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AgentOrange
AgentOrange
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I am so flipping angry
Jan 02, 2002, 16:05
I decided to search for my name on the internet. I discovered that the internet magazine Third Age has used my name in association with the quotes that it has invented in an article it has written about holidays. Someone else with my name, you may think? No! They have managed to get one fact absolutely correct which means the name is most definately mine - and they simply lifted my name off an article I wrote several years ago. I am absolutely f-ing gobsmacked!
FourWinds
FourWinds
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Re: I am so flipping angry
Jan 02, 2002, 16:19
It's bad enough when ones name gets used and it is actually someone else, but for your name to picked off an old article ... that's disgusting. I hope you are asking them for a retraction.

A somewhat unrelated story I'm reminded of ...

I once had a friend who was walking from a party in Leicester to a friends house, I shall call him XX. He was stopped by police and asked his name .. XX told them and they asked his address YY Street, Coventry he replied. Next thing they all pile out of the car and drag him back to the station. "Empty your pockets" .... "What's this" ... "Erm ... amphetamine sulphate." .. BUSTED!

They then released him 4 hours later with an appology saying that they were looking for a different bloke called XX that lived in YY Street, Leicester ..... not Coventry. They still did him for the speed though!

Just goes to show ... names and some details can be a coincidence .... some of the time.
AgentOrange
AgentOrange
221 posts

Re: I am so flipping angry
Jan 02, 2002, 17:07
Well, I suppose they did appologise - and they can't very well ignore the illegal substance. Bad luck I guess, poor XX. I didn't ask for a retraction, I reconed they would ignore me. Instead I put a message on one of their forums saying that I did not make those statements and asking ThirdEye customers if they could believe anything that the organisation wrote. Well, it helped me vent...
FourWinds
FourWinds
10943 posts

Re: I am so flipping angry
Jan 02, 2002, 17:40
That's actually a more effective answer. Retractions always appear in very small print and nobody ever reads them. Your action should get your point read.
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