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Sigh. I promised myself I wouldn't comment on this mess,
but it's consuming the recentlog to the extent that it's
actually degrading the value of the forum. So, what he
hell. Into the fire.
Quoting one of bytesplit's many
entries from today (or yesterday, by the time I finish
No, tk, you see someone who originally came to
advogato.org to respond to someone else's childish games of
This was a poor decision, I think. You've been basing
your comments over the past three weeks on the assertion
that you are a reasonable, mature adult. Yet the only
reason you came to this forum was the lack of what I
consider to be one basic aspect of maturity, that of restraint.
I can appreciate the affect that being publically insulted
has on one's state of mind. We've all gotten caught up in a
heated discussion before. I doubt there's a mailing list
yet that I've been on where at least one flamewar didn't get
personal and people got carried away. It happens, we're
human. However, generally we learn from mistakes, and
posting to a mailing list when emotions are running high is
never a good idea. The same certainly goes for web forums.
But this mess, I think, is a slightly different situation.
Sure, chipx86 may have been out of line in
what he said, but to be blunt, I seriously doubt anyone who
read his advogato diary knew who you were, or cared, until
you felt it necessary to confront him here. Given some time
to pause and avoid acting on heated emotions, I would like
to think the option to ignore his post here would've been
the preferred way to go.
Instead, we've witnessed your persistant efforts to get the
last word in. In the process, labeling everyone who has
disagreed with your view a child, an idiot, and morally
bankrupt. This is hardly behavior that is likely to improve
the situation in any way.
A couple quotes I find ironic, then I'm done.
i am known as a very fair person, by both people on this
site and off. who they are is not important to you, their
opinion is. and, i like to keep it that way. you treat me
like shit, you'll get it right back!
Yes, very fair. An eye for an eye, truly an adult way of
dealing with a situation. I won't pretend to suggest I'd
have done any better in the same situation, I couldn't say
that with certainty. But surely the contradiction in that
sentence wasn't lost on you, if even after the fact.
So, I'll do the admirable thing: ignore the trolls and
the liars and let them wallow in their own misery. I'm just
going to use this site for what it was meant to be used for,
unlike some others who like to start public battles on here.
You said that over a week ago, but it didn't seem to stick.
Maybe a second try is in order. Don't try to get an
agreement from everyone who has commented, that's not
important. Just let the matter drop, and others probably
will too. And if they don't, re-read the quote.