I’m sure it was Ian Brown, no activity from him since May 2018, probably on a Camero forum somewhere cheesing everyone off and driving down the membership.
It was actually Lan, not Ian. I had introduced myself to him as “one Ian to another” and I was later corrected that it was a lower case L, not an I. We had several entertaining PM conversations and although I didn’t support or oppose his position on site issues, he seemed like a decent guy. He introduced me to the OTB&C (One Touch Ban & Clean), which I got a kick out of. I tossed around the idea of becoming a MOD for this site but, alas, was talked out of it. It’s hard to gauge a person via online chatter, so I thought better to just stay a member. I also believe there was some underlying computer tech savvyness that was required, and I didn’t have it. This was back I think when ZingBlade got the axe, Ox was quite active, and Jazzy made a quick comeback (then a just as quick exit). I really can’t explain what happened.
I find it sad when that all went down people got scarred by the .org. I still believe it’s the number 1 internet site for any information on 92-99 900RR’s, and the 29 and 54, and with my lifetime paid membership, I guess I’ll be around til the end........ which I hope I never see. With the core members here and the rebuild threads and resurrections it’s still entertaining. I do dabble in Facebook now, but that platform has reached a level where you can’t ask a question and believe anything anyone says. I’ve tried to help people there, but it does not come anywhere near the “home” feeling that Fireblades gives me.
Now, if we can get some more newbs with carb projects and tiger builds we’ll be all set for life