to move on to working on some more good features for you guys instead of trying to defend our actions. Take it offline and I'll respond further on this.