The best thing to do is just ignore this utterly ridiculous topic, and consider the source.
I appreciate what you are trying to say, but this member has helped me a lot in the past, I considered him a friend, and generally value his input. I am sure that he and I can work it out off-line and hopefully with the other concealed members that are involved with this as well. I only responded on the forum to what was put on the forum.
As a reminder to all, from old timers to new members, this forum is for sharing and helping others. Disregard the post ranking status. Since there are no qualifiers for the different ranks listed, other than how many posts, I have always considered it as a reflection on how active the members are. I have always felt this is a brother/sisterhood and sometimes differences will arise. There are many great smokers on here and they are in all the categories (From Hero members to Newbies). The same goes for good hearted people, electronic gadget geniuses, metal fabricators, carpenters, hunters, fishermen, computer guru's, etc. Spend enough time on here and it will be obvious.