A (former?) Frother, I take it? Before my time, so could be.
But I'd point out that, if this thread's start date is an indication, the spamstorm began about a month after Bill started coming over here and arguing on what's now the Sad Cunts thread, and having his arse handed to him -- repeatedly. What's amazing, as I wasted time paging through the thread, is how long he kept posting his bullshit here. Or maybe, not so amazing.
Edit: The real pisser there was Bill's constantly accusing Frothers of being transphobic, considering the misogyny and racism visible on TMP daily.
I saw no evidence of transphobia on the thread, aside from the usual piss taking, which was a lot rougher back then, from what I can tell.
Hmm. Maybe I should run an experiment on myself, in that regard. More time wasted -- but it might be more fun!