Undear sir

Robert Stacy McCain gets a trollish email, and responds in kind:

Who the hell are you, and why are you sending me this e-mail? Do you have nothing better to do with your life than to scour the Internet, looking for people you disagree with, so that you can send them insulting messages?

What manner of foul hatefulness or psychiatric disorder inspires your antisocial habits? Are you addicted to dangerous drugs or in the thrall of some bizarre sexual perversion?

Seek professional help, before it’s too late.

I have yet to send something like this to one of the characters offering to write blog posts for me on some arcane subject, but I am sorely tempted to copy McCain’s text into a macro. (With, of course, a link back to his original.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    28 September 2012 · 4:19 pm

    Even my tiny little blog gets people who want to write posts for me. I presume this is either for payment, or for “exposure” and their ability to advertise using my blog.

    Though I guess spam is better than hateful, insult-filled e-mails.

  2. McGehee »

    28 September 2012 · 6:17 pm

    the characters offering to write blog posts for me on some arcane subject

    Those I send something like this:

    My rate is $10,000 per page view, $25,000 per click-through, and 30% of all sales.

    At least, that’s what I sent the last one. His reply:

    I LOVE IT!! Continued success to you and your site sir! Thank you for the reply.

    Can’t fault him his attitude…

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