Excerpts from Daenyth Blank's message of Sun Aug 02 17:55:27 -0400 2009:
He's been quite annoying on IRC, nagging people both on there and over jabber. I don't think he's a good fit for the rest of the team.
I'm sorry to be late, I've just returned from vacation. I'd like to share my experience with this individual. I can't speak for his packaging or development skills which may indeed be up to scratch, but in terms of personal correspondence, I'm not impressed.
A couple months ago, he mysteriously added me on google talk. I hadn't spoken to him nor heard of him before. I asked him who he was and what was going on. He told me he was busy at work and that he'd get back to me later.
So I decided to give him a chance and the next day or the day after, I tried again. After a couple days of trying, he finally told me that he's an Arch Linux user and that he thinks I'm affiliated with TUs (he told me that I applied for TU at one point, which was not true). I told him that I have never applied for a TU position.
At this point, he tells me, "okay, remove me from your list if you think so". We speak for a while longer, with me trying to figure out what exactly he wants and who he is. I ask him for his name, which he does not give me. Eventually, he just says, "i wouldn't like in touch such a mentality person." I then ask what mentality, having no clue as to what I've done to offend him. He just says "bye" and doesn't respond again. "Garoth is such a mentality person" is still in the topic in a Mercenaries Guild channel, so we're having a good laugh.
At this point, I tell him that I don't really like his attitude either and remove him, never to hear from him again.
So clearly this is a greatly shortened summary of the events. What do I gather from this? He wanted to know me because he thought I was knew some TUs or was one. When he found out that I wasn't, he quickly lost interest, apparently disliked my mentality (?), and started ignoring me.
Ironically enough, I've actually known Daenyth for quite a while.
As such, the above comment about him trying to social engineer his way rings true with me. Whether or not this should affect his chances of getting in, I don't know. I guess he said that he'll work on his communication skills. I'm currently not overly convinced in a forthcoming improvement in personalty though.