Mods are people too. They have every emotion that the rest of us have. When somebody you have never met comes out of nowhere to call you stupid and humorless, you tend to react. I know I would.
This guy came out of the gate calling Jed stupid in his very first post with no other frame of reference other than what had been written in that thread.
Had I been in Jed's position in that case I doubt that I would have reacted any differently,.. except maybe to ban that guy a lot sooner than he did. He was given a lot more 'second-chances' than I ever would have allowed.
Native XWA.Netter (Nutter?)