Haven't seen Bovril come on back.
IMO he or she as the case may be may not realize just exactly what group he or she may fall into. HD or Alkie.
However not to chastise anyone posting, but doing it anyway...
Perhaps the reason is we chased Bovril off...???
Re-Reading through all this it appears to me that a few conclusions were drawn early.
Perhaps Bovril needed a little explanation, or perhaps Bovril was a bit on the fence where he or she actually stood and was seeking a little sway one way or another.
Or even some enlightenment as to the true situation from someone looking in instead of Bovril looking out.
I can only guess at this point.
I see this in meetings also all too often.
The group of members that feel that their way is the only path.
The old bishops of the meeting that are dead set on running the meeting within their rules and unflexable to the point of being tyrannical.
Lets take close note of 2, 3, and 5
THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authorityâ€”a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purposeâ€”to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our
service centers may employ special workers.
9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
Brutal Honesty I know is hard to swallow.
Sometimes it just takes a little tough looking at ourselves to see things we may not have realized we actually did.
Ok that being said is it possible we as group may have pushed Bovril away?
Perhaps just a little?