You don't know what you're talking about and that's why you come off as an idiot.
If you say so big man. We could go round and round...
But my point stands. You need to realise that this, is the internet. Sure, popular, and some not so popular online readers have been shut down.
But with as easy as a google search. you can find various types of ways to read Manga, both online and DDL.
The harm comes from hot-linking to sites, not mentioning them in a forum post. Sure, word of mouth is a factor. But its not what does the real damage.
He also mentioned an already massively known Online reader, It shows up on the first page of any 'read manga online' searches.
Unless you can stop the site from getting hits. Not talking about it isnt going to do anything.
And these attacks against Scanlation groups has been progressive. Don't assume I didn't read the same shit you read elsewhere on the internet. Because, you know, its not like they post this in your local papers.
My point; its inevitable. No amount of hush hush is going to help. But there will always be alternatives. But surely you knew that.
Remember when this phase started? And there was a recap page that said something along the lines of; 'characters who's fate have yet to be seen".
And that cover page with Kishimoto saying "just a little longer". RED HERRING AWAY!