This is your chance to speak up Ecoclimber
1. Who are you? And who is it you represent specifically? And what are you associations to the persons addressed?
2. Please indicate how you can "defame" someone without plausible identification of oneself.
3. Why so defensive in what you post, when we all have the ability to critically think for ourselves on validity and issues surrounding novel research?
4. Why even come to a me/cfs forum to post info when we will receive it in due time anyway from our own research?
Ecoclimber has the right to privacy here as do we all. She/He does not need to identify him/herself.
BTW, I think your question #2 is a good one, but with a little research the identity of many forum members can be found out.
Having been in the hot seat myself for maintaining minority viewpoint on some issues I think people have the right to be a bit defensive when caustically attacked.