(Redirect from the mailing list? Huh) The redirect
to the user page appears to have been disabled,
in case anyone else experienced the "Wtf?" moment that I did when I
reread what I wrote.
It seems I was actually the first person to go to the talk page in
question and point out to the bathrobe people that this subject was
being discussed. That should probably have been the _first_ thing to be
done, the assumptions of bad faith would have been disposed of straightaway.