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Posted May 12, 2013 18:46 UTC (Sun) by shmget (subscriber, #58347)
In reply to: Dumb by rcweir
Parent article: Results of the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Logo Survey

"What I said is accurate. 50 million users have downloaded AOO from SourceForge. I did not claim we have 50 million users. "

oh really? so your users never upgrade, ever ?
none of you users downloaded 3.3 then 3.4 then 3.4.1 ? interesting...

" This is a subtle distinction, so I'm not surprised you are confused about this. "
So subtle that it is in fact complete bull.


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Posted May 12, 2013 18:55 UTC (Sun) by rcweir (guest, #48888) [Link]

Look at the context of what I was saying. I was discussing the logo survey and how it was a survey of our users. Since the survey was advertised on our download page, it is perfectly correct and consistent, in that context, to refer to the those who took the survey as "a bunch of those 50 million users who have downloaded Apache OpenOffice."

You're better than this, Norbert. If you have a point to make, why don't you try making it, rather than just trying to score cheap points? A word of advice: When you treat your opponent as if he has no intelligence and just go for cheap rhetorical points you also insult the reader. Try to rebut your opponent's strongest arguments, not attack their typographical errors. Otherwise you look petty, and the reader will think that you have no arguments, or ideas, of your own.

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Posted May 12, 2013 19:25 UTC (Sun) by shmget (subscriber, #58347) [Link]

"Look at the context of what I was saying."

You did not argue the context, you argued that I was too dumb to grasp the subtlety of the English language.

"You're better than this, Norbert."
I appreciate the condescending compliment, Robert, but it is not like we've met or anything...

"When you treat your opponent as if he has no intelligence and just go for cheap rhetorical points you also insult the reader. "
Hear, Hear.... if only you would heed your own advice...

But rest assured, I do not, by any means, think you lack intelligence; I am merely offended by the amount of bull you think you can get away with.


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