Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

So we're psychopaths now?

I just read Joel's explanation for why he pulled the plug on ?Off.  Apparently a friend of his told him we'd crossed the line into scary behavior?

When did this happen?  Did I miss something?  The postings were wacky but there was nothing scary or dangerous going on.

Maybe Joel should check things out for himself before passing judgement.  Not that it matters since the board has been miraculously resurrected as COT, but I for one was pissed off when ?Off suddenly vanished without any warning.
Permalink Send private email Dana 
January 26th, 2006 3:10pm
easy way for him to deny any responsibility for what happened to chris... "they were a bunch of crazies in there.  not my fault!"
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January 26th, 2006 3:13pm
Huh? There is no responsibility to deny?
Permalink Eric Debois 
January 26th, 2006 3:15pm
muppet called me a sociopath over a year ago.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
January 26th, 2006 3:15pm
<<Huh? There is no responsibility to deny?>>

well, obviously not.  he's covering his bases, anyway, methinks.
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January 26th, 2006 3:16pm
I don't think he has to accept or deny responsibility - the only responsibility for Chris is Chris, and ?off came into play primarily because Chris was a bit of an attention whore.

Nonetheless, Joel didn't want to have to deal with it in any way, so it was a perfect opportunity.
Permalink Blah 
January 26th, 2006 3:17pm
I'm actually really bothered by the implication of his message and sent him an email asking him to remove that word. It didn't bounce, so I think I have the right address. I haven't been able to check my email since this morning, so all I know is it's still there.

I was going to ask around to make sure I had his correct email address and forward it around if nothing happened by this evening.
Permalink The Notorious T.A.W. 
January 26th, 2006 3:22pm
I'm pretty sure FogCreek accepts any address - sometime back I emailed Joel about something (I entirely forget what) and used the wrong address. A couple of days later he replied, indicating that I'd sent to a bogus address that he happened to read.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
January 26th, 2006 3:23pm
Just got to my email, no response.
Permalink The Notorious T.A.W. 
January 26th, 2006 3:45pm
My lack of surprise knows no bounds, he emailed us maybe twice as moderators in an entire year I doubt he's going to learn any manners in the meantime.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 26th, 2006 3:47pm
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Hi, we're a bunch of downright psycopathic forum dwellers. But when we aren't making people unhappy, we're using Bugzilla! It's great bug tracking software that's easy to use, well supported, and free!
http://www.bugzilla.org/
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Permalink Send private email Jeff Barton 
January 26th, 2006 3:49pm
Umm, about that easy to use thing.  Since when was Bugzilla easy to use?  I thought it was the entry bar for developers to show whether they understood the term 'twisty passages all alike'.
Permalink Send private email Simon Lucy 
January 26th, 2006 3:51pm
I'm not a psycopathic forum dweller.
But I play one on TV.
Permalink Send private email John Haren 
January 26th, 2006 3:53pm
Simon - we're psycopathic, remember?
Permalink Send private email Jeff Barton 
January 26th, 2006 3:54pm
The friend in question was his lawyer.
Permalink bring out da punk 
January 26th, 2006 4:01pm
I think Joel's comments were a bit sweeping, but MarkTAW, how do they reflect on you directly that it would bother you?

I mean, ?off's gone, so there's no risk of someone digging for dirt on you and coming up with a forum community written off as a bunch of psychos by its creator.
Permalink Send private email jz 
January 26th, 2006 5:34pm

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