Is that really man's brother? I mean, they seem like the could be related, and man says they are, but I've also heard of a lot of people using false identities on the internet and man is a pathological liar.
Please allow me to offer a fair and balanced analysis on the case that shall henceforth be known as Mutt vs. Sal's.
I noticed Mutt, Ptolemy, and the rest of that group a lot. In fact, I placed a lot of the newer-but-still-active members in that group under a different label. I couldn't quite pin down what I thought of them, like Fruityfed said in his blog entry. They just existed. It's hard to say exactly where Mutt vs. Sal's began, but in my opinion, Ptolemy's TALSF topic was the catalyst that brought it to most people's attention. Eventually, TALSF would become sort of a synechdoce (there's a good word.) for the whole group.
Then there came RuneCake. There was nothing special about it, just another spin-off from Sal's destined to die within a matter of weeks. I noticed that it seemed to be growing more than the average fansite, but it was not extraordinary until Mutt quit. He cyptically mentioned "Another Fansite" he would be using, and that started a vendetta against RC for some people. RC was trolled by many people, but it all culminated when Fabis hacked and porn-spammed the board.
That, in my opinion, was when we went from having some innocent-but-kind-of-mean-spirited-fun to being total b******.
Mutt was mad. He railed against everyone that had ever wronged him. He called people names and told them how much he hated them. (On a somewhat related note, please see this very informative Wikipedia article.) Everyone else got up on their pedestals and began telling him how he was in the wrong. He was the one that provoked them, he was the one with a terrible response (Okay, technically it was Gaz, but I think my point is still valid, details details -.- ) It has nothing to do with the fact that we were the ones that trolled the forum or hacked his internetz. Everything took some sort of convoluted path and ended in a place where it was his fault, not mine.
So, in conclusion: you all fail. Within the space of a few weeks almost everyone here has had the oppurtunity to make a fool out of him/herself, and most have taken that chance. Except for me, of course. I am the only one who is right amidst this turmoil.
Where's my latte? I asked for one 10 freakin' minutes ago.