I've been monitoring this thread, and without stirring the pot back up too much, before AnasAbdin was even "outed" as (one of) the person(s) under suspicion of sock-puppeting with multiple accounts he sent me a strangely gratuitous PM. Of course, I would never want to divulge such information publicly (
) but it came across as very odd given that I can recollect very little personal contact with AnasAbdin. In fact, when I Googled
, I only turned up one thread
that we both definitely posted in. Now..I suppose it's possible that Google has overlooked something.
I do have a grand total of 3 PMs sent to me from AnasAbdin (oh, there I go divulging private information publicly
). Aside from the one mentioned, one of them was in January of this year, also thanking me for my support and technical help. The other was a question about AGSteam (which for anyone who is reading this and interested, is badly bugged, and I need to fix it - or release the fix rather).
This, along with the unusual manner of the responses to his threads, make me skeptical about the sincerity of it all. I'm not passing judgement, I'll stay neutral on this. In all honesty and fairness though, the whole matter is a bit suspect, and I think anyone reviewing the situation that actually attempted to remove their own biases would see this perspective.
I think the moderators handled the issue in a reasonable fashion.