This thread is just meant to be Jake's goodbye to the community. As such, I have removed the discourse that has transpired here and I am locking the thread.
That is all.
Actually, I should add that I don't really fully follow everything that has happened but I would greatly appreciate if this drama could just stop.
In regards to the community at large and the future of the website, the remaining members of the team will have to have internal discussions regarding what we do about that. I don't know how long it will take before we have anything concrete.