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  1. Auguste
    Auguste September 30, 2005 at 9:33 pm |

    Prior to the recent shakeup, that would have seemed like any other bit of internet snark.

  2. Lauren
    Lauren September 30, 2005 at 9:52 pm |

    True, but in hindsight it is awfully damning. It makes me wonder a bit about what one might pull from my archives if I ever got into some sort of legal or ethical trouble. Scary.

  3. Lynn Gazis-Sax
    Lynn Gazis-Sax October 1, 2005 at 2:26 am |

    Yeah, I’ve occasionally wondered what someone might dig up, from my 20+ years on the internet, if they wanted to get me in trouble. Or from my life in general. I entertain myself by telling myself the story where I decide to run for office, and someone relates the time I agreed to write someone’s college paper in exchange for cocaine. (It’s true; I did agree to that. But I was joking, and actually sat down with him and helped him figure out how to write it himself, for no cocaine at all.)

  4. Leanne
    Leanne October 1, 2005 at 12:50 pm |

    That is crazy – I almost went to a suicide girls burlesque show last night not knowing what I was getting in to. Instead I went out to dinner with my family.

  5. Auguste
    Auguste October 1, 2005 at 12:57 pm |

    The worst is Usenet…complete archives since 1980 and a huge proportion of which is under peoples’ real names. Part of the reason I’m now under a pseudonym is Usenet.

  6. Mandos
    Mandos October 1, 2005 at 1:20 pm |

    There was a Canadian parliamentary Candidate in the last federal election whose (IIRC) candidacy had to be dropped in the last minute because of unfortunate USENET postings someone had dug up. He had written them when he was young and foolish like 15 years ago. But his political career was deep-sixed.

    What’s more, he was one of the good guys. He just got a little overboard on the black power business a long time ago. Again, IIRC.

  7. Mandos
    Mandos October 1, 2005 at 1:20 pm |

    You’re having weird WordPress db errors, btw.

  8. Lauren
    Lauren October 1, 2005 at 1:34 pm |

    Our server has been acting up lately. Stupid thing.

  9. mythago
    mythago October 1, 2005 at 2:18 pm |

    It makes me wonder a bit about what one might pull from my archives if I ever got into some sort of legal or ethical trouble.

    If you were a company that otherwise had very clearly-state policies for dealing with grievances, you’d probably be okay.

  10. Pepper
    Pepper October 1, 2005 at 4:48 pm |

    If someone tried to pull anything from my archives, they’d probably just find out that I’m a complete nerd.

    Re: The Suicide Girls. I never liked it that they marketed it as “empowerment.” It’s just porn. And they obviously run the joint like your standard San Fernando Valley empire as well.

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