Sidenote: I always find it interesting to see what things I have to seed on tumblr myself and which things people pick out and start spreading without me ever having intended that. What I’m saying is, I am not the anonymous messenger, and I am amused at having achieved the status of “I thought you might want to know that this kid is writing about you.”
Anyway, I must thank Kiowa for being so graceful and polite about this. I’m sure my post (and the notification of it) must’ve seemed like it came out of nowhere.
The truth is, I did not intend to dig up an old post. WordPress allows me to see some of my referrers, and since Asexual Advice has a link to one of my posts in its sidebar, sometimes random AA posts show up as having referred people to my blog. Today, that post showed up, and I got curious. Then I got tunnel vision, spewed some thoughts on my own blog, and published it… all before checking the original post’s timestamp. Oops.
I apologize for not thinking to check first.
At the moment, I intend to leave my own post up as-is, if nothing else than an example of how to critically deconstruct that kind of ask. I can make changes to it if you prefer. Once I saw how old that ask/answer was, I assumed that a mod from two years ago might not still be on the team. Still, I am greatly relieved to hear (and see) that practices have changed. Thank you, again, for the thoughtful response.
My only remaining concern is that, in order for that url to show up in my referral list, that means someone was looking at that page, possibly unaware of how current mods would view Neth’s advice. I wouldn’t expect you to go back and check everything ever posted to the blog, but considering the problems with this one… would you mind editing it to add a link to this more recent post of yours?