This was waiting for me today at the Backup Blog:
I hit “admin” on your shadow blog and get back to MY blog!
What kind of a stupid, malicious, psychopathic game are you up to now, and how do you think you can possibly get away with it?
You have exactly five days — because it is a weekend and a holiday — to remove every single link, every single short link, every single category, every single tag, every single possible relationship between your blogs and mine — or I will make this into the test case to end all test cases!
You don’t just commit massive click theft and stat theft under the noses of all the supposed Guardians of the Internet and get away with it!
I still cann’t [sic] comprehend how Word Press [sic] would possibly permit something like this to go on for so long — and now becoming more and more blatant.
It is completely undermining THEIR integrity and honesty, even more than it is hurting me and others like me.
Now, no more! Enough! Basta! Find other victims to screw with.
Now let’s see the sheer enormousness of the stats over there:
Oh, yeah, I’m stealing so much traffic.
Being the gentle soul I am, I will allow myself to believe that this is the statement of someone who had not previously noted that WordPress.com now inserts into the Dashboard a selection of “Latest Posts” from a sampling of their zillions of users.
Besides, it’s not like she sent me something like this:
This has gone far enough!
You will immediately remove all references to me and my work from your blogsites.
You will immediately remove all references to me and my work from your archives.
And you will personally contact Google and tell them that you have NO connection to me or my work.
You will also remove all links, tags, and pingbacks of whatever sort between your blogs or other sites and mine.
If you do not do this, I will have no alternative but to make formal complaints to Google, Linked In, Word Press, and the FCC, as well as contacting my attorney.
I realize this “SEO” nonsense has gotten completely out of hand in general. But your behavior towards me is now beyond belief.
Apparently the horrid crime committed by that blogger was to cite this person as an influence.
I believe, though, that we’ve found our next Secretary of Homeland Security.
(Moral of the story: Never get into a pissing contest with a man who’s taken diuretics for a decade.)