That was probably detailed before but I'd forgotten
Now certain folks' remarks about George being a fascist make more sense. And I guess the fact that people went so overboard with "naughty" behavior after he left can be viewed as a reaction to the way he ran the board. From the way you're describing it, I'm surprised so many folks stuck around. If I'd come to the board when he was still in charge, he almost certainly would have banned me immediately and there's a good chance that I would have never come back.