Having co-founded the now-defunct Deek Magazine, talented Matt Stroud was plucked from the other coast to act as web editor at VVM's SF Weekly to spearhead their nascent blogs. Yesterday, it seems, Stroud was swiftly removed from said position. Although he claims to have given proper quitting notice to his superiors, he was soon asked to leave right-quick. Why? Well, his final post (obviously taken down soon after getting up) about being required to take part in the VVM (SF Weekly)/Bay Guardian feud might be one reason. Let's take a look, yes?

Also, we contacted VVM for their input, and will update you with it as soon as we hear back from them.

(Disclosure time, kids! Gather around: your SFist editor gleefully and happily worked at SF Weekly for four-plus years before coming over here.)