In his own words:
Originally Posted by tiddler
I will be leaving and as usual I will take my personal belongings with me.
I am willing to leave the Beginner's Guide intact for the time being, but I must ask that you do whatever is necessary to remove the user name "tiddler" as the originating author and from all other posts. A suitable replacement name would be "guest' or "ghost".
Please close the accounts for "tiddler" and "Tiddler@Home".
Changing names is not practical, and in any event the Beginners Guide was not
left intact. Nearly all posts but the first were deleted, and the links were rendered useless. And of course, all pictures were linked to a personal Photobucket account, leaving their long-term usefulness in question.
Many other posts were also deleted. In post #1 of threads where he was the OP and deletion was impossible, he replaced the content with a smiley - or a link.
A new Beginner's Guide is in progress - if anyone is interested in contributing, please let me know. Efforts there would be much more useful than arguing about the past.