Curiosity Inc. wrote:
I fail to understand why we're here discussing AYB, by way of posts that he's not going to read or reply to.
Because this isn't the first time he's done this. Maybe you have forgotten, as you and I (and DD) are probably the only members still active who remember this, but back when the forum was in its early days, AYB got into a fight with one of the forum's members, which resulted in AYB going into a self imposed exile, and ended up with someone being banned. AYB was gone for about a month or more, then returned. If you ever visit The Vivarium, you'll find most of its members are made up of former WCM members. I believe a number of these people stopped coming here specifically because of that incident. Anyway, we're talking about it because it comes as a surprise, as AYB just abruptly decided to leave, giving no real reason as to why. If I had to guess, the fact that there was no real big outburst against NiteOwl, combined his recent feuds with Dr. Brooklyn and feliciano, convinced him to leave. Should I see him post on WCM's wall on facebook, I'll ask, although I suspect he won't want to get into it.
I had fights of my own with AYB less than a week ago on the Mass Effect thread, those fights were hard, lots of name-calling, tons of back and forth, no mercy whatsoever, we disagreed...............intensely.
But I never would've wanted him to leave after so much time here, and certainly not for something as unbelieavably petty as to what you're complaining about.
I think Brooklyn has a right to feel upset. If their feud had just stayed on these boards, that would be one thing, but AYB took it to facebook, with a series of pictures making fun of Brooklyn. I think that was crossing the line.