I agree with Ms. Allen's assessment, and am sad to see Furuya Sensei's departure. I do hope he continues to post on VOE so that he cannot be attacked by trolls.
The forums can be extremely helpful and offer lots of good information, but they can also be slanderous and hurtful; all by people whom one will never meet, and have no idea who they are; and they have no idea who they are hurting and how it affects their target. It doesn't matter if someone has been training in MA for 50 years or so and holds multiple dan grades; that person still has feelings and an obviously great level of humanity. I am really saddened by the way folks sometimes behave on these threads.