Have you ever experienced a bad day? I mean, a really bad day especially on your birthday. Well I just had my share. I received a very disturbing email 2 weeks ago from a long time reader condemning our videogame website, GameOPS. It has something to do with an issue involving me, Rocky, Siopao, Karlo, Mark and GameOPS. But, that issue was dead. DEAD.
It was unfortunate that the one who emailed me read something on a blog that has twisted the facts and made it appear GameOPS has been accusing someone or some group of fraud. I emailed the reader and cleared things up. He promptly replied and saying, "oh... sorry.". But whatever, it ruined my day. My birthday of all days. I was tempted to flame the owner of the blog where GameOPS was being accused but I didn't. I just said to myself that if ever someone emails me again, I'll just inform them with facts. For the next several days, I received 4 more emails from our readers. Same as the first one, telling us that we were wrong and that they have read everything on this guy's blog.
Of course, my original plan is no longer the logical course of action. Something has to be done. Either I post an official statement on GameOPS explaining our side or contact the owner of the blog who's caused all this damage to our name. Though against my will, I chose the latter.
I emailed him (let's refer to him as 'the one who shall not be named') 6 days later after the first email I received. I humbly requested that he either fix, edit or delete his post about us. Of course I have anticipated the tone of his response. Being famous for his arrogant and self righteous attitude, it didn't surprise me that he insulted me on his latest blog post. First he insulted me in a way since I am one of the founders of GameOPS, then he insulted me again, this time it's direct.
I 'was given a lecture' on email writing 101. Referring to me as a 'young man' and my email having a hostile tone and lacked the 4 points he raised on positive email persuasion. Come to think of it, my email was a polite way of a demand. Why? Because he's the f*cking one who accused us of something we didn't do in the first place.
Don't you find it weird that I am the one 'requesting' something from someone who accused us of something which isn't true? Oh well... that's life.
I don't care if it was posted in his own space, but the fact remains that this personal space of his is public and can be read by anyone. Anyone can be misled and misinformed that GameOPS had something to do with his false accusations. I may not have a deep vocabulary like him but my logic is intact.
Rocky, Glen, Mark and I have protected the name igad and GameOPS through the years. Even months before the first Filipino blogger started to blog and probably years even before 'the one who shall not be named' learned to send an email. Yeah we know we're old.
Oh about me being criticized by all because of bringing a dead issue back... naaaah! I doubt it. I am only trying to protect our name. Our hard work through the years. Our image. Our GameOPS. That's it.
I'm not expecting him to alter his post in the first place anyway. I'm still hoping though. But as Captain Kathryn Janeway puts it, "When diplomacy fails, there is only one alternative: Violence."
Hard Gay - Young Man
UPDATE (12/13/2008 13:56): It is unfortunate that this 'the one who shall not be named' has posted a link from his Plurk to this post. Well, have I exposed who he is above? No. Only my friends and other people involved in the issue know who he is. Even my regular readers don't have a clue on his identity.