Well, as it turns out, no actual threats were made. Imagine that? I gather that the writer who was momentarily caught in the center of this latest genre world shitstorm wants to draw a curtain on the whole sad affair. Frankly, I don't blame him. Of course, being a loudmouth brat with a strong penchant for histrionics, I have some words of advice for those a**holes who flung about the accusations of threats being made and the whole sorry bunch of miserable asses constantly causing trouble for other writers.
Firstly, to those in the genre world who feel threatened by loudly voiced differences in opinion and beliefs: stop being such whiny wimpy children! Stop acting like little kids! Grow up! Stop acting so damned fragile! Grow the thick skin that's required integument for all writers! Perhaps some people didn't like the fact that others may have bitched, complained, and ranted about the whole issue. Perhaps they were annoyed that opinions expressed by others didn't necessarily match their own. If that's the case, all I can say in reply is: TOUGH SHIT!
Secondly, look up the definition of the word "threat". A writer should posses a rich vocabulary and display an adept knowledge of words and their meanings. Even if you really don't understand the meaning of the word "threat", it's easy enough to to find the definition online. Personally, I like to use Dictionary.com. According to that source, "threat" is defined as:
Thirdly, stop lying and/or twisting facts. Stop flinging around untrue accusations. Such things can damage the reputations of basically decent people. If you want to truly shine, rise above the mucky mire. Stop acting like pathetic pond scum!1. a declaration of an intention or determination to inflict punishment, injury, etc., in retaliation for, or conditionally upon, some action or course; menace: He confessed under the threat of imprisonment.2. an indication or warning of probable trouble: The threat of a storm was in the air.3. a person or thing that threatens.
Finally, stop being such bellicose dicks! Be constructive rather than destructive. Stop wasting so much of your precious time stirring up shitstorm, after shitstorm, after shitstorm. Spend more time writing and less time fighting. You might find that you make more of a difference actually doing something, rather than just fighting with other writers all the bloody time!
Anyway, I should thank these people for once again proving my point about how some genre writers involved in these in-fights and uproars end up looking like miserable rotten wretches, and how the genre writing world can appear to be such a nasty quarrelsome place at times. It can be a real dung heap!