Well, I guess you need to understand how the forum worked back then. We had three administrator groups: Site Admins, Staff Admins, and Assistant Admins (which don't really come into play here). The community was originally founded as the forum for about five "community sites", whose owners made up the Site Admins. Staff Admins are people who work their way up the ranks. When a new community site was added, the owner automatically became a Site Admin, even if they were a regular member. Staff Admins did the majority of the admin work. A lot of times, the Site Admins would go on power trips and think they were "above" the Staff Admins because they believed themselves to be the "owners" of the forum, so obviously there was a lot of tension simply based on the fact that a regular member who made a site that joined the forum could jump right up to the same level as Staff Admins, who worked for years to get their position. The owner of the forum at the time kind of fell into the whole "Site Admins are owners" thing, and he was (and still is) reluctant to agree to fire anyone, so that's why he was always so against getting rid of this one admin. He figured that we could work things out and be reasonable, even though the guy was obviously not going to be. Add to the fact that he (and the problematic Site Admin himself) could overrule any attempt to get rid of said problematic Site Admin, and it was just a terrible time. Two or three years ago though, we finally got rid of the horrible community site system and went to a more traditional system (the only "Site Admin" now is the actual owner), and the Staff Admins were finally able to remove him. A lot of the Staff Admins and the Assistant Admins were all on edge the whole time he was on staff, and a couple actually left because of his crap. The good thing about this forum though is that all the Staff/Assistant Admins are close friends, and we stuck together and had each other's backs...which was part of the reason he slandered us - he actually had this nonsensical diatribe in his sig about how we were all (listing each of us by name!) part of a "clique" and we were blatantly "corrupt." Overall though, it was just a collective sigh of relief when he was finally gone.