An extremely lengthy thread about Mark Smith and Smith's School of English, Japan on the AACircle ESL Blacklist was closed by the administrator on the grounds that he had seen 'indisputable documentary evidence' that Mr Smith was innocent of all the accusations made against him.
An intriguing and, presumably, unrelated point that is not mentioned in his post is that on another page on the site there is a sponsored link from Mr Smith. I, for one, am utterly sure that there is no connection between the two.
[Update 27/08/07: Gfell has correctly stated elsewhere that the advert for Smith's franchises can be found in the Wayback Machine cache of his page. I, therefore, removed the word 'now' from before 'a sponsored link'.However, he has not yet revealed any details of what it was that changed his mind about Smith's School of English.]
[Screenshots of Gfell's statement about Mr Smith and the advert on the other page were taken and are available on request.]
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