I recall the pre-2016 SLAD fondly. The post-2016 Russiagate-afflicted version of SLAD, less so.
Differing perspectives are valuable to any forum, and despite allusions to the contrary, differing perspectives are absolutely welcome here.
But open dialogue is preferred over, say, reams and reams of what amount to state-sponsored propaganda provided often without comment, at face-value; such behavior is not conducive to forum discourse.
Neither is claiming 'territory' ("get off my lawn! - go set up and tend to your own lawn, leave mine alone") over thread topics while engaging in various disruptive tactics to snuff out counterpoints raised when others attempt to address the content of the myriad copypasta.
I'm confident any animosity displayed towards SLAD was largely due to the above M.O., not SLAD the person. That said, I imagine a number of us would gladly take back negative commentary directed her way, typed in the 'heat of battle'; I certainly do.
This is all merely my take on it, of course, but felt this 'elephant in the room' needed to be addressed, as the above perspective highlights much of SLAD's oeuvre the last couple years, which in turn clearly impacted this forum's dynamic given how prolific she's been.