The Page Editor for this topic area has asked me to intervene in what has been an ongoing set of personal battles. My view is that they represent a distinct lack of professionalism and respect for the Askers of questions at Experts Exchange, and I'd like to use this question as a venue for resolving those differences prior to the start of a new year.
I'm not terribly concerned about either the genesis of these disagreements or specific threads in which one or several of you have inflicted some egregious harm to someone else. I AM terribly concerned that this reflects poorly on the Java topic areas (not to mention on each and all of you), and on Experts Exchange in general.
So, rather than have this battle continue in threads, I propose that we use this question to resolve those differences, or at least, to come to some kind of working understanding about these problems. The alternative is distasteful to me, but having talked with both the PE for these TAs and the other Administrators of the site, we have come to the conclusion that unless you can resolve these issues, we will be forced to take whatever action is necessary to see that they are resolved.
To use an old US colloquialism, I don't have a dog in this fight. Personally, I have no issues with any of you, and I respect your skills and accomplishments. Having said that, we, as the people responsible to the owners for the operation of this site, feel it imperative that you treat this issue with the intelligence and maturity we feel you possess.