his postings were often nonsensical... "weird poems coupled with 'logic' statements"...
They show an obsession with language, a hatred of the educational system and aggression...
In the forum posts, Mr. Loughner never mentions any political views explicitly, nor does he name any political figures.
Ted Castranova notes that the gaming platform is really a MUD. In which case the thing is too old, too obscure to get media traction. If the game had been WOW, or Farmville, things would be different.
Castranova notes as well:
it appears that Mr. Loughner's MUD community was more supportive and helpful to him than the world at large. He got kicked out of jobs and school, but one gets the impression from WSJ's report that EE forum readers never stopped trying to engage with him or give him advice. Certainly - and this is critical - none of the gamers encouraged him in his ravings.
Let's see if blame-gaming screeds wrestle with that bit.
(via Ed Webb, )