Peer run authority is only a matter of making 150 posts at the OM forum. I agree that the 2 forums should stop the attacks, but there needs to be a point were one realizes the mistake and STOPS the attack.
Look at it this way. The RU forum uses logic and research to get to the bottom of a particular subject. In retaliation, the OM forum calls the researchers at the RU forum CIA operatives, agents of deception, the list goes on and on....
In retalliation from the obvious wrongdoing received from the OM forum, naturally the RU staff will not take this lying down. If there needs to be any group of people that should lay down arms, it is the OM staff and their emotions involved when the RU staff have proven via research that Brendan and sock puppets have indeed been sucked into yet another lie. This lie may be WELL KNOWN to the staff at OM. They (brendan) might even be getting $$ from it. who knows?
I know (personally) that the RU group are forgiving and if the OM forum would simply lay down their arms, the RU forum I am sure would follow suit. Dont mistake this for being weak however. If there is something out there that doesnt add up, the RU team will be right back at it as usual. This should not be considered a personal attack on ANY forum but rather information that was uncovered. This work should be appreciated! NOT condemned. These good people give of themselves so that the average person can learn what is what. Follow the money.
My being preempted into being a moderator makes no sense to me still to this day. Maybe because I was a major poster there, maybe because I was wanting to believe in the serpo story. I dont know. But the FACT remains that one does NOT take a total stranger of a mere few weeks and start saying that he will see to it that I become a mod simply because I happen to agree with his viewpoint. That stinks to high hell if you ask me. There are PLENTY of moderators there and I was certainly not needed to moderate ANYTHING. Shrugs, it seems VERY strange to me that I was looked into to moderate a very VERY less traveled board. If it werent for my posts, there wouldnt have been much going on at all.