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epbrown 04-27-2014 01:44 PM

How lame is THIS
 
On another board, one of the posters received a PM from Oscar-winner (Sound) Michael Minkler, pretty much demanding that she delete a post about him made in 2007. The problem, as he tells it, is that the post (titled "Micheal Minkler - go to hell!") has worked it's way to the first page of Google when you search for him, which he says is damaging to his reputation. The webmaster has indeed been contacted by an attorney.

I know the board has some industry types, so I wanted to ask: seriously? As in, can there be any real impact on this guy's career because some random poster ranted about his being rude to another sound guy when he won?

biosurfer1 04-27-2014 01:49 PM

I doubt anything will happen. 7 year old thread and it's not the poster's fault it one of the first results on Google.

onlycafe 04-27-2014 01:51 PM

i guess there is no statute of limitation on the internets.

widgeon13 04-27-2014 02:11 PM

I don't think calling him an a-hole constitutes defamation.

The fact that he's pushing threats confirms that fact though.

1990C4S 04-27-2014 03:22 PM

Yes, when you don't want something brought forward a lawsuit is always the best course of action.

How many people were googling this loser anyhow? The fact that a seven year old post was at the top speaks volumes.

Schrup 04-27-2014 03:42 PM

I wonder if PPOT will be on the first page now.

Here's his response.
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BReif61 04-27-2014 03:51 PM

Some people just take the internet, especially forums, WAY too seriously.

flatbutt 04-27-2014 03:54 PM

At any rate he will need to show that he was harmed by the post in order to collect damages.

cashflyer 04-27-2014 03:58 PM

It happens. Even this board has given in to pressure to delete and/or lock threads that were deemed harmful to an outside business.

epbrown 04-27-2014 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schrup (Post 8036922)
Here's his response.

That's what set off the original post, and I get that there was some negative publicity about Minkler for his remarks, especially since O'Connell's mother died later that night. He likely feels awful and even now regrets the comments - but something like this isn't going to redeem the remarks, and will make him look even worse as it spreads.

Tobra 04-27-2014 08:49 PM

On a scale of 1 to pretty GD lame, it pretty much pegs the meter.

slakjaw 04-27-2014 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schrup (Post 8036922)
I wonder if PPOT will be on the first page now.

Here's his response.
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1gSLLzRmIhQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>




dude is a tool.

aigel 04-27-2014 09:35 PM

Search for the guy's name. It is true - the post is one of the first results. Of course now if everyone searches and clicks on it, it will only get promoted higher up in the results ...

G

porsche4life 04-27-2014 09:51 PM

It's up to the 3rd spot when I searched. What a tool.

GH85Carrera 04-28-2014 05:45 AM

It is a classic case of the barbara Streisand effect. I laugh every time I think of that.

Streisand effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gogar 04-28-2014 06:18 AM

He knew the question was coming and THAT's what he came up with.

wow.

biosurfer1 04-28-2014 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GH85Carrera (Post 8037767)
It is a classic case of the barbara Streisand effect. I laugh every time I think of that.

Streisand effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I love the Streisand effect...before her lawyers got involved, the picture was downloaded 6 times, two of those by her lawyers...afterwards 500,000+:D

Taz's Master 04-28-2014 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gogar (Post 8037807)
He knew the question was coming and THAT's what he came up with.

wow.

Right there is the biggest problem with the internet, when someone googles Mike Minkler, that is the post that should come up first. I went straight from being irritated to laughing, thanks.

Icemaster 04-28-2014 10:37 AM

Pretty much guaranteed he'll be top of the Google search for a much longer time now...

widebody911 04-28-2014 10:42 AM

Mike Minkler and his racist, homophobic My Sweet Pony forum post will be forever be enshrined in the internet archives.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1398707052.jpg


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