Despite the fact that panties sometimes gets bunched up, and feathers sometimes get ruffled, technical hitting discussions where beliefs get challenged are often the most productive in the long run. There is value is having your beliefs challenged, and being asked to defend them. There is also value in knowing that others are seeing things the same way you are.
For all the time I've been here, I don't think anyone has bunched my panties and ruffled my feathers with the frequency that FFS has. There have been moments when I have been downright pissed off at him. However, I also recognize that his challenges have lead me to a greater level of understanding. Not always in agreement with him, but because he made me think.
That said, sometimes I wish he would just give a straight answer to a simple question.
If we aren't going to bring him back (or, apparently, even acknowledge that we are asking), can you at least find a way to make his profile (thus his EXTENSIVE post history) searchable again? It's one thing to feel the need to show him who's boss but it's another thing entirely to rob the DFP users of his considerable contributions to the board.