remember the whole nate thing... how we all thought he was evil incarnate and all that shit... some terrible racist/sexist remarks?
he still posts on here, under a different name and identity, he's made a lot of good, useful posts about spartas, including helping some people find rare parts, and started contributing to discussion in a reasonable manner. people can change, and i think nate himself learned a valuable lesson from our community here. i like to think mr targaped will come around. it seems like a lot of the troublemakers we have on here simply haven't had much experience with internet communities and lack the manners and maturity to debate and mingle on here.
i think a few of us could also stand to realize that its the freakin' internet, nobody is forcing you to look at all his dumb threads, just let them die and the problem will go away. it seems like our community here likes to have a scapegoat every now and then, probably because its amusing to poke at a slightly irrational old man from several thousand miles away and watch him get all riled up. i cant say much, because i've done it myself a few times, all of us who keep checking these threads are just encouraging it. whatever, its fun sometimes.