I think tbh, his comments in that thread, as they often are, were correct. People like to criticize others, but when someone points out the problems of their vices, they aren't willing to listen.
He was also right in that all too often anyone who tries to raise the tone above 'druggies and gypos should be shot' are sneered at as 'word merchants', 'condescending' or worse, as he said, that trying to be literate and encouraging others to look deeper is derided as 'offensive'.
Some of the comments made to him were out of order.
i've closed this thread as i don't think it's appropriate to discuss members who no longer participate in the forums, as they can't (or perhaps don't want to) reply back, even if the comments are nice
likewise a individuals reasons for doing so should remain private if they don't wish to make them public
if you want to contact someone to ask them, you can always send a PM (if the account is still active) and they can reply if they wish, as they may get an email if they have that option activated on their account