This post is delving into a back and forth argument, and is borderline against the rules.
The posts were not relevant to the topic started. Plain and simple, posts like that here get deleted as well.
This is not true. We don't delete posts in the Feedback forum. If this occurred on a thread (non Feedback forum), it would also likely not be deleted. Users would be warned not to continue with the back and forth and the thread may be locked. Being that this is the feedback forum, posts will not be locked or deleted.
I do not like to see things spill over from other sites, but given that this is a Feedback thread about a specific individual and we're talking about the actions of said person... this is all on topic.
What I see when I look at the Hardcore Group (and since I am blocked from seeing it, only from screen caps like these), I see blinders. You want Shawn to deliver parts to your members, you want him to sell stuff and be successful because you feel you need him and his parts. The only way to do this is by deleting legitimate concerns and prevent your members from being exposed to any kind of knowledge of a problem. If members were aware, they might not buy from Shawn.. which would then cause problems with people receiving their stuff... because there wouldn't be enough money to produce the kits in the first place.
There is also the problem that you have given Shawn the only place he has left that he can turn to for support. He knows if he doesn't deliver to your members, he is done. Just because that is happening... does not mean he is delivering to others. Given his history of double selling kits, who is to say he doesn't sell kits to more than one person and only ships to your members?
To forgive him for his past, just because he hasn't screwed up on your site yet
... is extremely naive.
This is all about ethics in the end. Shawn's actions are extremely unethical. He silenced people that he still owed parts to, when trying to raise money for a new project. That's the same exact thing that is happening here again. EXCEPT the hardcore group is now the one doing the cover up.
I know personally between me and Julz, NEITHER of us would have contributed money to the MIGHTY if we had known there were still people owed parts going back 2-3 years at that point.
You are welcome to take your own risk and put your users through that risk. I have an ethical and moral obligation to not allow that to happen here again.