I think that some of you were focusing way too much on other things Asche have said, rather than what he's been trying to say is his point, which is to open up a dialogue between staff and players who have felt spited (Shadowboarders?). That'd be a commendable move, in my opinion. On the other hand, I'm not sure that's an idea that wouldn't end in splinters, in the end. These are past players who have felt spurned (reasonably or not, I've only ever seen a single perspective) and have been feeling so for, I don't know, years by now.
I've seen some hostility towards staff from the shadow boards. Discussion is healthy — as long as it's kept civil and both sides have the other side's perspective in mind. It might be unfair to say this, but some certain folks might not be able to keep things polite.
Maybe it'd be better to personally speak with some of these ex-players, privately (email, etc.). I know that's much to ask for, though, so never mind that.
Anyway, I have a question for you, Asche (and I'm sorry if it's already been answered and I completely missed it!): What would this dialogue be about, preferably, if it were to be opened?