On the ricochet - it's going to hit you
Next time anyone tells you "oh, it's just the internet, it's not real," see what happened to MoxiePop and tell me no one got hurt in this idiocy.
Jim has some wise words for the combatants in this case. They would do well to heed them.
There's a lesson to be learned here as well: When you let the trolls run rampant all over your site and you do nothing to stop them, havoc will ensue eventually. In fact, when you practically encourage the trolls and are more than happy to have them do your bidding, you better be ready to accept responsibility for what actions they may take in your name.
A clash of egos is never a fun thing to watch. It always turns out nasty. This one is no different.
Like a wise man once said, It's always funny until someone gets hurt...And then it's just hilarious!
And what I mean by that is this; these things come back at you eventually. They always do. That's when I'll do the laughing.