Ethics Trouble posted the following about a week ago
Yet, ET, who contacted the media last September remains a staff member of the org. This is very fishy. Has any anon questioned ET & asked him/her why they haven't left the cult, yet? Obviously, by his/her own actions and speaking to the SF Weekly, if discovered by the cult, would result in a declare for committing treason. Yet, ET supposedly remains on staff.
I have always believe this was a carefully-created troll that has effectively pulled the eyes over critics. Seems that when efforts in the past were made to ET, they weren't answered. Why is the communication only one way? ET can post on WWP and contact the SF Weekly, but neither any anon or the reporter from the Weekly has the means to contact ET. Anyone can make up stats that they know anons would be happy to read about & rally behind.
I suspect a whole lot of people are being played.
From Glib's quote on page 2 (I think):
Oh, wait, I think they said that about the last 5 releases, hmmm, why did I forget that? I am making it sound like I am staff; I AM NOT, to throw them off the trail.
Maybe I am misreading this, but it doesn't appear this person is staff.
How do we know this person is the same person who contacted SF Weekly? I may have missed something in all his/her posts on two separate sites, but anyone can adopt a handle for posting on one site and someone else use it on another or in another manner.
Help me understand why you think wool has been pulled over anyone's eyes. What good would it do to have someone supporting anon's efforts? It's not like that's going to cause SF Anon to stop protesting. Trolls or OSA would be trying to do the opposite, I would think.
You may be assuming too much that no one has any means to contact this person, simply because s/he hasn't made contact information publicly available. None of us know if the person has reached out directly to anyone, privately.
So what if anons rally behind stats? If anything, these pieces of positive news can help renew anon energy to continue doing what they've been doing successfully. Believing you're making a difference is the best motivator, IMHO.
There are many reasons someone can't immediately leave the cult. Some have been mentioned, such as disconnection, fair game, etc.
Finally, how is anyone getting played, really, even if it's a troll? S/he has never asked for dox in any post I've seen, encourages us to keep doing what we're doing (no attempt to insinuate protesting isn't working, etc.) and also advises anons to "being safe out there" in #12 of the list written.
Again, maybe I'm missing things...