Making up stuff seems to be ok, though.
As to CM's. They may not post things publicly but word does leak out. There are enough "ears on the ground" that if Pirates had gone 101 due to a sinking the board would know about it! A standard backup... not so much... but something as rare as a sinking would not go unreported for days.
Say goodbye to this thread, folks.
It's frustrating that so many of you, many highly experienced in these forums, found it necessary to carry on the back-and-forth discussion of the truthiness of this thread, even after the title was changed to "rumor".
For the all of you, new and old: carrying on with personal asides and attacks on another member is not allowed on our boards, yet even some of the most experienced among you chose to do so. We were asked to change the title, which we did, yet most of you continued to be unable of resisting getting in another, after another off topic "post of wisdom".