"Ricky's last "screw you guys" post got blown completely out of the water by everyone on the board."
Um, how exactly? It was kind of a bizarre thing for him to do and I think the reaction was fairly appropriate. As I said at the time, it seemed like an amateurish therapist had instructed him to do it, as if he'd never get closure any other way. And maybe that's true, but he should have predicted what would happen- while a few folks apologized, many more ridiculed him further and IIRC a few people who had never had an opinion about him one way or the other told him that he was being a weirdo.