Originally Posted by iammatt
Why do people hate on fran more than the dozens of other CE posters with equally narrow views of the world? He is hardly an outlier.
My guess is because he takes it, and because he's lasted.
A lot of the other posters who are associated with staunch, unwavering positions fight back and ultimately end up banned. AF, on the other hand, takes the abuse pretty well most of the time, which, along with the fact that he's an ideologue but not a troll, has kept him from receiving a full-on ban.
For what it's worth, in my experience AF is a really nice guy, and that's drawn from PMs and having met him in person. I also think he takes far more abuse than he deserves, and I'm pretty sure those two facts are directly related to one another.