I think that any poster returning to the forum after one of those lame farewells should be admitted on condition that a link to his "I'm leaving" thread be permanently embedded in his signature. A sort of SF scarlet letter.
Jovan returns 2 months later, and everybody's on his case. If Vintage Gent came back, he'd be welcomed by all I'm sure. Maybe VG was right about the douche contest bringing out the rotten apples (though I enjoyed it). I think we should cut Jovan some slack... at least until the next biggest douche contest.