At the risk of interrupting the speculation-fest about Susan Ohanian's thinking and intent, perhaps one of the fun seekers could have the decency to contact her and ask. It's not exactly hard to find her contact information on-line.
Frankly, though, I do wonder about Richard Hake's decision to share an anecdote from a list that is not open to the public, with folks in this particular venue, given the predictable comments it has evoked. We now have a few of the usual snakes and vipers commenting on Susan Ohanian, a very bright person indeed. I think he has done her a serious disservice, particularly if he didn't request permission beforehand.