March 25, 2010
Has anyone noticed that Anglophile is missing? Not just in a not-contributing-to-the-board way, but his online persona actually appears to have vaporized. I don’t know if the Pilot actually pulled the plug on him or just put him in timeout, but try and find one of his posts. Has he been deleted? It would appear so. It is as if he never existed(cue Twilight Zone theme).
When someone we know in our real life is taken away, we often ask “Why?” I suppose I’m asking the same question, although I think I have a pretty good idea for an answer.
In case you might not have noticed, Anglo directed much of his angst at the Pilot staff, the very same people who host the forum allowing him to speak his mind so freely. So, I’m guessing he bit the hand that fed him once too many times.
Anyone who read Anglo’s posts knows that he didn’t mince words. To be honest, I personally detested his rude and arrogant manner. (I even once commented on his offensive posting style and received an equally rude reply directed at me.) And, if it were actually possible to hide someone’s posts, I likely would have hidden his.
However…in the words of the old saying, “I may not agree with your opinion, but I’ll respect your right to express it.”
Well, to a point, I guess.
It seems odd to miss someone whom I only knew through his postings, especially when those posts were so annoying. And it’s a bit weird memorializing someone who is not actually dead. And it’s definitely a stretch to find kind, eulogizing words for someone who so willingly spewed bad karma.
Still, if this was indeed a virtual execution, I don’t quite know if I like it.