Objectionable Content!

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Among other goings on, I have a decently popular article directory. It grows and grows. Occasionally, however, I get email feedback like this one from this morning:

Subject line: Objectionable content

"Article XXXXXXXXX is written by XXXXXXXX, an obese woman who has no business handing out dieting advice, let alone charging people for it. She has never weighed less than 250 since becoming an adult. The problem is that people don't know that until after they pay her $79.95 to join her website. She built her business on fraud, claiming to be a 118 pound woman who had devised a diet plan which was a low fat version of Atkins. She claimed to have lost 200 pounds using this plan. To give credibility to her claim, she posted pictures of other people without their permission, claiming it was a photo of her. Her claim of weight loss was all a lie and has been admitted to under oath in a deposition. XXXXX was deposed because she has been sued for fraud. Please take this article off your website. You are giving her opportunity to bilk more money out of more people if you do not remove it. Thank you. "
Now, I like to make it a habit of not getting into other people's matters (business or personal). To me, an email like this reflects more on the person who sent it (a little too much time on their hands) than it does the marketer/author/publisher who submitted it...

...or me for wanting to grin and delete the email.

What would you do?

Delete the article? Leave the article? Would you respond?

Maybe another side of this is how it appears to be a case study- the way people might respond to us when we are marketing or publishing incongruently with our choices, actions, and beliefs? I'm just trying to gain something beyond mild amusement, that's all.
#internet marketing #content #objectionable
  • Profile picture of the author joefission
    I would feel morally compelled to investigate, but I wouldn't respond or take action until I had all of the facts from an objective source.



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