Who believed wander to be an expert? He was just one of many posters who post their opinions, that’s what a forum is for.
Wanderlust let it be known several times that he was a Business Consultant.
He let it be known he had a MBA (from a good awarding body too!)
He also let it be known he was the COO of a national NGO.
Now you can be whoever you want to be on social media, that's why I take most of what I read on it with a large pinch of salt - and fwiw, expect others to do the same for anything I say or claim too - but clearly many do believe what they read and have their favourites.
I'm always gobsmacked how easily many folks are fooled by people who they don't know, never met, and may well have hidden reasons for saying what they do.
How many off here thought (maybe even still thinks!) Anderson was some sort of a crook?
Well for the record the Administrators (who were clearly not fans of Anderson either as per their comments about him) OFFICIALLY CLEARED HIM of any illegal running of the club.
How many off here believes the Tory party is riddled with sleaze and corruption?
Well it might be but up to now absolutely NOTHING has been found that could lead to anyone facing prosecution. Which is amazing considering all the fast amount of skulduggery that has been alleged to have carried on for well over a year now!
Wanderlust set himself up as an 'expert' and many took him at his word - they probably still do - that's up to them.
However I've known that many things he has said or claimed, to be false or fake.
I've simply repudiated these errors/mistruths to give others the true picture - up to them if they want to believe me or not but it now gives them something they could use to better inform themselves if they wanted to.
Where things went very much astray on here was Wanderlust inability/unwillingness/stubbornness/call it what you will to accept/acknowledge/correct himself/whatever and amend his future narrative accordingly.
Instead he would abuse, lie, and do whatsoever he could to avoid accepting his claims/statements/assertions were without substance, merit and often, nonfactual.
He would rather do all that then simply accept he sometimes got things wrong - like we all do.
Even for the internet that was not normal behaviour.
Some like Norpig seem to believe he was only doing it to 'wind me up', get me to 'bite' but I believe it actually runs a lot deeper than that.
I've listed and linked to SIX times I asked him to PLEASE stop doing something (ethnic slurs) that - whether you or he may think is nothing much - but which IS against the law and for which peoplee have been PROSECUTED for.
I think most people would have thought (or even said) how pathetic my request was - but most would have accepted it, even if it was begrudgingly.
Wanderlust carried on the matter over two weeks, three different threads and clearly was never going to stop, so the SEVENTH time he continued on with the issue, was simply one too many for my patience with him.
I believe I gave him ample warnings and opportunities to drop the matter and move on.
But he deliberately chose not to.
This example is just ONE instance of the many, many times I have had to deal with him - and nearly all of them because I challenged his fake or incorrect statements and allegations.
Fine if he or anyone has an opinion, yes that is what forums are about - but when someone shows your opinion to be factually wrong, or reminds you of something you may not have known or have forgotten, then don't people usually take that onboard and reevaluate their views?
Isn't that what forums are about too???
Wanderlust for reasons known only too himself was unwilling/incapable/whatever of accepting he was ever wrong about anything.
I mean we are on the internet, nobody even cares other than himself that he isn't 100% correct on everything he says.
I don't know what he was looking for on the internet but it was clearly something that was missing from his real life - otherwise why behave like he did???
There's plenty of other forums where he can be correct as much as he wants, I hope he finds whatever it is he's looking for.