Re: can someone please explain what this blog tagging this is all about?

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 10:19:01 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 18, 9:43 am, wrote:
> On Jan 16, 3:34 pm, wrote:
> > No, it isn't.
> To stay consequent, Howard ought as well stop reading OraNA and
> sources containing information coming from Oracle community. IMHO this
> is a necessary part of the "withdrawal from community".

Naw, lurking is perfectly acceptable, withdrawal refers to participation.

> Sad though, while the guy, who used to have T-Rex (or alike) on his
> website, wasn't able to shut down Dizwell on his will, a simple and
> stupid idea of chain letters was pretty effective although wasn't
> aimed at all.

That is what makes it so bizarre, and why so many people think it is an overreaction, or just an excuse to withdraw from his commitment to the community. People try to make sense of things within their own experience and world view, and have trouble accepting his explanation of simple reaction to behavior. It's easier to think he has some more complicated motivation. Of course, this isn't the first time he's left an online community in a huff, but he appears to be putting a lot more effort into huffing this time.

> On the other hand, professional community is not worth personal
> health.

True, but it is common to tie one's sense of identity and self-worth to one's vocation. Any modification of vocation, whether changing jobs (up or down) or significantly changing the work involved, is stressful. Adding community on top of that can mean more stress for relating one's identity to the community.


-- is bogus.
"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
Received on Fri Jan 18 2008 - 12:19:01 CST

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