Originally Posted by Finndog
We are all free to post and do whatever but there does seem to be an "aire" that certain folks think they run the forum and gang up on anyone or posting they don't like.......This is especially true regarding newbies. I am sure many are chased away.
I don't post in the instructional forum because of just this sort of an experience, the condecension I experienced there was much worse than any of Gonzo's over the top, blustering, know it all, self aggrandizing, blather (but I don't mean to say that's all there is to him, not by a long shot).
As far as educational content, I've learned more of use to me from reading Gonzo's posts, than those of all others combined. He certainly has provided the most laughs. Part of the reason is the sheer volume of his posting, but there certainly is a keen intelligence there that is an exceptional asset to epicski.
In his apology he clearly stated that it would take time for him to adjust his "azimuth", yet some snotty, judgemental types expected him to magically transform overnight. I find them much more offensive than Gonzo, and of much less value, both to this site and as human beings.