Posted Sep 13, 2007 3:26 UTC (Thu) by lysse
In reply to: Taste
Parent article: LinuxConf.eu: Documentation and user-space API design
I didn't get as far as saying that your point wasn't valid. I said that your fact-checking was laughably unthorough, with the implication that your argument was founded primarily on personal prejudice and you weren't about to let a good fact get in the way. Generally, if I find one claim that's directly negated by the evidence presented in support of it, I don't hang around to see how much of the rest of someone's argument turns out to be a big pile of manure.
And your response to being caught in a falsehood (whether you like it or not, Monotone is unequivocally not non-free; "a commercial version is now available" != "it is not free") was to defend the falsehood and attack your challenger. The former undermines your credibility even further, and gives me no reason to change my initial assessment. The latter has no place in civilised debate, and you should be ashamed of yourself for doing it.
However, the fact that having done so, you then have the hypocrisy and presumption to upbraid me for an "apparent urge to be rude", demonstrates pretty clearly that you *have* no shame. You are not worth communicating woth, frankly, let alone debating. You want to know why I didn't see any good reason for wasting my time on you? Reread your own posts. You've given me no reason to think you're worth a damn, and plenty of cause to decide you aren't - and that's even *before* we consider the merits of your arguments.
I was hoping to avoid telling you exactly what I thought of you, but if you're going to accuse me of rudeness when I am showing restraint, I have nothing to lose. So here it is; I hope it justifies your every prejudice about me, and gives you a few you hadn't thought of. You're not the kind of person I *want* thinking well of me.
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