Spywareinfo.com chose to absolutely slaughter my website without apparently bothering to check the facts first, and has caused me a huge amount of grief in doing so.
Despite posting about this on the Spywareinfo forum and also addressing this in the Admin section of this site, no reply was forthcoming.
The newsletter was eventually pulled for a short while, only to come back with the following addition:
It has come to my attention that several people have sent hate mail to the authors of the articles linked below. Don't do that. That is foolish. If you are going to disagree with the writer(s), do it politely. Save the hate mail for people who write spam and spyware.
Absolutely unbelievable, not acceptable and a total disgrace.
Since when did ASAP allow member sites to attack each other in such a fashion?
My site was accused of "libelous" remarks, when in actual fact the only libel appears to be coming from Spywareinfo.com.
I cannot allow my site to be totally dragged through the mud unchecked, and be expected to pretend nothing has happened. And I certainly cannot keep my site on the same listing as the site that caused this mess.
If you'd like more information on this - the original article:
The forum entry at Spywareinfo:
My response on Vitalsecurity:
I'm still waiting for some response, though at present nothing is forthcoming. I waited over a whole day for a reply - more than adequete for someone to get back to me. If I'm expected to simply lie down and die over this, you're very much mistaken and I'm considering taking this further.
As of this moment, I am no longer a member of ASAP and will remain so until I recieve a proper apology, or Spywareinfo.com is removed from ASAP. And as neither of those is likely to happen, I will happily remain a voice in the wilderness.
Edited by paperghost, 14 March 2005 - 12:35 PM.