Mon 19th November 2007, 9:28pm
QUOTE(Piperdown @ Mon 19th November 2007, 3:13pm)
because he saw it here. he reads WR religiously. He is Somey's #1 fan, after myself of course.
There's a bit more to this than meets the eye, actually. User:ATren
used to be known as User:A Transportation Enthusiast
, and was the main pro-industry POV-pusher on WP for Personal_Rapid_Transit
(PRT), a scheme for getting people in/out/around cities in futuristic little computer-controlled 4-seat electric-powered rail cars, or else a scheme for fleecing taxpayers, whichever you prefer. One person in particular, User:Avidor
, opposed him - and in the end, Avidor was blocked for "incivility" or something, while A Transportation Enthusiast was allowed to stick around because of his ability to remain civil when people accuse(d) him of COI and various forms of bias.
Avidor wasn't happy, and even registered an account here on WR to point out the abusiveness of it all - but in spite of that, JzG was actually good enough to take up the slack on the PRT issue, and prevent ATren from simply taking ownership of the article(s) in question.
ATransportationEnthusiast was thus stymied, eventually changed his username, and had to promise to leave the PRT articles alone, for the most part. Or at least that's how I remember it...?
The "attack page" on ChapmanCentral was actually quite well-deserved, such as it is. ATren's request to remove it may even be a signal that he intends to give it another shot.