Just for the reference, these are the opening posts of some of the recently created threads in the Clinic for various other riders:Microcosm of the clinic would mean that this thread is seen as representative of what happens in other threads in the clinic. It clearly isn't.
As to your second point, no one has said people can't post threads like this, but you seem to be advocating for people not being allowed to criticise those threads. That's not how the clinic works either. If someone posts something ridiculous it should be called out as such.
There's actually been lots of attempts to ensure that things posted in the clinic have at least some tangential connection to real world doping offences and accusations, because some of the speculation can be utter nonsense that results in long winded discussions that go in circles, and having thread after thread made just because someone doesn't like a particular rider and wants to cast aspersions against them creates arguments that then have to be dealt with. This was stopped due to assessment issues, but you can still be required to provide evidence to back up claims. If you think that, because the clinic is a bit quiet, then a reasonable level of evidence to cast someone's reputation into doubt is "they're going to have another go at something they've done well at in the past" that's up to you. Other people are still allowed to call it out if they disagree.
Standard Clinic logic says anyone winning should get a thread so here's Sammy Be's. Have at it, guys.
So, I don't see a clinic thread about the Pidder Piddleman. Not sure what folks might think here, but I think when we have another do it all wunderkind who can outsprint (or almost outsprint) the high wattage sprinters, but is super lightweight and climbs the same and shoots out of every corner, well, I think he deserves his own clinic thread too
I see another cycling feel good wonderstory with the return from broken collarbone to amazing instant results and perhaps even an Olympic medal?
Did you notice that all these threads were created with no particular information in the opening post concerning any wrong-doing, some at most mentioning very faint suspicions about why that thread should exist in the Clinic at all? Why is that so? Because that's perfectly normal and understandable and happens in everyday communication, too. One proposes a topic and sometimes it develops into long and fruitful discussion. Sometimes noone is interested in the topic and it makes no sense contributing to it. But without starting it, you never know for sure, which one it is.Vuelta 2021:
Wins two mountain stages!
Then yesterday he soloed into the Mountains Jersey and was first to start the last climb.
Today he was back to pulling on the front for DSM
So again, this thread was in my opinion opened in a perfectly normal CN Clinic way and I just do not understand why you tried so vehemently to shut it down as pointless and not even worth any speculation.