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Biologist and science writer Dr. Danielle N. Lee responded to being called a "whore" after politely declining to write for free. The Scientific American blog network removed her blog post about it without consulting her, with the excuse that it "verged into the personal."

Physicist and blogger Sean Carroll explains ( …just recently an editor named “Ofek” at asked DNLee to provide some free content for him. She responded with:

Thank you very much for your reply. But I will have to decline your offer. Have a great day.

Here’s what happens less often: the person asking for free content, rather than moving on, responds by saying:

Because we don’t pay for blog entries? Are you an urban scientist or an urban whore?