Friday, March 03, 2006

Word spreads, but...

More people have been writing about BadHack...Charles Arthur's kind words are welcome, and PR Week has listed BadHack in this week's issue as a 'notable PR blog'! Remarkable stuff.

However, our whirlwind experiment will likely come to a grinding stop very soon as we have no content! I'm not about to start making things up, so if you think this is in any way a good or entertaining idea, send a story or two to

Don't be afraid! Don't be a stranger!


  • Don't go!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:14 AM  

  • First of all, it's pretty obvious to me who you are.

    Second of all, some of these anecdotes are so old they are decomposing -- and aren't two of them about the same IT hack?

    Third of all...both you and your mirror image are STEALING from the Fleet Street Forum, which did the PR/journalist anti-FAQ thing *years* ago. See

    Hope it goes well. We will be invoicing you for royalties...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:46 PM  

  • Royalties? I thought royalties were a percentage of the financial value derived from someone's IP (or something). So that'd be a percentage of diddly-squat then. Invoice away.

    And I've just had a look at the Fleet Street Forum and the anti-FAQs aren't really the same thing, are they? We're after real anecdotes, while the anti-FAQs seem to be lists of ways to piss journos and PRs off. So STEALING (especially in capital letters) seems like quite a strong accusation.

    I've got to be honest though, I'd never heard of the Fleet Street Forum. The whole forum thing does seem a bit 'yesterday' though, don't you think? No RSS feed, that sort of thing. Do you think that's why the number of messages posted on the forum each month has been in steady decline since its peak of 1,068 in June 2003 to, ummm, 33 last month?

    Still, there's a lot to be said for the old days, eh?

    By Blogger mrbadhack, at 8:12 PM  

  • Actually, while the Anti-FAQs are written as instructions, they were based on some of the same stories you've referred to, supplied by the PR person I assumed you were. Still not sure you're not...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:36 PM  

  • WG, I could well be a PR person, but only the first of the stories on BadHack was supplied by me...

    By Blogger mrbadhack, at 6:44 PM  

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