Re: Circlemud design issues

From: John Evans (evansj@HI-LINE.NET)
Date: 04/26/98

On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, James Turner wrote:

> George <> writes:
> > I have come to the conclusion that you, my dear sir, are petty to a fault
> > and reiterate the same arguments over and over. I am all in favor of making
> > changes with people who will admit when they are wrong, but you shall
> > never, I see.
> So the value of an idea is dependant of the person who suggests it?
> That's not a very effective way to promote growth, George.  I am sorry
> that you are unwilling to accept new ideas.  I see now that your
> desire is merely to patch bugs and occasionally toss in snippets,
> instead of rework some of the deeper undercurrents.  It is a pity;

        Most of the time, I am an intelligent man that sits back and
thinks about things, but sometimes I encounter a moron that refuses to
admit when he is wrong or cannot accept the fact the others do not approve
of his ideas. At times like that I become irate, red-in-face, and tend to
hospitalize people. Consider yourself lucky that this inane debate has
taken place via a means in which physical contact is not possible.

        Time and time again George has defended his ideas with intelligent
and well thought out reasons. You have defended yours by saying the same
rote responses that a fucking monkey can be trained to do. The first time,
they sounded ok. The second time, they sounded old. The third time, well,
they sounded inadquate and moronic.

        Never, in any of the posts from anyone, did I see any insults,
except for those that came from you. Your memorized resonings and fanatic
refusal to admit that less than 100% of your ideas were acceptable for
CircleMUD development led you into a corner that you could not babble your
way out of so, in the end, you had to resort to putting words into
peoples' mouths and insulting them in the process. Congratulations, that
makes you a grade A asshole.

        I appreciated your ideas when you first posted them. I agreed with
most of them. I even _liked_ some of them. They were being weighed on
their own merit and some of them did not meet the high, exacting standards
that George demands of new additions and alterations to the code base. You
should have beamed a big, ol' smile and been happy that you helped make
Circle a better code base for future implementors.  Instead you threw a
hissy-fit that you didn't get your way with everything and couldn't handle
taking 'no' for an answer.

        Please grow up and stop badgering us with the same old stuff that
has been fought over for the past week. If you have any _new_ (please
understand what 'new' means) ideas, then please, by all means, post them.
But this time, please be prepared to take 'no' for an answer.

PS: Yes, I am fully aware that I posted this to the list because I felt
like publicly humiliating you. Don't bother responding. Any email from the
list from you has been procmail'd out of existance. Have a nice day.

John Evans <>  --

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
  -- Arthur C. Clarke

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