I am sick and tired of this. The guy is persecuted as a troll when actually he is just blunt. Forgive his tone, but he dismisses the natural politically correct gesturing of most of us here.
Yes, I am ranting over the latest thread started in the Pit about him. Am I am not even arguing about bringing up the discussion. lorene’s question was a valid one. What I am angry about is the reflexive “OMG what a troll” sort of talk.
The guy is not a troll. Hell, he’s actually a nice guy who has liked to offer support and advice to members when he can*. Wasn’t a Pit thread started about this guy last week for the sole reason was that he was trying to give advice/help in his own VCO3 sort of way?! (refering to Indygrrl’s unfortunate departure)
If you searched for the number of threads he started you’ll find a good number started in the Pit. You know how many target SDMB members? Zero. There is only one yelling about the website load speed, who hasn’t lamented that? He’s targeted for wishing AIDS upon kindergardeners (true, but kinda funny if you’re morbidly inclined), and spitting in customer’s coffee (actually not true). But he has never wished harm on any of us, or have broken down to insults in argument.
Now, if you searched for his posts rather than threads you’ll find a lot of very good contributions in Cafe, as well as a number of very good GQ subjects.
Most recently he was openly called a racist without any reprimant for a Cafe thread regarding a racially themed video game. I know he has rased many questions in the past for some pretty stupid racially themed issues (stupid on his part), but does that allow open insults in the Cafe nowadays?
It’s not a troll guys. It’s just some guy working in an office, blowing off steam, raising interesting topics, and realizing that there’s a portion of our SDMB membership that doesn’t like him.
Anyways, I like him.