And it is good to see you posting at GC!
If my memory is correct I think the downfall occurred before those events. But I'm getting old and I do not have your(and my friend) Lux to correct the many mistakes I make with typos and time lines so please forgive me :(
But I do recall the wonderful excitement that site generated when it was launch. So much potential :(
I have always been fearful of politics. It is not that politics is bad it is the people who stake out claims to it in their selfish pursuit to wear the crown of "I am right" that makes it dangerous. For there is no rightfulness in mankind alone.
Again it is good to see you here!