During the latter part of my time at The RiotACT, I started to suspect that Johnboy (one of the many admins) didn’t like me. I have previously documented the reasons why I left RiotACT , and I won’t go over that fiasco again, but it was interesting that, despite clear evidence to the contrary, Johnboy denied that he didn’t like me.
I made the point as clearly as I could after he lambasted me for agreeing with him , one of the many things I said was:
The pattern I have seen lately is that you have had this somewhat blanket “Anti Samuel” view on everything…I’m not sure when this started or why, but I would be interested to know what I did that has turned you against me.
Johnboy replied with:
I don’t have an “anti-samuel” view. I despise the rhetorical style of commercial talkback radio. It is inherenetly dishonest and as long as you use it I’m going to have problems with it.
I wasn’t going to bother raising the point again, as the evidence was clearly favouring my point, but it is interesting to note that Johnboy has stopped denying that he doesn’t like me. In fact only a short time ago he posted the following as a comment on a Spin Starts Here article  about my Year In Review posts.
sam would be OK if he was just in his bubble. But he’s not.
He’s writing letters to the efitor, he’s always calling up talkback radio, and he’s pushing for a staggeringly cruel and intolerant society forced to be just like him.
In Sam’s world Eddie and Lawsie are to be respected and disrespect is terminated.
That’s just one reason why he needs to be held up to constant ridicule.
I have no problem with Johnboy disliking me, and I take no satisfaction from it, in fact it is quite disappointing considering that we were once online friends. I’m just glad that he has finally admitted it, and stopped the pointless denials.
The really good thing here is that, as far as I can see, this closes the last open section of the “Samuel & RiotACT” chapter. I’m glad that I can finally put it all behind me, knowing exactly where everyone stood on the matter.