Marie-Line Gentes has withdrawn her complaint against Free Dominion and requested that the CRHC take no further action against the site.
The right result, I suppose, although frankly I would have liked to see Mark and Connie squirm a bit more.
Meanwhile, Ivor Tossell's Thursday column in the Globe offered probably the most common-sensical take on this whole debacle:
...in the end, websites deserve to be tarred with the crowds they attract. Daily Kos isn't a hate site, but if it fosters a culture of wing nut commentary, it deserves the stigma it gets.
So it should be with Free Dominion. On its owners: shame, for creating such a nasty place. But let the Whatcotts of the world face the law for their words on their own.
Finally, the most interesting thing about this are the meagre numbers Free-D managed to conjure for their Facebook Group and Petition: about 200 members and 100 signatures. Pretty sad for a forum boasting (allegedly) upwards of 8,000 contributors.
Maybe it really is a case of 200 wing nuts with 40 sock puppets apiece.