Second-handly, I got the report also from talk.abortion (after I stopped posting there) of one Stephen Chaney, who seem to consider himself an airplane of some sort and runs around making "whoosh" sounds (I am not sure of the details but he is reputedly sticking to alt.fan.rush-limbaugh nowadays).--
He's not even there very much, now. He retreated from there to spending his time on IRC, and apparently is marrying (or has married, already) a student at E. New Mexico U. he met on IRC.
Actually, if ever there was a certified net.loon in talk.abortion, I'm surprised you missed the obvious choice: David J. "thanks for not killing me, mommy!" Rasmussen. I'd vote for him, but then I may be biased by the fact that he actually traveled all the way to Houston from Raleigh to confront me -- and he couldn't figure out that I was normally home asleep at the hour he showed up at the RUPD offices demanding they arrest me. (It made my day to be awakened by a late-afternoon phone call from an RUPD officer asking if I knew anyone by DJR's name, and when I answered that I did, being informed that he was on campus looking for me. 1992 May 27 -- a date to remember, for sure.)
Ah, yes. Nalle created and is marketting his own frp system. He is... rather intolerant of criticism on his system, but I've never looked at the system. In a fascinating tautology, I refuse to look at his system because of the way he deals with posts which criticize it. A great reminder to those who think PR is unimportant.
Used to post to sci.math and cause a lot of heated discussions with his "A little bit of physics would be NO idleness in mathematics" threads. He apparently was told to stop posting by his employer, and began writing a 'Series of Unified Numerical Analysis' (SUNA) - I didn't read them, so they might not be loon articles, though. Unfortunately, I couldn't find his own ftp archive, which should be in the Netherlands, and his postings of suna are nowadays very rare.
> *Who* ees dees Geoff Miller person? Data, I need more data, Captain! Seriously??? I saw an alt.peeves FAQ on alt.humor.b-o-u that called him the mayor of alt.peeves... uncontested, which says something. I first ran across him when message #1 on alt.current-events.wtc-bombing was GM SCREAMING that we should nuke Mecca during holy week, as retaliation. He's supposed to have invented 'squicking'-- fucking a hole you cut in the skull of your victim. Let me see if I can find a sample of his art...
And I should point out that a couple of nights ago ABC's Nightline ran a report on the "deadly force" branch of the anti-abortion movement. At one point they showed a list of people who had signed a declaration that any force necessary, including homicide, is justified against abortionists. Among the signatures was one Kenneth Arndt. Remember him?--
The most magnificent piece of his writing I have ever read was posted to net.motss (I _think_ it was pre-Great-Renaming), and titled "The Monkey and the Beachball". I would be VERY grateful to see that again, or to know how to contact Mr. Arndt in hopes that he can provide it. Splendid, simply, horrifically splendid....--
Well Jesus Monroy Jr will always have a place in the global killfile [surely "heart"?] of many readers of the comp hierarchy (especially comp.os.*). When I used to read uk.* (I actually live in the UK, don't be misled by the hostname), Ken Johnson stuck out in my mind for being a pretty froody dude; he even had an alt.fan.* group created in his honour, but then he seemed to disappear... must have got a better job, or something. I don't suppose regional groups qualify for the list though.
Posts to talk.bizarre ...
On that note, I would like to nominate George Carter. He has been ranting, raving, and carry-on consistantly for quite some time now. He has earn his own spot in the comp.sys.hp.* FAQ and probably has more kill files with his name in it than any.
Rubin has strong feelings about all kinds of things--Bayesian probability, the proper role of a statistical consultant, space exploration, medicine.
Maybe it reflects bad early reading habits, but the first newsgroups I was aware of devoted to net personalities were not the Kibo groups. They were alt.rissa and alt.weemba. You could include Rissa and Weemba, or was their prominence not sufficient for your list?