Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

I think it perhaps was unfortunate that this article was published in its current form (and to be honest given the negative reaction I'm suprised it hasn't been updated or removed). The technical aspects that are discussed are actually quite interesting and worth presenting, its just a shame they seem be intervowen around a personal attack. And with comments like "Oh how we laughed" and "I'm sure that would be no problem for a technocrat like you now, would it Axel?", I don't think the editors can really deny this.

Sarcasm can be amusing, but when it is used on a personal level and in a popular public forum I don't think it is really excusable or responsible. My gut feeling is that perhaps Drobe should review their policy with regards to articles and comments, this certainly isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened. Personally I would prefer articles to be less opinionated.

Finally, someone previously mentioned libel action. It is worth noting that the libel laws for publishing on the internet (in the UK anyway) are currently being reviewed with the intention to make them much more stringent.

 is a RISC OS UserWalks on 11/11/03 3:07PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Why so much infighting?
    Paul Stewart sounds off on the platform's electronic pollution
     24 comments, latest by flypig on 7/7/06 7:36PM. Published: 1 Jul 2006

  • Random article

  • 'Why we love drag and drop on RISC OS'
    Users not taking the ROS desktop for granted
     12 comments, latest by JGZimmerle on 8/8/06 3:56PM. Published: 6 Aug 2006

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "You know you use the comments system too much when you get email telling you that someone replied to your comment, and that someone is you"
    Page generated in 0.0444 seconds.