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

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Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:55:18 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 19, 5:19 am, joel garry <> wrote:
> 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.

Don Burleson (for it was he) never attempted to shut down Dizwell. He threatened to sue me. Quite a different matter.

> 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.

Oh, do tell: what "commitment" would that be? I certainly don't remember signing any contracts.

There's no commitment. Only a mutual obligation to respect each other. The Oracle community broke that deal.

 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.

Yes, there's a conspiracy theorist born every minute it would seem. I've explained what went on. The explanation happens to be entirely factual and comprehensive as far as it accounts for my actions. I don't particularly care whether you believe it or not.

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.

Oh, you mean that my realising posting here was a complete waste of time because one or two people saw it as a game to attack anything I wrote is "having a huff". Sorry, Joel. No comparison.

> > 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.

When you're in full not-informed-wild-speculation mode, you really do write a lot of tosh.

My sense of identity is alive and well and living in Pheasants Nest. It needs no psychobabble from you to be fit and healthy, thanks very much.

That you are content to put up with chain letter vandalism is your choice. It isn't mine. That's all that motivated me in withdrawing my material. It's the only explanation there is. And if you want to keep burbling away looking for "deeper" and "more significant" motives, well... I certainly can't stop you from wasting your time.

Over and out. Received on Fri Jan 18 2008 - 17:55:18 CST

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