I didn't save the original. Some mail you just don't think will evolve into these fun threads. I've pieced together some of the thread, mostly from our replies and quoting the nutbag's material back to him.
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Somehow I can't read your text. Maybe it's my computer..or just your arrogance. "Pride goes before a fall."
From: Modify (email@example.com To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 13:28:03 -0600 (MDT) Subject: Re: Text%20Archive:Attrition.ORG You can't read my text because of my arrogance? Again, paste the URL! Modify
(appear to be missing part of thread)
From: Modify (email@example.com) which link is it that you are having trouble with on the attrition.org homepage.
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com http://attrition.org/ : -<---This One! Your page is completely black on my computer screen.
From: Modify (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: email@example.com Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 06:01:34 -0600 (MDT) Subject: Re: Check out ATTRITION You know, ive done nothing but, try to help you out from the get go and right of you called me arrogant and in your first email you went off about how 'my' page should be accessable to everybody! Well, granted I agree that all pages should be accessable via any browser which is why our entire site is text with the exception of the news site and various user sites. Second off, your email was vague and saying that 'my site' is black means nothing to me... which page... what part of the site... after we got that squared away again, your taking more cheapshots at me for no reason so... in light of that... you can take your toto zine and shove it up your ass... your insulting my friends and your insulting me... we provide this information as a free service we make NOTHING off of this site and we do this on our own free time... we all have jobs (read: lives). If you want to post all of our email in your pathetic little zine then go ahead but, be forewarned that every bit of your email is gonna go up on our site and we get over 4MILLION hits a month... im gonna make sure your toto zine is looked upon as the most pathetic piece of garbage this side of the mississip. So don't threaten my friends and quit insulting people that provide a free service to you. Another words from ATTRITION STAFF to you... FUCK THE HELL OFF!!!! Modify
From: Modify (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: email@example.com Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 09:45:23 -0600 (MDT) Subject: Re: Check out ATTRITION 1. You can't use a browser properly... hell, you didn't even know which one you were using! 2. You deserve to be on AOL, thats where you belong 3. You have showed to me if not the entire staff here that you jump to conclusions based on the fact that I have an email address on the TEXT ARCHIVE that I run the entire site. 4. I had fwd'd you email to the entire attrition staff hoping that they may know what in the hell you are trying to accomplish in your email cause out of 4 MILLION hits a MONTH we have yet to see a person that couldn't view text on our pages. 5. Im almost 100% sure that your having issues with your browser settings I.E. the color of the links/text may be set to black? 6. Your email was too general (at first) for me to help you... You said you couldn't 'Read the pages' and that 'The pages came up black on your screen'. That means jackshit to me... especially when you tell me that my wording is confusing and you obviously got my email address off of my SECTION of this site. 7. Sell your computer fast before you cause self-inflicted harm to yourself and to others for you are in no position to use a computer. Modify
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com : 4MILLION hits Yeah, I count as a hit, and I can't read anything...what does that say to you?
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com To: Modify Yes, YOU tried to help. But Comega and Jericho are nothing but fart-faces high on the scent of their own putrid fumes. So if I've mistakenly sent you any responses designed for comega, I apologize.
From: Modify (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: email@example.com Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 10:05:40 -0600 (MDT) Subject: Re: Check out ATTRITION COmega and Jericho are 'fart-faces'? How old are .... errr... nevermind. All I can say is that your domain says it all... words left unspoken. Now that you have single-handedly made a feable attempt at insulting every member of staff... go play in traffic! Modify
From: Cancer Omega (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: email@example.com Okay folks. Since this guy is so "wise," I say we let him figure his lame-ass questions out for himself. You brought it on yourself, dunderhead. Get lost, lamer. .c
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com By the way, I'm a woman, and a writer---and I know you won't mind when I reproduce these letters in toto, in my article. Ciao!
From: Cancer Omega (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: email@example.com Be my FUCKING GUEST. I hope you don't MIND that I WILL be posting your ENTIRE IDIOCY TO THE WEB. Let me know if you want to include the URL in your 'article', ditz. If your 'article' proves to leave out just one byte of the provocation you gave me or any Attrition Staff, you'd best be prepared to defend yourself legally. And you can quote me on that. .c
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 22:52:01 EDT Subject: Re: Check out ATTRITION To: firstname.lastname@example.org Get over yourself--amoeba
From: cult hero (email@example.com) To: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Cc: Bastards (firstname.lastname@example.org) Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 21:23:45 -0600 (MDT) Subject: Re: Text%20Archive:Attrition.ORG : By the way, I'm a woman, and a writer---and I know you won't mind when I : reproduce these letters in toto, in my article. Ciao! I thought women and writers were more intelligent than that. Not being able to figure out a browser? Not being able to see from the multitude of pages that basically say "we don't care". It's wonderful people like you that must try to rag on others because of your own inferiority complex. If you tell me a city/state you live in, I'd be glad to recommend some professional help for you. You desperately need it. And since I doubt you capable of reading or finding the page.. this entire site is run in the spare time by us as a free service to the web. Don't like it? Don't like what we say? Quit mailing us and quit visiting the page. We lose nothing. And finally, this is warning that the piece of mail quoted above is harassment. Any future harassment from you will be sent to AOL Abuse department. We have a long standing relationship with them, and they are usually quite willing to react to our complaints. I'd say 'have a nice life', but it is evident you have none. : If your 'article' proves to leave out just one byte of the provocation you : gave me or any Attrition Staff, you'd best be prepared to defend yourself : legally. And you can quote me on that. And to back up Cancer Omega. Remember, we get over 4million hits a month. How about your zine?
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 07:31:56 EDT Subject: Re: Text%20Archive:Attrition.ORG To: email@example.com : Be my FUCKING GUEST. I hope you don't MIND that I WILL be posting your : ENTIRE IDIOCY TO THE WEB. Let me know if you want to include the URL in : your 'article', ditz. Oh, a little bit defensive, are we? Don't worry...YOUR IDIOCY is incurable. Yours is ingrained. Mine may be a lack of knowledge; but I simply asked a question. Since you set up yourselves as the "experts" it should not have been too hard for you to answer, politely, without all that patronization and juvenile patter. Maybe that's what it was about...YOU couldn't figure it out! My article will simply serve as a mirror to yourself and the organization you claim to represent... (poorly, I might add)... So take a good, long look. Don't threaten me bub--you're are waaay beyond your league. I've wasted enough time here--I have all the material I need. TA-TA-
From: Shuzzbyte@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 07:35:48 EDT Subject: Re: Text%20Archive:Attrition.ORG : I thought women and writers were more intelligent than that. Not being : able to figure out a browser? Are all of you people simply LUNATICS? "We're not what you call...ORDINARY" You're right! "You're not what you call...sensible" either. DON'T WRITE ME AGAIN. I've had enough of your irritation. Your web page can provide nothing valuable.
In conclusion, I find it ironic that she could read our page enough to find and quote the "ORDINARY" bit, when that quote appears on the front page, which she originally complained to Modify about.
Her claims of "simply asking a question" are laughable given the opening mail and the "arrogance" bit.
These threads make us laugh though.