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Old 04-27-2014, 06:30 AM
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Threatened with legal action over a 2007 post!

I received a private message from a person I pitted in 2007:

Originally Posted by minklerm
Michael Minkler

I demand that you remove your hateful and harmful comments that you made about me on this site on March 4, 2007.
I have just recently become aware of them because they have made there up the Google ladder to front page position.
You don't know me or the situation.
Your attacks are causing harm to my reputation.
If you do not act immediately, legal action will follow.

Michael Minkler
I don't know whether to be amused, frightened, or pissed off. I alternate mainly between amused and pissed off. I suppose the admins couldn't say if they've heard from this clown, but what's been the SOP for legal threats over posts in the past? Can this jerk actually get a thread removed and/or initiate legal action based on the opinion of someone via a message board post?

He had someone else try to get me to delete the post a few weeks ago. On March 13, I got this private message:

Originally Posted by heidib
Inflammatory post

Hi. I came across a post of yours from March 1st, 2007 Re: the Oscar winner race for Best Sound. Wow. Is it because you wrote it at 3AM and that's why it's so outrageous? Do you know these people personally? I do. They have been friends and co-workers for decades and their sense of humor is the basis for that incident. And they both want your post removed. You spend a great deal of your post heralding the career of Kevin...he wants it gone. He said, "It's creepy and this person sounds unhinged."
I am certain you are not like that at all. Your posts are fun & engaging and you have incredible perspective and taste. Why tarnish your online reputation by bashing others in a violent and feverish manner?

I admire your passion for film and I have fun insider movie fodder that I could share with you. But I need to know you are reasonable and won't use the information in a negative fashion.
BTW, there is an article on Director Lars Von Trier in the new issue of TIME. Even if you are not a fan, it is rather insightful.
Let's chat.
In both cases I told them that a poster could not delete their own posts. I didn't engage with them beyond that.

Hey, it's not my fault it's so high in Google searches. Blame Google.


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