I do notice that I haven't seen much of Hawkflyer around, lately, and his is usually a steadying voice, kind of an "honorary moderator", you might say.
You're right on two points. Hawkflyer does occasionally try to tone down some intemperate posters when they start to be disagreeable or off topic. And he hasn't been around for a while.
But he'll be back. He finds some satisfaction in posting here, I think.
The interesting thing about Hawkflyer, though, is how heflips over from the "honorary moderator" style toasomewhat more vicious attackstyle. He doesn't hesitate tocall people "complete idiots," "insane," or "unqualified to carry a gun." I guess that's when he disagrees strongly with them.That's apparently how he justifies his own intemperateness.
Why one time he told one poster here, "...you must have missed the reason the thread was started. Proper order of fire is read, research, think, write. You may have skipped a few steps in getting here."
and "I am sorry if the attempt to expand your thinking was performed within a fixed volume container."
Kind of insulting,Hawkflyer was, I'd say. I'm sure you agree, Tomahawk, since he said those things about you.
Hawkwill be back, I'm sure. He finds some satisfaction in postingin both his "honorary moderator" style and
in his attack style, I think.