On August 13th, Stephanie G Stark posted a story about harassment in the atheist community.
The story can be found on in it's current form on the Policy Mic website
She promoted the story via this tweet:
I noticed something wrong with the story. It originally said the following:
"For example, at a conference at the Center for Inquiry in 2011, Rebecca Watson, founder of Skepchick.org, a website devoted to the intersection of secularism and feminism, gave a speech on women.s inclusion, was hit on subsequently thereafter, and made a video blog using the encounter as an anecdote on the exact problem she was speaking out against."
The problem with this is that it wasn't a conference put on by the Center for Inquiry. It was the World Atheist Convention in Dublin put on by Atheist Ireland.
I politely responded with the following tweet on the 15th:
I quickly got a response:
The following day however, it was not corrected, so I poked her about it again on Twitter:
And again got a quick response:
I responded kindly to her quick response:
A few days later however, it still wasn't corrected, so I tweeted her again, this time a bit more forceful:
She didn't take to kindly to my tone, she also felt the need to point out that the link on my twitter profile was broken:
I responded to her:
I also followed up that, with this:
Later, I responded again asking how long it takes to fix information in a news article that is incorrect:
Ryan Grant Long felt the need to chime in:
She responded, telling me that my link was still broken:
I replied, stating that it didn't matter:
She did end up correcting the page, but made no note that there was a correction to be made. I pointed out to her that most professional news sites make notes of their edits/corrections:
So.. I have updated my personal website, that was massively outdated, with this one. I'd like to thank Stephanie for pointing out that the link was broken.
She did respond: