April 9, 2007

"There is something a little strange about YLJ changing the text of an article..."

"... (even if it is just an aspect of the byline) after it has been published, and to do so without advance notice and discussion with the author." More overreacting to the AutoAdmit thing.

UPDATE: The linked post is now updated to say that the author was given advance notice:
Through some careful wording in his post on First Movers, [Anthony] Ciolli left me with the impression that he was sandbagged by this development when in fact he chose not to respond to an email to him that informed him of what YLJ stated its plans were. That said, having seen the letter YLJ wrote to Ciolli, it is clear that YLJ's plans to change the essay were not an invitation to discussion or negotiation, since the letter opens with "We are appalled by the postings on AutoAdmit.com that threaten and defame our classmates, and we have decided to disable our website’s link to www.autoadmit.com. This letter describes the effects of that decision and our reasons for it."

Here's what I take to be the upshot of the saga: YLJ gave advance notice to Ciolli and had Ciolli wanted to find a solution better than what was proposed, he could have tried to have done so but he didn't even bother to respond.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Which is overreacting? The YLJ editors, or the former autoadmit employee who's disturbed about the way others are portraying him on the internet?

Tearfree aka Reject the Koolaid said...

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

AA said...

I've added an update that sheds a bit more information on the circumstances over at http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com

Dan said...

Oops, Not sure why the previous comment came up under AA, but it was me.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, WTF, Dan, are you trying to pose as me???