Huckleby wrote:AV was banned because of the craven action of a moderator who tolerated and even encouraged a little mob. Am I mistaken, or did the "moderator" reprint a private email he/she recieved to fan the flames?
This is a victory for intolerance, a play right out of the halls of Junior High School.
jjoyce bent over backword to tolerate this shrill, babbling fuckwit - long beyond what made any kind of sense. He (I assume it was a he) was indistinguishable from a spambot, and at least the spambot would have provided links to cheap Viagra.
To steal a quote from G.W. Bush, tolerance isn't a suicide pact for reasonable conversation. This tool wasn't bringing any, and annoying those of us who were.
I think it's wonderful that you've got such a capacity to ignore high signal to noise ratio bullshit, but you've no more right to enshrine this as some kind of a priori forum good than I do to push back against what I - and many, many others - perceived as being akin to the smelly, raving freak on the bus.
When there's a smelly, raving freak on the bus it's not generally perceived as 'intolerant' to ask the bus driver to have him removed. Maybe it should be, but that's a lot bigger social issue than just some moron on an on-line forum.
Plus he was the most thin-skinned pussy imaginable, and began whimpering like a beaten puppy the minute anyone pointed out what a insufferable shithead he was.
So fuck him. I'm glad he's gone, and I'm not going to waste a second of grief over his long- overdue departure.