***Updated: I decided to edit the person's name out of this post.***
I just received the most random email and am not really sure how to reply. Maybe the Destructoid community could help me out a bit. Here's the basic deal: A couple years ago, this guy named Stuart ****** was randomly attacking Destructoid on Digg.com for personal gain. I jumped on him in forums and even made a blog post on one of my random free blogs. This is one of those blogs I started and then forgot I even had. The primary reason I was upset is that I was hired by Ziff Davis and this was the guy who basically inherited the blog I wrote for and ran it into the ground by plagiarizing articles and attacking other sites.
Here's the email:
If this is the same "Kezins" from the blog located at http://kezins.wordpress.com, then I'm sure you remember me, Stuart ******, from the overrated Digg/1pStart/Destructoid fiasco quite a bit of time ago. As you probably know, I am no longer affiliated with 1pStart or any of the surrounding media demeaning the Destructoid name. The writers of 1pStart at that time and myself who came came up with the post no longer pursue the original notions, thoughts, and/or evidence that was submitted to Digg.com.
My internet presence is now affiliated with many small sites that are not related to any sort of constructive journalism towards Demonoid. Because of this, I ask you to retract the post located here:
When Googling my name, this post comes up in the results, and can possibly look negative to someone not knowing the whole story. I know this is the internet, and there are many stray and unrelated pieces of information about almost any individual. However, due to the positive and developing credits of my name, I simply ask that you to delete that post and anything that could come up in a search for "Stuart ******".
I respect you and your colleagues for writing and providing counter-evidence against our post, but I feel as if it is not relevant anymore. I hope your projects are going well, and perhaps you will get a kick out of the fact that I visit Destructoid on a regular basis.
Thanks for everything.
Should I delete a post because it's not relevant? Normally, I'd go ahead and delete it because this is honestly old news, but something simply irks me about this message. I saw the post "Stuart ******'s Real Form" no longer exists on the site here, and it's probably because no one really cares about the****** fiasco anymore. I don't even care anymore. I'm asking people here to drop me some opinions. Should I just delete this post or ignore the email? I was also ticked off that they continued using my "Kezins" name on 1PStart after I left and ****** gave me a hard time about it. My other option is to just do some random post showing the entire story. It's actually quite good and would probably make this guy look even worse...
In the end, I feel like deleting the post would be dishonest, even though it's a post and random blog spot of mine I didn't even remember. I also feel like this dude will keep randomly popping up to annoy me if I don't. It's certainly a weird spot. Any help? read