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  • as apparently the only other person here that actually witnessed the event, I think a few comments are in order:

    that person actually tried to make a compliment to jonathan because jonathan was quite agitated by the amount of perl6 criticism that was mentioned on the GPW. unfortunately, jonathan must have completely misunderstood that comment, and despite multiple attempts to calm him down (or to even find out what his problem was) and apologies by the person making the comment, he simply refused to talk abo
    • jonathan actually reacted with such force and venom

      Erm, huh? When the guy left technical topics and instead decided to make a comment about how he could just imagine me in bed with my (non-existent) wife and so forth, I just walked away and went back into the talks.

      I find it really, really hard to see how the remark could be taken as a compliment given the negativity of the rest of the conversation. But anyway, I'd rather just put the whole thing behind me, and would rather everyone else does the same. One person's remark which offended and upset me shouldn't make me stay away from GPW in the future, so if I'm still able to keep attending conferences next time around, and can think of something to talk about, I'll be happy to submit a talk next time around. And I certainly don't want to hold a grudge against the person who made the remark either; I vastly prefer to get on with people.

      But whatever. I've felt mistreated. I've had my rant. People have expressed their opinions. Let's all get on with doing Useful Stuff.