Well, Lesson learned.
I've never dipped my toe in the fabled eleven warriors forums before, and I seem to have suffered from poor judgment here.
My intent was to ask a question on a topic I'd seen or heard nothing else about, not to rumor monger. That being said, I now see how this sort of seemingly harmless query fuels further unfounded speculation. Your justice has been swift, and I'm feeling thoroughly dealt with. You have properly schooled a naive first time poster. Some of you more diplomatically (and originally) than others.
I will now return to my regular reading of the front page and occasional commenting, and I will certainly try to exercise better judgment in regards to any future forum topics (lest I cause someone to "suck start a shotgun").