As you have made a public demand of a MERB moderator, as well as sending me an ultimatum by email, I have decided to give you a public reply.
Almost a year after the event, you continue to make reference to a departed porn star who's name I will not post here. She was an internationally recognizable figure, someone who appeared on television, in videos too numerous to list here, and who when doing a search on her name on Google turns up hundreds of thousand of hits. Her videos are available for viewing, free without cost, on many Internet websites, including interviews with her on youtube. Yet you claim that one thread that existed on MERB for a short period of time, which few if any people outside of the hobby ever saw, has caused immeasurable pain for her friends and family. You claim that 5 sex workers had their names published on MERB due to this thread but I have found none. You also claim communications with at least one of these 5 but none of them have ever contacted me even though my email address is publicly posted in my signature and available for anyone to contact me with any concerns they might have. If anyone has any concerns they wish to discuss they are very welcome to contact me directly and I will be more than happy to discuss their concerns. As much as you continue to attempt to make an issue of this, the only review board where this is still being discussed is on merc. If there is any distress being caused, it is by your dogged refusal to move on.
Other than that, I see no reason to apologize for giving MERB members, many of whom had interacted with this lady on a personal level, the opportunity to say their goodbyes.
Regarding other claims you make about the 'secrecy' of MERB moderators, to be very blunt, you are full of shit. You are making claims that you can not back up as there is nothing there to find. Our job as moderators is to moderate MERB. To ensure that our rules are respected. We are not here to interfere in anyone's private life or private business affairs. We are here to run as clean board as is possible in the Internet age. Our decisions are open, our suspensions are public, shills when discovered are made public and banned. None of us have any stake in any agency. We have no financial interest in MERB or in any part of the hobby. In short, we have no reason at all and nothing to gain by permitting anyone to shill on this board. Unlike the owner of merc who has numerous financial interests in the hobby and permits shills and duplicate handles to freely post on his 'review' board in the interest of padding his personal bank account.
To be very direct, DT or Ziggy or whatever handle you wish to use, you can take your demands and stick them up your ass. Who elected you the protector of the sex industry in Montreal? What gives you the right to make unsubstantiated accusations against the only review board in Montreal that is run without any interference from outside interests? Who the hell do you think you are to send me an ultimatum?
I advise anyone who is being libeled on merc to consult legal counsel. If your personal information is being revealed, in whatever roundabout way, you have legal grounds to file charges and claim financial compensation. If required by your lawyer, I will do my best to supply you with any board system logs, including IP addresses, times of access and system identifiers, necessary to subpoena an ISP to identify the individuals responsible so that they may be served with legal documents. I will also be happy to meet with your legal counsel in person and disclose any information they require, under a confidentiality agreement regarding my identity - which I will waive if a court appearance is required.
We will not be blackmailed and will not permit our members to be blackmailed or have their personal lives destroyed. If you wish to play games, then let's play. I have had enough of this bullshit.
In short, Ziggy...FUCK YOU!