Zak has been banned and nothing more can come of these thread aside from discussion about the state of the community, which often repeats across the five threads.
Narcissistic personality disorder, and general lack of empathy for others, combined with a high intelligence makes for a scary person.
Either demand a better level of discourse, a higher standard of conduct, or accept that you'll be isolating the victims of the next Zak S to crop up.
Give it at least a week before running around about how the sky is falling.
Feel free to disagree, but I don't think that it's unreasonable to pin it to the top and change into mega-thread.
Good people who have worked with him are working to wash themselves of that stain.