Posted by SandraS on April 18, 2002 at 16:43:48:
In Reply to: Re: Idaho Statesman posted by Lori Foster on April 18, 2002 at 06:34:24:
I have to support Lori's comments and to mention that Laurie's action was a violation of every poster on this message board, whether they realize it or not. If our messages aren't private to this board only, if they can be used to embarrass us publicly, then that disclaimer needs to be made and posted clearly. Then we'll see how many authors post here.
Laurie may claim that because Robin in an author, this was an exception. But it's often the exceptions we use to justify our worst impulses. Robin chose to post these responses. But she was posting them to the readers, not for public consumption beyond this board. Laurie is not the morality police, right now she isn't even a good moral representative. This went way over the line.
I'm not trying to flame anyone. We all take actions we regret. Robin probably regrets being too candid with the interviewer. She hasn't damaged romance. People who thought it was tripe before the article, still think so. Those of us who love the genre, still think so. I'll even bet Laurie regrets right now doing what she did.