"If Coyote had simply NOT told another poster to shut up (he started the thread, but does not have that authority), and then hadn't mouthed off in full Matt Damon mode to Jim Robinson, he'd still be here."
I didn't read it that way at all. However, I have noticed that people seem predisposed to read into another's words whatever threat or menace they harbor in their own hearts.
But I have also noticed that you have a good heart, and I am pleased to regard you as a friend.
Buwhahahahahaha! Little did you know, I am... SUPER TROLL! :-)
Please read posts 28, 49, 50, 52 and 54 again.
Coyote really *did* take it upon himself to tell another poster to stop posting; and when rebuked by JR in 52, replies in 54:
If you would rather keep those fringe posters, and discourage the scientists from posting here, then fringe posters is what you''ll end up with.
But JR in 52 didn't discourage Coyote from posting: he told Coyote to stop discouraging *others* from posting.