I do think that we need to move past a lot of this though. Nothing is being served by this and, in fact, I think something is being damaged. As I watch the proceedings here unfold, I can only recommend or request that the participants in the rather acrimonious discussions put down that acrimony. Let the things that have happened in the past fade away or this will forver rend the fabric of a thing I cherish; namely this website and its contributors. Instead of being a voice of the community, it will change to some other milieu. I don't want to see that happen.
Another one of my instructors told me a few times as I labored through graduate school in a field far removed from computers, "those who live in the past are condemned to repeat it". Don't let this be the word of the day when we all can move past it.
Thanks for reading this.