Some serious PDS going on in this thread.
Pissant Derangement Syndrome.
I’d say over 2/3 of the posts in this thread are about him.
Deranged is a good description. But, as any other important moment in the life and lore of an institution, Pissant's passing from the scene is complex, immanent and personal to many folks here. He is a complex man. I have and many others have also attempted to help him channel his creativity and energy into something that wasn't a waste of time and energy and destructive to our community, but in the end, only hatred, frustration and disrespect seemed to be the level of exchange that surrounded his work.
I asked for people to be patient, and then I asked for the "powers that be" to ban him, and in this they followed their own hearts and tried as long as possible to let Pissant be Pissant, but in the end, it just could not continue.
Forgive us for wrestling with this, as we all see a bit of our own selves in this and we want to learn the lesson that he paid the price to teach.
That said, it is a better place without him, though I wish it could have been a place with him being rational. I will take a place where he is not and we don't have to cope with his PDS.
Please... We're all just getting the moron out of our systems. He was a blight - a boil that incessantly irritated, and which badly needed lancing.
What you're reading is a collective sigh of relief.