I never realized just how much I posted over there until I stopped. Getting banned for OH permanently was a good thing for me, as it lead me to create OA as a alternate forum, eventually turning into a WordPress site which allowed me to write for Eutaw Street Report, The Baltimore Wire and then even creating some Medium posts that were selected by curators regarding other topics.
As for Tony, his latest post shows that he still doesn't quite get it unfortunately, but he's staying true to form.
There was no need to shut down the site, but he wanted it to be about what he felt, so he penalized those who actually contribute money to participate there to force his viewpoint on all of them.
It's all about ego and power.