I sure picked the right moment to come back, although it wasn't really my own choice. That's Slipp all right, check out his English grammar: "I hadn't even wrote many personal letters in my life." Then he goes into a lengthy defense of his fake suicides, an episode I remember very well.
Also, his inane comment that Rob is "more of an anarchist than a Christian." It happens that the early Christians were
anarchists, with respect to the Hebrew establishment (the Pharisees). Being an agnostic, I have no dog in this fight— I just thought I'd point out what's actually in the New Testament about Jesus's attitude toward "the authorities" of Jerusalem.
Slipp doesn't include me in his list of villians, though. I guess that's because for quite a while, I insisted that he ought to be cut some slack (me having been the "good cop" moderator).
And I do remember the clown guy... called himself "Dirty Clown" or "Evil Clown" or something like that.
Not to get too far off-track, though, I believe that there's definitely such a thing as "moderator burnout." That's because I've experienced it! So my current site is only about music and includes a few classic old film comedy clips and cartoons, and that's it.
In spite of our disagreement, something I learned from Rob is that if you want your presence on the web to be exactly what you
want it to be, then you pretty much have to run things yourself.
Now I'm going to go back into "radio silence" mode on this board, although I'll keep looking in here (no surprise to the old-timers, I'm sure; I always have, even after I quit moderating). I might post something occasionally, but I'm not getting deeply involved again. First and foremost, my schedule doesn't permit it, and that's not going to change.
If I was ever going to accept a free dinner from Slipp, I'd bring along a "taster," like Octopus Grabbus used.