No, I was not. The Board was a much wilder place in those days, so I got an indecent amount of kicking when I suggested that people should not bully others and talk nicely to each other. I took the Board more seriously than I should have and got a rapid lesson in reality.
I deserved the kicking and welcomed it. It helped to expunge the last vestiges of cultic thinking that contaminated my psyche.
I also learned very quickly the foolishness of attempting to judge character online. AlanF had a somewhat fearsome reputation online, being variously described as an arrogant, bullying, name-calling piece of dog waste by those who grappled with him. When I met him I found him to be one of the most humble, patient, kind and smart people that I had met. Like myself he does not suffer fools gladly, but he also helped numerous people to see the light about the WTS, I confidently say more so than any other person who has posted about the subject online.
The issue is all about growing up emotionally after years in a system that viewed the individual as pap. Sometimes, as in my case, we need some help doing this along the way.