Where did hugh-mungus go? I liked the guy 😢
You'll be missed pal. May the dad jokes forever be with you!

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    Humongous what!? Humongous what!?
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    @pollux "that's my name! It's Hugh Mungus 😇"
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    @Condor you god damn bastards, stop deleting your accounts lol, I think I caught some sort of starting fight just recently in linuxxx rant comments between him and alex, which they wanted to get into a seperate rant, to not put that into linuxxx' sad rant, so maybe @alexdelarge can tell if it escalated?
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    Wait that guy deleted his account?
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    @Condor tag me if alex answers here, because I don't check comment notifs anymore and would like to know
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    @JoshBent alright 🙂 and wait.. they actually had a fight in linuxxx' sad rant of all places? Heartless 😑
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    @Condor oh no, you misunderstood, hughmungus answered about some metaphor that alex did and alex then asked him to move to another rant (to further talk about it), out of respect to linuxxx
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    @JoshBent ah, I see.. seems reasonable 🙂
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    @JoshBent Nope, there was no escalation. We went through discussing the matter, though rather chaotically, and one of the last comments I remember was him saying he'll get back to me in the comments of the rant he opened on my proposition, on the next day, since he had to work and needed sleep. Since then I didn't receive any notifications from that rant or him mentioning me. I assumed he had other matters to attend to and would write the comment soon.

    @oudalally commented there too, and stated some good points that were decidedly neither in mine nor in @hugh-mungus' favour, thus the closest to a neutral, but involved bystander. Maybe he knows what has happened?
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    @AlexDeLarge oh, doesn't sound like that was the reason then at all, wonder what actually happened, let's see if @oudalally saw some sort of last message.
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    Let's get things nice and sparkling clear:
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    @AlexDeLarge not a clue what went on.
    From my perspective, Alex made a comment which didn’t employ the best phrasing it could have, but considering his past comments, it was quite clearly hyperbole to emphasise a point.

    Hughmungus took this comment badly, and responded with far more venom than was appropriate.

    In most cases, I will try to be impartial if I can and point out facts, not opinions.

    I didn’t realise he had deleted an account, but to be honest, I won’t lose any sleep over it. It’s a shame, I think that thinks became heated but deleting an account is a bit of a snap reaction that doesn’t really need to have happened.
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    @oudalally Yeah, I tend to do that, particularly when I think somebody is deliberately misunderstanding me. I don't think he was, though. At the end I was honestly interested in how the discussion would continue, all the more because, as I understood it, the heat of it was gone.
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    @AlexDeLarge If you misunderstand somebody, it makes sense to clarify what you have misunderstood before you make a snap judgement.

    9 times out of 10, they didn't mean what they said as it was taken, and the whole thing is resolved quickly.

    The comment about suicide bothered me intensely. I've lost 2 very close friends to suicide, and although I reckon that almost all topics are fair game for debate or ridicule, there are a few where people need to tread carefully.

    It was an overreaction. That said, there could be so many factors which lead to that, we simply don't know now and likely won't unless he decides to come back and discuss it.

    Regardless of the motive, we can only respond based on what we observe - overreaction, angry discussion, then gone. That's not a lot to go on...

    One of my very good friends who is not with us anymore once said "never offend anyone by accident. I you're going to offend them, do it deliberately and do it properly". He was a very wise man!
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