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Well in terms of the complaint that I downvoted a post and left negative rep, I can verify that there is some truth to that and the only person that could be is aspie_virgin (it was his first post on this forum, which in itself was not objectionable, just his username). And he's right that I didn't reply to his PM--because when I read it, I was headed out the door and then forgot to respond to it. That probably came across as rude, but it wasn't intended as a deliberate slight. Anyway, a few days later (in this thread) another poster or two called him out on his username; I refrained from commenting since at that point it would have seemed like piling on and he announced that he was quitting the forum. Then a month later, he decides to try to start a flame war between EJMR and TM. Whatever.
Originally Posted by applyingnow
I regret that I neglected to share with him my concerns that his username might be perceived by others as offensive. Had I done so in a more timely manner, then this whole misunderstanding might have been avoided. As someone with a cousin who has Aspbergers as well as a friend from high school who has a younger brother, I am sympathetic to the struggles that "Aspies" have and probably should have been more supportive, but at the time, I did not realize that he actually had Aspberger's. It was a series of misunderstandings that apparently has festered into a level of resentment well beyond what's proportionate to the situation, but then that's part of the disorder. I'd invite the poster formerly known as aspie_virgin to contact me via PM and we can discuss this issue in greater detail. It was certainly never my intent for him to be bullied (that's why I didn't join in on the public commenting over his username on this thread).