What happened to Jack404?
The management of TFF wishes to be completely open with the members here regarding the unfortunate incident with Jack404. Jack has been a member here for three years, and a valuable member of the moderating team as well. His posts, numbering over 17,000, have been of value to many of our members, and we thank him for that.
Jack is no longer with us strictly because he requested - then demanded - to be removed from this board, and also requested that no one try to contact him by E-mail or any other means. Since that time, he has contacted many of us by E-mail and telephone, threatening us with various retaliations for something he says we have done, yet NONE of us knows what that thing is, and Jack refuses to explain what he is so angry about.
As many of you know, Jack404 started a thread several days ago asking members to go to the Facebook page of Kershaw Knives and post a complaint. This thread was in direct violation of TFF policy. We do not allow members to bring personal fights to our forum. We should have taken down the thread immediately, but frankly, none of the staff read the thread at first, thinking it was just a “let’s be friends on Facebook” thread. When we realized what was happening, we took down the thread, along with any others referencing the feud between Jack and Kershaw. ALL of the posts by the Kershaw representative (Thomas W) were taken down with this action.
We have no connection with Facebook, nor any interest about what may or may not be going on with that social network. But we all have a great deal of interest in any problem that Jack is having, so we tried to help him with this. Originally, he said that Kershaw would not sell him the knives he need for the Australian Special Forces. Sam, our forum owner, contacted Kershaw and was told by their owner that he knew nothing of any such difficulty. He said Kershaw would be glad to send any quantity of any models they make to Jack; just tell him which and how many. Sam passed this on to Jack, who refused to say what he wanted Kershaw to send, but continued to rave on about how Kershaw - and now TFF - had damaged his reputation, besmirched his good name, ruined his business, destroyed his relationship with his suppliers, etc. He has demanded that everyone involved apologize to him for what he believes they have done, yet refuses to say what that is exactly. This is the time when he started requesting, then demanding, to be removed from TFF and to never hear from any of us again. We finally gave in to him, and did as he asked us to do. Jack is gone, and will not return.
Although we still have no idea what Jack is blaming us for, we all wish him well and pray that God will continue to bless him in the work he is doing for veterans and troops.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.