FYI: I never said I don't think Petrofsky is involved. I only said that the one piece of contradictory evidence I'd seen up to that point happened to arrive two days after I claimed that he was. Subsequent to that, I discovered another piece of evidence that contradicted the contradiction. But what's done is done. I did apologize to him via email. Three emails. But he preferred to ignore them.
If I may say, the reason I retracted so quickly was mainly to reinforce the strength of everything else on ASM. I accurately outted Yolanda Holtzee. I accurately outted Darl Dumont. I accurately outted Floyd Schneider. I accurately outted Gary Weiss. I may have been off on Al Petrofsky, so that claim is gone. But the other four stand and aren't going anywhere. 80% beats the hell out of Roddy Boyd's reliability rating as far as I'm concerned.
More recently I happened to discover something even more interesting that has made quite clear the primary person behind ScipioAfricanus.
How I got this information gets to the semi-hidden goodie I alluded to earlier...the same which is now useless given the utter paucity of traffic on O-smear. Because nobody guessed it, I'll reveal it now.
Turns out, Scipio inadvertently planted what he would call "spyware" on his own little hate site, giving me a very thorough record of his visitors. Of course, he was a frequent enough visitor himself, using his home ISP (as opposed to AOL and his faux web-bots) that IDing him was easy. You'll see it here
. Note the image of the two "buttons"? They are served from the ASM server. Thanks for that, Scipio.
If you want to take a look at what are essentially you own server logs, just let me know.
By the way, ias it turns out, Scipio is actually the first person I suspected, but for reasons I'll explain later, came to discount a little too early. This is going to get very interesting, very quickly, folks. To quote Patrick, I'm going to do Scipio "slow."