Now that the dust has settled and Candyfloss has now provided us with a new, friendly forum ( its time to call a truce. Hopefully everyone had the opportunity to say that which was simmering away inside them (I was one of them) and we can concentrate on doing what we are all here for. Getting justice for the little girl who disappeared and focus our efforts on those responsible for the cover up.
Whether Tony was up to no good will remain a mystery, like everything else in this case, we will have to wait for it all to come out in the wash. It doesn't really matter in the whole scheme of things, its a bit like a cinema audience fighting amongst themselves in order to change the ending of the film. Utterly pointless.
Although I have been around this case for 7 years, this has been the first and only time, I have ever followed a major crime and it has been an enlightening experience. It opened up a whole new world I had no idea existed and if I wasn't convinced about the McCanns' guilt before, I certainly was when I encountered online the criminally insane people who protected them.
The first forum I posted in was like a gladiatorial arena, it had pros and antis posting together and it had no moderators. It was where I developed my (now 3 stone lighter) rhinoceros hide and the ability to squish trolls on twitter. Looking back on it, I'm not altogether sure whether people on the AOL Europe board believed the McCanns one way or the other, or just liked to fight a lot.
But back on message. Tony's investigation will have no relevance to the real one and I doubt SY read the lengthy tomes he sends to them. Very few people believe Tony's theories, and if he was muddying the prosecution case (deliberately or otherwise) by discrediting the main witnesses, then he has failed. The Smith family maintain their dignity and followers of this case are left wondering what he is up to. The investigation continues.
Still trying to get this on blog :)