I guess if he kicked you off because he doesn't want any dissent on his board that means he can go back to dictating all of the topics and steer the discussion to whatever he wants and have the few who show up there agree with him or face the consequences.
Actually, I think he would have let me stay if it was just him, but two or three of the regulars told him to ban me, and one schmuck pulled a "I'm out of here until you ban him" grandstand, and so he caved in rather than lose one (or more) of his whopping four regular posters.
He also measures influence almost entirely based only on remakes of the artist's songs. I think you're right though in that the board seems to be a circle jerk of 3 or 4 ignorant schmucks agreeing with each other's falacies.
Do you think he has any idea that "The Train Kept A Rollin" is actually a Tiny Bradshaw original, not Johnny Burnette & The R&R Trio? I seriously doubt it, if he gives them the most deserving spot for enshrinement based totally on influence (assuming he means guitar feedback, though they weren't the first, which I pointed out to him) and who remade whose songs.
People can, and have, disagreed with my applying HOF credentials but nobody can say I don't at least go to great lengths to make the case for or against each artist in a pretty limited amount of space and I think even HE looked at the pages and said he didn't find any major faults in the Top 150 candidates (of course, considering his own shaky awareness of things, I don't know if that's good or not). What he seems to do there, at least from what I saw, is basically talk with people who have the same general perception as he does and use their agreement as evidence they're all right. Seeing my initial critiques of the last two induction classes - and the fact I wasn't even around to debate them when they started ripping me - he apparently felt my disagreement with their views threatened that and they decided to go on the offensive (without me even being aware of it until I was actually told a year after it began). But that's the internet for you...
Speaking of Tiny Bradshaw, there's someone who could use a little more publicity on these pages too. Very interesting role in rock's formative period and he never gets mentioned at all. How many people do you think are even aware he existed?