Whatever the case may be, The Paracast was something I enjoyed for years and still sort of miss it. Putting on an episode and hearing that intro was how I began many adventures (in a service truck). Didn't mean I agreed with all of it, and even actively disliked some of it, but kept coming back because usually at some point continuing to listen brought something interesting. Gene has a heavy hand in his forums as do his admins and many of us, myself included, got rankled for having our posted content fiddled with gratuitously and then be lied to when asked about it. Eventually I took my marbles and went elsewhere - which was right here at AE. Add the endless begging to his less than forthright forum behavior, then suffer the loss of a decent co-host and you have a recipe for the remnant that's left. He shot himself in the foot. It sounds like you were allowed to come and go without being slimed.