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 Posted: Fri Oct 4th, 2019 04:48 pm
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Papa Voo wrote: WongLee wrote: KGB wrote: WongLee wrote: Papa Voo wrote:

There really has never been a true confirmation of the smoeater identity.  No books have come out, either, which was the accepted reason for the work.
I thought there was. It was some chick writing a college paper who lived in the Philly area. Can anyone expand on this?

Never heard this.  Is she hot?
 
I still laugh when I think about the fact that the entire smoeater ruse was allegedly perpetrated in an effort to see if the person could work pro wrestling fans.  In other words, "marks". 
Yes it was to work the marks but I also remember it was for a college project. The project was to show how people could be manipulated or some such nonsense.

See this is where the secret starts going around the room and changes to something completely different when it gets to the last person. 


The “female” Donna was supposed to publish a book on this scenario in 2004.  15 years later I have not heard anything about a book being released.  I do not believe it was a school project.  No research project was ever discovered or linked.  I think it was a slick guy who did his homework and fooled a lot of people. I think it was entertainment or challenge for the guy.  


I also thought the whole “female” thing got dispelled on Steele’s board.  In my opinion, the person that was posting on Steele's board was the creator of smoeater.  I cannot remember the username, but it was fictitious guy’s name.  He came off as more of a smart ass on Steele's board. I believe Steele/Myers knew the truth about the origin of the smoeater, because they would hint around about private discussions they were having off of the board.  I do not think Steele found out until he left KM and was talking about it on his own board. 

There has been nothing associated with that incident put out there except for those long threads on Steele’s board.



 



I hear ya and that may be 100% correct I don't know. I'm just going by memory and that's always an iffy proposition. I'm not ashamed to say it that I fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Steve Yohe was one of the first to call smoeater a fake. I respect Steve and his work so when he said it I looked at it with a more critical eye. The say the success of any good con is in the details. Smoeater was absolutely tremendous on these. This was actually much more interesting to me than the Benoit thread which of course and I quote "These threads have been cited in various publications and even studied in universities as paradigms of both the changing role of internet forums as a news medium, and the behavior of an internet community."



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