Just out of clarity's sake because many newcomers might not be familiar with the history of things, the original intent of the thread and what culminated afterwards was not fed by extremist beliefs on either side.
There is a thread known as the Themed Monthly Avatar Thread where silly, rambunctious fun was had day after day. It had been one of the most active threads on Head-Fi and as such a lot of interesting personalities grew out of that.
Going by chronological order I believe it had either been me or wink that initiated a discussion on the hallowed fruit over yonder thread. This is where a good portion of the blame could be placed upon me. Having found the topic particularly interesting and, forgive the pun, ripe with potential for future comedic endeavours, I aimed to adapt the fruit into my persona on that thread.
I was actually surprised that the custom title people will see above me right now is absent of my pineapple-rific endeavours. There was at least 30-40 pages on that thread dedicated to the tropical fruit but you crack one joke about cat butts...nevertheless, the whole thing had, much to my bemusement, drawn a lot of interest.
Now having read this far and seeing that I've not cracked a joke, it should become apparent that my comedic abilities are not as some would say, outstanding. I dare say that many might have found things irritating over time. The thing eventually became a well-known, long-running gag that had become tied to me. But it had run on too long so I decided to retire things as it were.
Sometime between the span of this, and the originating joke, this thread was conceived by a past member of the TMAC thread. Now members of the forum that had not been highly involved in the TMAC thread were free to let their thoughts on an apparently controversial fruit known. This too ripened with age until it had died a quiet death up until this month.
To take off the internet persona for just one brief, fleeting minute - I in no way had any animosity towards pineapples in the beginning. But ever since the topic had been raised my views have changed quite a bit, from being fairly optimistic, to what it is now.
I am still able to enjoy pineapple-flavoured foods, especially pina coladas. However, and this is a great example of how something can manifest itself into the physical world, I no longer eat any raw pineapples.
Now one of my parents worked in the food production industry, particularly with produce. And yes this not only includes pineapples, but another of my dreaded enemies, the avocado. So I am in no way inexperienced in the ways to prepare these foods. I know all too much. However the numbing sensation, whether the pineapple is prepared properly or not, changed from being mildly annoying, to being a full on problem a while back.
Blame it on Head-Fi to have played another hand in ruining an aspect of my life. Nevertheless I thought this might be an interesting thing to bring up. Things have truly come full circle. I've made many friends through this whole fiasco so I look at it on the whole as a positive thing. Perhaps one day the thread title can reflect that as well. As of right now, it is just a reminder of a fun, innocent period, once upon a time on Head-Fi.