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5-31-2009 @ 4:05PM
For those of you saying this isn't a big deal, you must not be a regular blogger or reader, or may not understand how this type of thing can influence the perception of the blogging community as a whole. When someone is stealing content and another's identity, it impacts the victim first and the rest of us too -- we are a part of that circle and are active contributors. Do we really want to live in an environment where our honesty MUST be questioned? No. So we do not accept those who lie, and that is exactly what happened here.WoW.com made the right choice in posting this article for a number of reasons. First, they recently featured Ferarro before the information of her fraudulent ways came to light. If you interviewed and published someone who ended up being a pathological liar, you would find it necessary to clear the air and your name as well. It is what any responsible information source would do, and I respect WoW.com for doing so in a timely and proactive manner. RetPaladin.com did the same thing as well, so kudos to their staff as well.
5-31-2009 @ 4:24PM
Just a little FYI, WoW.com has not always been a beacon of truth on the internetz. There have been many inaccuracies, non-quotes, and misleading opinions perpetrated on this site that they have done and not made up for.So, before you start championing this site as a be-all source for correct information, just know that the writers here and human too, and subject to the same frailties that Ferraro is guilty of.
5-31-2009 @ 4:34PM
@twh:Inaccuracies is one thing, lies fueled by a malicious intent is another. There is a fine line separating the two.
5-31-2009 @ 4:40PM
Deceiving people to get more hits on a website?Petty and short-sighted, most likely.Malicious? Doubtful.
5-31-2009 @ 4:43PM
In situations like this, people come out of the woodwork to argue just for the sake of arguing.You don't agree. We get it. Now stop paying attention to the thing you don't care about and let us have our discussions.
5-31-2009 @ 5:46PM
@Jagoex: That line is as fine as the Grand Canyon.
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