I don't think anyone treated him badly but some lost their cool and told him off (in a nice way). Gary's not a bad sort but can be annoying by repeating himself often.
He's in a retirement village and aged that I felt he's lonely and the internet's his world. He praised the forums highly and happy to have friends so I feel bad about what happened to him.
Now his relying on booze for his pains I understand because I was there. When I got my SSI and get medicated I quit drinking because I don't need it anymore. Now I wonder if he's drinking because he can't get medication?
Now you wonder if we can be friends online even though we never meet. I say why not? It's the same with CBers and ham radio.
Now I ask if we are not friends then are we enemies?