I think too that Aristotle should give up the channel.
I think Aristotle disrespected pingu when he refused to transfer the ownership to him. I can estimate how many hours pingu invested himself in the channel and it's a lot of time. The sad part is, Aristotle think he's a clever dude and will often tell you the reason why he refused to give the ownership to pingu. Because he thinks it's too much power for one person. His argument is invalid since, he has that full power and he's just one person.
I got to deal with Aristotle for various projects over the last year and it was mostly painful. The guy doesn't have much of a clue when you ask him to execute things. I guess it's kinda fine since he's not lying about it, he will tell you that he's not a technical person. But then, he has to be competent being an admin or being a leader. Making sure things are well managed and people are happy. It's sadly not the case. It makes him useless. Even worst, he's disruptive most of the time. He's way too strict, his bans are too frequents and way too long.
If Aristotle got the position he has at the moment it's because he was a friend with Annuit. I don't think he ever earned it.
If we are about to replace him for real I have a good vibe about Fog. I also think pingu (if he wants to) would be a good candidate too. The head admins over #tf2.pug.nahl are impressive too, I got to play in their channel and play with them and I trust them. They are building something from scratch and it's getting there, I feel they are onto something.
One last thing, lately I invested myself to run an experiment in the #tf2.pug.na channel. I worked around 60 hours on my old bot to have a different picking system. My motivation was driven by the idea of improving things for everybody. I worked quite hard. This experiment would require a 2-3 days of testing in an active channel. What I got is one quick test that immediately crashed. We then set a date to run it during the weekend, they started one game and they quickly shut the bot down after 15 minutes down the experiment. Aristotle suggested me to test my things in #tf2.pug (a dead channel). I tried my best to argue with the guy but in the end, if he chose to not run the experiment he got the final word no matter how good my points are. Personally I feel let down, I invested so much time and money for this free to play PUG system. The least I would expect is some trust and recognition when it comes to small things like that. That's one other reason why I think Aristotle is a burden to this community. He won't even trust me on what we can do and how.