Flag waving. Watch out for it.

Marilyn Monroe, Brigette Bardot, and me.

A primer into flag waving.


By Rome Viharo

Wikipedia, We Have a Problem 2017-03-25


If you’re wondering what Marilyn Monroe and Brigette Bardot have to do with this article, the answer is just a little bit to not much at all. Chances are however these lovely ladies caught your eye much better than the headline.

I’m using those images because this is an example of what ‘flag waving’ tactics in wiki wars kinda do.

Flag waving robs a snapshot of attention from someone in a misleading way. It is a way to misdirect or mislead the casual observer, stumbling upon a search term, link, image, or article online.

If you look behind the flag waving, you’re not likely to find what you would expect.

Clickbait, fake news, all follow this strategy too.

The creme de la creme of “flag waving”, Goblin Face / Dan Skeptic; Wikipedia editors.

The notorious Wikipedia editing account ‘Goblin Face’, featured extensively in this study, is also the primary accomplice in the ‘Candice Lynn Porter.com’ blackmail and harassment website. He is known internet user Oliver Smith, with multiple accounts managed by he and his brothers.

They have a number of nasty things to frame about their online targets, myself included – specifically about claims regarding their personal privacy and sex life.

This black mail website (CLP) is a hodge podge of primitive media strategies designed to threaten criminal defamation. They threaten that I must take down content on this website. Their campaign is designed by its creators not to just embarrass someone, but hopefully destroy their lives. Thankfully, their “media strategy” behind this escapade was woefully amateurish for a black mail scheme, and  the “flag waving” used was brilliant to highlight for this study.

Oliver is a master flag waver. Oliver’s Smith trails are easily exposed within one or two layers, his deceptions glaringly obvious, but that’s now how flag waving works. Flag waving is just designed to get a snap shot of your attention, even if what follows it is absolutely make believe.

Looking at a “snap shot” online  of a history of Oliver’s targets, it is difficult to see through his flag waving what is real as opposed to what it is we are supposed to be alarmed about.

It’s too much work to peak into the flag waving. That is how it works.

We’re lazy.

With Oliver’s flag waving, he has fooled Wikipedia editors, RationalWiki editors, Encyclopedia Dramatica editors, and countless other wikis around the web, including forums everywhere from Reddit to Wikia. Consider, Oliver was able to manipulate the actual “skeptic editors” themselves un noticed for years.


Was their anything about my sex life online that he could use to frame me or embarrass me like he is doing with his other targets?

And Oliver has been building a narrative about my sex life for months using various flag waving tactics.

Surely, there must be something quite bawdy in my past to raise such a claim on a website that is designed to ‘warn the world about Rome Viharo’.

 “Rome Viharo is a sex maniac who has orgies.”

Oliver spreads this on forums around the web about me over the past few months, on reddit, and RationalWiki, or where ever possible.

Oliver claims on a number of his ‘attack blogs’ on me that he knows my anonymous Reddit account, and this is his “flag waving” evidence.

I’m not going to confirm, or deny, if he truly has. How could he know?

Regardless, that he even claims to know my personal, anonymous Reddit account is already evidence of him stalking me online and doxxing me where ever he can.

Therefore, I don’t mind him bragging about whatever he finds, it’s more evidence against him than it is for any claims of my lurid past.

But this is what he found, and it’s very amusing.

Last year, a very funny trending front page discussion peaked on Reddit.

This  discussion was called “If you could have a threesome with any two people in the world, with the stipulation that their names had to rhyme, who would you choose?

A harmless, fun, typical Reddit discussion.

There were some really funny answers too.

Top up voted answer was “Natalie Dormer and a clone of the former”.

Some other notable mentions were “Danny DeVito and a burrito” and “Scarlett Johansson and that chick from Hanson.”

Oliver found this discussion last year, and he found an answer to this question by a Reddit account he claims is me.

This account, another one of my ‘sock puppets’ I’m sure will be claimed, answered the challenge on Reddit with “Marilyn Monroe and Bridgette Bardot”

This answer on Reddit is what Oliver sources to make his claim (while removing the second half of the question) as evidence that “Rome Viharo is a perverted sex maniac who has orgies” on WordPress blogs and discussion forums around the web.

Flag waving. You wont get what you would expect to find.

Oliver spent months on RationalWiki, Reddit, and elsewhere flag waving, attempting to get this ‘sex maniac’ narrative about me to stick.

Now, he evolves the narrative, while trying to remove his own attribution – to extend to what are criminally libelous claims that I, along with all of his targets, are pedophiles and child rapists.

Just like you wont find that I’ve been involved in an online sex scandal with Marilyn Monroe or Brigette Bardot, there isn’t even any smoke behind Oliver’s digital wildfires.

This is how Oliver operates a clever flag waving strategy.

These narratives about his targets sound crazy because they are crazy, authored by a very troubled mind.

Don’t fall for it.





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