I was going to say something smart-assy like “bu-bye Brian”, but then I decided against it.
There was a time a year or so ago that he seemed like a pretty decent person, in fact, I had even invited him to stay at my house when he was thinking of making his Doper Road Trip. It’s too bad that that person somehow vanished and was replaced by someone so full of hate.
I think it is sad when someone’s life is so miserable that they take out their anger on others. I won’t pretend that I know much about Brian’s life, I don’t, but judging him only by his SDMB presence, he is a hateful, miserable, sad individual. I truly hope things get better for him in the future.
I don’t pretend to be an angel and I won’t offer any apologies for my actions in his Pit thread “What Do We Call These People” or any other contact I have had with him. I have disagreed with Brian on certain issues and I made my feelings known. He has shown time and time again his inability to accept other points of view without turning on his hate. He doesn’t intimidate me, in fact, I find most of his arguments laughable, but his disgusting displays of condescending vile towards other posters who did get hurt or upset with his actions got tiresome. Muffin was not the first undeserving poster to be on the receiving end of his attacks and she would not have been the last.
I also have a problem with is implication that those who are not active in GD are inferior to those who are. Evidentually, he should have been more concerned with his own actions in GD instead of looking down his nose at others. He was unable to debate civily without personal attacks. His pet names for women who disagreed with him (cunt, twat) were disgusting and well beyond the accepted vulgarities shown on the board. Maybe it is differences in where you live, but the men I have known through out my life would never, ever, ever, call a female a “cunt” or a “twat” no matter how anger they were. To do so, would show them to be classless trash instead of men.
Am I sorry that he is gone? Nope. The rest of the members don’t need the bullshit he brought to the board. I will admit that I do miss the old Brian, but the old Brian left the boards long ago. I wish him well and hope that whatever it is making him so hateful towards others goes away soon.