Contact information & email policy

The first rule is simple: Orac can be reached at [email protected].

The second rule is also simple: Do NOT email Orac about blog-related issues, questions, or complaints at his work email addresses. He tries to keep work and blog as separate as possible, which is why he will ignore emails about the blog sent to his work emails.

The third rule flows from the fact that Orac receives a lot of e-mail. He reads every single e-mail, but the sheer volume of e-mail that he receives precludes answering everyone. So don’t be offended if he doesn’t respond (and, to reiterate, realize that he definitely won’t respond if you email him at his work email addresses about the blog).

Finally, any e-mail sent to Orac is fair game for publication on Respectful Insolence. If you ask for your e-mail not to be published, Orac will very likely honor your request—with a couple of exceptions. Those exceptions are: (1) if your email is abusive and/or insulting, or (2) if you threaten legal action for defamation. In those cases, Orac has no compunction whatsoever about publishing the text of your e-mail. If you threaten to sue Orac or to contact his workplace to complain about his extracurricular activities (blogging) that have nothing to do with his job, he might even consider it his patriotic First Amendment duty to publish your e-mail for all to enjoy.

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