Anyone who wants to punch anyone in this forum takes it way too seriously. Admittedly, I hoped softy would lose his Internet passwords over the years...but that's about it
I think most people took it in jest - I didn't see it as particularly witty but if we required witty posts to start out threads the forum would get even quieter.
Getting offended by it seems a waste of energy to me, and I can understand why the mods have let the thread play out. I don't see how this thread is inappropriate but then on another thread, calling other forum members crybabies in a thread title is just fine though.
To me both are ok, but neither thread has some kind of Internet moral high ground.
On the plus side we are up in the 6th...