Quoted from CrazyLevi:
I like boob and feel bad for him but I don’t think he deserves a free escalara on the pinside house.
We all make mistakes and we all learn from them. Giving a complete stranger the use of a brand new $1500 tool to move 30-40 (!!!) games with was a mistake, as well intentioned as it was.
Totally fucking nuts, really.
I want to make this clear, Boob did not come on pinside asking for money. I was the one who said I was going to chip in to help. I am glad he is nuts, went out of the way to help someone in need and got burnt. It happens, but I felt he deserved someone being nuts to help him.
I dealt with zmeny and did a paypal transfer. Zach was understanding and gracious.
If you see somebody in need help out, no matter how nuts it is. Boob did that!! If you see something wrong try and make it right. That is what I did; but don’t chastise those who act in good faith because it is nuts.
Finally Boob I am sorry for bringing this onto you. As I said in my original post I usually do this anonymously, but I thought if it bothered me then it probably bothered other pinheads.