Why is there such hostility from US members for a European BPX ?

Last time there was an issue like this the majority of UK APUG members just quietly left to set up their own Forum and only a few post occasionally now.

Europe has a deep rich, extremely varied photographic culture. APUG isn't a US based website it's led by an ex-pat US guy settled in New Zealand. If we in Europe want our way of doing things then just back off and realise we don't always want to be US led, or rather misled.