I have not been visiting as frequently lately due to a number of factors, but am I correct that Tomato Face has not been seen since Gawker shuttered — or even since the acquisition was announced?

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If so, that lends some credence to the idea that he was a staffer, yes? If s/he was just a sad troll who needed an outlet, I’d think s/he’d move to one of the other sites. But if s/he was actually an employee whose job responsibilities were to fuck with the commenters, that would end as soon as new (seemingly sane) owners took over.

I guess this is all a long way of saying I think I found a new reason to hate Denton and take glee in his misfortunes. I will never understand why he had such hatred for the people who played a big role in making his sites successful.