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(Inside Higher Ed)   Edwin Mellen Press sues customers who post criticism of Edwin Mellen Press, apparently because Edwin Mellen Press is unfamiliar with the Internet. Edwin Mellen Press   (insidehighered.com) divider line 29
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2013-04-01 03:09:12 PM
Edwin Mellen Press publishes inaccurate books that are full of glaring errors and their editor is a pig farker.....at least that's what I heard.
 
2013-04-01 03:13:24 PM
This plan never backfires.

Never.
 
2013-04-01 03:25:44 PM

Voiceofreason01: Edwin Mellen Press publishes inaccurate books that are full of glaring errors and their editor is a pig farker.....at least that's what I heard.


For a publisher that uses the quality of paper and binding that Edwin Mellen Press does, the books aren't as inaccurate as you would think

At least on the pages you can read.
 
2013-04-01 03:30:21 PM
Woohoo! Kerfuffle thread!
 
2013-04-01 03:43:41 PM
Come on. If this doesn't go green then  Edwin Mellen Press won't have an opportunity to see these comments.
 
2013-04-01 03:54:10 PM
Where was Edwin Mellen Press when a girl was raped and killed in 1990?
 
2013-04-01 03:55:13 PM
Is that anything like a Mellen Squeezer?
 
2013-04-01 06:13:19 PM
Some say they published the maps James May read as a child, directly leading to his comically bad sense of direction; and that they've been permanently banned from Big Bear Mountain after a company barbecue gone awry.

All we know is, they're called Edwin Mellen Press!
 
2013-04-01 06:16:25 PM

CaptSacto: Is that anything like a Mellen Squeezer?


No, but it *is* like Mellen, Wisconsin: small, inconsequential, and you forget about it as soon as you leave (note: I have been to Mellen, Wisconsin, having grown up in the area, and I challenge anyone not working for the town of Mellen, Wisconsin to challenge my assertion).
 
2013-04-01 06:19:08 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Where was Edwin Mellen Press when a girl was raped and killed in 1990?


are you accusing them of something or just asking questions?
 
2013-04-01 06:23:55 PM
Is it true Edwin Mellen had a pressing affair with Babs Sreisand in 1990 and the effect on both was not good?
 
2013-04-01 06:46:34 PM
Edwin Mellon killed Vince Foster.
 
2013-04-01 06:49:12 PM
Mellen Customer Service is where bad DMV employees go when they die.
 
2013-04-01 06:56:05 PM

WhyteRaven74: OtherLittleGuy: Where was Edwin Mellen Press when a girl was raped and killed in 1990?

are you accusing them of something or just asking questions?


I think he was just asking questions.

Speaking of questions, people are saying that Edwin Mellen Press donates all of its profits directly to Al'Qaeda and runs a human trafficking ring. Could it be true?
 
2013-04-01 07:12:34 PM

WillyChase: WhyteRaven74: OtherLittleGuy: Where was Edwin Mellen Press when a girl was raped and killed in 1990?

are you accusing them of something or just asking questions?

I think he was just asking questions.

Speaking of questions, people are saying that Edwin Mellen Press donates all of its profits directly to Al'Qaeda and runs a human trafficking ring. Could it be true?


Definitely just asking questions.
 
2013-04-01 07:18:37 PM

dahmers love zombie: WillyChase: WhyteRaven74: OtherLittleGuy: Where was Edwin Mellen Press when a girl was raped and killed in 1990?

are you accusing them of something or just asking questions?

I think he was just asking questions.

Speaking of questions, people are saying that Edwin Mellen Press donates all of its profits directly to Al'Qaeda and runs a human trafficking ring. Could it be true?

Definitely just asking questions.


Questions they haven't denied.  Very suspicious if you ask me.
 
2013-04-01 07:19:39 PM
transitionvoice.com

What Dale Askey might look like.
 
2013-04-01 07:38:42 PM
I heard that Edwin Mellen Press is going to publish a Garfield anthology.
 
2013-04-01 07:41:59 PM
I've heard that the editor of Edwin Mellen Press, Professor Herbert Richardson, can not get an erection unless he strangles a dog.
 
2013-04-01 07:43:56 PM
CSB
The details are a little fuzzy, it was a while ago, but I'm sure if Press(ed) I remember the two humans were named Mellen and Edwin in a donkey show I saw once.  That Edwin was both surprisingly and alarmingly receptive... and that Mellen had a remarkable and noteworthy lack of gag reflex...
/CSB
 
2013-04-01 08:06:35 PM
Edwin Mellen Press.
Is that a gay bar?
Can any FarkDependents confirm?

/Yes 'dependent' as being on welfare is not 'independent'.
 
2013-04-01 08:29:42 PM
it is my opinion that registering someone's name as a domain name address is super farking creepy.


/come at me bro.
 
2013-04-01 09:06:27 PM
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/154569.article

Every supervillian has an interesting backstory.
 
2013-04-01 10:05:17 PM

caddisfly: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/154569.article

Every supervillian has an interesting backstory.


Indeed.

FTFAAbove: Professor Richardson, a 62-year-old Presbyterian minister who taught religious studies, has been under investigation by St Michael's since 1991, when he lost his temper in class, frightened students and fired a teaching assistant.

The formal dismissal is the first of a tenured professor to occur at the University of Toronto, or any of its affiliate colleges, in 25 years.


Have you any idea how hard it is to fire a tenured professor?  It's not impossible, but it's damn close.  And a minister to boot - interesting indeed.  I'm not saying that ordained ministers have a reputation for shady behavior... but I do wonder why so many child rape cases seems to involve ministers.

Also - as a Librarian, I can honestly say that I have never once intentionally bought a book from Edwin Mellen Press.  I'm not saying it's because they're a glorified vanity press, or that they're a joke among those who are paying attention to what they're buying, or that they're known mostly for being the last resort for "publish or perish".  I'm just saying I've never ordered anything from them and never will.

Is Edwin Mellen Press a vanity press?
Is Herbert Richardson a notorious child rapist and occasional pigeon-fancier?
Is Edwin Mellen Press responsible for perpetuating the Birther movement with a selection of inaccurate and often batshiat-crazy tomes foisted off on an unsuspecting public as serious scholarship?
And WHY hasn't Edwin Mellen Press answered any of the questions about the rape and murder of a young girl in 1990?

I'm just asking questions, here.
 
2013-04-01 10:31:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-02 12:33:16 AM
Nice to see they're suing K.Hunt. about time my ex gets hers.
 
2013-04-02 02:55:44 AM
Granted IANAL (but I do like that acronym) but based on the vast expertise from one news reporting class taken years ago I can't see how the publisher has any sort of libel case here.

I read the two archived posts and everything there is either easily verifiable common knowledge, cited quotations from a named source or clearly and unambiguously stated as the author's opinion. The closest i could find was the statement in the first blog post that the library isn't buying as many of their books because they believe them to be poor quality and overpriced, but it seems to me that it would be completely unreasonable to consider that opinion to be defamatory. And that's based on what I know of British law, which I am led to understand is generally more strict about these matters than in America.

Any Farkers with actual expertise care to comment?
 
2013-04-02 10:42:08 AM
i13.photobucket.com

/approves
 
2013-04-02 12:08:05 PM
Never piss off librarians.  They hold grudges FOREVER.
 
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