Thanks to all of you who said such nice things that I'm not sure I deserve.
The reality is I screwed up, made a bad judgment call, and jumped the wrong way when faced with a situation in the hosts forum I hadn't had to handle before. Without rehashing something that's been flogged to death in GD and the hosts forum, I did what I thought at the time was the right thing to do. I wasn't doing any favour for a friend, coz me and Quinnox weren't friends and night before last was the first time he's ever PM'd me. I would have done it at that moment in time for anyone. I unlocked it the next morning and let him know I'd unlocked it and he could self-delete if he wanted to when I was on my way out to deal with stuff that really matters, which was family stuff. But no way was I going to post in a hosts thread where I felt like I was being tried and convicted of kicking the cutest puppy in the world to death. Call me a coward, accuse me of hiding, but I call it using my common sense for the first time in that whole thing and staying away from a bit of a feeding frenzy. I stuffed up, I reversed my stuff up which is what people wanted me to do, and had no idea that quinnox would relock the thread. That's because I can't recall ever seeing that happen before. End result. Quinnox is gone, I'm feeling pretty sore and stupid, and I got to see in 24hrs a bit of ugliness at DU and then some of the good that's kept me coming back to DU for over 10 years even though my normal attention span for anything online is less than 24hrs (guitar tab sites, the Pearl Jam website, and watching cute Spoon clips on YouTube are excluded).
So, I'm moving on, but not before I get all nostalgic at seeing some veterans from the old I/P forum, and not before I tell Mr DeMontague that maybe just possibly I do respect him, but I have no respect for his taste in music.