The thread seemed to provide a good venting ground. I don't play Isotropic enough to run into jerks, but I can certainly empathize with the desire to stand around a virtual water cooler and say, "Man, can you believe this guy?"
It might be worthwhile to remove the names to protect the guilty. After all, these complaints are usually one-sided without the other person even around to defend himself. And even if he is around to defend himself, since his name has been called out, things can get really ugly (like they did).
I'm a little surprised that the thread was restarted this soon, but I'm not surprised it was restarted. If it wasn't the most popular thread, it certainly is near the top. Perhaps the decline in civility on Isotropic can retain civility on the forum if there is a no-name policy. Though, there is technically a thread about people to avoid, and that basically requires names be dropped.