“We were disturbed”, ”ill-advised and unnecessary”, “misconception” are citations from only the initial four lines of a paper by Rosenberg & Petit (2001), in which Basteria is accused of publishing a paper violating the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. These disturbed authors had not informed the editorial board of Basteria directly, either before or after their attack on our journal. We agree that mistakes should be corrected, but should our journal be unconditionally blamed in this particular case? According to Rosenberg & Petit (2001: 245), Corgan & Van Aartsen (1998) published their paper “for the sole purpose of replacing names of homonyms”. This is their own, subjective interpretation however, which is clearly not in agreement with the introductory remarks of Corgan & Van Aartsen (1998: 1).