On Gothamist the other day, I was a bit sad to see how this post on Slice was credited to Serious Eats instead. Sure, they’re from the same “family” of blogs, and, sure, “The Food Lab” posts generally live on the Serious Eats homepage, so maybe this isn’t the best example to whine about, but … Continue reading Eclipsed

Weird question-asking spam

As an editor at a food blog, I’m used to getting messages like this:

How much does it cost to eat out in florence?
There are so many factors to consider. Would you be kind enough as to give me some pointers as what to look for or avoid?
Any help appreciated. Thank you very much. yours truly, Fred

The first time I got one, I got snookered and ended up posting it as a Dear Slice letter on Slice.

But then I started getting more, all from the email address, all signed with different names: Continue reading “Weird question-asking spam”