A couple months ago, as I was considering writing what ultimately transformed into the MySpace Privacy Case article, I went searching online for cyberbullying resources and found what appeared to me at the time to be a very good source of information.
I had no way of knowing how non compos mentis the owner was, and, so sent an email for permission to link to the site. A few days later, an abrupt response was forthcoming to the effect of having to decide as to whether my material was “relevant” or “useful.” No mention, however, as to whether I had the green light to link to the site.
Since I found the response rather infantile – I blew it off without any further thought, and, wrote my piece. Turns out, I didn’t need to link to it because my material was more germane to the subject matter.
Flash forward to mid-January, and, there was an email from Miss Chatelaine having a little girl hissy fit because I didn’t link to his site.
(Screen cap below of the email in question.)
I honestly didn’t know what to make of this email simply because all that was originally sought was an OK to link, which was not provided, but yet here was the twit telling me that I “scammed” him and he now expects an apology.
Huh? Did I miss something?
As a blogger, I have emailed numerous website owners for permission to link to their sites. It is SOP for me. But until this experience, hadn’t ever received a reply telling me that I was “scamming” and needing to apologize for it.
It is difficult not to heap scorn on people like Andrew who have their heads lodged so far up their own large intestine that they actually think they’re pioneers of innovation, but I was able to resist and instead replied that the hyperlinking permission I previously wanted was not now needed, thanks anyway.
The more pronounced demonstration of follow-up douchebaggery referenced below is what provided the incentive to detail it here:
I will ask the audience to decide as to what level psychotic, clueless, b00b Andrew is, particularly since he was referring to a post by a guest blogger who wrote her article specifically for my site.
Best to stick to what you know, Andy. Considering your occupation for the government health agency that employs you, it appears that your special talent is nailing chocolate starfish with your fist. Don’t take this personally, Andy, but please don’t give up your full-time day job in favor of becoming a scam spotter. There is no future in that for you.
PS: I do hope that you will return to taking your thorazine and getting the psychological help you so clearly need. Once you go back on your meds, batshit crazy doesn’t have quite the stigma attached to it anymore as it once did.