, you've made a point of stating how frustrating it is to stand by while one particular user consistently dishes out post after post of negativity. I appreciate that you've put into words what many other users here have been mulling over as well as voicing for the past several weeks. Maybe it's because my presence on this site has dwindled a bit as of late, and maybe it's because I usually only spend my time in just a few threads in SW&D; but I get the impression that it's rare you personally call out a member so publicly. Considering the fact that members have spoken up about this, it's refreshing to hear your voice weighing in on the matter. This is a community, and moreover this is a community staffed with individuals charged with maintaining a sense of oversight and responsibility. Thank you for taking into consideration the concerns of those who make up that community and then acting on behalf of those members.
With that said, I've got to be clear that I am absolutely sick of this Isachenko bullshit.
As you've mentioned, his posts have been relentlessly negative. He harps on the same shit over and over again; and when he does express an opinion about something different, it is also negative and it is almost always provocative. Dissent isn't an issue though. There are plenty of members here who disagree about fundamental ideas: jet hates burgundy pants and navy sneakers; noob loves them; and c4 utilizes either or neither depending on the season. Some members hate the mere mention of a blazer + untucked shirt, whereas others try to playfully sneak around what makes that combination such an aesthetically confounding look. The main difference between the disagreements that these users have and the statements that Isachenko makes is that the former still conduct themselves as if they belong to a community comprised of characteristic individuals whereas Isachenko acts like a belligerent seven-year old with a distaste for everything and a perplexing need to prove himself and his opinions to everyone.
I'm sure there are plenty of users who didn't enjoy the latest Synthèse fit. I'm sure there are plenty of users who think that drop-crotch pants will always be awful. That's fine. But they aren't shitting on anyone else's parade. They aren't constantly voicing their disapproval. Isachenko is. And though part of the reason that I haven't spent much time on SF lately has to do with the fact that my hours at work have been frankly absurd, another significant reason is that every thread that I love is almost always consumed by some bitching about how immeasurably annoying Isachenko's participation in SF has been.
I know it's not your job to care about whether or not I personally remain a part of this community (you have an idea of who I am and what I offer), but this extends far beyond myself. I hope you'll reflect on how frustrated so many members of your community have been these past few weeks, and I hope you'll be frank with us about what you plan to do.