There is absolutely no reason to exclusively satisfy some anonymous Forum posters with presenting them gold+ new knowledge.
Conceptually, is little difference between posting information online and presenting it at a conference. As travel become more and more expensive in terms of cost and carbon, the two will merge. The issue of anonymity is mostly a red herring.
If Russ's work shall be accepted as outstanding, we should allow him to repeat his experiments as often as needed, until he can throughly exclude, that any side-effects are spoiling his measurements.
Outstanding or not, I agree. One of my previous comments has been misconstrued to fit someone's viewpoint.
Here is a question though. It is the one I asked earlier -- What happens after Russ George et al have thoroughly excluded any side effect that might spoil their measurements? Do they forthwith publish their results so as to allow replication? Or do they hold on and wait until they have developed a useful heater? I think that the latter move is a common sinkhole for researchers in lenr. Having the mirage of a useful system before them researchers spin on and on developing their systems and never publishing the crucial data that may confirm or disconfirm for the world that they ever had anything in the first place.