There's a lot of action on this FQXi thread, which I pointed to in Golden Ratio extravaganza after Ray Munroe alerted me to it. There's much craziness, numerology, and El Naschie sockpuppetry. Nobody is able to understand anything Steve Dufourny says, but all are too polite to say so. An El Naschie supporter named Mark, in a post timestamped Feb. 23, 2010 @ 19:24 GMT, brags he has enough personal pull with the Great Man's wife to get El Naschie reprints.
Ray Munroe has said in comments on this blog "I don't know El Naschie personally" and "Professional physics is very political - given El Naschie's current situation, it would not be wise to overly quote or reference him." Mark's numerology-laden post says of Ray "He was close to El Naschie once before he became worried about the wrath of the establishment."
محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائى