30 pages of discussion about him is an absolute waste of time and energy. Frankly, it is childish to remain on the subject and your time could be better spent learning your target languages.
The pathetic emails I've received from him this week have finally convinced me to give up on ever trying to reconcile our differences. My blog is still quite new and I have been making an effort to extend a hand of friendship to others but with people like him I really have to draw the line.
He talks as if being his friend is a privilege and an honor that can only be earned and that he has some kind of monopoly on the language learning blogosphere.
My partner and I were reading his emails last night laughing in disbelief at how audacious he is. My girlfriend (knowing nothing about any of this) asked me, "Is this guy for real?"
All of his hostility toward me is simply because I questioned his (now proven) absurd claim to learn C1 Mandarin in 3 months and I dared to tell the truth about the clear-as-day, opportunistic motives behind his 'biggest language learning survey ever'.
Let it be on record that I never once intended to be a Benny basher or a "troll". Some things just need to be said.
One other thing before I unsubscribe from this thread:
He stated in an interview on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goVeeZ3YLvo
- that part of his traffic-building strategy is to 'create arguments on forums' so by continuing these discussions all you're doing is giving him the promotion that he wants.