First, why does everything on this board have to be about going to court? From my reading, I've gotten the idea that the pervasive line of thought here is "sue first, ask questions later", but that's twice now that the court example been used in relation to this issue.
My issue was not with "he said, she said". My issue is that if I own or run a website, I want to make darn sure I'm careful what sites I'm linking too. I would have a responsibility to my site members to link them to information that was not only true, but acquired legally. It's the admin's responsibility to investigate this sort of thing.
Regardless, I've been talking to this nice moderator on creditboards. Apparently, that link I had was "hidden" by their mods/admin at some point, so cottepin is trying to get it pinned back up for me so you can all see how this transpired.
Instead of washing your hands and looking the other way, the responsible thing for a site admin to do is check into these kind of things. FlyingIRF's own TOS dictate that if you are going to quote information, it is OK, providing you link to the original post to give the OP and the site credit. Does that not hold true for sites that you link to and help promote? I don't even see any credit given to Marv's site on whogavemecredit dot com. Holding your own TOS would dictate that you insist, at the very least, that credit be given.
Once that post on creditboards is up you will know who came first....believe me.
Edited to add: Cotterpin told me that post should be there now, so the link should work. Guess it had been taken down sometime in between me finding it and actually posting the link, but it's back.