I don't know, Hank - I mean, I can understand your thinking on whether or not someone realized it wasn't a glitch. However, I have seen a lot of odd things just playing regular 007 in game and online. I've wound up in really weird places I couldn't leave and gotten a ton of kills 'cause no one could see me, I've suddenly fallen into a white mass of nothing while standing stock still and remained there for quite some time until finally dying and I've seen guns fire with no one manning them and I've been in games where I was only getting 1 point per kill and, last night, I got into a game where someone hacked it to give unlimited ammo to everyone. There are a number of glitches to be found on Goldeneye and, until I joined this forum, I never thought of anyone hacking a game online and had it not been for this forum I would never have known about Homebrew - then again, I never played online before this game and the last FPS I played was Perfect Dark for the N64 and those were never online.
So, maybe for folks who are accustomed to online games those things would be an obvious hack. For me, it wasn't. Now that I know better I tend to be able to spot the hackers a bit better. But I still come from an era where the only "hack" was super gluing thread to a quarter and getting multiple plays on PacMan.