A falling out between sex writer Violet Blue and web magazine BoingBoing's correspondant Xeni Jardin resulted in Jardin "unpublising" all of BoingBoing's stories that referenced Blue, and created a PR crisis nightmare.
Created by shabbir on Jul 14, 2008
Last updated: 03/11/10 at 10:18 AM
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Continuing to draw the whole thing out, Violet Blue posted a video in which she retold the conflict by quoting selected comments posted from an online discussion on MetaFilter.com.
BoingBoing editor Xeni Jardin posts an e-mail that apologizes for some of their actions and describes some of the lessons they learned in this crisis.
CJR writes a piece discussing the conflict and the ethics of maintaining an archive.
People commenting on boingboing, like Will Shetterly, that annoy the editors start finding their comments have been edited to have all the vowels removed, instead of deleted.
The Chicago Tribune's Steve Johnson writes about the incident.
CNBC blogger Allen Wastler blogs about the conflict.
Noam Cohen of the New York Times runs a piece about the incident.
Jack Kapica writes about the story in Canada's Globe and Mail.
G4 TV runs a web only piece (not on cable) about the conflict.
The LA Times publishes a set of questions and answers with the boingboing editors about the incident.
The LA Times interviews several boingboing editors and transcribes most of the interview in a blog post.
SF Weekly blogs about the conflict (unattributed author).
David Sarno of the LA Times blogs about the incident, but fails in his repeated attempts to get someone from boingboing to speak to him.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden posts an acknowledgement of the crisis and confesses to depublishing entries that reference Violet Blue.
In a passing comment amongst many others, Violet Blue announces entries that refer to her on boingboing.net are missing.
Although the posts didn't disappear all at once, one that I tracked from June 2, 2005 had it's final day in the Internet archive on May 28, 2007. After this date, it was not present on boingboing's site.