I dislike group mentality, I hate ganging up on an individual and, as an often unintentional contrarian, I am never keen on there being an accepted narrative without the opportunity for polite discussion.
With this in mind I would have gladly seen Warwick stay had he engaged in discourse with those who actively challenged him on a factual level. Sadly he had a seemingly predisposed reliance on disingenuous hyperbole, meaning comments were often left like the proverbial steaming bag of shit in a game of knock-a-door-run. Because of this genuine political conversations were nigh on impossible and usually quickly descended into all out anger, simply due to his refusal to engage properly.
I don’t post here very often. I visit every day and start writing comments before regularly deleting them - I know I am guilty of a number of the personality charges leveled at Warwick in the other thread. I know my views on certain aspects of skating antagonise many and understand that means my commentary on other subjects can be somewhat unwelcome. But I know I sometimes have something to add and because of this I try; I try to stick to threads on actual skating, I try to be well reasoned and I try not to make it all about me and my opinion (fucked up on this post!) - sadly Warwick doesn’t seem to, despite his protestations to the contrary.
Who knows, perhaps we’ll see him return as a less contentious and polarising figure - my advice would be read more, post less and really put some effort in to being less of a professional antagonist.