No I don't feel like I was bashed then.

Just thought I'd comment that the reaction was very defensive and had
probably led to losing someone from the mailing list. Sometimes a more
sympathetic and less aggressive approach could be used towards newbies,
even if they are calling your kid cool... ( ; 


Gem

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Dober [mailto:robert.dober / gmail.com] 
Sent: 25 October 2006 17:49
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: How can my boss take rails seriously with bugs like this?

On 10/25/06, Cameron, Gemma (UK) <Gemma.Cameron / baesystems.com> wrote:
>
>
> I think I might just have to stick up for Chris as it appears he's 
> buggered off, hopefully to the Rails mailing list, but certainly away 
> from this one. I think the mass bashing by people being incredibly 
> defensive about Ruby has scared him off the list for good...

Yup but he kind of deserved it, I mean if you behave differently you
will always have to have a thicker skin (believe me :( ), but most of it
was for his rude stylen, I guess.

The poor lad's only having a rant! You've got to admit the subject got
> everyone's attention!


No sorry to disagree not really a rant,  an insult.

I'm not having a go, or even condoning Mr Richards, I'm just saying calm
> down!


That's always good advice and I go further than you, he did not merit an
answer.

It's almost as if he dared to say your child was a geek and not an
> uber geek.... (see previous non-related mail for reference). Matz 
> didn't get involved and it's his kid!


Because he is a wise and/or busy guy ;)

There, my good deed for the day...
>
> Gem
>
> P.S. please don't bash me now!!!!


Did I?, hopefully not!
I just thaught the communities reaction was quite normal, but it is very
good to defend when somebody gets bashed, just I think maybe he kind of
asked for it :(

Robert
--
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress
depends on the unreasonable man.

- George Bernard Shaw



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