This line of discussion is not getting us anywhere, other than putting people on the defensive and straining the bounds of civility.
I have been with the forum for a long time and I have seen the value that Marco has contributed to the forum. At a time when he was considering writing a book, he gave generously to the forum, knowing that doing so could endanger finding a publisher willing to publish his book when he was giving the information away for free on one or more forums. I was also around to see the shift of interest on the forum to the Neapolitan style and, more particularly, to the use of natural preferments. If one has doubts about his contributions, I suggest that they read his posts, starting from the beginning. I have done so on several occasions, and the fact that I liberally cite his posts in my own writings is evidence that I have learned something from him. In point of fact, it has been substantial. I wish that he hadnít deleted and modified some of his posts, but I could understand his reasons for doing so at a time when he was seriously considering the book. I would have happily paid for a copy of such book to get access to information that he could not post on the forum. Marco was also communicating in a language that was not his natural language. I respect people who do that rather than sitting in the shadows for fear they will embarrass themselves.
Over time, Marco has developed a business and contractual relationships around what he knows. I think it is unrealistic to expect someone in his position to reveal everything he knows to people who are not paying customers. In a prior life, I had substantial experience in the protection of trade secrets and, if I was in his position, I doubt that I have even joined the forum. We have a ton of members who donít contribute to the forum in any meaningful way, through either posts of consequence or financially as Supporting Members. They benefit from all the free information on this forum but no one holds them to any standard. So, I think it is unfair to pick on Marco. I will take whatever he chooses to give us. Itís his prerogative. I donít know whether I would even like him if I met him in person, but that is not the issue. What I am after is learning more about the subject of pizza making. If he, or anyone else, helps me with achieving that objective, I will be grateful.