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Re: Abigail-II and some thoughts

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Sep 27, 2004 at 01:58 UTC ( #394042=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Abigail-II and some thoughts

I'd like to point something else out. Every answer provided on this board is free. Yet, if most of us were asked to provide that answer in a working environment, the exact same answer would not be free. And, frankly, I don't feel the need to be as diplomatic in an environment where my time is provided out of love as I would in an environment where I am being paid for my time. And, if you look back at the posts of Abigail, Abigail-II, and merlyn, you will notice the same comment being mentioned.

I'll use merlyn as an example because I know more about him. He wrote Learning Perl, among other titles. The only name I have that is a good comparison would be Bjorne Strousoup, who created C++. Have you ever heard of a question to a C++ list being answered by Strousoup? I never have. Yet, merlyn answers questions on this, and other, forums day-in and day-out. This is in addition to writing other books, running a very successful consulting firm, and having a life. I cannot imagine Abigail-II to be any different, given his stature (as I know it) within the Perl community.

I cannot imagine the consulting fees that either of them command. I know what I can and do command and it isn't small. And, I've only been doing this for less than 10 years.

What I'm saying is that you're taking Abigail-II to task for being less than diplomatic in his volunteer work. And then you have the nerve to say that this is how he is in real life and to insult him based on that! YOu admittedly have never met him and, I would presume, have never had a conversation with him. Yet, you feel that you have the right to blast out utter BULLSHIT about someone that most of this community has obviously respected. Next time, you might want to think a little before deciding to imitate those who choose to be assholes.

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Re^2: Abigail-II and some thoughts
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Sep 27, 2004 at 03:23 UTC

    He is not imitating. Go look over his past Perl Monks Discussions.

    Update: if anyone had any doubt about my opinion, the following PM “conversation” (really train wreck is more like it) might also be enlightening. I am aware that this was supposed to be private chat, but I believe that there is no room for misinterpretation here, and so I feel that my action is justified in the interest of general awareness. If anyone feels I am crossing a line by airing this, downvote at will; I shall stand by my decision.

    • pg says I am extreamly sorry not to reply to your node, but I don't wate my time with people from working class or middle class neighbourhood, enjoy your life, man
    • pg says to cry in public like abigail did, is absolutely the behavior of a loser. I have no mercy towards this kind of troll.
    • /msg pg I'm not going to waste my time replying to your PMs. I know you'll understand :)
    • pg says I would like to thank you in person that u said I was not imitating. ou are right, instead of imitating so called assholes, I am actually fighting against the real assholes, lol.
    • pg says if I pissed you off, that was the plan, any way, have a sweet dream babe, take it easy
    • pg says Seriously I don't see anything worth u coming twice ;-) Don't overuse your tiny brain man, it will burn out. Don't feel being insulted, I am just trying to be considerate, lol
    • pg says oh, so we are now learning from the losers. Ah yah yah... lol
    • pg says was German miserably defeated in the last world war, oh maybe 2? so did one German today, huh? okay I am going to go sleep, too much fun 4 today, I will share this with my mean coworkers tomorrow, especially women, who will think I am cute.
    • /msg pg uh, pissed off? when? :)

    (Bonus note for aspiring trolls: never assume you know anything about someone's nationality. You might just end up looking like a humongous fool.)

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      This is not imitating, but rather very intimadating and intimating. I don't want to know...pg and Aristotle, please keep this to yourselves.

      pg, be nice to your baby brother,okay? now, Aristotle, go wash your hands before eating. My two naughty kids!

        pg: Mom, he did it first, (crying...)

        Aristotle: No, Mom, it was him did it first, (started to cry even loudly...)

        Audience: (laughed warm-hearted)

Re^2: Abigail-II and some thoughts
by rir (Vicar) on Sep 27, 2004 at 13:23 UTC
    Bjarne Stroustroup was active and helpful on comp.lang.c++ during the cfront era.

    Be well.

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