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  • Cut me some slack, Adam. I had no way of verifying the article, so I ran a pointer to it.

    I saw an article that I thought would be helpful to get the word out on Strawberry Perl, and I posted to it. I would think that the attitude come from you would have been "Thanks for the link, but there's a problem" rather than calling my article a "disservice."



    • Cut you some slack from running a article you couldn't verify? Is PerlBuzz the new Fox News? How hard is it to do a bit of fact checking? You had "no way" of verifying it? Maybe you don't like Windows, but I'm sure you could use a Windows box somewhere. Or ask someone, or several other ways. Heck, I'm not a Windows guy, but I installed it as a VMWare guest OS so I could verify things in Windows.

      If you want to be in the news business, you're held to a higher standard than the random blog post by an individual. You've already noted how you messed up in your 5.10 press release [], and you're seeing it again now. If you want to report the news, you first have to understand it. If you don't understand it, you ask more questions and find people who do.

      If you really want to report the news, you have to say "I'll do better" rather than "cut me some slack". It's not how you mess up, but how you handle it. You, however, like to blame other people when you blow it. That attitude doesn't get a lot of slack, and you don't seem interested in figuring out how to prevent the problem.

      Sure, it sucks and life is hard, but that's how it is when you're a publisher and author.
      • I think that we all understand that you think I suck, brian.


        • Personally, I don’t think you suck. I think your heart is in the right place. However, you blunder quite a bit. I have to agree with brian that “cut me some slack” is not enough. Ben Tilly’s thoughts on forgiveness [] are worth keeping in mind in this context. In short, neither blame nor forgiveness are very useful; they’re ultimately unproductive. What matters is to ask “can this be fixed? how?” and “what can I learn from this for the future?”.

          • I have to agree with brian that “cut me some slack” is not enough.

            Not enough for what?

            Don't answer, it's rhetorical.