Actually, Ann, I don't recall anyone having tried to use it to claim Robin was serious recently except Richard, who's just trolling. Before that, the last folks to do it, way back when but months after the posts themselves, were Curtis and Vaj (and Curtis surely knew otherwise; he thought he could make me believe Robin was serious--he wasn't aware Robin and I were communicating privately). Unless I'm forgetting things--if so, please remind me!
<< It's called "having fun," Richard. The most fun either of us ever had on FFL, in fact. We had a wonderful time throwing each other under the bus. And then an even better time laughing privately at the few gullible fools who thought we were serious. I would say you and Robin definitely scored way bigger by having had this little fun on FFL than you both either dreamed. I mean, look at the mileage you two have had with this. No one can stop bringing it up and talking about it and trying to use it to prove Robin actually disliked you and was serious. Neither of you could have predicted its longevity and the fact that it evidently qualifies as one of the Hall of Famer posts. Good on you both; I'd say the whole joke/skit worked better than either of you imagined. In fact, he said to me in a private email before I started posting to FFL on a regular basis that one of the highlights of his time there was this little charade you two had done and that I should be sure to read it because he thought it was probably the most fun he had had at FFL and that I should be sure not to take it seriously because he thought the world of you and you were just smart enough and quick enough to have perfectly played your part. He was still laughing about it every time he would bring it up to me, which was more than once. >>