Okay, I talked to rookie as said and with his blessing I've decided to come clean to the board.
A few of the old-timers will remember the fiasco of what happened after Jon went, then Darker appeared. The guy who was polite, started The Lounge radio station, etc. Then we went and 7thElement took over. In the past, there's been some rumours of Darker & 7thElement being the same. Well, they were both Marc. And yes, I knew about it when I was the Radio Station Manager.
The reason given to me was that a few people that knew him in real life were trying to make his life hell, and were the kind of people to provide personal RL information about him, etc to sabotage his businesses - and that he changed his identity to evade them.
As the Radio Station Manager (at the time) I was told about this information and sworn to secrecy myself in case Marc decided to pull the plug on the forum. Looking back, it may have been that he was bluffing but I sure as hell did not want to take that chance so I kept the secret, hell even did my part to keep it a secret at times. I'm pissed off/kicking myself over it after reading Rookie's confessions about 7th and I feel you guys had a right to know about this, if a little late.
I was not the only person on the Lounge who knew about this - There are at least 7-9 other people who knew and were in on keeping Marc's dual-identity a secret. However, I'm not the kind of arsehole to put them on the spot when I wish to be the one to confess - They can say that they knew here if they want.
In my next post below is the chat log from the first IM conversations with Marc about this (MSN doesn't keep records - But Trillian does ). I'll post more onwards, but I believe it's not a good idea to post them all at once (as I'd be here for five hours then )
Coming clean on this is part of my apology to the community for being an dick when 7th was running the place. Like I said in the other topic, I'm sorry for everyone I pissed off on this issue.