I was looking for the stump of the tree reported to have been cut down.
Now I am fairly certain there is no such tree or stump.
You weren't there. The people who WERE there all agreed that there had been an offer. You're trying to knock down contemporary accounts after the fact, after there was an acknowledged attempt to alter the narrative, after there had been threats made to a bunch of people on the thread, after Eric said that some animals are more equal than others, after Ruby Tuesday was created on the Rossi blog to discuss what we were going over on the thread, after Jed said there was an offer, after Eric moved parts of the thread elsewhere, and after you had already gone into humptydumpty mode. I'm fairly certain your viewpoint has been distorted.