Note: This is a touchy subject to some people, so this conversation is lenthly.
Thank you for your comments. I never learn anything new from people who agree with me.
The Certificate Mills topic is about certificate mills. The point of the topic is to define certificate mills, explain how they work, and make people aware of them. The point of the topic is not to explain what a good organization is, or to list some of the good organizations, although I did list what distinguishes a legitimate rank issuing organization from a certificate mill. Organizations are covered in more detail in other topics. The topic states, “Some organizations exist only to issue rank certificates to those who send them money.” It does not say “all organizations.” Your estimate that 95% of the high ranks got their ranks from certificate mills is a much greater number than my “some” implies.