Not at all - but when someone is reduced to repeatedly denigrating the site and its members as unworthy of their attention, the poster needs to spend time away from the site.
If you invite people around for tea, and someone keeps pissing on your furniture, eventually you make sure they leave.
Well that is not the way I see it. Seems to me a lot of folk here have enjoyed some interesting and informative discussions with Nick. Given his style and sometimes controversial subject matter he has invited a pounding from most of us at some point too. Now that is healthy. There is no furniture here to piss on, not one word Nick ever writes damages anything material so using a material analogy as a wise crack may get a laugh, and it did, but it is none the less a deflection.
Nick is one of the members here that displays a single minded tenacity that sets him apart. The content he includes is often unusual, always well researched and delivered unapologetically in Nicks own inimitable style. We all know not one of us is going to change Nicks mind ones Nicks mind is made up and faced with that its easy to fall back at having a pop at him....and we do. Over time this is bound to stoke up resentment and defensiveness that you choose to interpret as dissing the site. I do not see it that way at all and my guess would be that few others do either. But its your baby and how dare anyone dare call it ugly!!
So yet again here we are discussing someones gagging. What has been achieved by it? I cannot see any benefit to this site in removing Nicks voice. His recent holiday from here maybe ended with a few pokes....but so what....they were unimportant until you drew attention to them by doing this. I dont particularly want to sit here defending Nick, after all much of what he says is to my mind indefensible, but seems to me this gagging business is just going too far too often.