Originally Posted by Steve Romer
The firings of Greg and Robb is all about the money. CFHQ is very upset about the BBS because it was an event outside the control CFHQ and did not direct any profits to CFHQ. This scared the sh*t out of CFHQ so CFHQ excommunicated Greg and Robb to scare others away from doing similar seminars.
I believe CFHQ is not about what works best for their clients but rather a cult whose mission is to funnel as much money back to CFHQ as possible at the expense of the affiliates and the affiliates' clients.
The only thing Crossfit has to sell is its brand name. Certification is selling the brand name to trainers. Affiliation is selling the brand name to gyms. The BBS and subsequent actions of Greg and Robb were damaging to the brand name, which is a threat to their only product (the brand name). Discussion on the message board is locked down because it is damaging to the brand name. CF, in fact, will pretty much openly admit this.