So they actually replied. I got these two emails from the Sports Editor and Editor
Sorry about the mistakes. Will look into matters immediately.
I will attend to that urgently and contract you. Pl. give me a while.
Editor – The Island
Contract me ? Are they going to offer me a job or infect me with Anthrax. I’m confused I am.
So I replied and said this.
—– Original Message —–
From: damith sam
To: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 3:28 PM
Subject: RE: From The Island
Thanks for your reply.
I do not mind my articles being published on your website or on in print as long as citations and and reference are given to my blog and credit given to me as the original author of the work.
As a journalist your self I am sure you are all too aware of consequences of plagiarism.
To which the Editor replies with
I am a little confused as to what exactly you will do to sort out this issue.
Will you be citing my blog as the source and will you indicate me as the original author of these works?
Kindly inform me of what steps you will take to ensure the correct actions are taken.
Thanks ? For what ?
He steals my work and then pretends everything is hunky dory.
Should I write a hate post and email it to him.
Or should I write to another newspaper in Sri Lanka informing them about this as some of you have suggested.
The upside of this I could become a minor celebrity. I always wanted someone to wait at the airport for me with one of those things you put around your neck with flowers on em. Godamit I forget the word for it right now.
I could become the
‘the blogger who floored the island’
‘the boy who owned the island’
‘the island boy’
all very catchy, Im sure you guys can come up with something better.