[Pharo-users] The results are in!

horrido horrido.hobbies at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 09:04:03 EST 2020

Now, who's telling lies?

I have never "demanded" money for the competition. I've asked for donations
through Kickstarter and GoFundMe. I didn't demand anything from LabWare;
they were so impressed with my campaign, they offered to support it. Your
characterization of me is inaccurate and unfair and downright insulting. I
really don't understand where your vitriol is coming from.

I have never "blamed" anybody for not donating. People are free to donate or
not; I understand that and it's fine.

Your characterization of my social media posts as "void articles" is also
very insulting. As I said in another post, you don't seem to understand what
marketing is all about. To you, anything that isn't technical information
nor source code is void and vacuous.

I don't "reject" feedback. I listen to it and if it makes sense, I act on
it. Do all your feedback make sense? If I don't believe it makes sense, am I
"rejecting" it? You seem to think that I should accept your feedback without
question. Why should I? Who are you?

You say I've been "spitting on every other programming language." It's fair
game to compare Smalltalk with other languages. Am I "spitting" when I point
out the weaknesses of other languages? Why are those languages off limits?

Your use of loaded terms like "messianic" and "demand" and "blame" and
"reject" shows that you are strongly biased against me. I don't know what I
did to deserve your disdain, but I won't stand for it. I have my dignity and
my grace. You, on the other hand, have no honour.

And just for the record, many people appreciate my effort and support it.
Does it please everybody? Of course not, nor should it. So if some of you
are impatient with me, what am I supposed to do with that?

Pavel Krivanek-3 wrote
> so 8. 2. 2020 v 23:58 odesílatel Benoit St-Jean via Pharo-users <

> pharo-users at .pharo

>> napsal:
>> I guess I have to re-ask again since nobody answered my question from
>> this week...
>> Where can we post Pharo
>> questions/remarks/thoughts/you-might-want-to-have-a-look-at-this-cool-idea/whatever
>> (or anything that could be of any interest to Pharoers) ?
>> MAYBE we need another list...
>> This is getting ridiculous!  The guy spends energy, time, effort and is
>> able to gather 13K in prizes and puts Pharo to the forefront with this
>> cool contest in schools, makes a lot of youngsters learn & use Pharo for
>> their projects, puts up a website, makes videos, writes blog posts,
>> PROMOTES Pharo and he gets slapped for posting here ?!?!  WTF ???
> You need to see the whole story. This guy with a messianic syndrome
> started
> his aggressive campaign by spitting on every other programming language
> and
> he is constantly spamming the social media by void articles that are often
> full of lies while showing whole community in a very bad light of fanatic
> fools. He (alone) came with the idea of the competition and started to
> demand money for it. Then he started to blame anyone who didn't want to
> provide money to him. He is constantly rejecting any critique and feedback
> so do not be surprised that otherwise very friendly people are losing
> their patience.
> -- Pavel
>> Where should he post?  Where should I post ?
>> On 2020-02-08 17:35, Guillermo Polito wrote:
>> > Hi Richard,
>> >
>> > I’d like to invite you to refrain yourself from posting such off-topic
>> > messages in the future.
>> >
>> --
>> -----------------
>> Benoît St-Jean
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>> "A standpoint is an intellectual horizon of radius zero".  (A. Einstein)

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