Subject: Re: The toxicity of trolls
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 25 Sep 2002 13:10:02 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kenny Tilton
| now comes quasi with a little positive press for CL and... kablam!!!

  Are you for real?  How much do you want to tolerate if someone flashes his
  "good intentions" badge?  It was not because of his positive press that
  anything happened, it was because of the way he took other contributors for
  granted, and then did not back down.

| I am reminded of the partition/split-sequence fiasco.  A contrib is met with
| nothing (and again I do not think I exaggerate) -- nothing but a lambasting
| of the contributor over the /name/.

  You exaggerate.

| In both cases we did not even see "neat work, but...".

  Where were you?

| This might fit with what someone wrote today about the ilias volume being a
| top/bottom-dog thing. Folks seem moved to take up pen only when they see a
| chance to grandstand their perceived superiority.

  Well, the only thing interesting to you should be: Do you?
Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.