I wasn't here at the beginning so I cannot comment on how things used to be. You do have the choice not to read. Just saying.
I tell you that is good advice, but not what he wants to hear. I read nothing, absolutely nothing he posts, it has to be extremely depressing him. My father said the worst insult to a person is to ignore them as if they don't exist, he was right. I ignore two members, and I can't imagine how insane they have gone.
Want to stop his insults, or make them useless? Don't give him a platform to stand on. As much respect I have for moderators, the are slow to put a stop to passive aggressive insults.