For the record, I'm genuinely sorry Brer left, and for any small part I may have played in that. I was merely sticking up for DM in the thread, then Brer started calling me a banana split and so I reacted to that (as I think most people would, let's be honest). I didn't want Brer to leave, and ultimately he made the decision on his own, but it seems it was a direct result of his week-long ban, and perhaps if I hadn't said anything at all, he wouldn't have started swearing and insulting other members.
I'm also sorry to those who think I'm some kind of troll, because that couldn't be further from the truth; I certainly don't go around seeking arguments with others, but if there's something I strongly disagree with I'll say so, and again I think that's true of most people on here. I never intend to condescend to people. If I phrase things differently to some of you in an argument, that's just the way I write. If things start getting nasty, I usually aim for a witty riposte rather than swearing at people, and I think that maybe comes across as arrogant. But if any of you knew me, you'd know I'm probably my own harshest critic (well, with the exception of Floex and Sandycoin, it would seem).
Anyway, I've PMed Sandycoin because as far as I'm aware, the only arguments we've had were football-related (or, to be more specific, centred around City and United) so I'm really not sure what the whole 'stalking' accusation was about. Floex, I'm not sure what your beef is with me, because I certainly don't have a problem with you and wasn't aware of any bad blood between us.
In future, I think it's best that I don't say what I think in some cases, as this evidently causes ill feeling, and that's the last thing I want. I come on here because I like talking about games (and, occasionally, other stuff like films, TV and football) with all of you, and I don't want that to have to change. I do think part of the issue stems from my job, and people thinking that I believe I'm somehow 'above' people (as if being a mediocre games journalist is anything to aspire to), which I reiterate could not be further from the case. Most journalists don't bother with forums because of this kind of problem, but the whole reason I remain here is because I want to feel like I'm the same as the rest of you; we all love videogames and we love discussing them.
Anyway, yeah. As you were.
It's the best looking piss I have ever seen