The discussion on the point about furnishing correct details while sharing facts in ISC having gone this far, I think some clarifications are required now-
Firstly, the author has not stated in his thread that the details he is posting about the island is based on memories from his childhood visit there or that the information provided is as gathered from his friends or relatives staying nearby which would have made the whole issue a different story. He required the intervention from Juana to come up with such clarifications.
Secondly, I am of the strong opinion that authors must either verify facts before raising such threads based on people, places or things or must make it amply clear in their thread that the details may not be correct/ give the source from where they have collected the information instead of trying to give it an authentic touch. Publishing a content about which one is not sure can put the very credibility of the site in peril and so members should be responsible while posting contents.
Thirdly, Partha, you are finding the interventions as ridiculous but don't you think that the whole matter could have ended if you had verified the points, if not earlier, at least later, and admitted the corrections put forth instead of trying to justify your mistake? Give it a thought as to what may be the result if there was no intervention and attempt to correct your wrong? The thread may have passed on and get locked after a particular period but what if someone who reads your thread pushes off to the island ( sooner or later) to have a glimpse of the peacocks moving all around; comes back without seeing any and raises a question here; or say, someone tells their friends about peacocks in the island and is ridiculed for the wrong information and then tells his friends that he has read it somewhere in ISC? Such possibilities, though remote, definitely need to be considered.
So, the end message is that members who post such contents in any section, should verify facts so that others do not feel the urge to cross check due to an element of doubt.
(It may please be noted that this point about checking authenticity of contents being posted was conveyed on earlier occasions too.)
'Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance'- Confucius