J. Huffman, Editrix
 
There's been a lot of hullabaloo about the Cooks Source "editor" that plagiarized an article and then had the audacity to inform the original author that it had been improved upon and that the author should pay them.  Wait, WHAT?

Here's a link to a short article from Gizmodo that explains it better than I could:  http://gizmodo.com/5681714/attention-the-web-is-not-public-domain

So my first thought on this whole mess?  I am mortified to share a title with the "editor"  in question.  I don't ever want my lot thrown in with someone that calls herself an "editor" but cannot even be fussed to spell everything in an email correctly.  Or that uses "my bad" by way of an "apology", for that matter.

I have seen some of the invectives lobbed at this woman on Facebook and Twitter, etc., and while I agree with the consensus that her reaction to the author's email was absolutely in poor taste, as well as being ethically questionable, it disturbed me that people got into the mode of wishing the "editor" to get cancer (!) or any number of other unpleasant things to befall her.   She chose to reply to the author in a disrespectful and unprofessional manner but that does not give anyone else the right to wish her actual harm.   Play nice in the sandbox, indeed.

I am not averse to threatening comical stabbity amongst friends when wildly inappropriate.  But it seems to me that attacking her person versus her actions is wildly inappropriate, as well.  

I don't want you to think that I support her actions or anything close to.   I'm the one that doesn't want to share a title with her, remember?  I'd just rather hope that being outraged about an author's plight would be taken up in a more civilized manner.  I know that this is the internet and all is "fair" in love and war and internet trolling...I'd just rather have editors, authors and readers show some class when faced with this sort of disaster.
1/26/2012 12:46:53 am

Fine info dude

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1/27/2012 03:07:17 pm

nice post

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3/21/2012 05:02:17 am

Fine post bro

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3/27/2012 08:19:48 am

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3/30/2012 01:39:49 pm

Fine article dude

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7/13/2012 01:44:20 pm

Nice one info, thx

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