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Clearly it's time for me to comment. People have gone overboard and read far too much into the article.

Let's make a few things clear:

All the drobe maintainers (Chris, Ian and myself) looked at this article beforehand, and decided it was ok. If you want to throw accusations around, then remember who you're really talking to. Equally, just because Chris's name appears on many other articles doesn't mean Ian and I didn't have involvement, and don't also take responsibility for them.

Andrew/others: repeat 100 times "I did not make fun of his English", as I've already said, that would be pretty silly for someone whose firsth language was not English.

drjones: your objection doesn't add up - you claim Axel has problems with the way the market is being run, and yet Axel's objections don't make sense. Seems like a strange conclusion.

robert: you've clearly completely missed what was said. The email didn't contain any questions (other than essentially rhetorhical ones), it was mostly a series of statements saying what should be done. If it was genuinely a series of questions then it would have been a different story.

And you've missed a second point - the whole _point_ of the article was to inform - to educate users as to why the suggestions might or might not be sensisble. It says as much at the top of the article. If you want to accuse someone of not educating people, then you've chosen the wrong target.

Finally, you're assuming that poor Axel is innocent. If we put aside his history of flaming people via email, then even by itself, emailing drobe with damning statements isn't really going to acheive anything. On the other hand, if you email us with genuine questions or reasoned argument, then you'll get the respect you deserve.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 11/11/03 12:49PM
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