Connie, that thread was officially deleted and is not available to anyone.
I am glad to hear it wasn't just me.
I don't know who David Lantz is, or, where that quote appears??? I don't "blame" Ryan Jordan.
That guy, I refer to, has a YouTube account. I suspect advertising dollars from the YouTube account.
He made a personal attack, and then, wrote "No offense meant by that".
I keep threads in .mht archive, until I move on to something else, because I use a screenreader.
I know I didn't like the premise: a thread about modifications, then "discredit" a brand name not offering written "feedback" and the product for their examination to either improve the product, or, remove it from the market, if defective, while providing insufficient information in fact, and then, refusing to answer questions, some indirect questions on the thread, and, some direct questions on the thread. Then, he moved on to making a personal attack.
The thread was never about him. The thread "belongs" to the OP (original post) question about modifying the JetBoil.
In fact that may be "too kind".
The OP asked,
I see there's a bunch of jetboil hacks out there, but has anyone successfully removed that orange plasticky thing from the stove portion of the jetboil sol ti? (sic: in bold, added)
If I were an advertiser, I would find the thread more than objectionable.
I hope this thread stays up - because the JetBoil name has been smeared.