Except that the hacking allegation came long before I PM'd her. And yes....it's a she.
I know she's a complete fruitcake, but since she claims to be the font of all knowledge & wisdom, etc., I thought I'd give her one last opportunity to redeem herself. She didn't disappoint. As expected, complete waste of time. I probably know 1,000 times more about alternative protocols than she does or ever will, and yet I also know I haven't even begun to scratch the surface.
The scattergun approach? I approve. They need to try a wide range of modalities, then, by process of elimination, drill down to what actually helps. They're following this thread, so I hope they're taking note. They might even join in the discussion.
Thx for your input WhoAreYouNormally. Very helpful, and I hope you manage to answer your own question in the not-too-distant future.