Listen, I know that there have been some alleged “sightings” on the Intertubes about what’s really going on with our ITW here, and I know better than most how it’s almost impossible to resist the urge to speculate and debate such things, particularly when you don’t know what the real story is.
I get that.
I also get that the Intertubes are not the most reliable sources of actual information, and as a web admin of quite some standing, I know how bloody easy it is for sock puppets to spread disinformation far and wide if they feel the urge. Anyway, I’ll repeat something I said in another thread:
I know what DID happen, and that’s it, other than the fact that I would very, very much appreciate it if everybody would kindly understand that I have a good friend who’s going through Hell and I think it would do him well to be allowed to grieve in peace.
I’m not talking about expressions of sympathy, support, prayers or any of that, obviously, that’s always welcome and everybody here have always been wonderful about that, I’m just saying that we should allow the poor guy to NOT have his personal life and sorrows, real or imagined, discussed on the Intertubes while he’s struggling with just staying alive.
When or IF he decides to talk about it at some point in the future, it’ll be his decision and his place to do so, not mine, not yours, not anybody’s.
I know y’all understand this already, so I won’t belabor the issue anymore.