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So, Sanders decides to be an *sshat and charge authors $40 to remove their stories from the Helix archives and now he’s apparently made the gloriously generous announcement that all bets are off:

All right, that’s it. It’s been long enough; there’s been ample opportunity
for anyone else who felt soiled by the contact with Helix to step up and speak
up and pay up.

I don’t believe there are going to be any others (the imposition of cash charges
seems to have had a distinctly damping effect) but if there are, tough shit.
You had your chance and you didn’t take it.

Nasgi fucking nusdi.

Because it never occurred to Mr. Sanders that being a douchenozzle in the first place by charging authors might have deterred them from asking to remove their work because, oh, just maybe such authors didn’t have $40 to spare. Not to mention that if the people who maintain Helix had built the site properly it wouldn’t take them an hour to remove the stories (maybe two minutes).
This is all just more of Mr. Sanders shoving his foot into his mouth. I’m sure he’s up to his ankle at this point, maybe his calf. I wasn’t aware that someone could shove that much of their body down their own throat. Amazing. Perhaps we should nominate Mr. Sanders for the Guinness Book of World Records.
If more of this moronic nonsense shows up, I won’t be the least bit surprised. I don’t think he’s truly finished proving himself to be the insensitive, bigoted nutjob that he is. He’s kind of like that drunk guy at a party who screams and insults people, only not nearly as entertaining.

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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