I don't mind getting mail like the one in the previous entry. But I got one today from a long-term BME member and supporter effectively blaming me for Mike's death. His claim was that IAM and the new forums don't let people get support like the old “The Wall” style BBS used to, so he wasn't able to work out his problems — this guy said that HE would have likely been able to solve it for Mike if the BBS had existed. Note that this is nothing new. This guy has been whining about this since the change happened — it's just now he had another dirty trick to try and get his way.
Obviously the claim is a load of crap. I think pretty much everyone agrees that IAM is drastically better at supporting it's members. I can't believe that someone would stoop so dispicably low as to try and blackmail me into making the chat the way they want it over a death. Mike's actions were his own, and I'm sure many of us can make a million what-if's that could have made things turn out better. But don't try and tell me that the reason he did it is because YOU didn't get what YOU wanted from me. Oh, wait, let me guess: Mike killed himself because I don't email you porn every day? Because I didn't send you a free t-shirt?
Because he has contributed to BME for years, I won't out his evil nature here, but I no longer consider him my friend and with that attitude, I hope he does not return here.