As many of you know, Rafael has stepped down as the P5P pumpking. He's done a great job and I'm sad to see him go, but he couldn't take the mud-flinging any more. I can't say I blame him.
Regarding mud-flinging -- and not just in regards to this particular debacle -- I won't name names (many will guess and many guesses will be wrong), but I have some observations about reputation:
I suppose if people aren't concerned about work, they may not be concerned with how they come across online. On the other hand, wouldn't it at least be good to be known as someone who can find ways of getting things done nicely? I struggle with this myself at times and I hate seeing it in others.