Just Some Guy On The Internet
True & Honest Fan
To put it without sharing too much personal details, I am a part of the railfan community. In railfan jargon, a foamer is a pretty cringeworthy or otherwise obsessed railfan, characterized by taking bad photos or being involved in dumb dramas. Most of the rest of us just take photos and have a pretty good understanding of how railroads work. I consider myself a railfan, although I’m not nearly as enthusiastic as I have been in the past (I was a foamer, honestly looking back). I have been in the community since my early teens, likely sometime around 7-8 years ago. Back a few years ago (I think 2014) Len sent me a friend request on Facebook, and being naïve I added him. I forget exactly what happened, but I think one of my friends alerted me that he was bad news. I think it was then I stumbled across an old thread here (which I can’t seem to find atm), and I read all the pages over the course of several weeks. I think I had talked some shit to him then to which he blocked me for it. Fast forward to now, and someone posted about one of Len’s pages criticizing some rail operation in one of the shitposting groups on Facebook (we have a lot of groups where we roast, meme, and shit talk foamers and toxic people in the community), and it suddenly made me recall all the shit I read here before, and that’s when I met Shane, and came back to this forum (and I finally made an account).
All I'll say, is be careful about anything that you share. As you saw with the crazy chick, Shaner lurks here and will identify you with even the slightest scrap of information he can and spread it around anywhere. Is it mostly impotent rage? Absolutely, but a smear campaign is still a smear campaign and it could well hurt your reputation depending on how soft people are. I'm just saying this, as we've had others show up and offer some pretty sizeable expose's on Len, only to be doxed for having one thing out of place for him to pick up on. It's unfortunate, because it scares away a lot of sources since they are 'normies' to this sort of insanity and their opsec may not be what it should be.