I flame who? Who's "him?" Chris? Or Byrne? Ambiguity is the devil's volleyball.
I don't like Byrne's message board because the few times I've visited there, I couldn't find any topics of interest. Even when somebody posts a link here I don't click on it. I read Byrne's interviews in TCJ and other magazines for many years. I bought the X-Men Companion books and several "Art of" books that featured lenghty interviews with him. His comics don't interest me anymore so I no longer care what Byrne has to say.
I've witnessed Tony's spam since 1996 or so, on Usenet. There I could filter it.
And, uh... "hiding?" There's my name and face on every post.
"The trouble with being a ghost writer or artist is that you must remain anonymous without credit.
If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator." — Bob Kane