feb 23

A Real Hypothetical

A real actual question that I want the answer to. -RX


I would just point them in the direction of Reputation Defender, and let them sort out their own shit.

posted by ryan at 6:15 PM on February 23, 2010

Why did you post your question in a Tumblr that doesn't allow comments?

I took down a restaurant review because the owner emailed me to address the complaint. So I wouldn't take something down for money but you can probably guilt-trip me into it.

A local haircut place pissed me off once and that review was the #1 Google result for them for YEARS.

And the time I felt they deserved it, but now that I've had a few years to grow up (and a few paying jobs in the media) I think it's unethical for bloggers to use their fame to embarrass or punish people.

To defame someone and then take money for the retraction, that's just plain blackmail.

posted by Michael Duff at 8:22 PM on February 23, 2010

Also, rich people have a knack for making stuff like this seem completely reasonable, like you'd be an idiot not to take the money.

So, no. But maybe.

posted by alesh at 10:53 AM on February 24, 2010

see this re: Yelp and a somewhat similar circumstance: http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/24/yelp-class-action-lawsuit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

posted by dean wermer at 3:57 PM on February 24, 2010

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