Anyway, Patrick's main handle, aside from his actual name, was "IL DUCE" (he wouldn't use all caps but otherwise it looks like "Roman Numeral 2 Duce"). Might be others I'm forgetting though.
Alpha Hammer was a guy around my and Billdude's age who lived in Hawaii (Oahu?) with his wife and kid who had been here since the old days (or at least before I showed up) who just suddenly disappeared from the internet (both Babble and FB though he wasn't a big fan of the latter and hadn't been on it for very long) one day with no notice. He and Billdude had a love/hate relationship (mainly stemming from AH ripping on BD's taste in film/TV and/or tendency to rewatch stuff in favor of checking out key things he'd somehow missed) and obviously misses the guy and seems to be worried that something happened. And I share this concern to a certain extent but can also think that suddenly deciding to leave both Babble and FB unannounced is sorta in character for him but I obviously hope that he and his family are okay.
Oh and one key piece of information I left out- around the time AH left there were a few instances of Babble getting shut down and us needing to relocate and though I'm pretty sure that he'd already been gone while, this may have at least affected his decision to not say goodbye. I DM'd him on FB a couple of times w/ info on the replacement boards but he never responded.