Dear Ms. Snarkling:
Thank you for bringing this information to our attention. We are not part of the class action suit Ms. Bauer is starting (last count I believe she had about 100 agents involved with the goal being to remove all those writing boards); pay little attention to the whining boards; pay even less attention to some arbitrary list systems; and only work with professionals.
You may wish to distance yourself from that lot as we are not the only agents who hear about those who post there and many other agents not on those lists are checking them against their submissions and tossing out those they find there.
Just FYI, some agents are even passing around a new list NOT posted on those boards; it's the 2,000 Worst Writers List. I'd hate to see your name on it.
Wishing you only the best, (the final lie)
Mr. Gregg Collins
Marketing Manager (what the hell does a literary agency need with a marketing manager??) Robins Agency
Oh Gregg honey, real agents, yanno (tm/pp) the ones with slush piles, can barely answer their mail let alone compare it to some list.
And I just love the idea of a "class action lawsuit" (from 100 agents!!!) to shut down websites where writers share information. Ya, let me know when you want me to sign on!
Are you SURE you weren't a carnival barker in a previous life?