I have never responded to one of your post, and am not sure which flake on Recompense you are describing. I assume it is at the belay ledge, where the tree stump remains.
I know that flake has a little flex, but there are plenty of options there for other pro. as well. Anyone could stress over possible dangers to climbers, and many off the older climbers can think back on close calls they had on the rock.
SA, if you read what I wrote, I explain why that flake begin to move in my post: "When you place a stopper behind a flake and you gave a tug on it, small crystal of the rock broke. If some crystal are broken at every climb, the flake will get loose and fall... "
This is what you said with a little flex???
I also describe some option to place the pro and be safer. As you wrote I "stress over possible danger to climber"...for the flake and also for the layback technique.
instead of rewriting what I am saying in a way that most people understand, instead of giving a picture of the flake that we talk about to understand the problem....people insult me. Even you can't be able to use the name I use Lucky luke in your post.
That attitude of insulting other in a way that he will fill miserable to the rest of the community, bother a lot of good climber who, like sling wrote, prefer to go climbing in remote area, instead of gave back to the community a little of a precious knowledge. Even if he said that he warn.
If you think that Base take white gloves to told me that I made some thing stupid...you are wrong. It went out as it is...I listen understand what he was saying and have more respect for him than I can have to a climber of 5.12 who place other people in dangerous situation.
Look at the post of slink. He told people that they made mistake and had to rescue them after. It is the attitude that you use in your post that gave credit to the beginner climber, whit low safety knowledge and hard climbing technique, to be proud when they made mistake and don't listen to some warning. (note I am sure that, as you climb with Larsen and other, you will have honest crag talk with your partner)
N.B. slink recompense is not dangerous because a flake is loose. Removing the flake is dangerous because it is a kind of erosion. Better to keep it there and warn the people to be wise.