It should be trivial for anyone that claims to be defamed by the site to illustrate their innocence, and obtain an apology, where appropriate. It would be most unfortunate if a mistake has been made. However, most of the examples of data manipulation that I have seen on the site were quite blatant. I applauded the fine initiative to expose frauds, and still do. Let’s hope that the team can deal with this legal threat. I expect that they are made of sterner stuff than the lawyers imagine. I hope that the site will be back up again soon. It’s for the good of the scientific record.