|Originally posted by AlbertWesker
With "unknown" sources, it has always been the unwritten rule that you do NOT disclose any specifics on where you get the information from for a number of factors.
1.The informant is most likely an employee or someone that knows R/D info and shouldn't be releasing it to anybody period. If knowledge of who this person is leaks out it would be safe to assume employment status would be in trouble.
2.Respect for the person giving the info. If I was leaking info about my company , I sure wouldn't want anybody to know who I was.
3.In the grand scheme of things most of this is really irrelevant because you can choose to either believe it, or not believe it and that is what makes the circle of rumors go round and round. It COULD be true, but then YET it MAY NOT be? What if?
I completely understand that. If true information were leaked in this sort of manner, it would come out almost identically to hayesb2's post, as it is indeed important to portect the source's identity.
As I said, I have nothing against hayesb2 personally - I have no idea who he is or what he is like. I was just pointing out that, in my experience, posts claiming to have "secret pre-release information" from an unnamed source usually have little to do with reality. The image of an "unnamed source" is that of an insider who has accurate information but needs to protect himself from being caught releasing that information. It is the unfortunate truth that unscrupulous people will use this image to promote false information, citing unnamed sources. Some do it to promote a product or brand (*cough* Alienware *cough*) other do it as a prank to see what kind of reaction they can get out of people. And the sad fact is that the vast majority of rumors from "unnamed sources" come from such people and contain vast exaggerations or distortions of the truth if not outright impossibilities and lies.
So, you can accuse me of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, but my decision is not to trust any info from "unnamed sources" unless I have good corroborating data from a more reliable source.