This whole thing is like mega awkward to me because Dan was kind of a dick to me before (understatement) and I'm pretty sure he never liked me (understatement x 2), but since this wackadoo conflict has gone down he's been like super nice to me and I have no idea how to take it.
I think he just desperately clings to anybody who is giving him any kind of attention at this point.
When he had that freakout about SEX THREAD EWWWW UGH GROSS PEOPLE I HATE HAVING SEX THAT'S SO AWFUL he attached himself to the one person who was like "I wasn't too fond of it either" and went around saying that they were TOTALLY AGAINST IT and THEY WANT IT GONE NOW and THEY FIND IT SICKENING AS FUCK.
Something felt odd about his hyperbole, so I talked to Dan's Champion directly. Turned out that the guy (name witheld) actually said nothing of the sort and just said he wasn't reading the thread because he personally found it awkward. But didn't have anything against it at all and was fine just not reading it.
So Dan was just going around lying and making a big deal out of something nobody else was. That's just the kind of person he is at this point.
I can't tell anyone how to manage their relationship with him, nor can I say they should just hate him due to how he might be behind the scenes (especially if he's being nice to you), but I am of the belief that he is fucking crazy and he's probably not going to fix it at all by doing this desperate clinging business. He needs to just quit the internet, go away, and just go to his fucking college, do his classes, and stay off the internet until he stops being fucking crazy.
And then never speak to me again. The guy is a nutcase and a complete and total fucking asshole.
I was about to ban him myself until the IRC fiasco happened (totally worse than The Russian).