Chronology unknown and not an actual timeline. But:  At some point, TGI gets threatened with LE by a banned member who was never a reputable or credible member as far as I'm concerned. This is (likely) a member he has had dealings with in the past.  In June, several long time members find the discourse in his thread a point of interest and accusations are made. This largely goes nowhere, thread is left alone. The main accusation being made that there was a weird relationship between people and their source.  This upsets TGI, several members feel there is preferential treatment of long-time Meso members and are implying corruption at some level. Claiming certain things that have never been banned in the past are bannable offenses and members were being given special treatment.  This point of contention of corruption or preferential treatment never left and lingered throughout the thread thereafter.  At some point, several members (allegedly) discussed what they believe to be a conspiracy involving a source and admin.  TGI makes a post, today, stating he is done on Meso. He is citing the threat made by a banned member (and mentions a comment he made to another member regarding the banned member.) He also cites drama.  This thread is made by another source to clear his name in response to the conspiracy that he was accused of being in. ---- I have so many problems with so many aspects of this. I feel there is a bad faith argument being made that is associating the threat a source received with the discourse in his thread a couple months ago when the two are not linked at all. I don't think prior drama was any reason for TGI leaving and I think he knows that as well, I think it had more to do with some forthcoming drama he was anticipating. The having a member beat up comment is what I am referring to. I suspect whomever he disclosed that to was likely going to leak it. It does not bode well that members are having these kind of discussions with their source, and that comment in particular is quite disturbing even if it was a joke. Regardless of how you feel about the rustling that took place in his thread a couple months back, you can't claim there is not a stink of impropriety at this point. The significance of citing drama as a reason is that we are now discussing the vets who gave him shit instead of actually trying to figure out what is happening. 3D chess or I'm giving people too much credit again.