No worries. I probably could have phrased it better, since your read on it was not even kind of what I was going for. Do keep in mind, though, that it was coming from someone who was had to explain why Canada does not want to be the 51st state more times than he is comfortable with.
I understood why you made the suggestion, but in the end there are any number of reasons why it would not have worked. It may have started like the North America vs the World system, but I'm fairly certain that given the site population, it would have ended up being US vs UK. It's just the reality of it when one group has that many members involved.
But really, there's no reason to take it personally. You've been around long enough to see that it goes all directions. Some days it's directed at the US, others it's the UK. I've seen pretty much every country in the developed world be the target of ridicule on this site. And it only attracts moderator attention when someone makes it personal.
I don't remember "giving" anything....it's not just your shot at the US, it's lots of people on the site that think its fun to do that. God forbid I say something like that....I'm getting warnings from Mods....I'm just tired of the double standards. I've never had issues with you....it was a combination of what you said and what happened on another thread. Not sure why you felt the need to jab me like that....it was a simple opinion on how to set up the tournament and instead I get another "better then the US" statement.
Also that wasn't smack talk....that's that same "better then US" attitude a lot of members carry around here.
So you're aware, it isn't just the United States. I've seen that same level of smack talk against many different countries in a variety of contexts. It just seems as though it is the United States that can't take as much as they give.
Getting upset about it really doesn't help anything, though.