3 years? Look at his account, he has only been here 2 years. Won't be 3 until November of this year. Guess he was trolling here before he even made the account, which is impressive when you think about it.
You are entitled to your opinions, but you are making some bold claims with little to back it up, Catfish3 asked how you know rapidcoder was a troll, I'm curious about that myself. If you don't like what he says or how he says it either confront him in those threads or don't read them. No one here should have anything to prove to anyone else.
To be fair I did make a statement regarding Java and C++ in a thread and rapidcoders initial response was very trolly basically copying my op and reversing it but in terms of what we discussed afterwards it was pretty respectful and more or less a healthy debate about our favourite programming languages nothing more. I stand by what I say about Java and he stands by what he says, there's nothing wrong with that.
Personally, I'm glad rapidcoder is here. I don't think he deserved to be banned on his previous two accounts either. I'll admit, it does seem strange to go to a website called cplusplus.com and talk about reasons why you don't like C++, but there's nothing wrong with it as long as he isn't abrasive (which he isn't) and uses facts to back up his arguments (which he does) rather than just trolling or flaming (which he doesn't). Not only is he knowledgeable, but the fact that there are people who disdain C++ is beneficial because it stops this forum from turning into a "C++ is so awsum!" circle-jerk. Again, he doesn't flame or troll, so what's the problem?
@Script Coder, C and Java were suggested as the languages that "don't suck". Did someone mention FP too? Regardless, it is generally considered that only languages, not paradigms, can suck. Unless "esoteric" is a paradigm...
Different paradigms for different folk...adigms. Um. Anyway, there's no one best paradigm, or even one best language (except Haskell), they all have their pros and cons. Some languages are objectively better than others, though (C# vs. Java or Haskell vs. *, for example).