Niko, I said the thread the thread... If in fact you where refering to Jander's post.Why are you making such a big deal about this? The forum is not going downhill, the activity has ceased a little bit, it has it seasons. It doesn't make it true just because some people say it.
I assume you have Ph.D yourself and can fill his place... Don't blame him one bit. Too many children/know it alls lately it seems. Hopefully they lose interest and move on. We have had some new people that are good additions and that is good.And good riddance.
"The strong shall stand, the weak shall fall by the wayside" was his motto. Pretty laughable that he still doesn't get that he fell here (I recently stumbled by accident on a complaining [I'm thinking a harsher word] post of him on PL). Sorry, but I have absolutely no tolerance for that type of suprematist attitude - especially if people can't take as well as they deal out.
Technical knowledge isn't everything.