Candy wars

February 3, 2014 at 11:27 am 2 comments

Bizarre developments in candy land.

This morning I got an email from a candy retail website requesting (in a not very nice way) that I remove a link in one of my posts. It was alleged that my link was hurting their SEOs.

Being cooperative and perhaps naive regarding the machinations of the internet, I complied, but also posted a sort of nasty riposte here on Candy Professor.

Then I got an email from the candy retail website, the CEO with whom I’ve corresponded before, requesting that I remove that post  because the original threatening email WAS NOT in fact from the candy site. They suspect sabotage by competitors.

Little me, caught in the cross fire. My faith in humanity was bruised by the first act, and demolished by the second. I’m putting everything back the way it was, and minding my own business from here on out. The whole episode makes me want to flee to Siberia and live in an internet-free yurt.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. TheGreatZambini  |  February 21, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Wow, that sounds really Willy Wonka ish doesn’t it? I didn’t know competition in the candy world was so fierce!

  • 2. longwhitekid  |  January 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    There’s no reason to quit blogging completely because people get a little bitchy demanding and cranky. It happens all the time. Other historians have this thing about always having to know better than someone else. People get offended over weird shit. People rip you off. If you take it personally every time…no writing would ever get published. I mean, I’m hoping that’s the case and this blog wasn’t purely to promote your book, because it was quite enjoyable.


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