Wow, everyone went overboard on this. We got our token visit by Derek Smart. Yay. We've passed an important milestone. We've got people crawling out of the woodwork (And I really want to know what secret messaging system we've got installed in here; the FS legacy threat radar must have been sounding mightily to get 126 people in here at once) to do what, flame the least professional developer in all of gaming? I personally do not feel threatened by a man who boasts that he can beat anyone with his amazing results on an internet IQ test. You can't argue logic with someone like him, he's beyond logic of any kind. But I say let him come. He can't exactly damage the state of the community now, and who knows, something positive may come out of this.
I will say though that we have not handled the inter-community relations as well as I had hoped. I guess that was to be expected when the most avid, and unfortunately often overly-critical, members are the first to respond to something like this, but oh well. We're certainly are a defensive lot (did I see TopAce actually pimping FSO back there somewhere?) and, well, some toes got stepped on and we stepped back. I say lets ignore the threats and the lies and the idle jibberish and go about our normal business. Mr. Smart is gone, and I doubt he'll ever be back.
Will we see a FS3 from him? The possibility exists. Though from what I can make out in the incoherent babbel that was presented as a plan, I doubt he could even find a publisher for it. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, and I doubt we ever will.