Its always a funny situation when someone claims to have inside information on a subject, be it a rollercoaster or anything else. Really its a lose, lose situation. I mean there really is no gain from stating such things, other than to inflate your own ego, and gain the attention of enthusiasts online.
In the one situation, you genuinely do know something no one on towerstimes knows, when you reveal this information, what difference does it make? Are you going to be praised and thanked..... no. Its going to be met with either rejection of the credibilty of what you've said (the majority), or acceptance of it by some, which isn't going to stop speculation, people are still going to discuss the construction and development of the ride, people are still going to query what/ if any the world first is going to be. So I just dont see how you saying/ not saying something has any bearing on anything, I dont see why you have a higher authority theatraises you above other people speculating/ wondering what the secret is, and what is the gain anyway? So when the secret element is finally revealed by AT, you can write on page 286 of this thread "I told you so"?
In the other situation, you dont know, and are speculating like everyone else, just to gain some attention. Then people will forget you said anything in a few pages. Im not have a go, Im just saying I dont see the point in someone saying this, and trying to tease people with the prospect of you revealing something.
Also I think Merlin do consider and appreciate enthusiasts, not anymore than the general public - but they do appreciate enthusiasts. e.g. Thirteen was "in general" met with some disappointment, by enthusiasts and the GP, so if people aren't satisfied, sales drop. AT wants to please the GP and enthusiasts, a good selling point for the ride, will attract both equally. So Merlin do care about enthusiasts, because they care about the success of their own theme park.
First of all, I never claimed to stand anything to gain, I simply (Possibly wrongly) assumed that people who scour these pages day in day out are looking to find out what the secrets of the ride are. I was surprised to find out that few people wanted to know and consequentially I didnt reveal it to anyone but the admin. I have no interest in gaining 'attention' online. I had information that I thought would be of interest to some people. When I revealed that Sub Terra would use lifts to travel to a lower section I was met with violent opposition and discredited and it turns out I was right. How many times do you have to be right before people value you as a genuine source? Like I said, I rarely post on these forums but when I do its only when Im certain about something.
Additionally, the purpose of me wanting to reveal what I knew is so we could drive the focus of the conversation to something more specific and eradicate pointless predictions so our speculation is more driven towards real possibilities. You suggestion that I have a higher authority or think myself above other people is immature and to be honest you sound like the only person to be jealous of the fact that I know something you dont. But I posted a simple request as to whether people wished to know or not, that is all.
More to the point, now that it has been revealed, I can say that I privately messaged TT team member 'Wes' telling him the secret about this ride is that it will have 14 Inversions. I did not know any more information than this, which is why I said it poses more questions that it answers as it makes people wonder how they can either fit so many extra inversions in the building, or what secret element might make this possible. I never knew about the rotating track section although I predicted it as the only viable possibility like many others.
Try not to get so uptight about the fact that some people know things you dont, as your not the only person on this forum, I had a extraordinary amount of people inbox me asking to know what the secret was.