ES, after the last hocus fiasco that lead to his banning I think it was anticipatable that people would leave if he returned. I think the loss of FMO is a real blow to NFB. It was nice to have an interlude free of the unpleasantness and name calling from the hocus era. I set up an alternative board at that time because I wanted to keep in touch with those who might leave. FMO posts over at TMF but others don't. I am not interested in running a competing site.
It seems at least a bit asymmetric that hocus is allowed back, posts a first message indicating that either you agree with him or you are wrong and then FMO is considered to be the one to have a problem "getting along."
It is ironic that there is discussion about disagreeing with hocus about swr when essentially hocus has no point. He is now claiming to have invented some swr tool in 1996 but he has never really said what that tool is despite multiple requests. (Maybe if he told jwr he wouldn't need to spend so much time with a switching strategy that no one will use.)
TH doesn't know what he is talking about but I sympathize because I was TH over at TMF. I though people were being mean to hocus- having no idea that the discussion had been going around in circles for 18 months. I actually decided to try to ferret out what hocus meant but he sort of dissolved into self-contradictory nonsense. I put a lot of work into posts documenting hocus said this then hocus said that- how can these statements be reconciled (they couldn't.)
Typically, in this thread in response to your statement about swr being controversial hocus has said "I wonder why," probably indirectly raising his old issue about how people are threatened by his challenging "insights." On the other had you have asked us to respond to swr and hocus at his board:
If you disagree with the research there feel free to state your case, but please do it on the SWR board.
And as I have pointed out many times before there is this statement in the original welcome to the swr board:
One of the neat things about being Moderator of this board is that I have the ability to deliver an electric shock to anyone who tries to read posts put to the board without first reading all the words of that chapter with care. Please do not give me cause to make use of this extraordinary power.
So if anyone was interested in debating hocus, it would be entirely on his terms.
I have put up a lot of time into posting here and at one point felt that incorrect information should be countered. I have given that up.