Around this time last year, Bowley vowed to stop posting to focus on developing his own website and furthering his legal career. He even came to post his Fond Farewell on what was the predecessor of this website: Will Mark, under his many names, ever stop posting?
Born again, several times
As we all know, after a short break, he not only came back with a vengeance, but he also gave birth to two new user names on BHF: JimUK1 and John the Baptist. JimUK1 was a name he nicked from Quatloos, where there was already a poster of that name. Why he chose that name is a mystery to us all. In the end, it doesn’t matter what he chooses to call himself, his style is his calling card, as Firthy so aptly pointed out, after he vehemently denied being Ted Striker, just like he denied being JimUK1!
He also tried joining CAG, where he was allowed to stay, or shall we say, troll, much longer than he should have been allowed to. As we have already seen above, at some point, he also went back to Quatloos, where it didn’t take long for him to get banned for the xxxth time! His Quatloos ban made him go back to full rant mode on BHF and post on a thread that had been quiet all of this year. Interestingly, he went back to post as Tuco, a name he had not been using, having first reinvented himself as Statto, then JimUK1, followed by John the Baptist. Tuco was the name he used on the original Quatloos thread dedicated to Bennison, once his BHF alter ego had been banned. Maybe he didn’t want the Quatloos mods to find out about his more recent names…
On the post above, we can see him making his usual ageist and disablist comments.
He obviously thinks he is fooling the Quatloos mods by pulling the switch, as we can see below, he goes back to calling himself JimUK1 when he wants to hurl his usual abuse at “the chimp”, then logs in as Tuco to respond to the mods on Quatloos.
WHO IS HE TRYING TO FOOL?
All the above flared up at the time of Jason’s epic defeat against Nominet. That must have had a profound effect on Bowley, who then went into hiding for a month or so, hardly ever posting a word on BHF.
Mark the Rantaholic Returns
It wasn’t going to last long, Mark is a rantaholic who can’t draw oxygen from the air unless he rants. A month later, he returns to have a good go at a number of people and forums. He says “advice forums are generally outdated…” Makes you wonder why he is so desperate to keep joining them…
Mark’s Final Rant of the Year… so far…
Mark then went silent for nearly a couple of months. Just when we all thought there was hope of him finally giving up the ghost, up he pops again!
Another one of his long and convoluted rants follows. Then, his Closing Argument as follows, where he gives his final verdict:
Note how, the day before, he was ranting as John the Baptist and has, now, switched back to JimUK1. He will argue that many others have also posted under multiple user names, however, there is usually a good reason for that, if you are unable to post under one name, you must use another one. Simples. Not so in Mark Bowley’s case. As we have seen, he’s not been banned from BHF under any of those names, so there is no reason for him to use multiple names at the same time. What’s the point when the content makes him stand out like a sore thumb?
Asking whether Bowley will stop posting in the New Year would be like asking whether bailiff companies will stop operating…