Have a look at this thread:viewtopic.php?f=1&t=203209&start=30
Not only are there at least 3 people asking Tom to just bow out and let be he starts going on a complete defensive rant at everyone no matter how polite they approach the subject posting post after post to boost his count which is not an isolated occurrence.
After being repeatedly asked to just leave it by others I chimed in with a single post in agreeance with others and offered my apologies to the thread OP for my off topic but on current subject post:
Have to agree here too in regards to the increasingly spammy posting by Tom.
For the last 4 years most of the forum clogging users have been pushed to the lounge or off the forums. More take their place but it would be great if this was accepted by Tom as a "tone it down please" and not as a personal attack.
Not every thread and post needs your voice Tom. By all means if you can assist please do but if not, leave it to us that can. There really is no need to say "Well I don't own one but I personally think....."
Sorry to the OP and others interested more in the ACTUAL topic. Tom will be back to aggressively defend his position and make his point but I will respect the actual topic and leave on this post.
I believe I phrased that in the best possible way... I received this which I already knew I would because he is "that" type of guy:
No, I just tell you to get lost.
You have no freaking business to tell me what thread I post in or not.
And I think you are quite a dick for attempting to do so!
And nice that you classify me as clogging the forum, may I ask what your post here does then...
Again, taken the wrong way as I never told him anything but simply pointed out he was irritating multiple people in the same way. I did not bother to respond because I respect the OPs topic and I have nothing to defend. If he wants to lower his level to the point of slinging childish names then I have no interest in him or his personality. They come and go for a reason and will continue to do so.
Whether he is gone, banned, left, abducted or any otherwise the level of care I have wouldn't register on the most sensitive of care factor instruments, nor would it if he reappeared in any way shape or form under his current or future handles. It simply makes the forums a more cleaner and enjoyable read without seeing the same name in every thread knowing what the level will be.