As for the term 'tribal' your diatribe these past several days has pointedly avoided addressing what I wrote and, instead, forwarded illogical reasoning--I believe 'argument from authority' and 'ad hominem'--in your zest to defend Raven. What I have--or have not--published is immaterial to a discussion of what I wrote with regard to Raven's comments. Put another way, you're failing to address the content of what I wrote. Perhaps you should heed what David Dickson had to say about me. Let me repeat my questions to you:
"...since you've raised the topic of publishing--and ethics, I might add--here are but a few questions for you to ponder: if I was to confirm that I placed an unsubstantiated and unsourced statement in a publication--without alerting the reader to that fact--would you consider that a questionable practice ? Likewise, if I admitted that I had no tapes, if I had no letters, if I had no documents--if I had nothing but my fabled memory to support my (research regarding Tassafaronga)...would you be so keen to accept that ? If your answer is yes, why would you accept such a practice ? If your answer is no, why aren't you questioning Raven over that very admission ?
While it shouldn't be too difficult to answer those questions, your failure to even touch them tells me your case is 'tribal'--you're circling the wagons, as it were--rather than, uh--for want of a better term at the moment--being candid during our discussion.
In our discussion, Raven has forwarded claims (these would include his now impeached claims wrt Dorsetshire) on an Internet he so often chides as being responsible for so much misinformation--what irony--while, additionally, openly stating he published information he could not properly and openly source...without alerting his readers to that fact. Had he alerted readers that he was placing information he could not openly source that would likely have represented an adequate disclosure, at least to me although publication houses no doubt have their own position on such matters. Unfortunately, Raven--by his own admission--failed to do so.
I find your tacit endorsements of his behavior as misguided as I find your reasoning--so far, at least--lacking.