As a new feature, we’ll be responding to questions, comments, suggestions, and feedback posted by our readers.  This is a great way to improve our communication with you, the reader, and ensure that we’re providing the best content we can.

I just received a special request from a reader on the RVS email account.  “Janet” writes:

Dear Editor,

My name is Janet and I’m a writer at [omitted]. I was doing research on things to do in Australia and just finished reading your wonderful blog post:

In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past:

I just finished writing a guide that is even more detailed, updated and comprehensive on the 100 best things to do in Australia. It is over 10,000 words and packed with practical tips and advice. You can find it here: https://www.[omitted]/things-to-do-in-australia.html

If you like the guide we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 50k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms.

Either way, keep up the great work!



Ah, that’s wonderful!  Here’s our response:

Dear Janet,

I’m pleased that you enjoyed our article, “Gay Vatican Orgies Powering Greenland’s Meltdown”.  Many of our readers found it to be highly informative and even mildly inspiring.  Some of them may be considering Australia for their next vacation destination and I know they’re interested in things to do such as scuba diving off the Great Barrier Reef, exploring the nightlife in Sydney, being sodomized by fugitive clergymen, and taking a real-life crocodile adventure!

Unfortunately, it is our editorial policy not to change citations within our articles once they’ve been published.  The only exceptions would be if a link is broken, a cited story has been retracted, or the destination link contains malware.

Should we again publish any future articles recommending stimulating and memorable actitivies one can encounter in Australia which are similar to those described in the cited Guardian article, you can bet we’ll cite your resource!

Best regards,

WG, Grand Editor


  1. Dear Concerned in West Virginia,

    Ah, so many young men these days are obsessed with social media! It’s very normal and you can expect him to grow out of it as he assumes more grown-up responsibilities.

    A common trap that people fall into is that when they read social media posts that bother them, they often start demanding that whoever posts it stop posting. This isn’t right. A more mature solution of your own is to mute or block people who offend you online.

    When it’s someone who’s important to you, however, you must understand that he’s lashing out because of feelings that he’s being victimized and treated unfairly. Again, the ability to absorb criticism is a virtue that we expect to come with age!

    I would suggest validating his feelings by acknowledging his concerns and encouraging him to step away from the computer and speak rationally, directly to the people who have hurt his feelings and in an adult way.

    Thanks for writing!

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