You are 100% correct. But I ask you "Does it matter?. I understand your skepticism. Iunderstand your cynisism. But again does it matter? You care about this online community called UG. If you didn't your name would not be green. Icare as well. I like this place and am amazed at the acceptance Ihave recieved here. But my take on this is a little bit different than yours. Ihave no idea if Nick really had cancer or not. I have no idea if he has had a miraculous recovery. It's not like I'm going to fly to the UK and demand to see the scar from the incision. But in the final analasys it does not matter. A truly wonderous thing happened here. A group of very disparate people from all over the world came together and for a brief moment were one in there concern for a fellow member of UG. If Nicks thread had the ability to make one UGer pull their head out of their ass and reassess the priorities of their life then good for Nick. If Nicks thread inspired one UGer to hug their father when he came home from work then good for Nick. If Nicks thread gave one UGer hope in a very dark time of their own personal life then good for Nick. If Nick has duped us all but in the process made UG whole and a true community for a day then good for Nick. This has grown beyond the point of "Did Nick Grundy scam us?" At this point it no longer matters. If he did Iwill still thank him for helping me find a part of myself that has been absent for a very long time. If he hasn't then he is one of the luckiest men alive and I wish him the absolute best going forward. But again I ask. Does it really matter?
Hang onto your cynicism and skepticism. They will serve you well in life. But don't allow them to control you. Cynicism and skeptcism don't like to look for opportunity